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Date Posted: Apr 14, 2018

Location: Astoria, NY, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

Req. Id: 21843
Location Name: ASTORIA PLANT (NRAS) 
Type: Hourly 


NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 250 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


Title:  Maintenance Technician, Astoria, NY


Purpose: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for on-site maintenance planning, scheduling and coordinating activities. This position is a lead role and is responsible for maintenance and outage planning functions, ensuring that the maintenance effort attains the highest practical levels of efficiency, productivity and quality.  This includes providing maintenance solutions, and project coordination. This position may also require performance of maintenance duties as needed.


Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor


Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute short and long-term Predictive (PdM) & Preventive (PM) maintenance programs for mechanical and electrical equipment, instrumentation and controls to ensure plant/equipment reliability, NERC, environmental and regulatory compliance.
  • Establish and maintain plant records for plant equipment maintenance using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) SAP.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities between the Operations and Maintenance Departments.
  • Plan and coordinate on-site maintenance activities to address operational maintenance concerns reliability and availability. Develop complete work plans for repairs, modifications, preventive maintenance and overhauls.
  • Plan projects and activities by establishing correct benchmark times based upon work content analysis.
  • Provide support as needed to Maintenance and Operations Departments on emergency and urgent work.
  • Schedule and attend meetings with station supervision to refine schedules and make arrangements to accomplish the planned work.
  • Update supporting data and documents to maintain compliance with NERC standards that are related to load and energy forecast.
  • Specify, solicit and evaluate equipment and services from vendors for engineering and maintenance products and services for technical content and economic value.
  • Ensure compliance with Company environmental and safety policies as well as Federal, State and Local safety and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Promote productivity and teamwork in assigned area with open communication and timely decision making.
  • Ensure all Company resources are utilized in a cost effective manner, estimate resource requirements, monitor expenditures, and report on performance of assigned area.
  • Coordinate maintenance work plans with the Operations Department with respect to LOTO, Confined Space and Hot Work Permits as necessary for job execution.
  • Coordinate weekly planning meetings with Operations and Maintenance Departments.
  • Maintain a maintenance backlog tracking summary.


Key Skills and Attributes

  • Knowledge of power plant systems and operations; and comprehensive knowledge in the area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other similar work management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and use work management systems.
  • Attention to detail in development and delivery of work product.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Power Plant Operations or Mechanical/Electrical Maintenance activities.
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other similar work management systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills/experience.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, is self-motivated and highly organized.
  • Has ability to interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Understands NERC regulations and associated electrical maintenance requirements as they apply to plant systems & equipment.
  • Working knowledge of safety, environmental and labor laws and regulations.
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook…etc)
  • Must recieve a rating of "recommended" on the NRG Energy Pre-Employment Skills Assessment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Industrial Technology or an Engineering discipline.
  • Experience leading/ supervising employees.


Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to sit at a desk in an office 75-80% of the time.
  • Must be physically capable of climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Must be capable of physically demanding work at heights and with adverse conditions during maintenance activities as required.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting 50 pounds of weight.
  • Must be physically capable of passing a respirator physical and respirator fit test.
  • Position will require physical exam and random drug screening.


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