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Date Posted: Aug 18, 2019

Location: Astoria, NY, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Job Summary: 


The Maintenance Technician is responsible for on-site maintenance planning, scheduling and coordinating activities. The position is responsible for maintenance and outage planning functions to ensure that the maintenance effort attains the highest practical levels of efficiency, productivity and quality.  This includes providing maintenance solutions, and project coordination.



Essential Duties/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.
  • Complete training and certification program to perform the Gas Turbine Plant Operator functions as needed.
  • 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.



Working Conditions:

  • Power plant environment



Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate degree in industrial technology or an engineering discipline with two (2) years’ work related field experience
    High school diploma and four (4) years’ work-related experience in power plant operations.  Mechanical or electrical maintenance is required.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Successful applicant must receive a rating of “recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment test.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Previous use of a Maintenance Management system (i.e. SAP, Maximo)



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Understand NERC regulations and associated electrical maintenance requirements as they apply to plant systems & equipment.
  • Good communication skills, self-motivated, highly organized.
  • Experience leading/supervising contractors in a related field is desirable.
  • Experience with basic business systems such as SAP, Word, and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of safety, environmental and labor laws and regulations.



Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of power plant systems and operations; and comprehensive knowledge in the area of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when required to support Plant Operations and Maintenance activities.



Physical Requirements:


  • 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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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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