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CHEMICAL TECHNICIAN

Date Posted: May 12, 2020

Location: Denver City, TX, 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.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

 

Summary

Operate and maintain a 1 million gallon per day capacity water treatment plant that utilizes cold lime softeners, dual-media filters, reverse osmosis units and mixed bed demineralizers in order to provide boiler water for the combined cycle power plant and various auxiliary equipment. This position also includes oversight of the Boiler Water Chemistry Program to help extend boiler and turbine life.  

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Includes, but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicates technical information on the condition of plant chemical-related processes/equipment to management and other technical personnel
  • Supports chemical-related troubleshooting activities on power plant systems and equipment
  • Ensures Company resources are used in a cost-effective manner
  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance
  • Operates lab equipment and performs chemical analysis and calculations
  • Participates in continuous improvement planning and implementation in area of responsibility
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them
  • Collects process and environmental samples to support plant production and regulatory compliance
  • Collects data and monitors performance of plant chemical treatment systems
  • Supports chemical cleaning activities if required
  • Performs relief of chemical personnel at various locations if required
  • Operate and check all pumps, chemical stations, reservoirs, water towers, filters, and electrical instrumentation.
  • Inspect equipment and monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions.
  • Operates and adjust controls an equipment and clarify water, process to dispose of sludge.
  • Will assign, perform, assist, repair and maintain plant equipment as well as keeping all structures and grounds neat and clean.
  • Handling chemicals, such ammine, chlorine, phosphate, polymer, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, corrosion inhibitors, and other chemicals;
  • Maintain and ensure all daily logs.
  • Perform process control lab test such Total and free chlorine, turbidity, pH, alkalinity, hardness, phosphate, silica.

 

Working Conditions

  • Normal office / plant environment.  Includes out of doors work environment.  (Including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations)
  • Requires working in a laboratory environment
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid State Driver’s License
  • Work overtime and non-standard hours as required
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • Requires operation of a personal computer

 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 college hours in Chemistry and 2 years of power plant experience or 4 years of industrial chemical experience.
  • Minimum Class D Wastewater License or willingness to obtain required license.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must receive a score of Recommended on pre-employment assessment

 

Preferred Requirements

  • Associates Degree or Bachelors’ Degree with concentration in Chemistry or Science. 
  • Experience with water chemistry strongly preferred.

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software applications to enter and evaluate data and create reports
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written)
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals
  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross -functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions
  • Ability to use basic math and algebra to perform calculations
  • Ability to read, create and follow written procedures and technical documents
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Ability to connect and disconnect equipment and perform minor adjustments on test/lab equipment
  • Has a basic understanding of the processes, systems, assets, resources, key personnel and business functions of the region.
  • Knowledge of chemistry principles, laboratory techniques, and lab equipment operation
  • Ability to understand the effects of chemical analysis results on plant operations
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost-effective manner
  • Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
  • Seeks and understands the customer/client’s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations
  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
  • Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound
  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior
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