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Date Posted: Jun 24, 2020

Location: Deweyville, 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.

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This is a position responsible for all electrical operations at the station. Electricians will coordinate and/or perform all low, medium and high voltage Electrical Maintenance for the facility. All maintenance technicians will be involved in the planning of work, obtaining resources and controlling costs.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Senior level; recognized technical expert.
  • Performs a variety of complex technical service/support duties requiring specialized knowledge.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain all plant electrical equipment as required to support plant operation.
  • Provide leadership and job coordination on critical repairs or projects, as well as routine activities as required.  
  • Assist in requisitioning parts and supplies.
  • Assist in vendor resource planning.
  • Assist in maintaining and controlling spare parts inventory.
  • Assist in maintaining drawing files, vendor files and the equipment maintenance record.
  • Assist in NERC compliance maintenance activities.
  • Maintain a clean and safe shop and plant environment.
  • Train and develop other employees in maintenance skills.
  • Utilize computerized maintenance management system for all phases of work (SAP)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Power Plant environment
  • This position requires the ability to safely use, handle and inspect equipment containing (and perform maintenance near sources of), hazardous energy, hazardous chemicals and hazardous wastes as those terms are defined under various safety and environmental regulations. 
  • The position requires the use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • In the employee’s normal immediate work area, this position requires the employee to be routinely familiar with, and to appropriately respond to, the hazards identified above, including, but not limited to repairs on equipment containing chemicals, containment of chemical leaks, response to electrical interruptions, etc. 
    • This response would encompass appropriate personal protection techniques, the following of safety procedures such as (but not limited to) lock out/tag out procedures, and the following of environmental procedures. 
    • This position requires the ability to perform these functions with little supervision.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school graduate.
  • 5 years’ experience in AC/DC Circuits, Machines, Electronic theory and components.  Including electric maintenance experience in the repair, inspection, testing, installation and/or maintenance of related equipment including inspection and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • All individuals must demonstrate a strong aptitude in math, mechanical/electrical ability and production control.
  • Excellent communication and team skills are a must.
  • Demonstrate skills in the use of tools, test equipment and calibration appliances.
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and troubleshoot electrical schematics.
  • Must be able to test, troubleshoot, and repair various DC circuits
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license.
  • Successful candidate must receive a score of Recommended on the NRG pre-employment assessment.
  • Must wear mask and practice social distancing when testing at the Cottonwood Plant.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Trade school, military service or technical training schools.
  • DC voltages from 48 to 125, and AC voltages from 120 to 500KV
  • Knowledge of the kinds and types of equipment installed derived through a combination of hands-on experience and formal training performed in the manufacturer’s factory or at the jobsite.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude, basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics.
  • Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to visually read and respond to computer-generated data, instrumentation, gauges, readouts and variations in color.
  • Must have manual dexterity required to operate keyboards, pushbuttons, dials, valves and mechanical-actuating devices.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Must be able to frequently climb ladders; enter confined spaces; climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders and walkways at elevations of 80 feet and more; crawl through confined areas; correctly wear and work using air purifying respirator; lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions and 50 pounds from the floor to the waist.
  • This job requires the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and to see, hear, walk and talk effectively.

Other Physical Requirements

Reaching/Pulling/Pushing FREQUENT
Bending/Stooping/Kneeling FREQUENT
Sight Acuity Near FREQUENT
Sight Acuity Far MODERATE
Sight Depth Acuity FREQUENT
Sight Color Acuity FREQUENT
Talking (Loud &/Or Clear) MODERATE
Heavy Lifting (>50 LBS) FREQUENT
Medium Lifting (<50 LBS) FREQUENT
High Eye-Hand Coordination FREQUENT
Full Motor Capability FREQUENT
Standing & Walking FREQUENT




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

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