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Date Posted: Dec 5, 2018

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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Summary:  The Planner at the Cottonwood Plant is responsible for planning and prioritizing all maintenance work orders, preventative maintenance, planned and unplanned outages.  Attention to safety and the environment, condition of plant equipment, and application of appropriate risk will be used when prioritizing work.  The Planner must have excellent communications skills, be able to work well with Operations and Maintenance.  The Planner must have competent computer skills with the ability to be proficient in SAP.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supports and emphasizes importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance
  • Provides detailed planning by developing scopes of work, identifying and estimating manpower and material requirements, and identifying all associated activities required to accomplish the work
  • Effectively utilizes the plant’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to document the detailed plans developed and secure material needed.
  • Utilizes company scheduling tools to reflect a productive schedule.
  • Plans jobs and ensures the plan is effectively documented, communicated and  implemented
  • Performs field inspections of job sites and work in progress providing input for any needed changes to the original work plan
  • Promotes productivity and teamwork in assigned area with open communication, timely decision making, and use of personal leadership skills to set high standards of performance while providing the direction necessary to achieve that performance
  • Promotes and supports the development of technical, leadership, and business skills of employees to carry out responsibilities in a competitive environment
  • Provides regular feedback to employees on their performance to allow them to capitalize on their strengths and focus on opportunities for improvement
  • Demonstrates behavior that encourages and rewards employee involvement, innovative thinking, adaptation to change, responsible risk taking, customer focus, and continuous improvement
  • Ensures development and implementation of assigned area goals, objectives, and initiatives
  • Reviews project specific performance with customers and addresses opportunities for improvement
  • Ensures all Company resources are utilized in a cost effective manner, estimates resource requirements, monitors expenditures, and reports on performance of assigned area
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in plant electrical, mechanical, or I&C maintenance. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills. 


Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to use planning tools, specifically the company CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).
  • Strong SAP and PASTA skills preferred.
  • Previous experience in a planning role.
  • Proficient in Primavera


Additional Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of the processes, systems, assets, resources, key personnel, and business functions of the SBU
  • Knowledge of power plant systems and operation, and comprehensive knowledge of maintenance practice and procedures 
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals
  • Ability to use the company scheduling software
  • Ability to use a personal computer and standard business software
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Demonstrated sound business skills necessary to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
  • Coordinates manpower requirements with maintenance crafts, operations, and contractors
  • Ensures development of work plans and schedules for all outages or other events as required
  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations



In addition to the NRG core behavioral competencies, demonstrates the following:

  • 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
  • Implements principles of the STRIVE goals to do what it takes to get the job done in a professional manner and within the parameters of safety, teamwork, respect for individuals, community and the environment, integrity, value creation and exemplary leadership.
  • 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, as well as the performance of assigned employees 


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment      


Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or power plant environment
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; Texas Driver’s License
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Requires operation of a personal computer

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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