NRG Careers


Date Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Location: El Segundo, CA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!


Job Summary

The Planning Supervisor will be responsible for managing the maintenance and outage scheduling process.


Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Promote safety by assuring that all safety rules and regulations are followed including the coordination and supervision of equipment isolation and tagging procedures.
  • Developing and drafting written maintenance plans for the plant including weekly and outage maintenance scheduling and establishing plant maintenance priorities in accordance with Plant Operations.
  • Determining and arranging for resources such as supplies, materials, parts and special tools or equipment required to perform maintenance inspections and/or work.  Interpreting technical manuals, sketches, prints, instructions, manufacturer’s data, and equipment history records and incorporating the applicable information in developing plans
  • Determining priority, cost, manpower and time estimates, re-evaluating estimates to reflect changing job requirements and preparing job sequence requirements for major plant projects and for specific maintenance work
  • Accumulating and analyzing data on actual versus estimated time, equipment, and manpower requirements
  • Establishing and validating estimates for recurring maintenance work using past history, supervisory, planner, and craftsman knowledge.  Conferring, as needed with representatives of equipment manufacturers on matters concerning the servicing, assembly, or maintenance of equipment
  • Recommending improved practices, methods, and procedures to increase efficiency, quality, and reduce equipment downtime
  • Initiating work orders for major scheduled or forced outages and participating in developing weekly plans
  • Coordinating maintenance planning activities and reviewing work orders with the appropriate supervisors and other elements to assure mutual agreement with understanding, arranging for critical equipment isolation with operations to coordinate plant maintenance planning activities
  • Informing and instructing others in the application of work planning practice.
  • Collateral duties and special projects as assigned
  • Assist field coordination between contractors, consultants, and material suppliers on assigned projects
  • Communicate and lead in accordance with company vision and core values
  • Support station safety, maintenance performance, root cause analysis, condition based monitoring, proactive maintenance initiatives
  • Support the implementation of work and outage management policies and procedures.
  • Occasional support of station forced outages and maintenance outages.  This may at times involve working night shift hours and/or weekends
  • Development of engineered work packages
  • Maintain historical database/reduction maintenance backlog and equipment history in SAP
  • Weekly and monthly report outs as required
  • Communicates with vendors and clients to request/receive information and to expedite the approval of documents and the delivery of materials
  • Completes necessary tasks to establish inventory (verify information necessary to create an SKU and provide to Supply Chain personnel)
  • Identify, research and correct inventory data discrepancies


Minimum Required

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent   
  • Minimum of two years of previous experience working in an plant operations or maintenance role
  • Basic Microsoft Office Skills
  • Valid state driver’s license
  • Must be able to travel overnight up to 25%


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree in a related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in operations or maintenance activities. 
  • Previous SAP experience


 Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent communications skills including written, verbal, and motivational
  • Ability and willingness to lead and train subordinates to fully realize maximum team potential
  • Ability to coordinate numerous activities under stress with poise, safely and successfully
  • Possess an excellent working knowledge of operations and maintenance for efficient and effective production
  • Knowledge or ability to learn SAP workflow computer application within four months
  • Strong background of MS office suite applications especially Excel. / Awareness of project scheduling software
  • Ability to develop outage schedules and weekly maintenance schedules


Physical Requirements

  • 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 power plant environment and/or out of doors work environment.  Includes working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; Valid State Driver’s License
  • Regular extended and non-standard hours during critical issue resolution and to achieve project milestones
  • Occasional travel to Corporate locations and other company plants
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, fall protection etc.)
  • Requires working around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Requires operation of a personal computer

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

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