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Date Posted: Feb 6, 2019

Location: Gregory, 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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Job Summary:

This position is accountable for all aspects of operations and maintenance at the Gregory Power Plant with the emphasis on work safety, environmental compliance, quality, productivity, and employee leadership.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe operation and environmental compliance of power plant equipment
  • Ensure reliability based maintenance planning process is effective
  • Serves as safety management sponsor
  • Ensure operational aspects of work management process are effective
  • Approve monthly operations and maintenance schedules
  • Work with the Environmental Coordinators to ensure environmental compliance
  • Prepare and manage Operational and Maintenance budgets
  • Provides visible and active support for the plant reliability program
  • Support continual improvement and operational excellence through the following programs:
    • Safety Programs
    • Environmental Compliance
    • Conduct of Operations
    • Alarm Management
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • Reliability Centered Maintenance
    • Cycle Chemistry Monitoring and Improvement
    • Lock-out tag-out
    • Change Analysis
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Operator Driven Reliability


  • Support the Outage Manager to ensure safe, productive, and cost effective outages
  • Ensuring the PDM program meets operation and maintenance needs of the plant
  • Operator Training and Skills Enhancement Programs
  • Provides visible and active support for the plant reliability program
  • Maintaining current written procedures to improve plant performance and to ensure consistent operation between crews
  • Developing appropriate shifts, schedules, staffing, and response programs to control costs and enhance response time and performance
  • Ensure requirements of NERC reporting are met
  • Weekly Operations Report to Plant Manager
  • Hurricane Duty Coordinator
  • Monitor progress of plant goals


Working Conditions:

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


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with Gas Turbines or Baccalaureate degree in an Engineering, Business, or related  discipline from an accredited college or university, and 6 years of equivalent experience in a related field
  • This position requires extended work hours to support the plant as required.  The incumbent is required to be available on a 24/7 emergency basis.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • GE 7FA combustion turbines with heat recovery steam generator (HRSG)
  • Water treatment experience (RO, clarifiers, demineralization, etc.)
  • Steam turbine operation (emphasis on extraction type steam turbines)
  • Experience leading/supervising employees in a related field is desirable
  • The candidate should have a wide range of skills and experience, sufficient to teach workers at all levels of the organization


Additional Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership ability, writing, planning, communication skills, a strong working knowledge of Company policies and procedures, along with an understanding of union labor agreements, are required. 
  • Proven skills relating to computer applications such as SAP, project scheduling, budgeting, safety and industrial hygiene, and an understanding of power plant operations are essential. 
  • The successful candidate will have experience in operations and maintenance, with demonstrated experience in operational excellence.


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
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities




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

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