NRG Careers


Date Posted: Jul 23, 2020

Location: Fellows, 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!



Maintain instrument, electrical and control equipment and systems at a power plant or cogeneration plant.



  •  Follow safety procedures, observe safe working practices and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Inspect service, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, test and maintain automated control systems, continuous emission monitors, plant instrumentation and electrical systems.
  • Diagnose abnormal equipment conditions and respond calmly in emergency situations to correct problem.
  • Perform safety related duties such as accepting work authorizations, hot work permits, confined space entry permits, etc. as required to maintain a safe work environment. Report accidents, fires and other emergencies to the control room in accordance with established procedures.
  • Perform preventive and corrective electrical maintenance on equipment up to 230 kV.
  • Read, write, understand and maintain equipment logs, operational logs, work orders, procedures, timesheets, expense reports, requisitions and other documentation as required. Maintain drawings, specifications, test logs and other records. Read and respond to written instructions and log book notations. Check e-mail, acknowledgements of information, and other computer generated documents.
  • Work with other plant personnel to plan and coordinate maintenance activities and outages.
  • Research equipment manuals and requisition repair parts. Perform mechanical and electrical repairs on equipment. Maintain tool inventories and supplies to perform such tasks.
  • Tutor, instruct, train, and assist other personnel as required.
  • Maintain a positive company image and constructive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Work rotating or alternate shift schedule and overtime as required.
  • Travel for training and/or other company business.  This includes travel by automobile and commercial airlines.
  • Operate company vehicles including trucks, forklifts and other mobile equipment.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as directed.



  • Thorough knowledge of electronic, electrical and mechanical instrumentation associated with complex analog and digital control systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of operating procedures, environmental and safety rules and regulations, and safe work practices. General knowledge of turbo-generation and steam power plant cycles.
  • Skilled in the detection and repair of faulty instrument and control devices and in interpreting and following technical instruction furnished in oral, written, diagrammatic and schedule form. 
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting blueprints, electrical diagrams, technical manuals and logic diagrams.
  • Skilled in performing mathematical calculations to analyze and resolve problems related to control process, in the use of personal computers, various calibration equipment, test gauges, digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, and specialized test equipment such as manometers, potentiometers, conductivity bridges and signal generators and various hand tools.
  • Ability to successfully function as a member and/or leader of a team and to effectively communicate orally and in writing.



  •  Routinely work from a step stool, portable ladder and climb vertical stationary ladders up to 150 feet.
  •  Work in confined spaces that require employee to reach by stooping and/or crawling through tight clearances, or by lying down.  Some confined spaces can be accessed only by lowering oneself into the space feet first, after first removing a hatch weighing from 10 to 25 pounds.
  •  Stand for extended periods of time and to walk over uneven surfaces such as loose rock, open grating, and up and down staircases.
  •  Carry calibration tools and/or a quantity of hand tools generally weighing up to 30 pounds.  Instruments may be irregularly shaped, and can weigh up to 80 pounds.  May be required to lift cylinders that contain high-pressured gases or compressed air, and are 4 to 5 feet in height and may weigh up to 80 pounds.
  •  Work in compartments where temperatures may be as high as 130 degrees F.  Some instruments being serviced are mounted on surfaces where the temperature may be as high as 600 degrees F.
  •  Pull wire bundles up to 1” diameter through conduits.  Wire termination may require long periods of kneeling.  Large electrical breakers may need to be manually pulled and pushed to complete work.
  •  When installing high voltage grounds, the employee will lift ground connections overhead on poles. Overhead work may require the employee to carry and move portable ladders and/or work from mobile equipment.
  •  Work long periods of time on a computer terminal.
  • Employee will be required to work overtime. May be required to work alternate shifts.



A variety of indoor and outdoor work with the majority outdoors.

  •  High school graduate or equivalent is required.  
  • Strong electrical aptitude, basic understanding of mathematics, physics and mechanics.  
  • Minimum of three years experience in the troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of  instrumentation, electrical and control systems. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Successful candidates must receive a rating of recommended on the NRG Pre-employment assessment test.


Preferred Qualifications

  • ISA CCST (Certified Control Systems Technician) to level II or higher is desirable.
  • Power plant experience




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.

Official description on file with Human Resources

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