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Instruments & Controls Technician

Date: Nov 30, 2017

Location: French Camp, MS, US

Company: nrg

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.. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


  • Are you an ICE Technician just starting your career?  Have the education but not much experience?
  • Want to go home at night instead of constant travel?
  • Want to work for a company who will continually train and enhance your skillset?
  • Want to live and work in a country setting, but have big town amenities when you need them?


Then consider applying for the ICE Technician position at NRG in French Camp, Miss.


The NRG Instrumentation Controls and Electrical Technician (ICE) is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment in the power plant and the associated facilities.  The IC&E Technician performs work of high skill in the inspection repair, testing, adjustment, installation and removal of all electronic and electrical power plant equipment and systems.



  • Safely perform preventive and corrective maintenance on all plant equipment, systems, and emergency backup systems.
  • Maintain complete equipment files, logs, and drawings for all designated equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining and controlling spare parts inventory to maintain plant reliability.  Assist in physical inventories.
  • Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant operating manuals, technical references, prints and diagrams and preventive/predictive maintenance records.
  • Inspect repair, install and remove all types of motors, generators, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, and storage batteries, and work with electrical systems up to and including 4160 volts.
  • Conduct trouble shooting and analysis on DCS, PLC and GE Mark VIe turbine control equipment.
  • Maintain all plant instrumentation and electrical test equipment.
  • Fully support and participate in NRG Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Manager or the Plant Manager.



The ICE Technician operates from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision, performing duties independently with only general direction given.  Decisions are made within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines.  The ICE Technician encounters recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.


The ICE Technician must perform work in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits at all times.  The ICE Technician must effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow plant personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvements.  The ICE Technician must perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio.


 The duties include:

  • The planning and review of the preventative, predictive and pro-active type maintenance.
  • A more in-depth knowledge and ability to use the CMMS system to provide the necessary review and planning to support the O&M Manager in weekly work routines.
  • Ability to provide the cognitive coordinated efforts necessary to ensure that weekly routines and preventative maintenance are scheduled and documented as complete when the respective maintenance technician indicates that the work has been performed.
  • Provide the coordination efforts necessary in support of allowing the O&M Manager to provide the necessary supervision and direction of the maintenance technicians.

All employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customers' needs are being met.



  • Ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the area of assignment as would be acquired in four years of high school.
  • Graduation from an accredited Instrument Technician Program.  2 years industry experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in working with voltages up to 4160 volts highly desirable. 
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to work well with others and be self-directed, as well as apply creative solutions to unique ICE problems is desirable.
  • Successful candidates must receive a rating of Recommended on the Pre-emloyment assessment test. 

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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Nearest Major Market: Columbus Mississippi

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