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Date Posted: Jan 22, 2019

Location: Homer City, PA, 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 Purpose:

This position is accountable for both planning and directing the repair of electrical or instrumentation systems for assigned equipment in the generating station and, in addition, is responsible for analyzing operating deficiencies in these systems to maintain maximum availability and efficiency within budget constraints.


Essential Functions:

(These duties must be performed in the job; however, additional duties may be assigned):

  • Maintains assigned equipment systems to assure reliability and availability of the plant.
  • Analyzes operating problems, establishes emergency operating procedures and priorities and plans and directs repairs to assure timely repair of equipment.
  • Enforces safety rules and trains personnel to develop safe work practices and procedures to assure overall safe plant operation.
  • Maintains equipment service records as a preventive maintenance measure to detect possible future problems without unnecessary loss of production.
  • Oversees the work of outside contractors if needed.
  • Operates within assigned budget for his/her plant subsystems and achieves the performance targets in the business plan.
  • Plans and directs work to assure compliance with all environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures the work site is maintained and returned to a safe, reliable and orderly condition.
  • Routinely supervises maintenance & electrical/instrument technicians in the dismantling, repairing and assembly of equipment systems and tools used in the plant. Writes procedures to be used by technicians in analyzing and repairing equipment. If an outside contractor is utilized, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing this work group.
  • Manages the backlog of work activities associated with his/her assigned equipment.
  • Performs detail planning of job tasks so that parts, information and procedures are available to efficiently complete the tasks.  The incumbent coordinates the scheduling of this work with both operations and planning personnel.
  • The incumbent reviews the department logs on a daily basis to remain up-to-date on work being performed on his/her assigned equipment.  He/she maintains records to better analyze future maintenance and to predict future budget requirements.
  • The incumbent observes and instructs personnel in safe work practices and enforces company rules and regulations when necessary.  He/she is qualified and authorized to tag and switch equipment in the plant and switchyard as appropriate.
  • Keeps abreast of and applies new technology to prevent problems or reduce maintenance. 



Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:



A minimum high school education or equivalent

5 years of experience in power plant equipment maintenance or a related field, such as steel mills, chemical or production plants or the military.  

Candidates must have a good working knowledge of fossil/steam generation equipment and industrial electrical and instrumentation system repair requirements. 



An Associate's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent




  • A thorough knowledge of mechanical or electrical/instrumentation technical skills
  • Overall knowledge of power plant operations.
  • Blue print reading and computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and capability of handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong strategic business sense and industry knowledge/experience.


Computers and Databases:

Microsoft Office Suite, SAP


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

This a mixed work environment that combines both office and plant working conditions with moderate to medium noise levels.  Must be able to wear required personal protection equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety glasses, goggles, face shields, hearing protection, respirators, fall protection harnesses, and other PPE as required.




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

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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