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Date Posted: Oct 10, 2019

Location: Houston, 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: 

Promote and ensure quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the NRG fleet.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Create/develop quality process for outage work pertaining to contractors/vendors
  • Formulate goals, objectives, policies, and systems enhancing QA/QC to improve performance for outage related activities across the fleet.
  • Establish processes/relationships  with contractors that build dual ownership to our outage success
  • Generate processes/relationships with OEM’s to track quality related events for continuous improvement within repair shops, field site locations, and suppliers of all origins
  • Create process specifications for our outage related activities for our procurement of outage related activities. 
  • Coordinate with customers’ auditors and ensure the execution of corrective action and compliance with customers’ specifications.
  • Partner with Supply Chain Team to establish quality requirements from external suppliers.
  • Create and maintain controls and documentation of procedures.
  • Monitor and report results for organizational transparency and continuous improvement.
  • Monitor performance, gathering relevant data, collate and analyze for statistical reporting as required.
  • Identify and deliver relevant quality-related training needs to enhance performance.
  • Ensure quality action plans and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated.
  • Provide leadership to technical staff to ensure the proper completion of quality tests, signoffs, check lists and processes.
  • Facilitate comprehensive quality procedures with the agreement of all stakeholders.
  • Monitor overall outage performance, identify improvement opportunities for lesson’s learned communications, training opportunities, and year over year continuous improvement.
  • Formulate challenge reviews on work-scopes and quality action plans with vendors to improve execution and reliability

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office and power plant environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • Travel to plants and corporate offices will be required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 plus years’ of experience in Quality Assurance for customer product manufacturer.
  • 5 plus years’ of experience in Quality Management and Quality Audit systems.
  • A strong record of success in utilizing Quality Systems in manufacturing, engineering, supplier, or distributor environments.
  • Requires valid state driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applied science or engineering field is preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or similar quality focused program strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage complex projects to closure, attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform in a matrix organizational environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and deliver positive outcomes in organizations beyond their direct control.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy including internet, Excel, Work, SAP, etc.
  • Exhibits a passion for NRG’s Power Values, Initiatives, and Corporate Direction.  Demonstrates alignment with core values in a learning organization.
  • Exhibits socially responsible practices.
  • Demonstrates accountability for own decisions and takes responsibility for outcomes.
  • Demonstrates track record of personal growth and professional development.


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment. 
  • Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs to service / inspect turbine deck and work being performed. 
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.). 
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.

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

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