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Date Posted: Mar 5, 2019

Location: Jewett, 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:

  • The Shift Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the plant in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.   This objective is accomplished by orchestrating numerous tasks carried out by a team of skilled hourly workers during a specific shift while coordinating communications with maintenance, dispatch, and management as appropriate.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assuring that all safety rules and regulations are followed including the coordination and supervision of equipment isolation and LOTO procedures.
  • Responsible for assuring that the station is operating within established guidelines for company, state and federal environmental regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for all personnel in the station, station activities, proper operation of station equipment, and the continuity of operations from shift to shift.
  • Responsible for the proper start-up and shutdown of generating units, including the coordination of switching with Load Dispatchers.
  • Responsible for ensuring competence levels of all direct reports on shift team and developing training plan with Operations Manager to correct deficiencies.
  • Responsible for general housekeeping and cleanliness of assigned equipment and overall plant.
  • Responsible for collateral duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Responsible for communicating and leading in accordance with company vision and core values.
  • Assigns work and holds employees accountable for their performance.
  • Performs field inspections of job sites and work in progress.
  • Assigns priority for maintenance work.


Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or power plant environment.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours, including rotating shifts, as required.
  • Requires occasional travel.
  • 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.
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 (eight) years of experience in power plant operations.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Experience in a supervisory role within a plant.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work overtime and non-standard working hours, including rotating shifts, as required.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of power plant systems and operations.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and personnel management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment.t
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and standard business software.
  • Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities


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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