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Date Posted: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Middletown, CT, 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: 


Working together under general supervision install, inspect, maintain, and repair work on plant equipment such as boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment; perform cutting and welding; assist in disassembling and assembling equipment, piping, tubing, and flanges; mount and align equipment to industry standards; use standard measurement and precision tools and devices to close tolerances; perform all activities in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental standards; utilize computer and other technology-based work management systems as may be required in performing work duties; perform all activities in a high quality manner to achieve best industry practice; operate standard machine tools, power and hand tools in a safe, effective manner; be able to read and understand technical information such as prints, engineering data, charts, and graphs; perform general cleaning and painting; interact with station personnel, contractors and others to perform MM functions; respond to overtime requests as needed; handle special assignments; and perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, service, and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment involving inspecting, diagnosing, dismantling, assembling, modifying, and repairing generators, boilers and auxiliaries, furnaces, pumps, and fuel handling and ash handling systems.
  • Plan and coordinate work; instruct, train, and check the work of personnel engaged in maintenance activities.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and system problems to determine the root cause and proper corrective action.
  • Perform predictive and preventive maintenance activities and equipment performance analysis using diagnostic technologies and portable test equipment. 
  • Work safely and follow facility and company policies and procedures.
  • Utilize correct maintenance practices and procedures to perform detailed equipment inspections; identify part requirement and repair methods; work to close tolerances; make equipment repairs to OEM specifications.
  • Complete cutting and welding activities and make pressure welds, as assigned
  • Operate bridge cranes, forklifts or other mobile equipment as required
  • Properly rig and hoist equipment
  • Install, inspect, maintain, and replace pumps and valves, boiler casings and gaskets, pipes, and tubes
  • Prepare work permits as it applies to the equipment for which the Maintenance Mechanic is responsible
  • Maintain equipment and areas in a safe and clean condition
  • Read, interpret, modify, and implement technical information found in manufacturer’s technical manuals, electrical and mechanical blueprints, P&ID’s, and operating and maintenance procedures
  • Assist other job classifications and departments as may be required
  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain and enhance skills required to perform all Maintenance Mechanic duties and assist in the training of others
  • Participate in the Maintenance / Operations cross-training program and support operation when scheduled

Working Conditions:

  • This position is exposed to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, cold and hot temperatures and moderate to high noise levels
  • This position requires the ability to work overtime and nights shifts as directed


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent 
  • Minimum of 6 years of power plant or other heavy industry experience
  • Must be willing to work overtime, nights and weekends
  • Candidates must receive a rating of “Recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment
  • Ability to properly use standard and precision tools, equipment, and read, interpret blueprints, plans, and technical instructions


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills and possess a demonstrated ability to learn


Physical Requirements:

  • The position requires a person to occasionally lift, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, walk, sit, stand and climb 
  • The position requires a person to work in confined spaces and work at heights in excess of 150


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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