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PLANT ENGINEER

Date Posted: Apr 15, 2018

Location: Middletown, CT, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

This Plant Engineering position requires extensive experience and advanced technical subject matter knowledge in Steam Boiler/Turbines as well as gas turbines. The preferred applicant should possess field and specific technical knowledge of high pressure steam boilers and gas turbines. This knowledge may have been gained through experience or a combination of college/technical training. This position is required to provide advanced technical support for gas turbine related issues, troubleshooting, writing technical specifications for repairs and component replacements, outage planning, and outage support. Excellent verbal and computer communication skills are a must as much of this position spends time dealing directly with, plant and operational managers, operations or consult with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and non-OEM both, and provide maintenance recommendations for the plant equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITES

The duties at this level include, but are not limited to:

  • Safety focused individual who emphasizes and practices leadership safety qualities into all activities.
  • Environmental conscience and effort. Provide technical support to plant operations and maintenance activities for boilers and gas turbines to implement a planned plant strategy.
  • Perform field inspections, field measurements and equipment walk downs.
  • Participate in and/or lead teams that focus on specific problem areas or needs for generating units (ie: Root Cause Analysis and Condition Assessments).
  • Perform surveillance activities, bid reviews, and schedules with Vendors/Contractors and other support groups.
  • Be proactive in problem recognition, using independent experience and judgment to provide solution options.
  • Directs and performs routine unit/equipment performance monitoring, testing and makes recommendations based on the data collected.
  • Supervises the work of other Plant Specialists and contractors as required.
  • Provides technical input on due diligence efforts and new projects as needed.
  • Provides assistance to the training department when gas turbine training programs are developed.
  • Develops quality work and inspection plans in the performance of plant systems and equipment.
  • Participate and provide leadership in external user groups and implement industry best practices to the fleet.
  • Monitor and participate in user group bulletin boards for assigned fleet type.
  • Oversee Predictive Maintenance (Pdm) Program in support of unit characteristics and continued operation.
  • Support work management in cooperation with maintenance planner and station policies.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 years of engineering experience in Power Plant. In lieu of Power Plant experience, must have 10 years of experience in a related industrial facility, working with Gas and Steam Turbines and High Pressure Steam Boilers.
  • Must be proficent in the use of Microsoft Office

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in SAP
  • Experience using AutoCAD
  • Advanced knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of General Electric steam turbines and gas turbines
  • Experienced in the development & implementation of technical solutions of in-service power generation equipment.

 

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to develop and review equipment repair specifications to the component level.
  • Experience in development and implementation of technical solutions of in-service power generation equipment.
  • Ability to perform inspections of power plant systems and equipment and take field measurements.
  • Ability to organize and interpret data collected in the plant and to make recommendations based on the findings.
  • Advanced knowledge of operation, maintenance and repair of various types of industrial gas turbines.
  • Good understanding of work planning and scheduling.  SAP experience preferred.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects in his area of specialization.
  • Detailed knowledge of power plant systems and equipment in area of specialization.
  • Specialized knowledge of steam and gas turbines in a power plant environment.
  • Ability to understand and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply applicable industry and corporate codes and standards.
  • Ability to use standard business software to produce spreadsheets and reports.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional working relationship with others.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment. Ability to read and follow written corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Excellent communication skills when working with customers.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and maintenance of construction projects and maintenance activities for the bulk power system including distribution/transmission substations, high voltage power transmission lines, and similar type facilities. 
  • Maintain constant awareness of power needs and develop the means of meeting those needs at the lowest cost.
  • Maintain technical awareness of developments within the field of electrical engineering, construction and maintenance.  Work with local utility representatives to solve operational problems.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Both normal office and out of doors work environment.
  • This could include working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures, wet, dirty and high humidity areas.  Will also include work in confined spaces.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle and valid Driver’s License.  Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect and/or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Work overtime and non-standard hours as required to support the facility.
  • Use of PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment), which may include safety glasses, hard hat, protective footwear, ear plugs, gloves, safety harness, respirator, etc.
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Operation of a personal computer.
  • May require lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Travel requiring <10% (annually) to NRG Regional plants and other corporate locations.

 

 

 


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