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PLANT OPERATOR

Date Posted: Aug 30, 2019

Location: Nipton, CA, 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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Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of all plant equipment.
  • Properly operates all equipment related to the steam generator, solar field, steam turbines, and plant auxiliary equipment during routine, abnormal, and emergency conditions.
  • Thoroughly understands and executes the equipment LOTO procedure.
  • Monitors and records data available through the use of various instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems, computer platforms, and other monitoring devices.
  • Utilizes and professionally maintains shift logbooks following protocol. 
  • Communicates information clearly both orally and written.  Follows required communication protocols for two-way radio, telephone, and face to face communication.
  • Troubleshoots and provides diagnosis to either solve operational problems or provide thorough information in referring the problem to the maintenance group.  
  • Generates and reviews work requests for execution of equipment repair.
  • Assists in corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance for which they are qualified to safely and efficiently perform, to include the use of tools, equipment, and company vehicles.
  • Actively participates in all required regulatory training and demonstrates the initiative to engage in self-directed training and study required to advance to the position of Control Operator.
  • Assists in training other Operators. 
  • Performs any and all other technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power facility.    
  • Performs work independently and/or in work crews.
  • Works rotating shifts to include night shifts and weekends and is available for overtime as needed. 

 

Qualifications:

  

  • Proven experience with a multitude of electrical/construction projects and knowledge of basic IT equipment.
  • Understanding of general workplace safety and the ability to follow safety standards as well as help the company improve upon the standards in place.
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative, cross-functional and geographically diverse organization.
  • Maturity, professionalism and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with superiors and colleagues.
  • High energy, developed interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to synthesize complex analysis, approach new challenges with creativity and summarize information in a manner that supports key decision makers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research, highly technical equipment and engineering.
  • Excellent hands on abilities with strong technical skills
  • Ability to operate personal computer with technical proficiency of standard business software
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations

 

Competencies

  • Demonstrates proactive enthusiasm for solving problems and adding value to the company.
  • Maintains a current level of professional knowledge.
  • Focuses on personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Communicates openly and honestly, does not engage in gossip.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior at all times.
  • Is a strong team player and willing to assist others when necessary.

Education/Experience

  • Successful completion of all of the requirements of Ivanpah Plant Operator Trainee, or the equivalent thereof.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (single craft journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, hydraulics and solid state theory application and pneumatics.
  • Basic knowledge of operational characteristics of equipment and associated control devices installed in power facilities.
  • Possess 2 year technical degree or equivalent Power Plant Operator qualifications.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in a power plant or related industry.

 

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