NRG Careers


Date Posted: Nov 2, 2020

Location: Nipton, CA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!




This individual will serve as an Outside Operator qualified to be responsible for the necessary tasks and duties and any one of three solar thermal generating units.



  • 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. 



  • Employee may be required to work long periods either in the field or at a computer terminal.
  • Employee will be required to work in extreme ambient conditions, both hot and cold.
  • Employee will be required to work rotating shifts. Employee will be required to work overtime.
  • Employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes but not limited to: fire resistant uniforms, steel-toed EH rated work boots, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, fall protection and other job specific PPE.
  • Employee may be required to lift up to 35 pounds, climb stairs and ladders, work at high elevations and in extreme weather conditions both hot and cold.



  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must receive a rating of “recommended” on the NRG Energy Pre-Employment Skills Assessment



  • 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.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior at all times.
  • Is a strong team player and willing to assist others.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research of highly technical equipment and engineering.
  • Excellent hands on abilities combined with strong technical skills
  • Ability to operate personal computer with technical proficiency of standard business software.

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.

Official description on file with Human Resources

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