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Date: Sep 4, 2017

Location: Osceola, AR, US

Company: nrg

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 Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Plum Point Energy Station is a 670 net MW coal-fired power plant located approximately 50 miles north of Memphis near Osceola, Arkansas


Duties and Responsibilities

Include but are not limited to the following:

- Operate and maintain plant support equipment. 

- Monitor coal handling equipment, making adjustments and repairs as needed. 

- Operate and maintain all plant mobile equipment, including but not limited to bull dozer, scraper front-end loader, locomotive, tractor, forklift, mobile crane and Fuel Yard Technician truck.

- Operate and maintain the coal handling, lime unloading and ash disposal processes and ensure permit compliance.

- Operate and monitor plant wastewater system, chemical injection and discharge systems to ensure permit compliance with town and state permits. 

- Unload coal trains using the locomotive and coal unloading equipment. 

- Operate the bulldozer and scraper on various grades to effectively manage an active coal pile.

- Coordinate on site rail operations and unloading with plant management and the railroad.

- Perform all building and grounds maintenance and maintain housekeeping standards in all assigned areas of responsibility.

- Complete Fuels training within one year.

- Works in cooperation with the operations department on matters pertaining to the daily operation of the plant.

- Assist other plant personnel as required to support plant operations.


Additional Responsibilities/Job Expectations

- Operate from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision.

- Perform duties independently with only general direction given. 

- Make decisions within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines. 

- Execute on recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.

- Perform work in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, and in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. 

- Effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow plant employees relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance.

- Provide suggestions for plant improvements. 

- Perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio.

- Has the responsibility to both the customer and co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.


Education and Experience

- High school diploma, GED or equivalent knowledge of English, mathematics and grammar.

- Two years’ experience with operating, industrial or excavating equipment is preferred (i.e., forklifts, overhead cranes, front end loader and bull dozer).

- Must successfully receive a "recommended" rating on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment Test.



- Must be safety and environmentally conscientious.

- Must possess good oral and written communications skills.

- Team skills are a must.


Physical Requirement s and Working Conditions

 - Work on feet for12 hour periods.

- Frequent stair and ladder climbing.

- Routine lifting of 50 pounds.

- Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves, etc.). 

- Work with hazardous materials may be required.

- Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.

- Ability to discern assorted colors.

- Position requires 12 hour day and night shifts (rotating shift work) with weekend and holiday work.



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

Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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