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Date Posted: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Osceola, AR, 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:


  • Plum Point Energy Station is a 680 net MW coal-fired power plant located approximately 50 miles north of Memphis near Osceola, Arkansas.  The Operations Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the plant in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.   This objective is accomplished by orchestrating numerous tasks carried out by a team of skilled hourly workers during a specific shift while coordinating communications with maintenance, dispatch, and management as appropriate.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Promotes productivity and teamwork in assigned area with open communication, timely decision making, and use of personal leadership skills to set high standards of performance while providing the direction necessary to achieve that performance.
  • Promotes and supports the development of technical, leadership, and business skills of employees to carry out responsibilities in a competitive environment.
  • Provides regular feedback to employees on their performance to allow them to capitalize on their strengths and focus on opportunities for improvement.
  • Demonstrates behavior that encourages and rewards employee involvement, innovative thinking, and adaptation to change, responsible risk taking, customer focus, and continuous improvement.
  • Ensures development and implementation of assigned area goals, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Supports and emphasizes importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Reviews performance with customers/clients and addresses opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensures all Company resources are utilized in a cost effective manner, estimates resource requirements, monitors expenditures, and reports on performance of assigned area.
  • Assigns work and holds employees accountable for their performance.
  • Performs field inspections of job sites and work in progress.
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them.
  • Coordinates unit operations and maintenance activities.
  • Coordinates and communicates with dispatching, maintenance and other organizations.
  • Coordinates emergency response efforts (i.e. hurricane preparedness and staffing, environmental spill - response, etc.).
  • Maintains working relationships with employees consistent with personnel policies and procedures.
  • Assigns priority for maintenance work.
  • Other duties as necessary to facilitate the operations of the plant.


Working Conditions:


  • Normal office environment and/or power plant environment.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Work a 12 hour, rotating schedule.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.
  • Requires occasional travel.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (gloves, respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.).
  • Required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.


 Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field combined with a minimum 4 (four) years of Power Plant experience .
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, must have a HS Diploma or GED equivalent combined with a minimum of 8 (eight) years of Power Plant experience.
  • Experience leading/supervising employees in a Power Plant environment or in a related industrial field.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid driver’s license required.


Preferred Qualifications: N/A


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Comprehensive knowledge of power plant systems and operations.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and personnel management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost effective manner.
  • Seeks and understands the customer/client’s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations.
  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements.
  • Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound.
  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior, as well as the performance of assigned employees.


Physical Requirements:


  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.



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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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