NRG Careers

PLANT OPERATOR

Date Posted: May 14, 2018

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.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

 

  • Starts, stops, regulates, monitors and controls Air Quality Control Systems (AQCS) equipment including Spray Dryer Absorber, Lime Slurry and Dilution Water, Fabric Filter collection and removal, air compressors and blowers, electrical distribution, Carbon Injection, Anhydrous Ammonia injection, Air canons and Fly Ash disposition usually using controls located directly on the equipment.
  • Observes, records, and interprets indications from instrumentation and control systems located on power plant systems in the AQCS area.
  • Assists in the investigation of AQCS problems, incidents, accidents, and unusual events and provides analyses, recommendations, reports and appropriate follow-up plans.
  • Determines the need for, and performs routine operational tests and adjustments on power plant systems and components in the AQCS area as necessary.
  • Checks daily consumption rates of chemicals lime, carbon, anhydrous ammonia, and Fuel Oil, monitors supply inventories and initiates action to replenish them when appropriate.
  • Performs equipment switching and Lockout/Tagout Hanger duties throughout the plant.
  • Reviews and revises operating and related procedures.
  • Performs routine basic preventive and predictive maintenance on AQCS equipment and supports corrective maintenance efforts.
  • Maintains logs, records, and data sheets for the AQCS area.

 

Education:

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

 

Experience:

  • Successful demonstration in Fuel Handling position  OR three years (3) experience handling of fuels/commodities in heavy industry, running conveyors or production lines in manufacturing, or operating processes associated with the transfer of liquid or bulk material.
  • Demonstrates safety and environmental compliance
  • Demonstrates NRG STRIVE Values

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of power plant system operations and basic power plant principles used daily in decision making and work tasks.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate various switches and valves and the effect each has on the total operation of the generating station.
  • Ability to handle multiple task or assignments at the same time.
  • Ability to Tag Out/Lock Out equipment per NRG Texas Tag Out/Lock Out procedure.
  • Ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to perform flow, pressure and meter calculation.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic diagrams, procedures and technical manuals.
  • Ability to communicate plant system and equipment conditions on to others.
  • Ability to perform checks (e.g., PM’s) on running and idle equipment.
  • Ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from control panel.
  • Ability to discern assorted colors.
  • Ability to record and analyze readings of various electrical and mechanical meters.
  • Ability to work without supervision inspection while carrying out duties.
  • Ability to operate Company vehicles and equipment (e.g. forklift, plant vehicle, etc.) and maintain operating licenses and certifications. TDL is required.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software.
  • Ability to perform routine laboratory tests and analysis on samples from power generation processes, (i.e. boiler water, make-up demineralizer, etc.).
  • Ability to operate various computer systems to receive, analyze, comprehend and input data.
  • Ability to generate work notifications for execution of equipment repair.
  • Ability to communicate information clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to assist Head Operators and others in performance testing.
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Power Plant Environment-Work both inside and outside in all temperatures and climate conditions in accordance with Heat Stress procedures. Around large rotating equipment, energized electrical equipment in high noise areas, and/or in confined places, on elevations in excess of 250 feet, or from platforms at heights of 5 feet or greater. Climb stairways, ladders, and work from aerial devices.
  • Must be prepared to work irregular or rotating shifts and respond to emergency callout 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Ability to work in mentally stressful environments: must be able to react to crises where immediate action is required to correct or curtail potentially damaging or hazardous situations.
  • Daily work expectation requires ability to perform tasks by walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, shoveling, climbing, and working with hand tools (up to 25 pounds) in position above and below head, and extended from body to complete repairs.
  • Lift, carry, position and use tools and/or equipment (weighing up to 50 lbs.) in awkward positions, swing various weights of sledge hammers, stoop and bend to reach valves, pull on chain-falls or come-a-longs.
  • Ability to twist the body and neck while driving company vehicles or operating company equipment.
  • Performance of duties may cause frequent jarring of the body.
  • Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials (reference the waste management guidance manual).
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required i.e.…steel-toed boots, respirators, goggles, safety glasses etc.
  • Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.
  • Ability to discern assorted colors

 

       This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Other duties and tasks may be           assigned to this job at the Company's discretion.


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
EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

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