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Plant Operator I

Date: Jun 19, 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 www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Title: PLANT OPERATOR LEVEL I

 

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:

- Responsible for monitoring the status of all plant systems on a continuous basis

- Responds to alarms by taking appropriate corrective actions and executes plant shut-down and start-up procedures as required

- Assures that the plant meets its generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner

- Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, testing, inspection, and maintenance of all equipment related to an electrical generation facility

- Operates equipment safely and with the intent to minimize risk to personnel and equipment

- Operates/maintains plant equipment at maximum operating efficiency

- Contributes to plant profitability by eliminating wasted materials and supplies and maintaining high productivity

- Performs necessary maintenance activities

- Writes and maintains equipment logs, operational logs, and other reports as required in a clear professional manner

- Maintains readings, records and reports

- Participates in daily preventative, scheduled and corrective maintenance activities in a safe, effective, and timely manner

- Provides assistance with plant clean-up and housekeeping activities as required

- Establishes good working relations with teammates, team leaders, plant technical experts, and engineers

- Operates station vehicles such as forklifts, trucks, overhead cranes, and mobile cranes

- Reviews instruction manuals and develops troubleshooting procedures for equipment

- Reports upset conditions or other anomalies in plant status to the Shift Supervisor

- Make entries in the Operating Log and approve and issue Tag outs as required

- Receive and respond to electrical, steam and fuel dispatcher's orders and requests

- Perform emergency operations to maintain electric service and safeguard station equipment

- Provide direction to Auxiliary Plant Operators to effect changes in plant conditions and chemistry

- May also give direction to maintenance personnel on matters pertaining to plant operations

- Performs other duties as required

 

Additional Responsibilities/Job Expectations

- Operate from established and well-known procedures under general directions and minimum supervision

- Make decisions within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines

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

- Authority to control the operation of the plant, and must do so in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits at all times

- Effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow plant personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and 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

 

Knowledge/Skills

- Knowledgeable of and adheres to all safety procedures including lock-out/tag-out and the use of personal protective equipment

- Ability to read, understand and respond to written instructions and logbook notations

- Understands and follows regulatory requirements

- Demonstrates ability to use plant drawings, blueprints, and manuals

- Demonstrates knowledge of equipment layout and plant systems

 

Education and Experience

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

- Associate Degree in a technical field desirable

- 2 years experience in plant operations or a related field required

- Candidates must receive a rating of “Recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions 

- Work on feet for 12 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 and high voltage protective equipment, etc.)

- Work with hazardous materials may be required

- Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions

- "On call" status will periodically be required

- Some overnight travel required

- Rotating shift work is required

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

- Ability to discern assorted colors

 


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


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

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