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Date Posted: Dec 28, 2018

Location: Oswego, NY, 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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This position is governed by a local union contract.

Job Purpose:


Responsible for operating equipment for stopping, starting, and/or regulating power plant systems under the direction of a Control Room Operator or station management; inspect and maintain plant equipment, steam turbines, power boilers, turbine driven generators, mechanical and electrical auxiliaries, fuel systems, ash handling equipment, lubricating systems, and water recirculation and treatment systems; monitor the automatic control functions of auxiliary equipment; manually operate breakers, circuits, valves, switches and similar equipment; determine operating status of equipment from previous shift personnel, log book entries, local inspection and observation of equipment, instrumentation, and controls; review and edit station’s operating procedures and technical instructions; acts as station fire guide for outside fire departments; perform all activities in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental standards; utilize computer and other technology based work management systems as may be required in performing work duties; perform all activities in a high quality manner to achieve best industry practice; perform general cleaning and housekeeping duties; interact with station personnel, contractors and others to perform equipment operator functions; respond to overtime requests as needed; handle special assignments; and perform related work as required.


Essential Functions:

  • Operate equipment under the direction of a Control Room Operator or station management, for maximum efficiency and output while maintaining environmental compliance and safety.
  • Monitor equipment conditions using all indications available
  • Diagnose equipment problems, report abnormal conditions to the Control Room Operator and station management.
  • Read, interpret, and implement technical information found in manufacturer’s and OEM technical manuals, electrical and mechanical P &IDs, and operating procedures and checklists.
  • Inspect plant and equipment, including carrying out scheduled plant checks, and prepare necessary reports and log entries.
  • Perform disconnect switching and electrical and maintenance operations to place equipment in and out of service; render electrical circuits and mechanical equipment safe for permit work.
  • Prepare, maintain, and administer procedures and reports related to the operation, monitoring and maintenance of the plant; maintain accurate logs of daily operations, complete check sheets, change charts and ink recorders.
  • Conduct shift change by briefing the incoming Operators of current plant status and issues.
  • Assist other classifications as may be required.
  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain and enhance skills required to perform all Plant Operator duties and assist in the training of others.
  • Conduct and assist OJT instruction of other operators and/or trainees.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards in all areas of the plant, as required.


Minimum Requirements:


  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent 
  • Minimum of 5 years of operations or mechanical/electrical experience in a power generation or industrial process facility
  • Must receive a rating of “recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment test.
  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements
  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and possess a demonstrated ability to learn. 


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:


  • This position is exposed to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, cold and hot temperatures and moderate to high noise levels. 
  • The position requires a person to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, walk, sit, stand and climb.

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