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Date Posted: Mar 30, 2019

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 Summary 

The Electrician installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs electrical wiring, equipment, switchgear, power distribution centers, and fixtures.  They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes and standards. Electricians can also work with transformers, generators, High Voltage switches, breakers, lighting, and other complex electrical systems. This position requires knowledge gained through prior experience in electrical trades or completion of an approved electrical apprenticeship.


Essential Duties/Job Responsibilities

  • Performs equipment inspection, testing, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Communicates intended efforts with operations and other departments.
  • Adheres to Lock Out/Tag Out confined space, and other company safety procedures.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working order.
  • Maintains equipment records, plant configuration, specifications, instruction manuals, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of high voltage electrical equipment including large generators, transformers, motors, voltage regulators and circuit breakers.
  • Expert knowledge in all areas of Electrical Construction including conduit bending, pulling wire, equipment installation, blueprint reading and the ability to lead projects.
  • Experience in 115kV and 345kV power distribution and switching operations


Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of a power plant or heavy industrial experience as a Journeyman Electrician
  • Must receive a rating of "recommended" on the NRG Energy Pre-Employment Skills assessment
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints, schematics, P&ID’s, instruction manuals, etc.
  • Must be able to work off shift, including holidays and weekends and mandatory overtime.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • Completion of the IBEW apprenticeship program


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability with PC programs, PLC’s, control systems, ladder logic, etc.
  • Ability to take precise measurements, voltages, amperes, ohms, etc.
  • Working knowledge of motor operated control valves and operators of various designs.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Fluke meters, Megohmmeter’s, calibration, and diagnostic equipment, etc.
  • Working knowledge of pneumatics & hydraulics.
  • Demonstrated ability with switches, relays, breakers, motor starters, disconnects, etc.
  • Understand the principles of predictive maintenance, (vibration analysis, thermography, oil sampling, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of materials, codes, pressure/temperature ratings, insulating properties. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop personal computer skills and varied applications, i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, and SAP.
  • Interpret and apply instructions, specification, blueprints, and procedures.
  • Ability to perform both indoor and outdoor tasks requiring continuous physical activity, sometimes of a strenuous and stressful nature
  • Ability to work in enclosed vessels or confined spaces.
  • Possess the appropriate body coordination to do the following for extended periods of time: climb ladders, bending, twisting, kneeling, crawling, pulling/pushing, lifting, standing, walking, and squatting.
  • Work on or around energized electrical equipment.
  • Work at elevated heights including scaffolding and ladders.
  • Ability to work alone in remote areas.
  • Ability to work in dark areas or areas with limited lighting.
  • Work at ambient temperatures ranging from very cold to very hot.
  • Work in areas that may be noisy and dirty.
  • Ability to wear a respirator and other job related personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Test and repair problems on high and low voltage electrical and electronic circuits and systems

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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