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Date Posted: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Pekin, IL, 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: 


Supervises and provides technical direction to the maintenance workforce.

Emphasis:  Mechanical


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Assumes responsibility role and adhere to Station health & safety, environmental, and personnel policies
  • Supervises and provides technical direction to the maintenance workforce
  • Plans, schedules, and supervises the day-to-day and weekly work
  • Assists with the troubleshooting of equipment problems
  • Works to develop team member capabilities equipment problem troubleshooting
  • Evaluates and enhances team member knowledge and skill level by providing capable instruction and recommendations for training
  • Manages outages, including planning, facilitating outage meetings, and coordinating multi-disciplined (i.e. operating, electrical, instrument, mechanical, and contractor) work groups
  • Manages costs within responsible budget area assigned and assist in preparation of budgets
  • Works within a computerized maintenance management system for work history, scheduling, and purchasing of materials, parts and personnel
  • Provides oversight of  predictive and preventive maintenance activities and equipment performance analysis using diagnostic technologies and portable test equipment
  • Read, interpret, modify, and implement technical information found in manufacturer’s technical manuals, electrical and mechanical blueprints, P&ID’s, and operating and maintenance procedures.


Essential Functions for Emphasis:


Mechanical Maintenance:

  • Supervise the inspection, service, and maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment involving inspecting, diagnosing, dismantling, assembling, modifying, and repairing generators, boilers and auxiliaries, furnaces, pumps, and fuel handling and ash handling systems.
  • Supervises the installation, inspection, maintenance, and replacement of pumps and valves, boiler casings and gaskets, pipes, and tubes.
  • Insures correct maintenance practices and procedures are utilized to perform detailed equipment inspections; identify part requirement and repair methods; work to close tolerances; make equipment repairs to OEM specifications.
  • Provides oversight of cutting and welding activities of pressure welds
  • Strong knowledge of how to properly rig and hoist equipment



Minimum Requirements:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5 – 8 years of coal fueled power plant or similar heavy industry process involving fossil fuels experience desired.
  • Ability to properly use standard and precision tools, equipment, and read, interpret blueprints, plans, and technical instructions.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability to properly use standard and precision tools, equipment, and read, interpret blueprints, plans, and technical instructions.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of power plant operating principles, procedures, and safe work practices
  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, work planning, and troubleshooting
  • Leadership skills
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Ability to effectively supervise, train, and direct subordinates
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems
  • Sound decision making, high initiative, demonstrated sense of urgency, and accountability
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining quality and adhering to schedule


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

This is a mixed work environment that combines both office and plant working conditions with moderate to medium noise levels.  Must be able to wear required personal protection equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety glasses, goggles, face shields, hearing protection, respirators, fall protection harnesses, and other PPE as required.


Supervisor duties require extensive manual dexterity in usage of computer terminal and keyboard, while sitting for long periods of time preparing budgets, schedules, production reports, outage plans, and other reports as needed.


Plant equipment may require supervisor inspection by climbing vertical ladders in excess of 20 feet and stairways in excess of 50 feet, using step stool, kneeling, bending, walking over uneven surfaces such as loose rock, open grating, up and down staircases.  May be required to operate mobile equipment such as zoom booms or scissor lifts to reach heights to inspect equipment, which includes pushing or pulling equipment into place, climbing into a basket, and riding in the basket while the equipment is operational. 


When required for operation, maintenance, or emergency reasons, the supervisor must be able to quickly access all areas of the plant including, but not limited to, confined spaces, high elevations, and hot areas.  May be required to work extended periods of time outside normal business hours.


The compartments where certain equipment may be located may exceed temperatures of 130°F.  Some equipment may be located on surfaces where the temperatures may be as high as 600°F. This position may require some domestic travel. Protection equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety glasses, goggles, face shields, hearing protection, respirators, fall protection harnesses, and other PPE as required.



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

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