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Maintenance Mechanic, Clearway Energy Inc.

Date Posted: Nov 10, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

About Clearway Energy, Inc.

Clearway Energy, Inc. owns a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable and conventional generation and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States, including fossil fuel, solar and wind power generation facilities that have the capacity to support more than two million American homes and businesses. Our thermal infrastructure assets provide steam, hot and/or chilled water, and in some instances electricity, to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals and governmental units in multiple locations.  Clearway Energy, Inc. was formed with the completion of the sale of NRG Energy, Inc.’s controlling interest in NRG Yield, Inc. to Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global, independent infrastructure investor. For more information, visit

Entry level position that performs preventive and corrective maintenance and repair on boilers and boiler plant auxiliary equipment to support the safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally sound production of steam.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, inspect, and monitor in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sound manner steam plant equipment (i.e. Boiler / Furnace equipment, Turbines and associated auxiliary equipment, Fuel Systems, Plant Auxiliary Systems includes valves, pumps, blowers, Environmental Control Process equipment, and Water Treatment Systems).
  • Perform duties involved in boiler overhauls, piping and pipe fitting, and troubleshooting plant equipment to resolve operational problems.
  • Recognizes safety hazards and follows safety guidelines for personal protection, protection of fellow workers and the protection of the public.
  • Works with operators and maintenance personnel.
  • Perform routine maintenance on a variety of plant equipment boilers, traps, valves, piping systems, etc.
  • Comply with required safety procedures such as Lock Out – Tag Out (LOTO), Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, and any other required by law or company policies.
  • Perform routine cleaning of work area.
  • Must be able to use corporate software systems such as SAP for functions such as recording daily time, coding time and materials to applicable work orders, order and receive materials, complete expense reports and use online training tools to complete training requirements.
  • Employee must arrange own transportation to primary work location.



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



  • Demonstrable mechanical aptitude through work, education, military or personal experience.


Desirable Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Understanding and/or experience in plumbing and/or industrial piping system design and operation including major components such as valves, vessels, heat exchangers, pumps and turbines.
  • Knowledge of mechanical principals such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, strength and properties of materials,
  • Basic knowledge of maintenance tasks such as isolation, tear down, inspection, reassembly, and testing.
  • Welding/ Cutting experience with Oxy/Acetylene.  Welding experience with any/all MIG, TIG and Stick
  • Ability to handle multiple task or assignments at the same time.
  • 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 perform regulatory safety and environmental inspections.
  • 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 direct supervision while carrying out duties.
  • Ability to operate Company vehicles and equipment (e.g. forklift, plant vehicle, etc.).  California Driver’s License is required.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software.
  • Ability to communicate information clearly in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to assist Operators and Maintenance personnel in performance testing.
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment.


Physical Requirements:

  • Steam Plant Environment-Work both inside and outside in all temperatures and climate conditions in accordance with Heat Stress procedures. Work performed is around rotating equipment, energized electrical equipment in high noise areas, and/or in confined places, on elevations in excess of 50 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.



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.

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

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland