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Date Posted: Apr 14, 2018

Location: Staten Island, NY, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

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 Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, directs the operation of the Station on a shift in the production of electricity in a safe, uninterrupted, environmentally sound and efficient manner to meet market demands.


Job Description

  • Ensures the safety of all employees through effective implementation of the NRG Safety Program.
  • Responsible for station security on an off shift basis. Directs and supervises the operation of boilers, turbines, generators and related auxiliary equipment on their shift.
  • Coordinates with Power Marketing the production of electrical power including hourly loading, unit start-ups, shutdowns, etc.
  • Provides ancillary services to the ISO-NE as requested by Power Marketing and/or the ISO.
  • Analyzes, troubleshoots and corrects plant operating problems that arise from shift to shift which could affect safety, environment, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Ensures all operating problems are clearly described in sufficient detail to expedite repairs.
  • Coordinates work with maintenance and technical departments, both outage and non-outage.
  • Provides training on shift to ensure operators are competent in the performance of their job duties.
  • Prepares daily reports of shift operations, facilitates the daily operations morning meetings of management staff and performs operating administrative functions on a shift basis.
  • Performs human resource functions, including employee evaluation and administering the labor contract.
  • Sets clear goals and standards for performance and holds assigned personnel accountable to achieve them.
  • This is a rotating shift position with holidays and vacations built into the schedule. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Technology. In lieu of degree an equivalent amount of experience (in addition to the minimum requirement) may be considered.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in fossil generating station operations including 3 years direct supervisory experience.
  • New York City High Pressure Stationary Engineers License or the equivalent OR the ability to obtain within 18 months after hire.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practical application of fossil station operations. 
  • Ability to determine facts, analyze information, and make decisions accordingly with respect to generating station operations.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of station organization. 
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Must haveworking knowledge of personal computers and applications.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering  


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be self-motivated with a broad background in power plant operations
  • Must have working knowledge of relevant codes, environmental regulations and applicable OSHA and NRG safety rules and regulations.
  • The Operations Supervisor must be capable of working and interacting with other plant personnel, contractors, governmental agencies, etc.
  • Must have technical expertise in plant systems and cycles with proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills


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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: Staten Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City