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Date Posted: Nov 3, 2018

Location: Vienna, MD, 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

Under the direction of the general supervision routinely performs highly skilled work on all instrument and electrical equipment in the power plant. This includes testing, troubleshooting, calibrating, adjusting and constructing plant electrical and controls equipment, circuits, systems and related apparatus. 


Job Duties

  • Installs, tests, maintains, calibrates and makes repairs on all makes and types of pressure, temperature and other supervisory indicators and recorders and on combustion, feed water, water treatment, chemical injection controls, other generating plant instrumentation, environmental instruments and controls, and all other similar apparatus including but not limited to equipment on towers and structures.
  • Installs, tests, maintains, aligns, removes or replaces transformers, regulators, reactors, circuit breakers, motors, batteries, disconnecting switches, instruments, relays, lighting system apparatus, lightning arresters, and other allied equipment together with electric, electronic and mechanical control apparatus.
  • Installs maintains, removes or replaces cable and plant wiring, including cable splicing.
  • Maintains low and medium voltage switchgear and associated equipment.
  • Installs maintains, removes or replaces pneumatic and hydraulic tubing.
  • Maintains and repairs motors and associated equipment.
  • Proficient in the use of electrical test and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Assists in developing work plans and procedures including parts and equipment identification and ordering.
  • Is responsible for the observance of all safety rules and environmental standards. 
  • Utilizes a computer and other technology-based work management systems in performing work duties, capturing equipment and work history and record keeping. 
  • Directs the work of and instructs others assigned to assist him.
  • Operates automotive, forklift and other equipment when required.
  • Performs housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Responds to overtime requests as needed.
  • In addition to the above and other related work of similar grade, a Qualified Controls Specialist will be assigned to any other work of equal or lesser skill within the capabilities of the individual, to meet emergencies or other operating needs.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of power plant or related industrial experience, performing highly skilled electrical and controls system maintenance and repair.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing and able to work extra and/or irregular hours including holidays and weekends.
  • Must recieve a rating of "recommended" on the NRG Energy Pre-Employment Skills Assessment
  • Must be able to read and understand complex and detailed blueprints, electrical drawings, schematics, P&ID’s, instruction manuals, etc.
  • Must be able to work in both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, hot and cold temperatures and moderate to high noise environments.  This position requires a person to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, push, walk, stand and climb.


Preferred/Additional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Advanced education in electrical engineering, electronics, instrumentation or related technical discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience with Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and environmental data collection and reporting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability and willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrates and maintains high personal standards of performance, responsibility, and professionalism.


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

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