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Date Posted: Jun 28, 2018

Location: Waukegan, IL, 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 Purpose:


Working together under general supervision inspect, clean, adjust, calibrate and repair a variety of instruments, gauges, digital and optical systems, flow meters, and transmitters; write calibration procedures, interpret technical manuals, read electrical and mechanical blueprints, schematics, and preventive maintenance procedures and practices; perform basic technical skills such as soldering, pipe fitting, diagnose and troubleshoot problems with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic control systems; safe control and operation of plant equipment, within limits, for maximum efficiency and output; is a member of the station’s fire brigade or acts as station fire guide for outside fire departments; perform all activities in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental standards; utilize computer and other technology based work management systems as may be required in performing work duties; perform all activities in a high quality manner to achieve best industry practice; perform general cleaning and housekeeping duties; interact with station personnel, contractors, and others to perform instrument mechanic functions; respond to overtime requests as needed; handle special assignments; and perform related work as required.


Essential Functions:


  • Locate and correct trouble in control systems and instruments of combustion equipment, turbines, chlorinators, water treatment systems and station auxiliary equipment.
  • Inspect, maintain, clean, calibrate, replace, and repair electrical and mechanical instruments and controls.
  • Inspect, clean, maintain, adjust, calibrate, and repair such instruments as manometers, gauges, flow meters, thermometers, air operated control valves, and other mechanical instrument and control devices.
  • Read, interpret, and implement technical information found in manufacturers and OEM technical manuals, electrical and mechanical P &IDs, and operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Test electronic equipment and replace defective components.
  • Prepare work permits and administer the SAFE Access to Plant, or similar systems, as it applies to the equipment under the control of the Instrument Mechanic.
  • Request the ordering of replacement parts and other necessary supplies.
  • Test electronic circuits.
  • Assist in the planning and layout of jobs including parts and equipment identification and ordering needed to complete the job.
  • Prepare work orders and input data into work history file.
  • Operate forklifts and other mobile equipment as required.
  • Maintain equipment repair history in MIMS and other technology based computer systems.
  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain and enhance skills required to perform all Instrument Mechanic duties and assist in the training of others.
  • Assist other job classifications as may be required.



Minimum Requirements


  • High School degree or GED Equivalent
  • Successful applicant must receive a rating of “recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment test.


Preferred Requirements

  • Electrical Engineering Technology Degree (EET), EAS Electronic Automated Systems Degree (EAS) or equivalent, journeymen level experience.
  • Knowledge of Bailey, Loveland, Allen Bradley, Westinghouse WDPF or similar systems.




  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills and possess a demonstrated ability to learn. 


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:


  • This position is exposed to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, cold and hot temperatures and moderate to high noise levels.  The position requires a person to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, walk, sit, stand and climb. 





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

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