Operating Mechanic

Date:  Sep 16, 2022

ASTORIA, NY, US, 11105

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


Position Responsibilities:


  • Ensure compliance with NRG and Environmental, Health and Safety policies, programs and procedures as well as Federal, State and Local safety and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Provide support as needed to Maintenance and Operations Departments on emergency and urgent work.
  • Perform the Gas Turbine Plant Operator functions as needed. 
  • Promote productivity and teamwork in assigned area with open communication and timely decision making.
  • Ensure all Company resources are utilized in a cost effective manner, estimate resource requirements, monitor expenditures, and report on performance of assigned area.
  • Inspect, maintain and diagnose equipment, report any abnormal conditions to the plant management and prepare detailed work requests for plant defects.
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems utilizing technical reference manuals and documents.
  • Operate mobile cranes, forklifts, bobcats and other heavy equipment as required.
  • Read, interpret, and implement technical information found in manufacturers and OEM technical manuals, electrical and mechanical P &IDs, and operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Key Skills and Attributes:


  • Knowledge of power plant systems and comprehensive knowledge in the area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Positive attitude towards safety.
  • Versatile in completing tasks in preventive power plant maintenance and repairs.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and use work management systems.
  • Attention to detail in development and delivery of work product.
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when needed.


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Associate degree in industrial technology with two years of work related experience; or high school diploma or GED plus five years of work related experience in power plant, industrial plant or equivalent experience as a Mechanic preferred.
  • Ability to train and certify for the Gas Turbine Plant Operator function for assignment as needed.
  • Knowledgeable with machine coupling alignment.
  • Knowledgeable with maintenance of pumps, compressors, turbines, generators, etc.
  • Machine shop experience preferred.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word and Excel is required.
  • Experience with basic business systems such as SAP, Word, and Excel.
  • Must be physically capable of climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Must be capable of physically demanding work at heights and with adverse conditions during maintenance activities as required.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting 50 pounds of weight. 
  • Must be physically capable of passing a respirator physical and respirator fit test.
  • Position will require physical exam and random drug screening.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

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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