Maintenance Electrician

Date:  Jul 11, 2024

Abernathy, TX, US, 79311

Company:  NRG

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The Electrician is responsible for maintenance support to troubleshoot, test, calibration, and properly operation of all electrical systems at the plant which include boilers, turbines, generators, and all auxiliary equipment for the plant.  


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Firm understanding of the safety and environmental over production expectations at NRG.
  • Perform all electrical preventive and corrective maintenance duties on all electrical plant equipment and systems.
  • Inspect repair, install, and remove all types of motors, generators, transformers, switches, plant lighting, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, and storage batteries, and work with electrical systems up to and including 4160 volts and including 125 VDC systems.
  • Use a wide range of test equipment, including recorders, computers, and control and tuning modules, PC based software analyzer programs, oscilloscopes, data analyzers, logic test equipment, and analog and digital multi-meters and other test equipment, while performing tests to identify problems and to maintain and calibrate equipment to performance standards.
  • Make regular inspection rounds of plant electrical equipment in accordance with the national electrical code.
  • Assist in developing detailed preventive and predictive maintenance procedures for plant electrical control equipment
  • Safely connect, disconnect, and tag out equipment and circuits for testing or repair.
  • Properly ground High Voltage systems throughout the facility.
  • Install and remove wiring, conduit, fixtures, transformers, and other electrical devices in the size, type, and arrangement necessary for proper and safe operation of electrical systems, circuits, and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, inspect, test, maintain, repair, clean and calibrate instrumentation, solid state controls and microprocessor-based control equipment including plant communications equipment, programmable controllers, generator excitation equipment, battery chargers, UPS units and semi-conductor devices.
  • Thorough knowledge of High Voltage in respect to coordinating / supervising a contractor work force.
  • Pull cable, install, and bend conduit.
  • Maintain complete equipment files, logs, and drawings for all designated equipment.
  • Assist with forecast, inventory, and reordering spare parts to maintain plant reliability. 
  • Assist in physical inventories.
  • Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant operating manuals, technical references, prints and diagrams, and preventative/predictive maintenance records.
  • Operates from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision, performing duties independently with only general direction given.
  • Makes decisions within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines.
  • Executes recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.
  • Effectively communicate information to management and plant personnel relative to the condition of plant equipment and performance.
  • Provides suggestions for improvements.
  • Performs duties in a safe and environmentally compliant manner that results in effect operations and cost.
  • Comply with plant policy and procedures, in particular, those involving personnel and equipment safety.
  • Operate computers and printers.
  • Discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from the operating system.


Working Conditions:

  • Power Plant Environment - Work both inside and outside in all temperatures and climate conditions in accordance with procedures.
  • Work with large rotating equipment, energized electrical equipment in high noise areas, and/or in confined places, on elevations in excess of 250 feet, or from platforms at heights of 5 feet or greater.
  • Must be prepared to work irregular or rotating shifts and respond to emergency callouts 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.
  • Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials (reference the waste management guidance manual).


Minimum Requirements:


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Trade School and 3 years industrial electrician experience, OR 5 years’ industrial electrician experience, OR Military Service in a related electrical field.
  • Knowledge of AC/DC Circuits, Machines, Electronic theory, and components.
  • Must be skilled in the use of hand and power-driven tools.
  • Correctly interpret complex detailed electrical and electronic drawings and prints.
  • Valid State Driver’s License


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience of power plant environment
  • Ability to apply creative solutions to unique electrical problems
  • Ability to stay current with changing technologies


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge in the use of personal computers and numerous software applications such as Excel, Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of plant systems to effectively implement LOTO program.
  • Ability to work well with others and be self-directed.
  • Ability to handle quick changing situations under stress and to work extended hours on short notice if and when required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and make sound decisions to resolve them based on skill area knowledge of plant operations and equipment.
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to direct activities of others and provide job instructions.
  • Ability to positively influence others toward appropriate actions.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and listening ability to communicate effectively with management, co-workers, clients, and vendors, equipment, plant, or system conditions.
  • Ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to perform flow, pressure, and meter calculation.
  • Ability to monitor, record, and analyze data available using shift logs, instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems and other monitoring devices.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic diagrams, procedures, and technical manuals.
  • Ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from control panel.
  • Ability to discern assorted colors.
  • Ability to assist others in performance testing.
  • Ability to implement Plant Emergency Procedures as needed.
  • Valid state driver’s license.


Physical Requirements:

  • Climb stairways, ladders, and work from aerial devices.
  • Daily work expectation requires ability to perform tasks by walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, 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 sledgehammers, 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.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required i.e., steel-toed boots, goggles, safety glasses, chemical PPE, etc.
  • Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.
  • Ability to discern assorted colors
  • Meet NRG fitness for duty requirements.


Please Note:  Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and consistent with the job location’s market pay rate.

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

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