Operations and Maintenance Manager

Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Deer Park, TX, US, 77536-2436

Company:  NRG

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Job Summary:


This position is accountable for all aspects of operations and maintenance at Deer Park with the emphasis on work safety, environmental compliance, quality, productivity, and employee leadership.



Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Ensure safe operation and environmental compliance of power plant equipment
  • Ensure reliability-based maintenance planning process is effective
  • Serves as safety management sponsor
  • Ensure operational aspects of work management process are effective
  • Approve monthly operations and maintenance schedules
  • Works with the Plant Specialist to ensure environmental compliance
  • Prepare and manage Operational and Maintenance budgets
  • Compiles and submits budget variance reports and invoicing to owners on behalf of NRG
  • Provides visible and active support for the plant reliability program
  • Support continual improvement and operational excellence through the following programs:
    • Safety Programs
    • Environmental Compliance
    • Conduct of Operations
    • Alarm Management
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • Reliability Centered Maintenance
    • Cycle Chemistry Monitoring and Improvement
    • Lock-out tag-out
    • Change Analysis
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Operator Driven Reliability


  • Supports/Oversees Outages to ensure they are safe, productive, and cost effective
  • Ensuring the PDM program meets operation and maintenance needs of the plant
  • Operator Training and Skills Enhancement Programs
  • Provides visible and active support for the plant reliability program
  • Maintaining current written procedures to improve plant performance and to ensure consistent operation between crews
  • Developing appropriate shifts, schedules, staffing, and response programs to control costs and enhance response time and performance
  • Creates and maintains plant reports (Performance reports, GADS, ORAP, etc.)
  • Weekly Operations & Maintenance Reports to Plant Manager
  • Supports all Seasonal Readiness Activities and is the Hurricane Duty Coordinator
  • Monitor progress of plant goals


Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or power plant environment
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required
  • Occasionally requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, gloves, ear plugs, etc.)
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Emergency situations will require the use of a respirator and climbing of stairs to reach safety shelters.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid state Driver’s License.
  • The successful candidate must have a TWIC Card or secure one prior to the date of hire.
  • Requires excelled operation of a personal computer
  • Limited business-related travel to NRG and vendor facilities.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma and a minimum of 8 years of experience with operations/maintenance at a power plant OR Baccalaureate degree in Engineering, Business, or related discipline from an accredited college or university, and 5 years of maintenance or operations experience in a power plant.
  • This position requires extended work hours to support the plant as required.  The incumbent is required to be available on a 24/7 emergency basis.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel and SAP


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Co-generation plant experience is preferred
  • GE 7EA combustion turbines with heat recovery steam generator (HRSG)
  • Water treatment experience (demineralization, waste water, etc.)
  • Experience with breakers, exciters, generators, transformers, motors, switchgear, and miscellaneous electrical equipment
  • Experience in both Operations and Maintenance.
  • Experience leading/supervising employees in a related field is desirable
  • The candidate should have a wide range of skills and experience, sufficient to teach workers at all levels of the organization


Additional Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership ability, writing, planning, communication skills, a strong working knowledge of Company policies and procedures, along with an understanding of union labor agreements, are required. 
  • Proven skills relating to computer applications such as Excel, Pi, SAP, project scheduling, budgeting, safety and industrial hygiene, and an understanding of power plant operations are essential. 
  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost-effective manner
  • Seeks and understands the customer/client’s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations
  • The successful candidate will have experience in operations and maintenance, with demonstrated experience in operational excellence.


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities

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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