I&C or I&E Technician

Date:  Apr 1, 2024

Denver City, TX, US, 79323

Company:  NRG

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The IC&E Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all instruments, controls, and electrical systems at the plant in a safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally compliant manner. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Firm understanding of the safety and environmental over production expectations at NRG.
  • Recognize safety hazards and follows safety guidelines for personal protection, protection of fellow workers and the protection of the public.
  • Inspects, tests, adjusts, and maintains all instruments, controls, and electrical systems to ensure equipment is in good working condition.
  • Performs preventative maintenance duties on all major equipment and systems as well as emergency back-up systems.
  • Works on plant distributed control system, including troubleshooting and configuration changes.
  • Maintains complete equipment files, logs, and drawings for all designated equipment.
  • Helps to forecast needs for parts and equipment, particularly during planned maintenance outages.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to the plant through normal and abnormal plant operations while ensuring team safety, environmental compliance, and plant reliability.
  • Participates in administrative maintenance of the plant operating manuals, technical references, diagrams, and maintenance records.
  • Inspects, tests, repairs, replaces as necessary all types of motors, generators, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communications systems and storage batteries.
  • Maintains emissions monitoring equipment as required by air permits.
  • Analyzes and interprets a wide variety of technical test data.
  • Assists with plant shutdown and start-up including the turbine and all auxiliary equipment.
  • Maintains a functional knowledge of the operations software and hardware.
  • Assists in the control of quality and productivity while maintaining good housekeeping standards on a continual basis.
  • Assists in providing skill enhancement training to other personnel, and on-the-job training to less experienced employees
  • Knowledgeable of environmental rules and regulations, and effectively apply them to all work situations.
  • Operate computers, printers, and associated software to support plant operational and reporting needs.
  • Discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from operating system.
  • Work limited supervision.


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, at elevations in excess of 100 feet, or from platforms at heights of 5 feet or greater.
  • Required to work overtime as necessary in the form of additional hours per day and additional days per week as dictated by plant operations including but not limited to call-ins and outages both forced and planned.
  • 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 and
  • 5 years’ related industrial experience including instrumentation systems,



  • Associates degree in Instrumentation or related degree and
  • 3 years’ related industrial experience including instrumentation systems,
  • Valid State Driver’s License


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the operation of power plant IC&E systems, including instrumentation, controls, and electrical skills. 
  • Prefer P.L.C., ABB and Bailey DCS.t


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Proficiency reading and interpreting logic diagrams, mechanical and electrical drawings, and technical manuals
  • Strong knowledge of plant systems to effectively implement LOTO program.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work without supervision inspection while carrying out duties.
  • Ability to perform multiple task or assignments at the same time.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software.
  • Ability to receive, analyze, comprehend, and input data (DCS, Mark VIe, etc.).
  • 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 learn mechanical & electrical controls, equipment and power plant equipment operation.
  • Ability to monitor, record, and analyze data available through the use of 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 Lockout/Tagout equipment per NRG’s Lockout/Tagout program.
  • Ability to implement Plant Emergency Procedures as needed.
  • Currently have and can obtain within 30 days, a valid Texas 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, shoveling, 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.



This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this job at the Company's discretion

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

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