Instrument & Electrical Technician

Date:  Nov 27, 2022


Company:  NRG

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Provide maintenance support to troubleshoot, calibrate, and maintain all instrumentation associated with the boiler, turbine, generator, and all auxiliary equipment for the plant.



•   Recognizes safety hazards and follows safety guidelines for personal protection,  protection of fellow workers and the protection of the public.

•   Knowledgeable of environmental rules and regulations, and effectively apply them to all work situations.

•   Install, calibrate, test, troubleshoot, and maintain protective relays, computers,  metering, monitoring, and control systems on boilers, turbines, generators, and plant auxiliary equipment.  In shop location includes performing bench work and component troubleshooting.

•   Reads, and interprets electric generating plants P&ID's and CWD's to locate, identify, troubleshoot, and repair plant systems, interlocks, etc.

•   Uses test equipment (oscilloscopes,  multi-meters electronic bridges, loop calibrators) and hand tools (i.e.  drills, screwdrivers) as necessary to troubleshoot and maintain devices and systems for the power plant.

•   Works with apprentice 1/C technicians and skill enhancement employees to teach proper, safe use of tools and maintenance procedures.

•   Completes all written and electronic records (i.e. work orders, calibration sheets, time cards, material requests) required to document the work in progress and as it is completed. Continually updates knowledge of plant systems and instrumentation.

•   Makes decisions about how best to repair equipment and what resources (tools, time equipment) will  be needed.

•   Employee must arrange own transportation to work location and may be reassigned to another location at the Company's discretion.


Minimum Requirements:

•   Successful applicant must receive a rating of "recommended" on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment Test.

•   High School  Diploma, GED.

•   Five (5) years' experience in electronics and pneumatics, and instrumentation, or Associates degree in Electrical Technology


Preferred  Qualifications:

•   Bachelor's degree in a technical field


Additional  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

•   Good mechanical aptitude.

•   Ability to discern assorted colors.

•   Ability to communicate orally and in written reports, condition of equipment and status of jobs to crew leader,  supervision, operations, and other craft personnel and outside service representatives.

•   Knowledge of electricity, voltage, and current relationships.

•   Knowledge of Federal, State, and Company environmental guidelines

•   Knowledge of maintenance activities and procedures performed on control systems used in power generation.

•   Ability to read and interpret instruction manuals blueprints and control system drawings; applies knowledge to daily tasks.

•   Ability to learn  mechanical and electrical  control  equipment and basic power  plant  equipment operation.

•   Ability to use mathematics  including algebra  and geometry to take  measurements  and perform 

computations  required  for installation  and calibration  of equipment

•   Ability to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic,  electronic and digital controllers  used in control  loops.

•   Ability to calibrate  and perform  maintenance  on temperature,  level,  and pressure instruments  and transmitters.

•   Ability to Tag Out/Lock Out  equipment  per NRG's Tag Out/Lock Out  procedure. Ability to use a  personal computer and associated  software.

•   Ability to operate  Company vehicles  and equipment  (e.g.   forklift,  plant vehicles, etc.)  and maintain  operating  licenses and certifications.   TDL is required. Ability to influence others toward action or a  particular point  of view. Ability to accept  responsibility for crew activities.

•   Ability to apply knowledge  of plant operations,  equipment  and skill  area knowledge  to daily decision making.

•   Ability to do routine cleaning of work  area.

•   Ability to complete  all  written  and electronic  records to document work  in  progress  and


•    Proficient  in PC-based  analytical software



Physical Requirements:

•   Power Plant Environment-Work both inside and outside in all temperatures and climate conditions in accordance with Heat Stress procedures. Around 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. Climb stairways, ladders, and work from aerial devices.

•   Must be prepared to work irregular or rotating shifts and respond to emergency callout 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.  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 50 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 sledge hammers, 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.

•   Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials (reference the waste management guidance manual).

•   Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required i.e. steel-toed boots, respirators, goggles, safety glasses etc.

•   Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals. Ability to discern assorted colors

•   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.



•   Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work harmoniously in a team environment

•   Advanced communications skills - verbal and written.  Able to prepare reports at the request of management as required.

•   Limited travel may be required for training or to assist with other plant locations

•   General knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance requirements.  Intermediate level Computer Skills:  including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.







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