Patrol to Power - Mechanic Apprentice Trainee

Date:  Mar 17, 2023

JEWETT, TX, US, 75846

Company:  NRG

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Job Summary: 

Provide mechanical maintenance support to maintain equipment in an electrical generating power plant.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Installs, maintains tests, inspects, and repairs generating station equipment such as boilers, turbines, pumps, condensers, heat exchangers, and pressure vessels.
  • Replaces bearings, packing in pumps and valves, shaft seals, sleeves, seats, and other miscellaneous parts used in plant equipment.
  • Works with mechanics and skill enhancement employees to teach proper, safe use of tools and maintenance procedures.
  • Perform safety related duties such as accepting work authorizations, hot work permits, confined space entry permits, etc.
  • •Ability to use hand tools (i.e. wrenches, screwdrivers, sledgehammers, etc).
  • •Ability to use shop tools (i.e. power saws, drills, drill presses, and lathes).

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 years of military experience in mechanical maintenance repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of pumps, turbines, auxiliary equipment or engines OR machine shop equipment experience including inspection and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, fabricating and diagnostics.
  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Successful applicant must receive a rating of “recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment test.



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

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