Date:  Jul 9, 2021

JOLIET, IL, US, 60436

Company:  NRG

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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This position is governed by a local union contract.


Job Summary: 


 Responsible for operating and maintaining equipment for stopping, starting, and/or regulating power plant boilers, steam generators, and systems under the direction of a Control Room Operator or plant management.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Operate equipment under the direction of a Control Room Operator or plant management, for maximum efficiency and output while maintaining environmental compliance and safety.
  • Monitor equipment conditions using all indications available in the control room, on site, and portable test equipment.
  • Diagnose equipment problems, report abnormal conditions to the Control Room Operator or plant management, and prepare detailed work requests for plant defects.
  • Inspect and maintain plant equipment, i.e.steam turbines, power boilers, turbine driven generators, mechanical and electrical auxiliaries, fuel systems, lubricating systems, and water recirculation and treatment systems. Monitor the automatic control functions of auxiliary equipment;
  • Manually operate breakers, circuits, valves, switches and similar equipment.
  • Determine operating status of equipment from previous shift personnel, log book entries, local inspection and observation of equipment, instrumentation, and controls.
  • Is a member of the plant’s fire brigade or acts as plant fire guide for outside fire departments;
  • Perform all activities in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental standards;
  • Utilize computer and other technology based work management systems as may be required in performing work duties
  • Operate bridge cranes, forklifts, and other mobile equipment as required.
  • Read, interpret, and implement technical information found in manufacturers and OEM technical manuals, electrical and mechanical P &IDs, and operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Inspect plant and equipment, including carrying out scheduled plant checks, and prepare necessary reports and log entries; ensure maintenance requests are completed to a satisfactory standard; assist in planning, organizing, and executing unit outages for inspections, overhauls, repairs and cleaning.
  • Prepare work permits and administer the LOTO (Lock Out, Tag Out), as it applies to the equipment for which the PPT Operator is responsible.
  • Perform disconnect switching and electrical and maintenance operations to place equipment in and out of service; render electrical circuits and mechanical equipment safe for permit work.
  • Monitor and as necessary perform routine chemical analysis of plant water to determine the chemical constituents and take corrective action to maintain plant quality within prescribed limits as required.
  • Prepare, maintain, and administer procedures and reports related to the operation, monitoring and maintenance of the plant; maintain accurate logs of daily operations, complete check sheets, change charts and ink recorders.
  • Prepare work orders and input data into work history file. (SAP)
  • Prepare and maintain quality assurance procedures and technical instructions and actively supports and participate in the use and continuous development of the quality management system.
  • Assist in the planning and layout of jobs including parts and equipment identification and ordering needed to complete the job.
  • Assist/relieve Control Operator with control room activities. (requires qualification to Control Room Operator level)
  • Is responsible for performing required maintenance functions in accord with defined scheduled in the generating facility within the scope of the individually demonstrated skills and abilities.
  • Clean, paint, and lubricate equipment.
  • Conduct shift change by briefing the incoming PPT Operators of current plant status and issues.
  • Assist other classifications as may be required.
  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain and enhance skills required to perform all PPT Operator duties and assist in the training of others.
  • Conduct and assist OJT instruction of other operators and/or trainees.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards in all areas of the plant, as required.
  • Will be required to direct the work of others.
  • Respond to overtime requests as needed, handle special assignments, and perform related work as required.




Working Conditions:


  • This position is exposed to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, cold and hot temperatures and moderate to high noise levels.   


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School degree or equivalent education.  Candidate must receive a rating of “Recommended” on the company’s Pre-Employment Skills Assessment. Three to five prior years of experience related to power plant operation and maintenance, generators, boilers, mechanical and electrical auxiliaries fuel, chemical, and water systems and other plant equipment is strongly preferred.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills and possess a demonstrated ability to learn. Three to seven prior years of experience related to power plant operation and maintenance, generators, boilers, mechanical and electrical auxiliaries fuel, chemical, and water systems and other plant equipment is strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:


  • The position requires a person to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, walk, sit, stand and climb.  This is a 24-hour, 7-day work environment, so the position may require overtime and may work a variety of shifts.



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
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Official description on file with Human Resources

Nearest Major Market: Joliet
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago