Maintenance Planner (power plant)

Date:  Sep 17, 2021


Company:  NRG

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The Planner position is intended for an individual with extensive experience and advanced subject matter knowledge in plant maintenance and planning of maintenance activities.  This knowledge can be gained through experience or a combination of a college/technical training and experience.



  • Promote safety by assuring that all safety rules and regulations are followed including the coordination and supervision of equipment isolation and tagging procedures
  • Developing and drafting written maintenance plans for the plant including weekly and outage maintenance scheduling and establishing plant maintenance priorities in accordance with Plant Operations.
  • Determining and arranging for resources such as supplies, materials, parts and special tools or equipment required to perform maintenance inspections and/or work.  Interpreting technical manuals, sketches, prints, instructions, manufacturer’s data and equipment history records and incorporating the applicable information in developing plans
  • Determining priority, cost, manpower and time estimates, re-evaluating estimates to reflect changing job requirements and preparing job sequence requirements for major plant projects and for specific maintenance work
  • Accumulating and analyzing data on actual versus estimated time, equipment, and manpower requirements
  • Establishing and validating estimates for recurring maintenance work using past history, supervisory, planner, and craftsman knowledge.  Conferring, as needed with representatives of equipment manufacturers on matters concerning the servicing, assembly, or maintenance of equipment
  • Recommending improved practices, methods and procedures to increase efficiency, quality, and reduce equipment downtime
  • Initiating work orders for major scheduled or forced outages and participating in developing weekly plans
  • Coordinating maintenance planning activities and reviewing work orders with the appropriate supervisors and other elements to assure mutual agreement with understanding, arranging for critical equipment isolation with operations to coordinate plant maintenance planning activities
  • Informing and instructing others in the application of work planning practice.
  • Collateral duties and special projects as assigned
  • Assist field coordination between contractors, consultants, and material suppliers on assigned projects
  • Communicate and lead in accordance with company vision and core values
  • Support station safety, maintenance performance, root cause analysis, condition based monitoring, proactive maintenance initiatives
  • Support the implementation of work and outage management policies and procedures.
  • Occasional support of station forced outages and maintenance outages.  This may at times involve working night shift hours and/or weekends
  • Development of engineered work packages
  • Maintain historical database/reduction of maintenance backlog and equipment history in SAP
  • Weekly and monthly report outs as required
  • Communicates with vendors and clients to request/receive information and to expedite the approval of documents and the delivery of materials
  • Completes necessary tasks to establish inventory (verify information necessary to create an SKU and provide to Supply Chain personnel)
  • Identify, research and correct inventory data discrepancies
  • Champion the station Predictive Maintenance (PDM) program.  Issue reports to show compliance and follow up on any action items that surface during the testing
  • Be the champion for safety concerns and support station issues to ensure compliance with fleet initiatives


Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid drivers license
  • Two (2) years’ experience in operations or industrial maintenance activities.



  • Associates degree in a related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in operations or industrial maintenance activities
  • Power plant experience preferred


 Additional Qualifications

  • Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of Power Plant Work Management Systems
  • Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of SAP work Management Systems
  • Excellent communications skills including written, verbal, and motivational
  • Ability and willingness to lead and train co-workers to fully realize maximum team potential
  • Ability to coordinate numerous activities under stress with poise, safely and successfully
  • Possess an excellent working knowledge of operations and maintenance for efficient and effective production
  • Strong background in MS office suite applications especially Excel. / Awareness of project scheduling software
  • Ability to develop outage schedules and weekly maintenance schedules


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


 Working Conditions

  • Normal power plant environment and/or out of doors work environment.  Includes working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; Valid State Driver’s License
  • Regular extended and non-standard hours during critical issue resolution and to achieve project milestones
  • Occasional travel to Corporate locations and other company plants
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, fall protection etc.)
  • Requires working around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals
  • Requires operation of a personal computer


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

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