Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Date:  Aug 30, 2021

MILFORD, CT, US, 06460

Company:  NRG

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This position is governed by a local union contract.




Perform technical work associated with installing, testing, maintaining, calibrating and removing mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic instruments, controls and analyzers used in a power generating facility. Participation in the maintenance operator program is required. In addition to the primary maintenance skill, this position requires shift support through operations and will be rolled onto a shift during unit operation, or as required by business needs.



  • Installs, adjusts, tests, repairs, cleans and calibrates mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic instruments, control devices and analyzer used on all plant equipment, including pressure gauges, flow meters, thermocouples, temperature gauges, control switches, voltmeters and indicators of speed, level and position associated with power generating stations.
  • Ability to work with a wide array of trade related hand tools and test equipment.
  • Proficient in all Emissions Monitoring systems and equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair CEM systems and related equipment
  • Analyzes faulty instruments and controls; adjusts and repairs as necessary.
  • Sets up test instruments and equipment for routine testing.
  • Calibrates a range of meters, instruments and controls; assists with the calibration of the more complex instruments and controls.
  • Maintains files of instrument and control instructions books and prints.
  • Uses, inspects and maintains laboratory instruments and related testing equipment. Draws and uses various sketches and schematic diagrams in connection with the work.
  • Performs laboratory testing as required.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, MS Office Suite and trade related programs.
  • Detailed experience in PLC’s, reading and writing ladder logic and the ability to program digital recorders and like equipment.
  • Experienced in DCS Control Systems, Engineering Work-station operations and loop tuning.
  • Proficiently use the SAP to properly support workflow and time keeping.
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed written procedures for performing planned and corrective maintenance.
  • Support plant outages and is available during off hours as necessary to support the success of the facility.
  • Will progress through the operating training at Devon and qualify as a Maintenance Operator.
  • This position requires shift operations duties and will be rolled onto a shift as required by business needs


  • Three years of experience in a related instrument field.
  • Thorough knowledge of power generation unit instrumentation.
  • Ability to troubleshoot instrument problems and make recommendations.
  • Must successfully pass the NRG Skills Assessment exam
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Associates Degree in a related field.
  • Previous Utility Level Power Plant I&C experience.  Navy I&C/ Electronics Tech may substitute experience for the right candidate



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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