Shift Team Lead

Date:  Nov 8, 2023

Marshall, TX, US, 75670

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary: 

The Shift Team Lead/Lead Control Room Operator shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing daily plant operations and maintenance performed by the operations group while on shift. Responsible for training, directing, and coordinating plant personnel, administering, and overseeing adherence to plant safety, operation and administrative programs and procedures.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Understands and adheres to all plant safety guidelines and procedures.  Strives to maintain an injury free environment.
  • Oversees the plant process and electrical distribution through plant distributive control system (DCS) and other process control devices.
  • Monitors the operation and performance of the facility while on shift. Takes appropriate action when necessary to ensure compliance of safety, efficiency, environmental and administrative guidelines.
  • Assists in scheduling daily maintenance actions, plant configuration changes and varying power generation levels.
  • Oversees boiler and cooling water quality testing and makes corrections to the process as necessary.  Chemical handling is required.
  • Identifies problems with plant equipment and clearly communicates the conditions associated with these problems to the plant maintenance group.
  • Oversees the performance of plant personnel performing required daily operations activities. Directs the activities of plant operators as necessary to support the overall plant operation.
  • Assist in budget planning and control.
  • Participates in plant training and qualification program.
  • Becomes Systems Expert in several areas of plant operations and develops and maintains procedures for those areas and serves as resources to others.
  • Coordinates Lock out Tag Out.
  • Operates all plant equipment as needed, including Combustion Turbines, Steam Turbines BOP and associated control systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions:

  • Power Plant Operations
  • Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, workload, and plant conditions.
  • Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas and elevations up to 150 feet.
  • Work in all temperatures and climatic conditions.  Some temperatures can be extreme.
  • Work in confined spaces, some requiring the use of respirator protective equipment.
  • Performance of duties requires response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week and working irregular shifts.
  • Substantial footwear must be worn in accordance with the current Safety Shoe Policy.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Power Plant Technology, Process Technology, Instrumentation/Controls, Industrial Electronics or related field or equivalent education and/or experience
  • 5 years power generating facilities or process plant experience OR 5 years of leadership experience in an industrial environment.
  • Successful completion of Control Room Operations Training Program.
  • Valid Driver’s License.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of power plant experience
  • Control room operator experience


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate skills in the use of tools, test equipment and calibration equipment.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity, and mathematics.
  • Knowledge of distributed control and electrical distribution, turbine, generators, boilers, water treatment and auxiliary equipment. 
  • Knowledge of the kinds and types of equipment installed derived through a combination of hands-on experience and formal training performed in the manufacturer’s factory and/or at the jobsite.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to frequently climb ladders; enter confined spaces; climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders and walkways at elevations of 80 feet and more; crawl to the through confined areas; correctly wear and work using air purifying respirator; lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions and 50 pounds from the floor to the waist.
  • This job requires the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and to see, hear, walk and talk effectively. 
  • Must be able to visually read and respond to computer-generated data, instrumentation, gauges, readouts, and variations in color.
  • Must have manual dexterity required to operate keyboards, pushbuttons, dials, valves and mechanical-actuating devices.
  • Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air purifying respirators, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.).
  • Must be able to wear an air purifying respirator and use other safety equipment as required.  
  • Work with hazardous materials may be required


Please Note:  Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and consistent with the job location’s market pay rate.

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

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