Planner & Outage Scheduler

Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Nipton, CA, US, 92364

Company:  NRG

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Job Summary:

The Scheduler / Planner (Outage) position is intended for an individual with extensive experience and advanced subject matter knowledge in Power Plant maintenance and scheduling/planning of maintenance activities. This knowledge can be gained through prior experience or a combination of college/technical training and experience.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Promote safety by assuring that all safety rules and regulations are followed including the coordination and supervision of equipment isolation and tagging procedures.


  • Communicate and lead in accordance with company vision and core values. Strong competencies in communication, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Develop and draft written maintenance plans (PM’s) for the plant.
  • Conduct outage and or weekly maintenance scheduling while helping establish plant maintenance priorities in accordance with Plant Operations’ needs.


  • Determine and schedule necessary resources using Primavera P6, PasTA, SAP e.g. supplies, materials, parts, and special tools or equipment required to perform maintenance inspections and/or work.
  • Interpret technical manuals, sketches, prints, instructions, manufacturer’s data and equipment history records while incorporating the applicable information in developing maintenance plans.
  • Track and update schedule daily, communicate updates to Stakeholders, provide daily reports, and integrate Field Change Requests into schedule updates
  • Provide Schule Look-Ahead and resource histograms. Have a strong ability to provide man-power forecasts.


  • Plan work. Includes costing, manpower and time estimates, and re-evaluates estimates to reflect changing job requirements and prepares job sequence requirements for major plant projects and for specific maintenance work.
  • Be able to produce concise schedule variance reports based on approved Key Performance Metrics.
  • Provide Primavera P6 training to other planners as part of personnel development.
  • Lead schedule review meetings with various Stakeholders in Engineering, Operations, Corporate Outage Team, and Contractors. Ensure critical path activities are optimized and WBS defined while consulting with the key stakeholders.
  • Identify and resolve schedule conflicts.
  • Analyze and update SAP on actual versus estimated time, equipment, and manpower requirements.
  • Establish and validate estimates for recurring maintenance work using historical knowledge and leveraging the experience of peers and Supervisors.
  • Be able to establish a working relationship with OEMs to address matters concerning the servicing, assembly, or maintenance of equipment.
  • Initiate / update notifications, work orders, BOM’s, PM’s and support all assigned work (including major scheduled or forced outages planning and execution) and participate in developing weekly plans
  • Coordinate with Procurement and vendors to request/receive information and to expedite the approval of documents and the delivery of materials.
  • Collateral duties and special projects as assigned by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Support the implementation of NRG policies and procedures.
  • Develop and assist others in the development of technical / engineered work packages.
  • Fill in for the Planner, Outage Coordinator, Maintenance Supervisor, or Maintenance Manager when needed.
  • Participate in spare parts optimization initiatives, criticality ranking, and development of maintenance strategies.
  • 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. This may at times involve working night shift hours and/or weekends.
  • Able to perform occasional travel to Corporate locations and other company plants
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, earplugs, fall protection etc.)
  • Requires working around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals.
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.



Minimum Requirements:


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 5 years’ experience in maintenance planning and scheduling
  • 2-3 years of experience working with SAP or other CMMS programs
  • Successful candidates must receive a rating of Recommended on the NRG Pre-employment Assessment test.
  • Determine and schedule necessary resources using Primavera P6, PasTA, SAP e.g. supplies, materials, parts, and special tools or equipment required to perform maintenance inspections and/or work.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in a related field
  • 5-7 years of working experience in power plants
  • Project Management certification is considered a plus







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