Solar Field Maintenance

Date:  May 14, 2024

Nipton, CA, US, 92364

Company:  NRG

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Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Oversee the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of plant equipment.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, test, calibrate, repair, and install equipment, specialized sensors, controllers, meters, cable, computers, PLCs, calibration cameras, IR cameras and any device associated with instrumentation and/or control.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and/or communication systems, subsystems and devices generally accepted methods, use instruction manuals and experience to determine the root cause of malfunctions.  Reports the cause of the malfunction to the appropriate supervisor and takes appropriate corrective actions.
  • Perform corrective maintenance as directed and/or required.
  • Test and locate faults on control and power circuits, communication circuits, current transformers and similar devices on AC and DC circuits.
  • Design, install and test various electrical equipment upgrades, including programming PLC and sensors associated with solar energy.
  • Work with specialized software to manipulate, troubleshoot, provide maintenance, and return to service, equipment, and sensors within the solar field.
  • Provide training, when needed, to contracted personnel on site.
  • Troubleshoot plant equipment to resolve operational problems.
  • Assist in providing skill enhancement training to other personnel.
  • Assist maintenance personnel in performance of maintenance activities to include use of tools, equipment and Company vehicles.
  • Control Lock-out / Tag-out events with a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures to ensure equipment and or systems are safe to be worked utilizing RedTag Pro software.
  • Operate natural gas pipeline valves to ensure the proper alignment is established and maintained for the safety of the general public and plant personal.
  • Regularly inspect the integrity of the Natural Gas Pipeline, to include system pressure, unit pressure, liquid level, heater operation, above ground piping, valves, flanges, pigging sending and receiving stations. Wildlife, vegetation and soil condition are also to be closely monitored, as required by DOT Regulations.
  • Inspect the natural gas cathodic protection system to ensure the pipe insulation maintains its integrity, utilizing a multi-meter, and a RFIT Insulation Tester.  
  • Perform gas pipeline purging to ensure the safe removal of all gas in the pipeline, rendering it safe for maintenance, modifications or repair.








  • Knowledge of the principles of electrical and mechanical theory related to the operation of steam station equipment.
  • Thoroughly understands station solar fields and how they apply to all unit operations.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all applicable safety rules, regulations, emergency procedures, environmental regulations and procedures as they apply to the work site.  
  • Proficient in basic computer functions including but not limited to MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must have an exceptional ability to record and track equipment fault and failure data for historian and warranty purposes.
  • Ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to perform flow, pressure, and meter calculations and to solve problems related to control processes.
  • Knowledge of complex digital communication control systems; proper methods for troubleshooting, repairing control systems; proper and safe methods to clear equipment; safe use of tools; plant safety rules; reporting procedures and practices, maintenance procedures and practices; electrical and mechanical prints.
  • General understanding of electrical power generation.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic, electrical, and mechanical equipment and their maintenance methods and practices.
  • Thorough understanding of Cathodic protection, to ensure the integrity of the underground piping system remains intact and functioning properly. 





  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical operating problems.
  • Lead by example, at all times in complete control of the plant in a safe, environmentally sound, efficient, and professional manner.   
  • Operation of computers, printers, digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, and various hand tools. Ability to utilize the personal computer in applications for spreadsheets, database activities, word processing, and troubleshooting the plants solar field control equipment, troubleshooting PLC Systems and network infrastructure.
  • Ability to operate Company vehicles and equipment and maintain operating licenses and certifications, valid Driver’s License required.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematic diagrams, procedures, and technical manuals.
  • Communicate conditions of plant system and equipment to others.
  • Discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from control panel.
  • Take, record, and analyze readings of various electrical and mechanical meters. Have a good understanding of operating procedures, environmental and safety rules and regulations, and first aid procedures.
  • Able to use test equipment for the detection and repair of faulty instrument and control devices.
  • Able to interpret and follow technical instructions furnished in oral, written, diagrammatic and schedule form.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, electrical diagrams, technical manuals, and logic diagrams.
  • Apply knowledge of steam power plant operations and basic power plant principles to daily decision-making and work tasks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully function as a member of a team and to effectively communicate orally and in writing.




  • Minimum high school diploma.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals such as electrical measurements, control circuits, hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Basic knowledge of operational characteristics of equipment and associated control devices installed in power facilities.
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in a power plant or related industry.


Physical Requirements


  • Employee may be required to work long periods at a computer terminal.
  • Employee may be required to work rotating shifts. Employee will be required to work overtime.
  • Employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes but not limited to: fire resistant uniforms, steel-toed EH rated work boots, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, fall protection and other job specific PPE.
  • Employee may be required to lift up to 35 pounds, climb stairs and ladders, work at high elevations and in extreme weather conditions both hot and cold.



Please Note:  The salary range for this role is $73,120.00 - $131,640.00. 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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