Chemical Technician

Date:  Nov 11, 2023

OSCEOLA, AR, US, 72370

Company:  NRG

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The Chemical Technician maintains water/steam chemistry in specification at the plant.  The Chemical Technician carries out all routine water chemistry sampling and analysis, and operates water treatment equipment.




  • Performs technical and analytical services essential to assure the safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally compatible operations of a fossil fuel plant.


  • Performs and analyzes samples of condensate, feedwater, cooling tower makeup and discharge, wastewater discharge, bearing cooling and steam systems, coal and coal ash.


  • Operates and maintains pre-treatment (Clarifiers, Multimedia Filters) along with demineralization equipment (Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis, Mix Beds)


  • Performs analytical testing and monitor plant effluents.


  • Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment and instrumentation.


  • Maintains bulk chemical and laboratory supplies inventory.


  • Performs environmental sampling and inspections.


  • Performs other related duties as directed.


  • Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant chemistry manual and all technical references, prints, diagrams and preventive/predictive maintenance records associated with water treatment equipment.


  • Report any abnormal or irregular conditions that develop during the progress of the work and take corrective measures within the scope of operating instructions.


  • Assist maintenance personnel during the shutdown of any water treatment system.





The Chemical Technician operates from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision performing duties independently with only general direction given. The Chemical Technician encounters recurring work situations of moderate complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.  Decisions are made within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines.


The Chemical Technician must perform work in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, and in compliance with all environmental permits at all times.  The Chemical Technician must effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow operation and maintenance personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvements.  The Chemical Technician must perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio.




The Chemical Technician reports to the Chemistry Supervisor and may periodically receive direction from the Plant Manager, Engineering Manager or Operations Manager.




  • Physical requirements include:  working on feet for 12 hour periods, stair and ladder climbing, routine lifting 50 pounds, and heavy cleanup work. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.).  Work with hazardous materials may be required.


  • Position may require extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions.  "On call" status will periodically be required.




  • Bachelor of Science degree Biology, Chemistry or related field is preferred.
  • Experience in water treatment, power plant, or chemical industry is preferred.
  • (0 - 3 years) Knowledge of chemistry analytical procedures, laboratory techniques, on-line chemistry monitoring equipment and state-of-the-art laboratory analyzers is preferred.
  • General knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance requirements is preferred.  Computer Skills: MS Word, Excel and Power Point.


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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