Control Room Operator

Date:  Jul 22, 2024

OSCEOLA, AR, US, 72370

Company:  NRG

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!


  • Ensure all safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements are met while on watch.
  • Verify effective operation of the plant including Balance of Plant equipment as needed based on defined procedures.
  • Respond to abnormal conditions in accordance with established processes and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with plant operators, shift supervisors, and managers as required.
  • Communicate with dispatch and transmission operator when required.
  • Complete all required training and qualifications including Safety, Environmental, Regulatory, Plant Simulator, and BOP training.
  • Remain alert and ready to respond during routine and abnormal situations.
  • Available to work 12-hour rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. Some coverage will be required to fill scheduled and unscheduled time off.
  • Completion of extensive in-house training program to become Control Room Operator qualified.
  • Advanced computer skills are required, including DCS (Ovation) & MS Office Suite with the ability to collect and evaluate data. 


Minimum Requirements

  • High School degree or equivalent education
  • Basic computer knowledge and three to seven years of operating and/or maintenance experience preferably as a power plant operator or Control Room Operator or equivalent experience is strongly preferred.



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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Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis