Fuel Yard Technician

Date:  Jun 30, 2024

OSCEOLA, AR, US, 72370

Company:  NRG

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Job Summary:

  • Plum Point Energy Station is a 670 net MW coal-fired power plant located approximately 50 miles north of Memphis near Osceola, Arkansas.  The Fuel Yard Technician is responsible for safely operating and maintaining plant support equipment and for monitoring coal handling equipment and making adjustments and repairs as needed.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain all plant mobile equipment, including but not limited to bull dozer, scraper front-end loader, locomotive, tractor, forklift, mobile crane and Fuel Yard Technician truck.
  • Operate and maintain the coal handling, lime unloading and ash disposal processes and ensure permit compliance.
  • Operate and monitor plant wastewater system, chemical injection and discharge systems to ensure permit compliance with town and state permits. 
  • Unload coal trains using the locomotive and coal unloading equipment. 
  • Operate the bulldozer and scraper on various grades to effectively manage an active coal pile.
  • Coordinate on site rail operations and unloading with plant management and the railroad.
  • Perform all building and grounds maintenance and maintain housekeeping standards in all assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Complete Fuels training within one year.
  • Works in cooperation with the operations department on matters pertaining to the daily operation of the plant.
  • Assist other plant personnel as required to support plant operations.


Working Conditions:

  • Normal power plant environment including working around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Position requires 12 hour day and night shifts (rotating shift work) with weekend and holiday work and overtime hours.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (gloves, respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear protection, chemical suits, etc.)


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Two years’ experience with operating industrial or excavating equipment (i.e., forklifts, overhead cranes, front end loader and bull dozer).
  • Must have a valid driver's license.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be safety and environmentally conscientious.
  • Must possess good oral and written communications skills.
  • Team skills are a must.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Operate from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision.
  • Perform duties independently with only general direction given. 
  • Make decisions within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines. 
  • Execute on recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.
  • Perform work in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, and in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. 
  • Effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow plant employees relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance.
  • Provide suggestions for plant improvements. 
  • Perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio.
  • Has the responsibility to both the customer and co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.


Physical Requirements:

  • Work on feet for 12 hour periods.
  • Routine lifting of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.
  • Ability to discern assorted colors.



Please Note:  Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience.

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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