Chemical Technician II

Date:  May 26, 2023


Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


Duties & Responsibilities

      Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicates technical information on the condition of plant chemical-related processes/equipment to management and other technical personnel.
  • Supports chemical-related troubleshooting activities on power plant systems and equipment.
  • Ensures Company resources are used in a cost-effective manner.
  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Operates lab equipment and performs chemical analysis and calculations
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them.
  • Collects process and environmental samples to support plant production and regulatory compliance.
  • Collects data and monitors performance of plant chemical treatment systems.
  • Supports chemical cleaning activities if required.
  • Maintains proper QA/QC documentation.
  • Obtain and maintain TCEQ water license for potable water sampling.
  • Maintains chemical inventories as needed.


Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment and/or out of doors work environment.  (Including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures, and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations).
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle, Texas Driver’s License.
  • Work overtime as required including nights, weekends, holidays.
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, gloves, etc.)          
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 college hours in Chemistry and 2 years of power plant chemical experience OR 4 years of industrial / chemical plant experience.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle and a valid Driver’s License.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work overtime as required including nights, weekends, and holidays.


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of chemistry principles, laboratory techniques, and lab equipment operation.
  • Ability to understand the effects of chemical analysis results on plant operations.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Ability to operate process systems.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software applications to enter and evaluate data and create reports.



  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written).
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions.
  • Ability to use basic math and algebra to perform calculations.
  • Ability to read, create and follow written procedures and technical documents.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Ability to connect and disconnect equipment and perform minor adjustments on lab equipment.


Physical Requirements

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Requires lifting up to 50 pounds to perform duties and responsibilities



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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