Maintenance Supervisor

Date:  Sep 16, 2021


Company:  NRG

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Job Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for leading all maintenance, repairs, inspections, calibration and troubleshooting of related power plant equipment and project activities and provides for and oversees coordination of all work in assigned area (s) or as directed with Plant Operations – work schedule coordination, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, start-up, etc.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive working knowledge of all equipment and systems residing in or related to assigned area(s).
  • Effectively employs work management system to provide for the timely preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance of all systems and equipment in assigned area(s).
  • Manage work backlog to deliver timely maintenance and maintain workforce productivity.
  • Lead / support emergency response efforts – weather events, fire, environmental spills, etc.
  • Ensures all Company resources are utilized in a cost-effective manner and estimates resource requirements.
  • Responsible for general housekeeping and cleanliness of assigned equipment and overall plant.
  • Responsible for collateral duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Responsible for communicating and leading in accordance with company vision and core values.
  • Assigns work and holds employees accountable for their performance.
  • Performs field inspections of job sites and work in progress.
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them.
  • Understands and consistently applies personnel policies and procedures and the principles of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Assesses risk, makes run-repair-replace recommendations and coordinates vendor selection for parts and services as required.


Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or power plant environment
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Requires operation of a personal computer
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, gloves, ear plugs, etc.)


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in power plant maintenance or Baccalaureate degree in an Engineering, Business, or related discipline from an accredited college or university, and 6 years of equivalent experience in related field.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid Driver’s License required.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong technical aptitude, capable of assessing equipment failure and directing workforce maintenance personnel to complete repairs.
  • Experience leading/supervising employees in a lead or head plant role.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • The candidate has a wide range of skills and experience, sufficient to teach workers from the apprentice level through the journeyman level.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations; committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound.
  • Knowledge of power plant systems and operations and comprehensive knowledge in the area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and personnel management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and standard business software.
  • Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Ability to understand and use work management systems.
  • Knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements.
  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior, as well as the performance of assigned employees.
  • Possess skills and experience sufficient to teach   workers from the apprentice level through the journeyman level.


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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