Shift Supervisor

Date:  Jan 29, 2024


Company:  NRG

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Job Summary: 


Assumes overall operational management and responsibility for an operational shift.  Supervises and directs personnel in the conduct of required work activities.   Operates the units safely, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner and complies with all federal and state regulations. Takes direct action to correct abnormal situations and in the event of an emergency, maintains conditions to preserve plant integrity and provide for personnel safety.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Promotes productivity and teamwork in assigned area with open communication, timely decision making, and use of personal leadership skills to set high standards of performance while providing the direction necessary to achieve that performance
  • Promotes and supports the development of technical, leadership, and business skills of employees to carry out responsibilities in a competitive environment
  • Provides regular feedback to employees on their performance to allow them to capitalize on their strengths and focus on opportunities for improvement
  • Demonstrates behavior that encourages and rewards employee involvement, innovative thinking, adaptation to change, responsible risk taking, customer focus, and continuous improvement
  • Ensures development and implementation of assigned area goals, objectives, and initiatives
  • Supports and emphasizes importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance
  • Reviews performance with customers/clients and addresses opportunities for improvement
  • Ensures all Company resources are utilized in a cost effective manner, estimates resource requirements, monitors expenditures, and reports on performance of assigned area
  • 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
  • Coordinates unit operations and maintenance activities
  • Coordinates and communicates with dispatching, maintenance and other organizations
  • Coordinates emergency response efforts (i.e. hurricane preparedness and staffing, environmental spill response, etc.)
  • Maintains working relationships with employees consistent with personnel policies and procedures and with the principles of the bargaining unit Agreement
  • Assigns priority for maintenance work


Working Conditions:


  • Normal office environment and/or power plant environment
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours, including rotating shifts, as required
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals 
  • Open office environment.


Minimum Requirements:


  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or a related discipline COMBINED with 4 years of operations experience at a utility level power plant.
  • In lieu of degree, must have a High School Diploma COMBINED with 8 years of operations experience at utility level power plant.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience leading/supervising power plant employees, including bargaining unit employees
  • Comprehensive knowledge of power plant systems and operations


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • 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
  • Knowledge of the bargaining unit Agreement
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations


In addition to the NRG core behavioral competencies, demonstrates the following:

  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others,  and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost effective manner
  • Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
  • Seeks and understands the customer/client’s needs and  focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations
  • Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
  • Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound
  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior, as well as the performance of assigned employees 


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 wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  •    Requires operation of a personal computer
  •    Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities


Please Note:  Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement covering this position.

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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