DOD Skillbridge - Plant Operator Trainee

Date:  Jan 9, 2022


Company:  NRG

Military service members and veterans are an important part of the NRG team, and reflective of our overall support of military hiring initiatives. We recognize military personnel bring valuable experience and attributes such as leadership, adaptability, a strong work ethic, integrity, and commitment. Here at NRG, we partner with diverse organizations to ensure we attract, recruit, and employ veterans as part of our workforce. Through our Patrol to Power program, NRG and the DOD help transitioning military personnel enter into the workforce and provide valuable experience and skills to the energy industry.



Job Summary


Operator trainees operate and monitor auxiliary equipment and systems which support the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound production of electricity.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate, inspect, and monitor in a safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound manner power plant equipment (i.e. Boiler / Furnace equipment, Turbine/Generator and its associated auxiliary equipment, Fuel Systems, Plant Auxiliary Systems includes valves, pumps, blowers, Environmental Control Process equipment, and Water Treatment Systems)
  • Observe variations in operating conditions and interpret meter and gauge readings to troubleshoot plant equipment to resolve operational problems
  • Monitor and record data available through the use of various instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems and other monitoring devices onto shift logs as directed by plant operational procedure
  • Perform safety related duties such as accepting work authorizations, hot work permits, confined space entry permits, etc
  • Must operate the plant and do so 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 personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvements


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Four (4) years’ experience in plant operations or as a utility field operator or industrial process operator or four years military experience operating equipment such as engines, generators, boilers, mechanical and electrical auxiliaries, fuel, or chemical and water systems
  • Candidates must receive a rating of “Recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid Driver’s License required

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

Official description on file with Human Resources

Nearest Major Market: Houston