NRG Energy, Inc
TX, US 3 weeks ago

NRG Energy, Inc



$38,500-$78,000 / YEAR

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Job Summary: 

The responsibility of the Mechanic is to maintain and repair various types of mechanical components in a Power Plant environment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Practice safe methods and procedures for personal protection, protection of fellow workers, and protections of the public per OSHA regulations.
  • Use precision measuring tools and hand tools (i.e. drills, screwdrivers) necessary to troubleshoot and maintain devices and systems for the power plant.
  • Apply knowledge of the operation of a modern electric generating station, including gas turbine operation, Heat Recovery Steam Generation (HRSG) units and Balance of Plant (BOP) equipment.
  • Apply knowledge of Federal, State, and Company environmental guidelines.
  • Tag Out/Lock Out equipment per NRG Energy’s Tag Out/Lock Out procedure.
  • Communicate condition of equipment and status of jobs to the O&M Manager, operator and other craft personnel and outside service representatives.
  • Interpret instruction manuals, blueprints, and control system drawings for the purpose of applying knowledge to daily tasks.
  • Complete all written and electronic records (i.e. work orders, calibration sheets, time cards, material requests using SAP) required to document the work in progress as well as completed work.
  • Continually update knowledge of plant systems and instrumentation.
  • Make decisions about how best to repair equipment and what resources (tools, time, and equipment) are needed.
  • Assist in providing skill enhancement training to other personnel.
  • Work and assist NRG employees as well as contractors within various crafts and skill sets.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or out-of-doors power plant work environment.
  • Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas and elevations up to 150 feet.
  • Work in all temperatures and climate conditions.  Some temperatures can be extreme.
  • Work in confined spaces, some requiring the use of respirator protective equipment.
  • Performance of duties requires response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week and working irregular shifts.
  • Work with and around various materials and chemicals (i.e. asbestos, silica, fiberglass, ammonia, hydrazine, lead, chlorine, PVC, Acetone, PCB’s, mercury), oil, grease, and various solvents.
  • Wear half- and full-face respirators while wearing various other protective devices (Established facial hair in the sealing area of a respirator is not permitted at any time).
  • Wear personal protective safety equipment (safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.) as required.
  • Contact lenses are not permitted except for specific medical reasons.
  • Work may require cross training and travel to other facilities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Four (4) years’ experience (including apprenticeship) of industrial mechanical maintenance experience in the repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of related power plant or machine shop equipment including inspection and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, fabricating and diagnostics.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required including but not limited to steel-toed boots, respirators, goggles, and safety glasses etc.
  • Must be able to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.
  • Must be able to discern assorted colors
  • Must possess a valid TWIC (Transpiration Workers Identification Card) Card or have the ability to attain one prior to date of hire.
  • Must receive a score of Recommended on the NRG Pre-Employment Assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and listening ability to communicate effectively with management, co-workers, clients, and vendors.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software.
  • Ability to install, maintain, test, inspect, troubleshoot and repair pumps and valves, bearings and shaft seals, sleeves, seats, and other miscellaneous parts used in generating station equipment.
  • Ability to perform preventive and corrective maintenance procedures on mechanical equipment including PdM activities.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understand mechanical & electrical control equipment and basic power plant equipment operation
  • Ability to provide direction and lead mechanical based outages
  • Able to perform testing, inspection, and repair on plant equipment
  • Ability to operate Company vehicles and equipment and maintain operating licenses and certifications
  • Ability and knowledge of how to operate hand and power tools and equipment
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Ability to work rotating shiftwork, holidays, weekends and overtime
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to interpret and apply instructions, specifications, blueprints, and procedures
  • Possess a valid jurisdictional driver's license
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and time management skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet stringent deadlines
  • Ability to perform work both indoors and outdoors, requiring continuous physical activity, sometimes of a strenuous and stressful nature
  • Ability to work in enclosed vessels or confined spaces
  • Ability to use various hand/power driven and hydraulic tools and machinery
  • Ability to use arms, legs, feet, and hands in a fully coordinated manner
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend, twist, kneel, crawl, pull/push and lift up to 50 pounds, stand, walk and squat for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work on or around energized electrical equipment
  • Ability to work at elevated heights including scaffolding
  • Ability to work alone in remote areas
  • Ability to work in areas with limited lighting
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures ranging from very cold to very hot
  • Possess good hearing and vision
  • Ability to work in areas that may be noisy and dirty
  • Ability to wear a respirator and other job related personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to meet (on an annual basis) appropriate physical evaluations identified by NRG as prerequisites to performing certain task and training activities
  • Perform routine cleaning of work area
  • Ability to operate forklift and man lift in a safe manner

Physical Requirements:

  • Climb steel structures, work from aerial devices, work on ladders, catwalks and supports at heights of up to150 feet using aerial man-lifts.
  • Work with hand tools (up to 10 pounds) in position above and below head and extended from body.
  • Lift and pull approximately 50 lbs. in standing, bending, and squatting positions.
  • Perform work in each of several positions including lying on back, kneeling and crawling, twisting and squatting, and reaching over head.
  • Discern colors.


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  

Official description on file with Human Resources.