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