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NRG | Sandwich, MA
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Job Description

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary:


The Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical Planner is responsible for the development of detailed troubleshooting, repair and preventive maintenance plans for reference by the department supervisor and maintenance technicians.  Work planning would include identification of stock and non-stock parts, labor estimating and coordination of contractor support if needed.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop work packages including the identification of any stocked or non-stocked materials and contractor support that may be required.
  • Ensure Job Safety is embedded in every job plan.
  • Make field inspections and determine appropriate job work scopes.
  • Create, use, and maintain plant history and other technical files to include information in current job plans to anticipate and avoid job delays.
  • Evaluate job feedback to improve future work.
  • Develop job plan library.
  • Work with Supply Chain Management to monitor inventory levels, ensure reduction of slow moving inventory, add inventory for critical equipment or reliability imperatives, and achieve annual inventory goals.
  • Develop specifications for contracted work and work with Procurement Staff to solicit bids and select vendors
  • Management of small projects including development and oversight of project schedule and budget
  • Drive reliability improvement by application of lessons learned, key results indicators, post repair reviews, best maintenance practices, and technology implementation.
  • Maintains equipment hierarchies and parts lists within the CMMS.
  • Provide supervisory support in the absence of the department supervisor


Job Requirements




  • H.S. Diploma with 10+ years' experience in the power industry or a related field
  • Ability to develop budgets for CAPEX and O&M, provide detailed pre-outage estimates for planned outages and projects, provide detailed reports for tracking of outage progress, and detailed post outage reports.
  • Experience with computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Proficient with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems such as Maximo, SAP, Microsoft Project, PRIMAVERA, and other project management tools
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to determine equipment problems and appropriate solutions in swiftly developing job plans.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other personnel including operators, vendors, contractors, subordinates, peers, and superiors.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply information from files, drawings, catalogs, reports, and manuals.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.
  • Support extended work hours during periods of maintenance outages
  • Be willing and capable of receiving after hours calls for technical support or if needed on site assistance
  • Support occasional travel for training and or shop visits
  • Ability to maneuver continuously throughout plant to observe equipment.  Ability to walk, sit, stoop, squat, climb ladders and stairs, and lift and carry objects up to fifty pounds in weight.  Ability to perform simple grasping and fine finger manipulation of small objects.
  • Ability to work comfortably in confined spaces or exposed heights up to 250 feet with adequate protection.
  • Pro-active, self-managed, and ability to handle time - pressure based priorities which change frequently




  • Strong technical knowledge of power plant equipment, electrical systems, Instrumentation & Controls
  • Bachelor's or Associates degree in electrical, instrumentation, mechanical or marine engineering and 5+ years' experience in a technical field
  • Proficient with project network techniques including Programmed Evaluation Review Technique, Milestone Schedules, CPM, Gantt Schedules, scheduling with resource limitations, minimal spanning, shortest route, sensitivity analyses, and dynamic programming.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations involved in estimating and purchasing.
  • Utility Boiler Experience
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Mechanical, Instrument or Electrical certifications or demonstrated performance for the discipline applied for.


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.

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About NRG

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) is a wholesale power generation company. NRG is engaged in the ownership, development, construction and operation of power generation facilities, the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services, and the trading of energy, capacity and related products in the United States and select international markets. As of December 31, 2008, NRG had a total portfolio of 189 active operating generation units at 48 power generation plants, with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 24,005 megawatt, and approximately 550 megawatt under construction, which includes partners' interests of 275 megawatt. In addition, NRG has ownership interests in two wind farms representing an aggregate generation capacity of 270 megawatt, which includes partner interests of 75 megawatt. On April 28, 2008, NRG completed the sale of its 100% interest in Tosli Acquisition B.V. In May 2009, Reliant Energy, Inc. completed the sale of its Texas retail business to NRG.