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NRG Energy, Inc. Manager, Industrial Health & Safety in JEWETT, Texas

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Job Summary:

This position provides leadership, necessary support, and tools for industrial health and safety programs within a power generating facility. This position is also responsible for ensuring the safety and health programs are effectively integrated into and aligned with the overall business strategy.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Plans, directs, and manages the safety programs and policies under senior management direction.

  • Manages all safety related activities associated with subcontracting of vendors for services and equipment.

  • Reviews and incorporates, as appropriate, safety and health standards originated by OSHA.

  • Must keep fully informed on all existing and proposed changes in OSHA regulations, protective equipment requirements and site permit related requirements.

  • Conducts audits of safety programs at the facility and identifies and controls loss producing exposures.

  • Conducts investigations of accidents at the operating site.

  • Evaluates performances of program activities and provides summary report to plant management.

  • Develops and implements record keeping and investigation procedures for occupational injuries and illness.

  • Develops and conducts emergency preparedness and safety training programs.

  • Responsible for making recommendations and presentations to plant management based on accepted safety methodology.

  • Develops and evaluates personnel within the scope of the job responsibility.

  • Maintain personal technical expertise in applicable safety legislation, regulation, technology, and controls.

  • Organize work of personnel within functional area to maximize effective use of resources.

  • Make decisions regarding appropriate division of day-to-day work among NRG staff and consultant resources.

  • Be accountable for results in a specific functional area, including the work of all employees in the functional area organization.

  • Foster a work environment in which employees are provided with challenges, development opportunities, and the tools and resources to be successful.

  • Manages activities and provides leadership direction to management, professional, technical and support personnel of the unit.

  • Work with the established teams and processes to support, facilitate and supplement existing regional and plant compliance efforts.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or outdoor work environment. (Including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures, and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations).

  • Work overtime and non-standard hours as required.

  • Requires occasional travel outside the business area.

  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, protective footwear, ear plugs, etc.)

  • Will required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Health and Safety (IH&S) or related discipline from an accredited college or university


  • and 5 years’ experience working in an industrial facility in an IH&S capacity.


  • A high school diploma and a minimum of 15 years FTE Safety in an industrial safety environment and Certificate(s) from a recognized organization like the National Safety Council.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant power generation industry experience, five (5) of which have been in a management capacity is preferred.

  • Incident investigation or Root Cause Analysis training is preferred.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively supervise, train and direct others (peers, employees, contractors/vendors).

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment in a unionized setting.

  • Knowledge of power plant processes and equipment.

  • Knowledge of plant operations and maintenance requirements.

  • Project management skills.

  • Employee relations skills, especially in a union environment.

Physical Requirements (Demand and Frequency):

  • Required to perform equipment inspections by climbing vertical ladders more than 20 feet and stairways more than 50 feet, using step stool, kneeling, bending, walking over uneven surfaces such as loose rock, open grating, up and down staircases.

  • The compartments where certain equipment may be located may exceed temperatures of 100 degrees F.

  • May be required to prepare and conduct training, including mentoring individuals one-on-one.

  • In conducting training, may be required to carry training materials, and to stand for extended periods of time,

  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, and to operate standard office equipment.

  • The position occasionally bends, stoops, reaches, pushes, and pulls drawers to retrieve file information and lifts and carries boxes that typically weigh less than 10 pounds.

  • This position may require some domestic travel.

Please Note: Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and consistent with the job location’s market pay rate

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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