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NRG Energy, Inc. PPT I/E in JOLIET, Illinois

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Job Purpose

Working together under general supervision install, inspect, maintain, and repair electrical equipment typically found at a power plant; diagnose malfunctions; determine and take corrective action to restore electrical or electronic equipment or systems to service. Conduct rounds and operate wastewater system components, including area runoff pumps, sump pumps and chemical feed system components. Collect water samples as required per NPDES permit requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect, maintain, dismantle, repair, test, alter, and reassemble such electrical and electronic equipment as motors, generators and related auxiliary equipment, circuit breakers, control equipment, relays, signals, power and light circuits, programmable logic controllers and other digital control instruments as manometers, gauges, flow meters, thermometers, air operated control valves, and other mechanical instrument and control devices, fiber optic systems, transformers, other power equipment.

  • Test and repair problems on high and low voltage electrical and electronic circuits and systems.

  • Locate and correct trouble in control systems and instruments of combustion equipment, turbines, chlorinators, water treatment systems and station auxiliary equipment.

  • Maintain drawings, records and technical manuals; prepare and interpret reports; work from written, computer based and oral instructions, blueprints, circuit diagrams, and specifications;

  • Be able to adjust, calibrate and repair a variety of instruments, gauges, digital and optical systems, flow meters, and transmitters

  • Write calibration procedures, interpret technical manuals, read electrical and mechanical blueprints, schematics, and preventive maintenance procedures and practices

  • Perform basic technical skills such as soldering, pipe fitting, and minor incidental welding.

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic control systems

  • Assist in the planning and layout of jobs including parts and equipment identification and ordering needed to complete the job.

  • Prepare work permits and administer the LOTO (Lock Out, Tag Out).

  • Instruct, train, and coordinate the work of employees responsible for electrical equipment.

  • Perform all activities in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental standards.

  • Utilize computer and other technology based work management systems as may be required in performing work duties.

  • Operate bridge cranes, forklifts, and other mobile equipment as required.

  • Clean electrical equipment, electrical equipment areas, and shop areas, as required.

  • Maintain generators and related auxiliaries; inspect and lubricate motors and controllers.

  • Disassemble and reassemble couplings and gearboxes, using alignment tools and other precision measuring tools.

  • Use technology based systems to plan work, order parts and materials, enter repair history and perform training.

  • Perform predictive and preventive maintenance activities and equipment performance analysis using diagnostic technologies and portable test equipment.

  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain and enhance skills required to perform all I & E Tech duties and assist in the training of others.

  • Assist other job classifications as may be required.

  • Prepare work orders and input data in work history (SAP).

  • Clean, paint, and lubricate equipment.

  • Maintain housekeeping standards in all areas of the plant as assigned.

  • Will be required to coordinate the work of others.

  • Respond to overtime requests as needed, handle special assignments, and perform related work as required



High School degree or equivalent education. An electronics or instrumentation degree or equivalent journeymen level experience and knowledge of Bailey, Loveland, Allen Bradley, Westinghouse WDPF or similar systems strongly preferred.


Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills and possess a demonstrated ability to learn. Prior power plant experience strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

This position is exposed to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, cold and hot temperatures and moderate to high noise levels. The position requires a person to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, walk, sit, stand and climb. This is a 24-hour, 7-day work environment, so the position may require overtime and may work a variety of shifts.

Management reserves the right to change, rescind, add, or delete the duties and responsibilities of positions within the job classification at any time.

Please Note: Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement covering this position.

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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