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NRG Energy, Inc. Maintenance Mechanic in Nipton, California

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Maintain and repair various power plant mechanical equipment and their associated auxiliary components.

This position is at our Ivanpah Generating Station facility in Nipton, CA approximately 30 - 40-minute drive from Las Vegas Strip.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain, test, inspect and repair generating station equipment such as, boilers, turbines, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, vessels and a variety of utility vehicles.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical failures and provide recommendations and findings to supervisor.

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance plans on mechanical equipment.

  • Replace packing in pumps and valves, bearings, shaft seals, sleeves, seats and other miscellaneous parts used in plant equipment.

  • Remove and replace insulation materials on pumps, heaters, tanks, turbines, lines, valves, etc.

  • Clean pipes and perform other plumbing and pipe fitting tasks.

  • Set up rigging for installing/removing equipment.

  • Specify and/or order proper materials for job completion.

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and identify parts and spares requirements.

  • Ability to use such hand tools as torque / manual wrenches, screwdrivers, sledgehammers, micrometers, calipers, torque wrenches, and other precision devices.

  • Complete required records and document work performed.

  • Recognize safety hazards and follow safety guidelines.

  • Knowledgeable of environmental rules and regulations and effectively apply them to all work situations.

  • Assist in providing skill enhancement training to other personnel.

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with management and other personnel

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to perform basic mathematics to calculate measurements and computations needed for repair and maintenance of power plant equipment.

  • Knowledge of rotating equipment and knowledge of general maintenance activities and procedures including ultrasonic greasing, performance of oil changes, vibration monitoring, etc.

  • Ability to operate Company vehicles and equipment (e.g. forklift, man-lift, crane, etc.) and maintain operating licenses and certifications.

  • Ability to operate machine shop equipment such as drill presses, lathes and boring mills.

  • Ability to lift, carry and position such items as large chain falls, slugging wrenches and various equipment (can weigh up to 50 lbs.)

  • Ability to climb ladders to rig heavy chainfalls, use air impact wrenches, heavy equipment and parts in awkward positions, swing various weights of sledgehammers, stoop and bend to reach valves, pull on chainfalls and comealongs.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Verifiable training in the proper use of laser alignment equipment, HyTorc (or similar) equipment, and standard Millwright training is a bonus.

  • Training and expertise in the use of portable vibration monitoring equipment is a plus.

  • Completion of Journeyman-level Millwright or Mechanic training program preferred.


Five (5) years 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.


Outdoor environment at generating plant work locations includes:

  • Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas and elevations up to 450 feet.

  • Work in all temperatures and climatic conditions. Some temperatures can be extreme.

  • Performance of duties requires response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week and working irregular shifts.

  • Daily work expectation requires ability to perform tasks by walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, shoveling, climbing, and in positions above and below head, and extended from body to complete repairs.

Plant Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Must be able to pass a company physical exam.

  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid driver's license is required.

  • Power plant environment. Work environment includes working out of doors, working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations. Work in all temperatures and climate conditions. Some temperatures can be extreme.

Please Note: The salary range for this role is $84,000. $152,640. 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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