NRG Energy, Inc. Plant Operator I in OSCEOLA, Arkansas
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Plum Point Energy Station is a 680 net MW coal-fired power plant located approximately 50 miles north of Memphis near Osceola, Arkansas. The Plant Operator is responsible for monitoring the status of all plant systems and equipment on a continuous basis.
Responds to alarms by taking appropriate corrective actions and executes plant shutdown and start-up procedures as required
Assures that the plant meets its generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, testing, inspection, and maintenance of all equipment related to an electrical generation facility
Operates equipment safely and with the intent to minimize risk to personnel and equipment
Operates/maintains plant equipment at maximum operating efficiency
Contributes to plant profitability by eliminating wasted materials and supplies and maintaining high productivity
Performs necessary maintenance activities
Writes and maintains equipment logs, operational logs, and other reports as required in a clear professional manner
Maintains readings, records and reports
Participates in daily preventative, scheduled and corrective maintenance activities in a safe, effective, and timely manner
Provides assistance with plant clean-up and housekeeping activities as required
Establishes good working relations with teammates, team leaders, plant technical experts, and engineers
Operates station vehicles such as forklifts, trucks, overhead cranes, and mobile cranes
Reviews instruction manuals and develops troubleshooting procedures for equipment
Reports upset conditions or other anomalies in plant status to the Shift Supervisor
Make entries in the Operating Log and approve and issue Tag outs as required
Receive and respond to electrical, steam and fuel dispatcher's orders and requests
Perform emergency operations to maintain electric service and safeguard station equipment
Provide direction to Auxiliary Plant Operators to effect changes in plant conditions and chemistry
May also give direction to maintenance personnel on matters pertaining to plant operations
Performs other duties as required
Operate from established and well-known procedures under general directions and minimum supervision
Make decisions within prescribed operating and causality procedures and guidelines
Execute on recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm
Has authority to control the operation of the plant, and must always do so in a safe manner resulting in no accidents and in compliance with all environmental permits
Effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow plant personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvements
Perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio
Has the responsibility to both the customer and co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer’s needs are being met
Working Conditions :
Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.)
Work with hazardous materials may be required
Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, workload and plant conditions
"On call" status will periodically be required
Some overnight travel required
Rotating shift work is required
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Two (2) years’ experience in plant operations or a related field required.
Candidates must receive a rating of “Recommended” on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills Assessment.
Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid Driver’s License required.
- Associate Degree in a technical field desirable.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledgeable of and adheres to all safety procedures including lock-out/tag-out and the use of personal protective equipment
Ability to read, understand and respond to written instructions and logbook notations
Understands and follows regulatory requirements
Demonstrates ability to use plant drawings, blueprints, and manuals
Demonstrates knowledge of equipment layout and plant systems
Work on feet for 12-hour periods
Frequent stair and ladder climbing
Routine lifting of 50 pounds
Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals
Ability to discern assorted 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/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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