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NRG Energy, Inc. Instrument Mechanic in PEKIN, Illinois

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Job Summary:

Working together under general supervision inspect, clean, 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, diagnose and troubleshoot problems with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic control systems; safe control and operation of plant equipment, within limits, for maximum efficiency and output; is a member of the station’s fire brigade or acts as station fire guide for outside fire departments; 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; perform all activities in a high quality manner to achieve best industry practice; perform general cleaning and housekeeping duties; interact with station personnel, contractors, and others to perform instrument mechanic functions; respond to overtime requests as needed; handle special assignments; and perform related work as required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

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

  • Inspect, maintain, clean, calibrate, replace, and repair electrical and mechanical instruments and controls.

  • Inspect, clean, maintain, adjust, calibrate, and repair such instruments as manometers, gauges, flow meters, thermometers, air operated control valves, and other mechanical instrument and control devices.

  • Read, interpret, and implement technical information found in manufacturers and OEM technical manuals, electrical and mechanical P &IDs, and operating and maintenance procedures.

  • Test electronic equipment and replace defective components.

  • Prepare work permits and administer the SAFE Access to Plant, or similar systems, as it applies to the equipment under the control of the Instrument Mechanic.

  • Request the ordering of replacement parts and other necessary supplies.

  • Test electronic circuits.

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

  • Prepare work orders and input data into work history file.

  • Operate forklifts and other mobile equipment as required.

  • Maintain equipment repair history in MIMS and other technology based computer systems.

  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain and enhance skills required to perform all Instrument Mechanic duties and assist in the training of others.

  • Assist other job classifications as may be required.

Minimum Requirements:

High School degree or equivalent education

Preferred Qualifications:

Two year EET Degree or EAS Electronic Automated Systems Degree or equivalent, journeymen level experience and knowledge of Bailey, Loveland, Allen Bradley, Westinghouse WDPF or similar systems strongly preferred.

Additional Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills and possess a demonstrated ability to learn.

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.

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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