NRG Energy, Inc. UTILITY OPERATOR in Abernathy, Texas

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_Major Areas of Responsibilities:_

  • Primary responsibility is to assist Operations Department and become familiar with Assistant Plant Operator duties. This may include:

o Opening and closing valves under direction as required for proper system operation and mechanical isolation.

o Completing operations training as required

  • Assist management with administrative duties as assigned. This may include:

o Organizing documentation

o Preparing schedules

o Obtain basic understanding of environmental regulations and assist EH&S Coordinator as needed.

  • Assists maintenance and operations employees with routine preventative and basic corrective maintenance as qualified and as directed. This may include:

o Tightening fittings, replacing valve packing, gaskets, valves, gauges, and cleaning or replacing other component parts as qualified and directed.

o Oiling and lubricating equipment.

  • Reads, understands, and complies with all plant safety and regulatory procedures.

  • Organizes and maintains technical manuals, including entering changes as they are requested.

  • Helps with organizing plant logs: prepares them for long term storage, and stores them in the facility warehouse. Recalls past logs as required.

  • Helps with blueprint and record organization.

  • Operates equipment such as the forklift, pickup truck, lifts, and portable carts/washers, in support of the above listed activities.

  • Performs additional duties that are assigned



  • Good quantitative skills.

  • Strong computerskills to include spreadsheets and wordprocessing.

  • Superiorinterpersonal skills.

  • Ability to learnquickly and work under pressure.

  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and quickly bringassignments to completion.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and to identify problems and solutions.

  • Team player; able to work with all levels of the organization.

  • Requires operation of motor vehicles. Must have valid state driver s license.


  • Minimum High School Diploma

  • 2 years experience in a power plant, oilfield or manufacturing environment. Preference will be given to individuals with power plant experience.

  • Successful candidates must receive a rating of Recommended on the NRG Pre-employment Assessment test.

Physical Conditions:

  • Power Plant Environment-Work both inside and outside in all temperatures and climate conditions in accordance with Heat Stress procedures. Around large rotating equipment, energized electrical equipment in high noise areas, and/or in confined places, on elevations in excess of 250 feet, or from platforms at heights of 5 feet or greater. Climb stairways, ladders, and work from aerial devices.

  • Must be prepared to work irregular or rotating shifts and respond to emergency callout 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • Ability to work in mentally stressful environments: must be able to react to crises where immediate action is required to correct or curtail potentially damaging or hazardous situations.

  • Daily work expectation requires ability to perform tasks by walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, shoveling, climbing, and working with hand tools (up to 25 pounds) in position above and below head, and extended from body to complete repairs.

  • Lift, carry, position and use tools and/or equipment (weighing up to 50 lbs.) in awkward positions, swing various weights of sledge hammers, stoop and bend to reach valves, pull on chain-falls or come-a-longs.

  • Ability to twist the body and neck while driving company vehicles or operating company equipment.

  • Performance of duties may cause frequent jarring of the body.

  • Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials (reference the waste management guidance manual).

  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required i.e.steel-toed boots, respirators, goggles, safety glasses etc.

  • Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.

  • Ability to discern assorted colors

This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this job at the Company's discretion

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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