NAES Corporation Chemistry Technician - Sandy Creek in Riesel, Texas


NAES Corporation is seeking a Chemistry Technician for the Sandy Creek Energy Station.

Sandy Creek is a 900 megawatt coal-fired power plant located in Riesel, Texas. Consisting of one IHI supercritical pulverized coal boiler, one Toshiba steam turbine generator and Alstom air-quality control systems equipment, it is one of the largest new coal plants in the U.S., able to generate electricity for more than 900,000 Texas homes and businesses. The plant utilizes Powder River Basin coal.

About NAES: We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in financial advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance and technical support to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

We operate more than 120 power plants throughout the U.S. and in five other countries, spanning all technologies and providing over 33GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power and industrial processing plants.



The Chemistry Technician maintains all project water/steam chemistry within specified limits. The Chemistry Technician carries out all routine water chemistry sampling and analysis, and operates water treatment equipment.


Performs technical and analytical services essential to assure the safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally compatible operations of a fossil fuel power plant.

Performs and analyzes samples of condensate, feedwater, sewage, wastewater, bearing cooling, steam systems, coal and coal ash.

Operates and maintains water treatment project for production of demineralized water and service water.

Operates and maintains condensate polishing demineralization equipment.

Performs analytical testing and monitoring of project effluents.

Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment and instrumentation.

Maintains bulk chemical and laboratory supplies inventory.

Performs environmental inspections and completes required documentation.

Performs other related duties as directed.

Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant chemistry manual and all technical references, prints, diagrams and preventive/predictive maintenance records associated with water treatment equipment.

Report any abnormal or irregular conditions that develop during the progress of the work and take corrective measures within the scope of operating instructions.

Assist maintenance personnel during the shutdown of any water treatment system.


Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing, routine lifting up to 50 pounds, and cleanup work. Required Fire Retardant (FR) clothing is supplied. 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 may require extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and project conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.

All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the project.


Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field is preferred.

Experience in water treatment, power plant, or chemical industry is preferred (1 - 3 years).

Knowledge of chemistry analytical procedures, laboratory techniques, on-line chemistry monitoring equipment and state-of-the-art laboratory analyzers is preferred.

General knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance requirements.

Computer Skills: MS Word, Excel and Power Point.

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

Requisition Number: 17-0231

Post Date: 7/17/2017

Title: Chemistry Technician - Sandy Creek


City: Riesel

State: TX