NAES Corporation Coal Yard Technician - Sandy Creek in Riesel, Texas


NAES Corporation is currently seeking an experienced Coal Yard Technician to join the team at 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.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.



The primary role of the Coal Yard Technician is to operate and maintain plant support equipment. Monitor coal handling equipment, making adjustments and repairs as needed. Monitor the plant waste water system and adjust as necessary to comply with town and state permits.


Operate and maintain all plant mobile equipment, including but not limited to bull dozer (Cat D-9), Scraper (Cat 657G) front-end loader, locomotive, tractor, forklift, mobile crane and Coal Yard Technician truck.

Operate and maintain the coal handling, lime unloading and ash disposal processes and ensure permit compliance.

Operate and monitor plant wastewater, chemical injection and discharge systems to ensure permit compliance.

Unload coal trains using the BNSF locomotive and coal unloading equipment. Operate the bulldozer and scraper on various grades to effectively manage an active coal pile.

Coordinate on site rail operations and unloading with plant management and the railroad.

Perform all building and grounds maintenance and maintain housekeeping standards in all assigned areas of responsibility.

Complete Fuels training within one year.

Assist other plant personnel as required to support plant operations.


Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each and every employee’s performance.


Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting up to 50 pounds. 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, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.

Position requires 12 hour day and night shifts (rotating shift work) with weekend and holiday work.

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.


Individual must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

Must have two years experience with operating, industrial or excavating equipment (i.e., forklifts, overhead cranes, front end loader and bull dozer).

Must be safety and environmentally conscientious and must possess good oral and written communications skills. Team skills a must.

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: 17-0263

Post Date: 8/9/2017

Title: Coal Yard Technician - Sandy Creek


City: Riesel

State: TX