Control Room Operator

Company Name:
NRG Energy
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This position is responsible for the operation a biomass-fired power plant in a safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally sound manner on a 24/7 schedule and is manned on a rotating shift basis. Power plant equipment includes boiler, turbine, fuel feed system, and auxiliary. This person is the operating authority outside of normal business hours.
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The safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally sound operation of power plant equipment from the Control Room including, boiler, steam turbine, generator, plant auxiliary equipment and systems during normal and emergency operation controlling flow of electrical energy.
Knowledgeable of environmental rules and regulations, and effectively apply them to all work situations.
Recognizes safety hazards and follows safety guidelines for personal protection, protection of fellow workers and the protection of the public.
Perform equipment isolation and tagging.
Assist in troubleshooting operational problems.
Apply knowledge of steam power plant operations and basic power plant principles to daily decision-making and work tasks.
Operate computers and printers.
Discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from operating system.
Work without supervision.
Perform preventive and minor maintenance of various plant equipmentMeet physical requirements of the job such as perform tasks while standing, walking, climbing and squatting.
Work with extended reach above head and in front of body and lift 50 pounds and carry while walking distances up to 10 feet.
Prior experience in the power generation operations and/or maintenance or an equivalent is desired.
Timely successful completion of Operator Training Program to include on-the-job training or equivalent experience.
Timely successful completion of Control Room Training Program
/Candidates must receive a rating of "Recommended" on the NRG Pre-Employment Skills //Assessment./
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Post-secondary education in the power generation field is desirable.
Knowledge/Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of steam power plant system operations and basic power plant principles.
Knowledge of and ability to operate various switches and valves and the effect each has on the total operation.
Ability to work without supervision while carrying out duties.
Ability to perform multiple task or assignments at the same time.
Ability to use a personal computer and associated software.
Ability to troubleshoot problems and make sound decisions to resolve them based on skill area knowledge of plant operations and equipment.
Ability to work successfully in a team environment to direct activities of others and provide job instructions.
Ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to perform flow, pressure and meter calculation.
Ability to operate computer systems to receive, analyze, comprehend and input data.
Ability to monitor, record, and analyze data available through the use of shift logs, instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems and other monitoring devices.
Ability to assist others in performance testing.
Ability to Tag Out/Lock Out equipment per NRG Tag Out/Lock Out procedure.
Ability to implement Plant Emergency Procedures as needed.
High energy, developed interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.
Ability to learn mechanical & electrical controls, equipment and power plant equipment operation.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic diagrams, procedures and technical manuals.
Electrical or mechanical aptitudeProblem solving skillsMaturity, professionalism and effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing with management and co-workers, on equipment, plant, or system conditions.
Working Conditions:
Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas, dusty areas and high elevations.
Work in all temperatures and climate conditions.
Some temperatures can be extreme.
Work in confined spaces, some requiring the use of respirator protective equipment.
Performance of duties requires working rotating shifts and response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
Emergency situations will require the use of respirator and climbing of stairs to reach safety shelters.
Established facial hair in the sealing area of a respirator is not permitted.
Reside within a reasonable distance from the facility in order to be available for call-outs and emergencies
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.
Official description on file with Human Resources

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