Plant Engineer

NRG Energy, Inc. Millsboro , DE 19966

Posted 1 week ago

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices. Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge. Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!

Job Summary:

Provides technical support to the various station process groups to ensure safe and efficient plant operation. Conduct inspections, develop reports, and perform troubleshooting. Collect and trend plant operational data, analyze and make recommendations for improvement. Analyze systems to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective operation to maximize reliability and efficiency of electrical generation at the facility. Gather key plant operational data and formulate reports to present to key stake holders. Coordinate repair activities on power plant related systems. Assist in developing and/or reviewing quality plans in addition to monitoring and auditing supplier quality. Review equipment performance, applicable service bulletins, and operational history to develop immediate and long-range plans. Support various compliance assessments with outside entities to meet expectations with regulatory compliance. Support the culture for safety, environmental compliance, quality, and diversity.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction to operations and maintenance departments to ensure that plant equipment remains reliable. This includes both technical and financial decisions which impact the overall unit availability and cost control.

  • Provide technical support, testing and inspection expertise within their assigned process areas to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient plant operation.

  • Optimize station equipment operation to meet key performance indicators

  • Assist in developing O&M and Capital budgets for the process equipment to ensure reliable operation.

  • Develop strategic plans for equipment overhauls to optimize equipment life and time between overhauls.

  • Develop outage schedules, coordinate and perform outage inspections for process equipment.

  • Conduct root cause analysis of equipment problems and provide recommendations to prevent future incidents. Assemble all equipment failure reports.

  • Develop, review & revise station procedures & technical instructions and documentation of equipment testing and inspections.

  • Provide engineering, design, economic justification, and specify parts and materials for projects and modifications. Implement projects and process modifications.

  • Conduct procure training as required within their process.

  • Interface with outside engineering resources on an "as-needed" basis.

  • Work effectively in a team environment as a leader, member and/or facilitator.

  • Perform other duties and assignments as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (In lieu of degree, a high school diploma and an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered).

  • Minimum of five years experience in engineering, project management or technical support

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of Power Plant processes and equipment and the interrelationships between them.

  • Overall understanding of Power Plant operations and maintenance requirements.

  • Thorough knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and control of plant systems and equipment specific to the process area of the position. (e.g. Boilers and related auxiliary equipment, Turbine-Generators and related auxiliary equipment, Balance of Plant systems and equipment, Fuel Handling Systems and equipment, Electrical systems and equipment, Instrument & Controls systems, Plant Chemistry control and Water Treatment systems)

  • Ability to effectively supervise, train and direct others (peers, employees, contractors/vendors) in an understandable, clear and consistent manner.

  • Ability to read and understand technical information, prints and engineering data, interpret charts, graphs, and gauge scales. Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems.

  • Risk management - able to make good judgment on the utilization of sometimes limited resources.

  • Thorough knowledge of root cause analysis and proficient in technical report writing.

  • Proficient in the use of PC, and Windows & Microsoft Office applications with particular emphasis on spreadsheet, scheduling, equipment performance and word processing programs.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is a combination of work in office and industrial plant settings.

  • Must be able to wear required personal protection equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety glasses, goggles, face shields, hearing protection, respirators, fall protection harnesses, and other PPE as required

  • Duties require extensive manual dexterity in the use of computer terminal and keyboard while sitting for long periods of time preparing budgets, work scopes, outage schedules, and other reports as needed.

  • May be required to perform equipment inspections by climbing vertical ladders in excess of 20 feet and stairways in excess of 50 feet, using step stools, kneeling, bending, walking over uneven surfaces such as loose rock, open grating, up and down staircases.

  • This position may require some domestic travel.

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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 Talent.

Nearest Major Market: Delaware


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