Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

  • NRG
  • US - IL - JOLIET
  • 5 days ago

Company Name: NRG

Location: JOLIET, IL, US - 60436

Job Duration: 2021-04-07 to 2021-05-07


NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

This position is governed by a local union contract.


Job Summary: 

Working together under general supervision install, inspect, maintain, and repair electrical equipment typically found at a power plant; diagnose malfunctions; determine and take corrective action to restore electrical or electronic equipment or systems to service.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, maintain, dismantle, repair, test, alter, and reassemble such electrical and electronic equipment as motors, generators and related auxiliary equipment, circuit breakers, control equipment, relays, signals, power and light circuits, programmable logic controllers and other digital control instruments as manometers, gauges, flow meters, thermometers, air operated control valves, and other mechanical instrument and control devices, fiber optic systems, transformers, other power equipment.
  • Test and repair problems on high and low voltage electrical and electronic circuits and systems.
  • Locate and correct trouble in control systems and instruments of combustion equipment, turbines, chlorinators, water treatment systems and station auxiliary equipment.
  • Maintain drawings, records and technical manuals; prepare and interpret reports; work from written, computer based and oral instructions, blueprints, circuit diagrams, and specifications;
  • Be able to adjust, calibrate and repair a variety of instruments, gauges, digital and optical systems, flow meters, and transmitters
  • Write calibration procedures, interpret technical manuals, read electrical and mechanical blueprints, schematics, and preventive maintenance procedures and practices
  • Perform basic technical skills such as soldering, pipe fitting, and minor incidental welding.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic control systems
  • Assist in the planning and layout of jobs including parts and equipment identification and ordering needed to complete the job.
  • Prepare work permits and administer the LOTO (Lock Out, Tag Out).
  • Instruct, train, and coordinate the work of employees responsible for electrical equipment.
  • Perform all activities in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental standards.
  • Utilize computer and other technology based work management systems as may be required in performing work duties.
  • Operate bridge cranes, forklifts, and other mobile equipment as required.
  • Clean electrical equipment, electrical equipment areas, and shop areas, as required.
  • Maintain generators and related auxiliaries; inspect and lubricate motors and controllers.
  • Disassemble and reassemble couplings and gearboxes, using alignment tools and other precision measuring tools.
  • Use technology based systems to plan work, order parts and materials, enter repair history and perform training.
  • Perform predictive and preventive maintenance activities and equipment performance analysis using diagnostic technologies and portable test equipment.
  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain and enhance skills required to perform all I & E Tech duties and assist in the training of others.
  • Assist other job classifications as may be required.
  • Prepare work orders and input data in work history (SAP).
  • Clean, paint, and lubricate equipment.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards in all areas of the plant as assigned.
  • Will be required to coordinate the work of others.
  • Respond to overtime requests as needed, handle special assignments, and perform related work as required


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School degree or equivalent education.
  • At least 4 years of experience performing instrumentational and electrical maintenance activities in an industrial setting


  • An electronics or instrumentation degree with at least 2-4 years of experience performing instrumentational and electrical maintenance activities in an industrial setting


  • Equivalent journeymen level experience with at least 2-4 years of experience performing instrumentational and electrical maintenance activities in an industrial setting


  • Experience working with high voltage (4kv)
  • Willing to work overtime
  • Candidate must receive a rating of “Recommended” on the company’s Pre-Employment Skills Assessment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Journeyman-level experience preferred
  • Completion of an electrician program at a technical or trade school preferred
  • Prior power plant experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Bailey, Loveland, Allen Bradley, Westinghouse WDPF or similar systems strongly preferred.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills and possess a demonstrated ability to learn. 
  • Working Conditions:
  • Power plant environment


Physical Requirements:

  • 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, on 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.
  • 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,  stoop and bend to reach valves, pull on chain-falls or come-a-longs.
  • Ability to perform work from ladders, catwalks and supports at various heights up to 250 feet.
  • 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, hearing protection etc.
  • Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.
  • Ability to discern assorted colors

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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