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NRG Energy, Inc. Pump Specialist in HOUSTON, Texas

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Job Summary:

This position is accountable for all aspects of rotating equipment repair and projects from fruition to completion with an emphasis on safety, environmental compliance, quality, work scope definition, productivity, cost, and schedule adherence. The position’s significant emphasis is the maintenance, inspection, work methods, repair practices, and standards for the repair of pumps and select auxiliary equipment from electric generating stations and similar industries.

Note: Position will be filled at the Plant Specialist Level based on demonstrated skills and experience.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Promote accident prevention and safety awareness by actively participating in or conducting pre-shift briefings, weekly safety meetings, job safety audits, lockout/tag-out compliance, and accident investigations.

  • Must be capable of making sound, timely decisions with little or no supervision.

  • Provide technical oversight and quality control to ensure proper tasks are executed while maintenance or repair of rotating equipment is performed.

  • Will be required to occasionally perform vendor shop surveillance to ensure quality and accuracy of repairs to NRG equipment.

  • Create, edit, and review Quality Work Plans to be utilized by NRG and Contractor personnel while performing maintenance tasks.

  • Generate and distribute detailed reports to site management upon completion of equipment repairs.

  • Perform equipment failure troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

  • Manage projects at multiple work locations and monitor maintenance work to assure the most efficient/effective use of company resources and the timely completion of projects with an emphasis on the quality of tasks performed and equipment reliability.

  • Must cultivate positive business relationships with NRG and vendor personnel, utilizing solid communication skills and performing the duties of an ETS Specialist with the utmost integrity.

  • Write final pump repair and overhaul reports.

  • Support equipment failure root cause analysis team

  • Perform special assignments within the incumbent’s areas of responsibility, including vendor reviews, proposal reviews, policy reviews, maintenance plan revisions, program enhancements, and problem resolution.

  • Establish the highest standards of business conduct, discipline, and ethical behavior to ensure continuing compliance with NRG policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate contractor activities as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) and 10 years of experience in pump repair.

  • Knowledge of pump repair specifications (API)

  • Strong understanding of mechanical systems and mechanical drawings.

  • Knowledge of machining principles and general welding processes.

  • Proficient in the use and application of basic mathematics.

  • Proficient in the use of precision measuring equipment including but not limited to micrometers, dial indicators, laser alignment equipment etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Strong knowledge of rotating machinery, material properties, mechanics of materials, statics, and dynamics.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven skills relating to computer applications such as Microsoft Office, safety, and industrial hygiene, and an understanding of power plant operations are essential.

  • The successful candidate will be a technical expert capable of assessing equipment failure and supporting workforce maintenance personnel to complete repairs and/or improve the meantime between degradation and failure.

Working Conditions:

  • Combination of: Office environment, machine shop and power plant environment

  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle, valid state Driver’s License.

  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required

  • Requires operation of a personal computer.

  • Travel required to perform site activities, mainly within Houston region.

  • The incumbent is required to be available on a 24/7 emergency basis.

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data.

  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, gloves, ear plugs, etc.)

  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals.

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

  • 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.

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