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Maintenance Supervisor at NRG Energy

Maintenance Supervisor

NRG Energy Pekin, IL Full-Time
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At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at [ Link removed ] . Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Purpose

Supervises and provides technical direction to the maintenance workforce.

Emphasis:  Instrumentation and Electrical

Essential Functions (these duties must be performed in the job; however, additional duties may be assigned):

  • Assumes responsibility role and adhere to Station health & safety, environmental, and personnel policies
  • Supervises and provides technical direction to the maintenance workforce
  • Plans, schedules, and supervises the day-to-day and weekly work
  • Assists with the troubleshooting of equipment problems
  • Works to develop team member capabilities equipment problem troubleshooting
  • Evaluates and enhances team member knowledge and skill level by providing capable instruction and recommendations for training
  • Manages outages, including planning, facilitating outage meetings, and coordinating multi-disciplined (i.e. operating, electrical, instrument, mechanical, and contractor) work groups
  • Manages costs within responsible budget area assigned and assist in preparation of budgets
  • Works within a computerized maintenance management system for work history, scheduling, and purchasing of materials, parts and personnel
  • Provides oversight of  predictive and preventive maintenance activities and equipment performance analysis using diagnostic technologies and portable test equipment
  • Read, interpret, modify, and implement technical information found in manufacturer’s technical manuals, electrical and mechanical blueprints, P&ID’s, and operating and maintenance procedures.

Essential Functions for Emphasis

Instrumentation and Electrical:

  • Instrument, Controls and Electrical experience, (i.e. PLC, field instrumentation, circuit breakers, generators and excitation, and control system hardware) is required. 
  • Supervise and be knowledgeable in locating and correcting trouble in control systems and instruments of combustion equipment, turbines, chlorinators, water treatment systems and station auxiliary equipment.
  • Supervise inspection, maintenance, cleaning, calibration, replacement, and repair electrical and mechanical instruments and controls.
  • Supervise inspection, cleaning, maintenance, adjustment, calibration, and repair of such instruments as manometers, gauges, flow meters, thermometers, air operated control valves, and other mechanical instrument and control devices.
  • Supervise the testing of electronic equipment and replace defective components.
  • Supervise testing of electronic circuits.


Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:


High school diploma required. 

5 – 8 years of experience in a coal fueled power plant or chemical plants, oil refineries, ethanol plants, gas plants, nuclear plants, and wind farms.

Ability to properly use standard and precision tools, equipment, and read, interpret blueprints, plans, and technical instructions.


  • Knowledge of power plant operating principles, procedures, and safe work practices
  • Must have knowledge of job safety requirements, work planning, and troubleshooting
  • Leadership skills
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Ability to effectively supervise, train, and direct subordinates
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems
  • Sound decision making, high initiative, demonstrated sense of urgency, and accountability
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining quality and adhering to schedule

Computers and Databases:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Internet Explorer
  • Work management system

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

This is a mixed work environment that combines both office and plant working conditions with moderate to medium noise levels.  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.

Supervisor duties require extensive manual dexterity in usage of computer terminal and keyboard, while sitting for long periods of time preparing budgets, schedules, production reports, outage plans, and other reports as needed.

Plant equipment may require supervisor inspection by climbing vertical ladders in excess of 20 feet and stairways in excess of 50 feet, using step stool, kneeling, bending, walking over uneven surfaces such as loose rock, open grating, up and down staircases.  May be required to operate mobile equipment such as zoom booms or scissor lifts to reach heights to inspect equipment, which includes pushing or pulling equipment into place, climbing into a basket, and riding in the basket while the equipment is operational. 

When required for operation, maintenance, or emergency reasons, the supervisor must be able to quickly access all areas of the plant including, but not limited to, confined spaces, high elevations, and hot areas.  May be required to work extended periods of time outside normal business hours.

The compartments where certain equipment may be located may exceed temperatures of 130°F.  Some equipment may be located on surfaces where the temperatures may be as high as 600°F.

This position may require some domestic travel.

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

EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at [ Link removed ] )

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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