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Operations Supervisor

Company: nrg
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


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:

This position directs the ongoing operational shift activities of the power plant and is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of individual units in compliance with all environmental regulations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Administer and monitor equipment safety lockout/tagout system.
  • Promotes accident prevention and safety awareness by conducting pre-shift briefings, weekly safety meetings, job safety audits and accident investigations.
  • Supervise activities of shift personnel to support reliable, economic generation of electricity while maintaining high standards of safety and environmental stewardship
  • Ensure proper scheduling of employees to maintain shift operations.
  • Provides direct supervision of union represented employees, training instruction to operators, developmental and performance-based coaching, and disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Coordinate the use of operators with maintenance departments and specialists to provide resources when needed.
  • Directs activities of the station Fire Brigade and acts as incident commander during plant emergency conditions.
  • Leads troubleshooting of equipment problems to correct the problem or recommends corrective actions; involves operators to develop technical expertise within the work group.
  • Performs housekeeping assessments, assures shift cleaning and housekeeping assignments are completed, and directs work assignments to maintain acceptable plant conditions.
  • Ordering of consumable materials such as fuel, oil, hydrogen, CO2 and ammonia.
  • Generates repair tickets to ensure maintenance problems are properly and timely repaired and participates in station work management through daily planning discussions and outage planning with the cognizant maintenance personnel.
  • Maintain shift and environmental logs/records in compliance with Operating permits
  • Assist with the review, development and implementation of directives, station procedures & technical instructions and initiate event reports and documentation of equipment testing and inspections.
  • Assist in coordination of coal supply trains or barges, managing coal inventory and effective communication with vendors/suppliers, inter-company departments, and station management.

Working Conditions:

  • This position is a combination of work in office and industrial settings. Moderate physical activity is regularly required including walking, climbing stairs and ladders, crawling through equipment, bending, and entering confined spaces. Person 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5or more years of power plant operational experience and demonstrated supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two year technical degree

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of unit generating sub-systems and operational procedures and guidelines.
  • Basic mechanical, electrical and chemical theories as they relate to power generation.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Ability to train new operators.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is a combination of work in office and industrial settings.
  • Moderate physical activity is regularly required including walking, climbing stairs and ladders, crawling through equipment, bending, and entering confined spaces.
  • Person 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.
  • Must be able to work various shifts

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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/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Keywords: nrg, Waukegan , Operations Supervisor, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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