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Genon - Power Plant Operator

GenOn Energy, Inc., a wholesale generator, owns and operates  power generation facilities across the United States, primarily in the Northeast and California. We generate electricity using natural gas, coal, and oil resources. 


This position is responsible for activities related to the operation of a coal-fired 1700 MW plant which operates on a 24/7 schedule and is manned on a rotating shift basis.  The position is responsible for the safe operation of the generating units including areas of the boiler, turbine, condensers, coal pulverizers, ash removal systems, and auxiliary equipment.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Operate and perform lubrication and inspection of boilers and turbine auxiliary equipment
  • Operate ash and mill pyrite equipment
  • Perform daily inspections and rounds of equipment
  • Perform equipment isolation and tagging
  • Assist in troubleshooting operational problems
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position in a safe manner
  • Apply knowledge of steam power plant operations and basic power plant principles to daily decision-making and work tasks
  • Operate computers and printers
  • Discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from operating system
  • Work without supervision inspection while carrying out duties
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate various switches and the effect it has on operation
  • Meet Physical requirements of the job such as perform tasks while standing, walking, climbing and squatting.  Work with extended reach above head and in front of body and lift 50 pounds and carry while walking distances up to 10 feet.


 Minimum Requirement 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.      
  • Must receive a rating of "recommended" on the NRG Energy Pre-Employment Skills Assessment
  • Must receive a passing score on the Power Plant Operator Knowledge Exam
  • Must reside within a reasonable distance from the facility in order to be available for call-outs and emergencies. 
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle


Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in the power generation field is desirable. 
  • Prior experience in the power generation operations



Additional Knowledge/Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of basic electrical theory
  • Average problem solving skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


Working Conditions

  • Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas, dusty areas and high elevations
  • Work in all temperatures and climate conditions.  Some temperatures can be extreme
  • Work in confined spaces, some requiring the use of respirator protective equipment
  • Performance of duties requires working rotating shifts and response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week
  • Emergency situations will require the use of respirator and climbing of stairs to reach safety shelters
  • Established facial hair in the sealing are of a respirator is not permitted
  • Contact lenses are not permitted
  • Reside within a reasonable distance from the facility in order to be available for call-outs and emergencies
  • At management’s discretion, the successful candidate may be assigned to maintain qualifications and skills necessary to serve on the Safety Response Team.

GenOn 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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Full time
New Florence, PA 15944, US