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NRG Energy, Inc.


NRG Energy, Inc. - Deweyville, TX

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The Water Lab Operator (WLO) maintains water and steam chemistry within specification and assists in the safe and efficient operation of the water plant. The WLO carries out all routine water chemistry sampling and analysis, and operates water treatment equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities


*Perform water chemistry analysis on a routine basis. *Maintain logs as assigned. *Provide on-the-job training to assigned personnel. *Report any abnormal or irregular conditions that develop during the progress of the work and take corrective measures within the scope of operating instructions. *Operate the raw water clarifier, filtered water and demin water systems.  *Maintains boiler water, circulating water, cooling water and demin water within specification. *Ensures chemical storage and day tanks have adequate level; transfers and off loads chemical products. *Assist maintenance personnel during the shutdown of any water treatment system. *Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant chemistry manual and all technical references, drawings, diagrams and preventive/predictive maintenance records associated with water treatment equipment. *Monitor and control effluents within environmental permit limits. *The WLO operates from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision performing duties independently with only general direction given. The WLO encounters recurring work situations of moderate complexity, with occasional variations from the norm. Decisions are made within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines. *The WLO must perform work in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, and in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. The WLO must effectively communicate information to leaders, managers, and fellow operation and maintenance personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvements. The WLO must perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio. *Maintain a clean and safe work environment *Using the plant qualification system, must qualify as a WLO.  *The WLO is expected to qualify as a PO. *Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements


*Physical requirements include working on feet for 12-hour periods, stair and ladder climbing, routine lifting 50 pounds, and heavy cleanup work. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air purifying respirators, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required. *Position may require extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. *This job requires the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and to see, hear, walk and talk effectively.  Must be able to wear an air purifying respirator and use other safety equipment as required.

Education, Experience and General Requirements


*High school graduate. Trade school, military service or technical training schools preferred. *6 months experience working as a water plant operator OR 1 year experience in a power plant required *Successful canddiates must receive a rating of Recommended on the NRG Pre-employment Assessment Test *All individuals must demonstrate a strong aptitude in math, mechanical/electrical ability and production control. Excellent communication and team skills are a must. *Experience in an industrial setting preferred.  Any craft experience is also preferred. *Demonstrate skills in the use of tools, test equipment and calibration appliances. *Strong electrical aptitude, basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics. Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations. *Must be able to visually read and respond to computer-generated data, instrumentation, gauges, readouts and variations in color. *Must have manual dexterity required to operate keyboards, pushbuttons, dials, valves and mechanical-actuating devices. *Must have a valid state driver's license. *Medium Lifting (

86 days 14 hours ago

NRG Energy, Inc.


WATER PLANT OPERATOR NRG Energy, Inc. - Deweyville, TX, United States


Location: Deweyville, TX

Company Profile:
NRG is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company is one of the country’s largest power generation and retail electricity businesses. Our power plants provide about 47,000 megawatts of generation capacity and our retail and thermal subsidiaries serve more than 2 million customers in 16 states. In addition to our generation assets, we own and operate the following subsidiary companies