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Generator Technician 


Company Profile:

NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. A Fortune 500 company, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers: whether as one of the largest solar power developers in the country, or by building the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. Our power generating facilities can support over 20 million homes and our retail electricity providers—Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus—serve more than two million customers.  More information is available at or Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

Position Summary:

This position requires a field service technician capable of working independently or in teams on diesel or gaseous-fueled power generation equipment.  Requirements include comprehensive technical and electrical-mechanical skills.  Reports to Regional Asset Manager

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs scheduled maintenance, troubleshoots, and repairs controls, switchgear and accessories such as batteries, battery chargers, heaters, motor and pumps.
  • Performs mechanical troubleshooting and repairs for fuel delivery, ignition, lube oil, cooling, and exhaust systems as well as engine and component repairs.
  • Performs electrical troubleshooting and problem solving requiring strong AC/DC power skills, ability to read and interpret schematics
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical contactors, motors, relays, contacts, generator components, and controls
  • Has ability, or willingness to learn, to work with PLC’s, relays, digital/analog inputs-outputs
  • Fuel tank maintenance and inspections
  • Electronic monitoring equipment maintenance
  • Recurring equipment inspections and preventive maintenance reporting
  • Responding to monitoring alarms and trouble-shooting equipment during utility load control periods and scheduled equipment exercise periods
  • Keeping generation and ancillary equipment in proper working condition



Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must have good oral, written, and inter-personal skills.
  • Be capable of learning, working independently, exhibiting common sense and good judgment and value safety. 
  • Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2-3 years’ work experience either in power generation service, industrial mechanical-electrical troubleshooting and repairs, or marine engineering. 
  • Technical school, related military technical, electrical or mechanical engineering degrees, or maritime engineering backgrounds will be preferred.
  • Subject to D.O.T. drug and/or alcohol testing requirements

Working Conditions:

  • Customer sites and some shop work.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid Driver’s License.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, 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, such as starting batteries, etc.




Job/Technical Expertise

Demonstrates expertise in own technical field; serves as a technical resource for others.

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Analyzes and solves problems using a sound problem-solving strategy: Gathers information, Analyzes the problem using critical thinking, Generates and selects solutions, Checks results.

Business Acumen

Gets work done efficiently through formal and informal channels; displays broad understanding of business practices and safety policy.

Customer Focus

Responsively addresses the needs of the customer; accurately diagnoses customer needs; communicates effectively with customers; establishes customer rapport.


NRG Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Business Unit 002533-NRG Backup Generation Services  
Position Generator Technician (CRPEA)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number MAI-13-00022  

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