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Solar Journeyman Electrician / Technician

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.

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Solar Journeyman Electrician / Technician


  • Performs routine (electrical troubleshooting and repair, instrumentation calibration and troubleshooting) and complex (distributed control systems, Inverter troubleshooting) maintenance work, up to their capabilities, as assigned and/or directed by supervisor and work orders from the preventive maintenance management system.
  • Performs corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance on all PV Solar equipment.
  • Perform facility water chemistry tests and control treatment chemicals withinrecommended limits.
  • Prepares and implements switching and clearance orders, while working with Operations Center
  • Operates all electrical and mechanical PV Solar power plant systems.
  • Participates in training as required, JHA, PJB, LOTO documentation.
  • Writes Plant Orders, Plant Procedures, Operating Instructions and otherdocuments asassigned by supervision.
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.
  • Performs work independently and/or in work crews as needed.

Qualifications: Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of complex analog and digital instrumentation and control systems; proper methods for troubleshooting, repairing, and adjusting instruments and control systems; proper and safe methods to clear equipment; safe use of tools; plant safety rules; reporting procedures and practices, maintenance procedures and practices; electrical and mechanical prints, and solar plant terminology and nomenclature.
  • Qualified to perform routine and emergency operations at a solar generation facility and Switchyard.
  • Four (4) or more years of experience in a power plant or related industry.
  • Proven experience with a multitude of electrical/construction projects and knowledge of basic IT equipment.
  • Understanding of general workplace safety and the ability to follow safety standards as well as help the company improve upon the standards in place.
  • Maturity, professionalism and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with superiors and colleagues.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to synthesize complex analysis, approach new challenges with creativity and summarize information in a manner that supports key decision makers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research, highly technical equipment and engineering.
  • Excellent hands on abilities with strong technical skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite applications and ability to learn other computer applications as required.


  • Demonstrates proactive enthusiasm for solving problems and adding value to the company.
  • Maintains a current level of professional knowledge.
  • Focuses on personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all site individuals.
  • Models professional behaviors of conduct and decorum.
  • Is a strong team player and willing to assist others when necessary and appropriate
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.


  • Possess 2 year technical degree or equivalent Journeyman certification/qualifications, and 4+ years of field experiences.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbal and written information and directives; troubleshoot equipment and system problems; detect and correct faulty instruments and control devices; install special or sensitive instruments; prioritize work; read and understand technical information, prints, and engineering data; interpret charts, graphs and gauge scales; and interface and work with others.
  • Qualified to perform all routine and emergency operations at an electric generation facility and HV Switchyard.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (Journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and solid state theory application.
  • Significant I&E, I&C and/or C&I Electrician experience will be considered in lieu of applicable solar experience.

Working Conditions

  • Normal plant and/or office environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Requires use of wear personal protective safety equipment (respirators, 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 up to 70 pounds, to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours - (nights) as required.
  • Travel required as needed.

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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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Green Mountain Energy 
Location: New YorkNY 10010
Document ID: AC075-0GA7  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2018-06-1406/14/2018
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