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at NRG Energy
Thompsons, TX

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Thompsons, TX

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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.


Duties & Responsibilities

      Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicates technical information on the condition of plant chemical-related processes/equipment to management and other technical personnel.
  • Supports chemical-related troubleshooting activities on power plant systems and equipment.
  • Ensures Company resources are used in a cost-effective manner.
  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Operates lab equipment and performs chemical analysis and calculations
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them.
  • Collects process and environmental samples to support plant production and regulatory compliance.
  • Collects data and monitors performance of plant chemical treatment systems.
  • Supports chemical cleaning activities if required.
  • Maintains proper QA/QC documentation.
  • Obtain and maintain TCEQ water license for potable water sampling.
  • Maintains chemical inventories as needed.


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 college hours in Chemistry and 2 years of power plant chemical experience OR 4 years of industrial / power plant chemical experience.
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle and a valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of chemistry principles, laboratory techniques, and lab equipment operation.
  • Ability to understand the effects of chemical analysis results on plant operations.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Ability to fix equipment.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software applications to enter and evaluate data and create reports.



  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written).
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions.
  • Ability to use basic math and algebra to perform calculations.
  • Ability to read, create and follow written procedures and technical documents.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Ability to connect and disconnect equipment and perform minor adjustments on lab equipment.


Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment and/or out of doors work environment.  (Including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations).
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; Texas Driver’s License.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area.
  • Requires wearing 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.
  • Requires lifting to 50 pounds to perform duties and responsibilities


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.

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