NRG Energy, Inc. MATERIALS HANDLER in Jewett, Texas

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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Job Summary:

  • Performs day-to-day activities in the receipt, storage, maintenance and issue of stock and non-stock materials. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Recognizes safety hazards and follows safety guidelines for personal protection, protection of fellow workers and the protection of the public.

  • Knowledge of procedures for purchasing, receiving, storing, maintaining, and issuing material.

  • Receives material from vendors and common carriers by unloading trucks, and inspects material for discrepancies.

  • Checks material for quantity, physical condition, weight, and capacity.

  • Employee must arrange own transportation to work location and may be reassigned to another location at the Company s discretion.

Working Conditions:

  • Power Plant Environment-Work both inside and outside in all temperatures and climate conditions in accordance with Heat Stress procedures. Work around large rotating equipment, energized electrical equipment in high noise areas, and/or in confined places, on elevations in excess of 250 feet, or from platforms at heights of 5 feet or greater. Climb stairways, ladders, and work from aerial devices.

  • Must be prepared to work irregular or rotating shifts and respond to emergency callout 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • Ability to work in mentally stressful environments: must be able to react to crises where immediate action is required to correct or curtail potentially damaging or hazardous situations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years inventory management experience

  • 2 years experience operating a forklift (racking and stacking materials)

  • 2 years experience using automated inventory systems (i.e.: SAP, Maximo)

  • Successful candidates must receive a rating of Recommended on the NRG Pre-employment Assessment test

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 years inventory management experience

  • 4 years experience operating a forklift (racking and stacking materials)

  • 2 years experience using SAP automated inventory systems

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of hazardous material handling procedures.

  • Ability to operate Company vehicles and equipment (e.g. forklift, plant vehicles, etc.) and maintain operating licenses and certifications. TDL is required.

  • Ability to obtain with training and experience a CDL Class A license, DOT HAZMAT certification, etc. for making deliveries with a tractor/trailer if required.

  • Knowledge of common power plant materials.

  • Ability to inspect and maintain material handling equipment and machinery.

  • Ability to transport material between warehouses and site locations and maintain logs.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to influence others toward action or a particular point of view.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for crew activities.

  • Ability to accomplish work with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated software to perform warehouse activities.

  • Ability to monitor and recommend changes to OSSQ and reorder codes for warehouse location.

  • Ability to assume duties of Head Material Handler, when assigned.

  • Ability to perform analysis and run Ad-hoc reports, as needed.

  • Ability to create releases, prepare and ship material to vendor for repair; store and maintain pending repair material.

  • Ability to arrange and ship hazardous materials to other locations, prepare documents and maintains logs.

  • Knowledge of and ability to manage Open Stock and Tool Room programs.

  • Ability to prepare discrepant receiver reports, process material return authorization for discrepant material.

  • Ability to assist Plant personnel in maintaining gasoline inventory.

  • Ability to coordinate the collection and disposition of all scrap metal, wire, wood, lead, and copper.

  • Ability to expedite material as required.

  • Ability to maintain inventory records and complete inventory reconciliation.

  • Ability to coordinate inspections and maintain inspection logs and documentation.

  • Ability to manage commodities with limited Shelf-Life guidelines.

  • Ability to manage stocks of bottled and specialty gases for labs, plants, and warehouse.

  • Ability to coordinate the rubber goods exchange program.

  • Ability to perform quality control tasks.

  • Ability to provide customer service functions for external and internal clients.

  • Ability to identify and correct discrepancies in material and material storage.

  • Ability to perform inventory audits and make adjustment.

  • Ability to perform housekeeping duties as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Daily work expectation requires ability to perform tasks by walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, shoveling, climbing, and working with hand tools (up to 25 pounds) in position above and below head, and extended from body to complete repairs.

  • Lift, carry, position and use tools and/or equipment (weighing up to 50 lbs.) in awkward positions, swing various weights of sledge hammers, stoop and bend to reach valves, pull on chain-falls or come-a-longs.

  • Ability to twist the body and neck while driving company vehicles or operating company equipment.

  • Performance of duties may cause frequent jarring of the body.

  • Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials (reference the waste management guidance manual).

  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required i.e.steel-toed boots, respirators, goggles, safety glasses etc.

  • Have ability to discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals.

  • Ability to discern assorted colors


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

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