Lineworker Mech, Helper - Sr.

Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Amite, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Louisiana, LLC 

** Required to live within 40 miles of the service area headquarters**

 

Job Summary

The ability to perform all aspects of the Lineworker job function including but not limited to the day-to-day aspects of maintaining and building overhead and underground electrical facilities. The ability to perform work in enclosed spaces, manholes, and vaults. Responsible various levels of learning, performing, and/or leading other lineworkers, material maintenance as well as, up to and including, aerial and underground work including utility distribution construction tasks. Working with a Live Safe mindset in all tasks; ensuring to mitigate hazards where identified.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Lineworker Helper:

  • Learning and understanding human performance and safety tools and their usage in day-to-day work
  • Driving of different sizes and types of trucks. Operation of various pieces of equipment, including Aerial Bucket, Bread Vans, and Digger Derrick Trucks.
  • Read and understand job prints and sketches with reference to distribution standards.

 

Lineworker I

  • Proper use and care of all rubber goods and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to perform confined space and bucket rescue tasks and properly set up and operate aerial baskets and digger derrick trucks.
  • Ability to lift, rig and tie knots to set up, jobsite and material for work in manholes and vaults, identifying materials and understanding distribution construction specifications.
  • Ability to properly cover up secondary lines and perform energized work on secondary voltage lines.
  • Ability to use meters to perform tests and install 3 and 4 wire secondary lines.
  • Ability to identify substation and underground equipment.

 

Lineworker II

  • Ability to perform underground tasks, including energized primary cover up to 34,500 volts.
  • Ability to understand transformer theories including bank installations, tap settings, and identifying and constructing multiple secondary voltage applications.
  • Ability to learn and perform simple primary voltage switching (up to 34,500 volts) tasks and applications.
  • Ability to learn and perform work including, troubleshooting, splicing, and repair on energized underground secondary cable (120/208) circuits.
  • Ability to learn and identify Network Grids.
  • Ability to learn and perform splicing of primary underground cable.

 

Lineworker III

  • Ability to perform all tasks included in Helper through Lineworker II
  • Ability to build and maintain underground residential and network grid distribution circuits, including but not limited to, prepare/operate pad mount switchgear, install and troubleshoot URD circuits and switching/tagging URD primary cable.
  • Ability to learn three phase primary tasks to include safe operation and removal/installation of automatic transfer switches and manual switching schemes.
  • Ability to learn and perform switching of 3 phase distribution circuits in vaults and substations.
  • Ability to learn and perform troubleshooting, repair, and phasing of network protectors (120/208V).

 

Lineworker Sr

  • Ability to perform all tasks include in Helper through Lineworker III
  • Demonstrate strong Leadership capabilities including indirect crew leadership.
  • Ability to learn and perform advanced primary voltage switching (up to 34,500 volts) tasks and applications.
  • Ability to perform advanced Lineworker tasks including construction of vaults, locate and correct backfeed situations, troubleshoot and repair energized 277/480V network protectors, and automatic transfer switches.
  • Ability to install communication equipment (Secondary Monitoring) in vaults.
  • Ability to perform complex troubleshooting of underground circuits using VLF, capacitor discharge, TDR, and Arc Reflexional Methods.
  • Knowledge and understanding of network protector relay schemes and Secondary Mesh Network Systems.

 

All levels must be able to perform the following:

Maintaining a well-organized jobsite to ensure the surroundings are safe.

Learning, completing, and performing (Lineworker I-Sr) (as necessary) all mandated training, such as but not limited to, First Aid, CPR, etc.

 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

High School Diploma or equivalent.

                               

Minimum experience required of the position

Lineworker Mech, Helper - 0-1 year of experience required.

Lineworker Mech, I - 6 months to 1 year of field distribution experience is required

Lineworker Mech, II - 1.5 years to 2 year of field distribution experience is required

Lineworker Mech, III - 2.5 years to 3 years of field distribution experience is required

Lineworker Mech, Sr. - 3.5 years to 4 years of field distribution experience is required

 

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

Must be able to complete a fitness for duty testing and demonstrate physical strength to perform required tasks in all weather conditions. Ability to work irregular hours and out of town assignments as required. Good communication skills. Ability to take and understand directives and complete tasks. Required to work safely and follow all Entergy safety policies and procedures. Ability to learn through classroom instruction, OJT and repetitive motions. Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards. Ability to maintain and care for Company equipment properly and safeguard assets. Ability to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner and understand the importance of delivering a high level of customer service. Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement. Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base. Additionally, must be able to walk on all types of terrain.

                               

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required of the position

Must have valid drivers license. Must have the ability to obtain Class-A CDL.

 

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Primary Location: Louisiana-Amite Louisiana : Amite 
Job Function: All Other Jobs
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
 
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 114816
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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