Title:  Journeyman Serviceman

Date:  Sep 23, 2021
Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX



Under general supervision, with wide latitude for planning or laying out of working details with responsibility for results, must be willing and able to perform difficult and responsible tasks involved in the installation and removal of electric meters, services, and related equipment on customers' premises, connect and disconnect services at the pole, locate and repair all types of breaks in the electric transmission and distribution systems, answer electric trouble calls to customers' premises, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

  1. Trace and clear grounds and opens on series circuits.
  2. Test, switch, and inspect all types of automatic voltage regulating devices.
  3. Make routine check, inspection, test of relays, etc. on all automatic reclosing equipment.
  4. Refuse all classes of high voltage substations and line fuses.
  5. Make routine check, inspection, maintenance and test of substation network protectors, transformers, regulators, switching, control and related equipment.
  6. Conduct voltage, load, substation, electrolysis, ground and other special tests.
  7. Make complete insulation test on potheads, transformers, cables, bushings, etc.
  8. Act in capacity of supervisor when authorized.


  1. Must have worked for at least one year, and qualified, as an Apprentice 4th Year, or have had equivalent experience in related work, having all qualifications of the previous classifications.
  2. Know Company's safety rules, and be willing and able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation, and be willing and able to render practical first aid on or off the ground.
  3. Know the location of, and be willing and able to operate, all of the firefighting equipment. Know what kind of equipment to use on electrical, oil and .other fires.
  4. Supply personal tools used in work.
  5. Obtain/Maintain a valid Class A CDL
  6. Know city streets, and roads in rural sections.
  7. Have a thorough knowledge of city and state traffic laws.
  8. Have a thorough knowledge of Company regulations and state laws governing disconnects for nonpayment, repossession of merchandise and diversion of current.
  9. Have thorough working knowledge of electric circuits and equipment.
  10. Know Company's rules and regulations applying to service and meter installations, Underwriters' National Electrical Code, and any state or local regulations governing electrical wiring.
  11. Be willing and able to read and understand all wiring diagrams and blueprints in connection with the distribution system, meters, switchboard equipment, relays, controls and also related Company equipment on customers' premises.
  12. Know Company's electrical and mechanical tagging rules.
  13. Have thorough knowledge of the layout and characteristics of distribution system in the area assigned.
  14. Be willing and able to study, maintain and report performance of new equipment installed as related to the distribution system.
  15. Be willing and able to trace, locate and analyze difficult cases of trouble.
  16. Be proficient in the operation of recloser controls and regulator controls.


  1. Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.


  1. Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.
  2. Be willing and able to attend and take part in safety meetings.
  3. Be willing and able to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.
  4. Be willing and able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both superiors and subordinates.
  5. Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person.
  6. Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner.
  7. Be capable of assuming supervisory responsibilities.
  8. Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers










Primary Location: Texas-Beaumont
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: GTX Utility Ops-U05
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 103940
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing:  of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, numberLogon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.


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.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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