Title:  Relay Apprentice 1st - 4th Year

Date:  Jan 7, 2021
Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX

* This position may be filled by a Relay Apprentice 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, or 4th Year based on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. *

 

* The below job description is that of a Relay Apprentice 1st Year and the qualifications, duties and responsibilities increase/adjust according to the level that the position is filled. *

 

* The selected candidate is required to live within 40 miles of the job site. * 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under close supervision, following specific instructions as to methods and working details, must be willing and able to perform the less difficult tasks involved in making tests, repairs, adjustments, and calibrations on relays, meters, telemeters, supervisory control, carrier current equipment, and other similar apparatus and related equipment in laboratory and field, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

  • Connect and read meters, instruments, etc.
  • Take notes in field and laboratory and prepare routine reports.
  • Perform necessary housekeeping.
  • Use hand tools.
  • Handle ladders and work on poles, structures and towers, and have ability to handle self in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operate Company's vehicles and equipment in a safe manner.
  • Assist in switching.
  • Assist in constructing, installing, and maintaining all relaying and associated equipment.
  • Assist in storm restoration in substations and other groups.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be willing and able to learn the 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.
  • Maintain automobile and truck driver's license, TWIC card, CIP background check or other applicable license, background check, or ID.
  • Be responsible for Company tools, instruments, and equipment.
  • Be willing and able to become familiar with relay and spare parts stock.
  • Have practical working knowledge of electrical circuits and equipment.
  • Be willing and able to read and understand wiring diagrams, schematics, and blueprints.
  • Be willing and able to perform routine operations of moderate complexity and variety.
  • Be willing and able to learn the Company's electrical and mechanical tagging rules and requirements for a qualified switchman.
  • Be willing and able to obtain working knowledge of Company’s practices and standards as related to work.
  • Satisfactorily complete all necessary and mandatory training requirements associated with the position.

Relay Apprentice 1st Year:

  • At least 2 years of equivalent work/training in a relay-related field, OR
  • A 2-year associate degree specializing in electronics, instrumentation, computers or engineering.

Relay Apprentice 2nd Year:

  • At least 1 year of experience and qualified as a Relay Apprentice 1st Year, OR
  • At least 1 year of equivalent work/training in a relay-related field and a 2-year associate degree specializing in electronics, instrumentation, computers or engineering, OR
  • At least 3 years of equivalent work/training in a relay-related field (without a 2-year associate degree specializing in electronics, instrumentation, computers or engineering).

Relay Apprentice 3rd Year:

  • At least 1 year of experience and qualified as a Relay Apprentice 2nd Year, OR
  • At least 2 years of equivalent work/training in a relay-related field and a 2-year associate degree specializing in electronics, instrumentation, computers or engineering, OR
  • At least 4 years of equivalent work/training in a relay-related field (without a 2-year associate degree specializing in electronics, instrumentation, computers or engineering).

Relay Apprentice 4th Year:

  • At least 1 year of experience and qualified as a Relay Apprentice 3rd Year, OR
  • At least 3 years of equivalent work/training in a relay-related field and a 2-year associate degree specializing in electronics, instrumentation, computers or engineering, OR
  • At least 5 years of equivalent work/training in a relay-related field (without a 2-year associate degree specializing in electronics, instrumentation, computers or engineering).

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, to include but not limited to:
  • Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor as circumstances may require.
  • Be willing and able to work extended hours in support for overtime or emergency work including overtime.
  • Good hand-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and color vision.

 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.
  • Be willing and able to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.
  • Possess keen faculties of observation.
  • 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.
  • Have a temperament suited to jobs where manual dexterity, precision, and patience are particularly essential.
  • Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person.
  • Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner.
  • Be willing and able to attend and take part in safety meetings.
  • Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers.
  • Be able to work out of town assignments as required.

 

COMPANY TESTING REQUIREMENT:

  • Successful completion of the EEI TECH test

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Beaumont
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: GTX Transmission-U06
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 100428
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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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