Substation Apprentice - Technician

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Conroe, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 08/17/2022 

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

 

*The selected candidate is required to live within or relocate within 40 miles of the service area headquarters (2802 N Frazier, Conroe, TX 77303).*

*This position does not offer relocation benefits.*

 

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

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under close supervision, as an apprentice in training, must be willing and able to perform the less difficult tasks and assist others in high and low voltage work involved in the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of electric transmission and distribution substations, transformer racks, transformer vaults, underground systems and other equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

  • Assist in the erection of steel structures, including foundations.
  • Work on energized conductors, circuits and busses up to 500 volts.
  • Install miscellaneous hardware, grounds, fittings during construction. Buss supports, and conductors on dead circuits.
  • Perform transmission and distribution switching.
  • Tie knots and splice rope.
  • Assist qualified mechanic in simple routine inspection and maintenance.
  • Assist in the handling, moving and installation of all transmission, distribution and plant equipment, machinery, etc.
  • Assist in testing and filtering oil and minor repairs to transformers, oil circuit breakers, regulations, etc.
  • Prepare reports and records.
  • Operate Company's vehicles and equipment.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hold a current Class A CDL license or be willing and able to obtain one within a specified time period.
  • Have knowledge of line and substation material and use of line and substation construction tools and equipment.

Substation Apprentice 1st Year: Must have worked for at least 1 year, and qualified, as a Helper –Transmission & Distribution Dept., or have had equivalent experience in related work, having all the qualifications of the previous classifications.

Substation Apprentice 2nd Year: Must have worked for at least 1 year, and qualified, as a Substation Apprentice 1st Year, or have had equivalent experience in related work, having all the qualifications of the previous classifications.

Substation Apprentice 3rd Year: Must have worked for at least 1 year, and qualified, as a Substation Apprentice 2nd Year, or have had equivalent experience in related work, having all the qualifications of the previous classifications.

Substation Apprentice 4th Year: Must have worked for at least 1 year, and qualified, as a Substation Apprentice 3rd Year, or have had equivalent experience in related work, having all the qualifications of the previous classifications.

Substation Technician: Must have worked for at least 1 year, and qualified, as a Substation Apprentice 4th Year, or have had equivalent experience in related work, having all the qualifications of the previous classifications.

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be particularly alert in observing hazards, communicating issues and avoiding accidents.
  • Be willing and able to attend and take part in safety meetings.
  • Be willing and able to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.
  • 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.
  • Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person.
  • Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner.
  • Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers.

 

COMPANY TESTING:

  • Must be EEI CAST test recommended. *candidates who are EEI CAST test recommended should notate this on their resume
  • Candidates selected to take the CAST test will be invited via e-mail *BE AWARE TO MONITOR YOUR SPAM/JUNK EMAIL FOLDER FOR THE CANDIDATE TESTING EMAIL INVITATION.

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Conroe
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: GTX Transmission-U06
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 107609
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.

 

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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