Relay Technician - Transmission

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: DESTREHAN, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 06/06/2023 

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Louisiana, LLC 

 

* This position may be filled as a Relay Technician I, II, III, or Sr based on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. *

*This position has a reporting requirement of 60 miles from the headquarters: as a condition of pre-employment, the selected candidate must currently reside or relocate within 60 miles of the position's headquarters (100 Alpha Drive, Destrehan, LA 70047).*

*Relocation benefits are not offered.*

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Working within Entergy's Safety Rules, perform routine and emergency maintenance on substation protective relaying and control equipment, as well as installation of new equipment.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:              

  • Perform routine & emergency maintenance and repairs on all types of substation protective relay systems, control equipment and communication equipment. 
  • Test and troubleshoot system protection equipment, control equipment, panel equipment, RTU's, breakers, transformers, communication channel equipment, DFR's, etc. 
  • Install relays and relay panels, install and terminate cabling and wiring, commission and test relays and related equipment, calibrate relays, etc.  
  • Switch and ground substation equipment in accordance with Entergy's Switching Procedures, Grounding Procedures, Safe Work Procedures and Safety Rules. 
  • Must be available for 24-hour callout and extended hours.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the necessary training modules as set forth by the Safety and Skills Training Department and OJT Qualification and Certification process.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • Preferred: Associate's Degree.

 

Minimum Experience:

Relay Tech I:

  • Associate's Degree
  • Without an associate degree: at least 1 year of experience.

Relay Tech II:

  • Without an associate degree: at least 2 years of experience.
  • With an associate degree: at least 1 year of experience.

Relay Tech III:

  • Without an associate degree: at least 4 years of experience.
  • With an associate degree: at least 3 years of experience.

Relay Tech Sr.:

  • Without an associate degree: at least 6 years of electrical/electronics/metering/controls experience.
  • With an associate degree: at least 5 years of experience.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and understand electrical one-line diagrams, schematics and wiring diagrams, technical manuals and instruction books. 
  • Understanding of protective relaying concepts and AC and DC power systems.
  • Knowledgeable with electronics, computer logic, microprocessors and programmable computer logic.
  • Completion of the necessary training modules as set forth by the Safety and Training department.
  • Preferred: 
    • Knowledge of protective relaying/SCADA/communications/substation equipment.
    • Experience in relay maintenance and installation.
    • Knowledgeable in MS Office and computer skills.
    • Self-motivated and dependable team player.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Any Certifications, Licenses, etc.:

  • Successful completion of the EEI TECH test.
  • If EEI TECH test recommended, notate this on resume.
  • Candidates selected to take the TECH test will be invited via e-mail *PLEASE MONITOR YOUR SPAM/JUNK EMAIL FOLDER.
  • Preferred:
    • Valid LA driver's license and good driving record.
    • DOT medical certification.

 

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Primary Location: Louisiana-DESTREHAN Louisiana : DESTREHAN 
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status:
Nonexempt 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
 
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 111786
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.

EEI Testing:

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 number 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, Logon 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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