Substation Mechanic I-SR.

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Gretna, LA, US

Company: Entergy

**Position may be filled as Substation Mechanic Level I, II, III, or Sr. Level depending on experience**



Working within Entergy's Safety Rules, perform routine & emergency maintenance and repairs on substation equipment.



  • Perform diagnostic testing of substation equipment; breakers, transformers, batteries, cables, etc. Perform substation switching and grounding procedures.
  • Perform construction activities of installing all substation equipment. Perform inspections of substation equipment. Install, maintain, repair, operate and remove switching station and substation equipment.
  • Maintain switching stations, substation buildings, structures and grounds, including customers' installations. Inspect, adjust, maintain, test, repair or replace all types of circuit breakers and gang operated disconnecting switches, batteries, power transformers, power rectifiers, and station type regulators.
  • Perform wiring and maintenance work in substations.



Minimum education required of the position

HS Diploma or equivalent. Associate's Degree preferred (or equivalent work experience).


Minimum experience required of the position

I - Without Associate's Degree: 0-2 years. With Associate's Degree: 0-1 years.

II - Without Associate's Degree: 2-4 years. With Associate's Degree: 1-3 years.

III - Without Associate's Degree: 4+ years. With Associate's Degree: 3+ years.

Sr. - Without Associate's Degree: 6+ years. With Associate's Degree: 5+ years.


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Understanding of mechanical concepts and good mechanical skills. Able to read and understand the following: electrical one-line, schematic and wiring diagrams; technical manuals and instruction books; mechanical and civil construction drawings. Ability to understand technical manuals and instruction books. Completion of the necessary training modules as set forth by the Safety and Training department. Must be available for 24 hour call out and extended hours as necessary. Desired: Experience in Substation maintenance and construction preferred. Knowledgeable in MS Office skills. Dependable and reliable, and able to work as a member of a team. Self motivated with ability to make decisions. Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Must be EEI CAST Test recommended.

Must have or be able to obtain a CDL operator's license and be able to operate all vehicles and equipment in the department.

Desired: DOT medical certification

Primary Location: Louisiana-Gretna
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 2
Req ID: 87337
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,, 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.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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