Title:  Team Leader, Maintenance - Power Generation Plant

Date:  Feb 15, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Louisiana, LLC

At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to now splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas.


We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, more prosperous future for everyone.


Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We also believe a diverse workforce committed to personal and professional growth is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, giving employees opportunities to grow their careers their way. 


Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro and petroleum coke plants, with total engineering capacity of over 18,500 megawatts and is building or acquiring more than 3,000 megawatts of new natural gas generation to join its 30,000 megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities.



The Maintenance Team Leader reports directly to the Plant Manager and directs, leads, and supervises a team of operations/maintenance personnel in a cross-functional multi-craft, multi-skilled plant environment at a Legacy gas steam plant and simple cycle gas turbine power plant who share responsibility for its safe, efficient, and reliable operation.  This position’s primary responsibility is to oversee the maintenance program of the plant including both routine and outage work.  This position also supervises the planner/scheduler and material operator.  This position oversees, manages, optimizes and fully implements the Conditioned Based Outage/Integrated Planning Process.  Outage oversight responsibilities include both planning and execution phases of outages.  This position leads development of the multi-year tactical and strategic project identification and budgeting processes.  This position effectively manages maintenance issues to support system needs, evaluates performance of and develops direct reports, maintains high standards of diversity and inclusion, ethics and integrity, and drives continuous improvement by serving as a champion of change.



  • Responsible for safety, compliance, budgeting, reliability, and all other aspects of the maintenance program of the plant.  Provides direction to operational/maintenance personnel, schedules resources, and manages staffing issues. Provides leadership for and the development of direct reports in order to embrace a culture of strong fundamentals of operation and maintenance. Embraces human performance improvement initiatives. Assures that plant operations/maintenance personnel comply with safe work practices and processes, comply with plant procedures, and efficiently and effectively operate and maintain the plant equipment
  • Ranks and prioritizes reliability and financial risks using data analysis and historical and predictive maintenance information from both internal and external industry sources.  Works with Fleet Maintenance group in overseeing  long-range and detailed planning and execution of Fossil unit outage, including management of cost, schedule and safety processes for outage scope
  • Responsible for preparing and planning near-term and strategic maintenance budget.  Provides and supports budget/project development and cost control for short range work plans and long range strategic planning.  Prepares and manages budget in assigned area to leverage the financial process to manage deviations from the approved annual budget
  • Collaborates with Planning and Operations personnel and assigns resources to address emerging maintenance issues.  Initiates and provides leadership  in  respect to contract management/contractor oversight for routine and outage work.  Staffs and manages routine, planned, emergency, and reserve outages as well as assigned projects. Develops schedule and budget related to routine maintenance and planned outages
  • Interfaces with other members of plant management team to drive resolution of key issues impacting business processes, budget, maintenance strategies, outage scope, schedule and costs for facilities.  Evaluates and champions gap closure actions that are consistent with the company's overall business strategy.  Leads site teams to identify and implement maintenance strategies and funding needs for equipment processes
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external interfaces and key strategic alliance partners.  Maintains an awareness of the latest industry research and practical application to drive continuous improvement



Minimum education required of the position

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Desired:
    •  Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as  engineering or equivalent work experience (e.g. 10 yrs of power plant experience with at least 5 years of maintenance experience)


Minimum experience required of the position

  • Without Degree: 10 years of Power Plant Experience with at least 5 years of maintenance experience
  • With technical degree: 5 years of Power Plant Maintenance Experience
  • Desired:
    • Experience with Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plants
    • Prior supervisory or other leadership experience


Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Has knowledge of power plant operating and maintenance practices, equipment maintenance strategies,lockout /tagout or tagging procedure and other safety procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with contractors and outside agencies
  • Possess excellent oral, and written communication skills as well ascomputer skills
  • Has the ability to build a strong team through leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Has the ability to actively engage subordinates and other plant personnel to strive for operational and maintenance excellence
  • Has proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Has a history of strong accountability for results


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required of the position

  • None




Primary Location: Louisiana-Killona
Job Function: Power Plant Operations
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level I
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 101600
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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


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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