Production Technician - Power Plant

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Malvern, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 03/07/2022 

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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 splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight, and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas. We are leading the clean energy transformation for the utility industry and continue to explore alternative technologies.

 

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, cleaner, and 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. We’ve committed over the next three decades to reduce our carbon emissions from our operations to net-zero by 2050.  

 

Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro, solar and petroleum coke plants, with a total engineering capacity exceeding 20,000 megawatts. Entergy continues to build or acquire megawatts from new hydrogen capable natural gas units, solar, wind and other technologies complement its existing megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric, and solar facilities. 

 

* This position will be filled as a Production Technician III, II or I based up on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. *

 

JOB SUMMARY/DESCRIPTION:

Operate and maintain systems associated with a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) facility while demonstrating safety awareness and direction that will continuously improve performance by employees and contractors through the use and strict adherence to procedures and processes.  

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain regulatory compliance and be proactive in dealing with all agencies and avoid reportable violations
  • Required participation in the multi-year Production Technician multi skill progression plan to develop key skills in maintenance and operations. Upon completion the employee should have the desire, aptitude and ability to meet board operator qualification
  • Conduct and participate in job briefings and safety meetings.  Be responsible for Contractor Safety and conduct Contractor Safety Orientations as needed
  • Applies understanding and knowledge of plant systems, burner controls (where applicable), turbine controls, data acquisition, process controls, regulating devices, personal computers, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Operational duties include, but not limited to, operating the control board, making operational rounds, performing PM/PDM activities, HRSG water chemistry, Water Plant and UF/RO operations and maintenance, and CEMS monitoring and calibrations
  • Applies skills to perform inspections, calibrations, installations, repairs, diagnostics, testing and troubleshooting of complex instrumentation equipment and regulating devices in a CCGT facility, alone and as part of a team. Perform mechanical work involved in inspection, repair and installation of instrumentation and electrical equipment, and PM/CM, troubleshooting, and repair of mechanical systems. 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Minimum education:

  • 2 Year Associate's Degree in Industrial Electronics, Instrumentation/Controls or Production/Process Technology or equivalent work experience 

 

Minimum experience:

  • Production Technician III: 0-2 years’ experience in a CCGT facility in an Operations or Maintenance position; or 4 years of power plant operations/maintenance/electrical experience
  • Production Technician II – I:  2-5 years’ experience in a CCGT facility in an Operations or Maintenance position; or 5 years of power plant operations/maintenance/electrical experience

 

***Either the minimum education or minimum experience requirements must be met by the applicant for job consideration

 

Minimum skills:

  • Must be good at communicating, both verbal and written, the results of evaluation of assignments to supervision
  • Ability to interpret and comprehend P&ID's, electrical schematics, network diagrams and OEM manuals 

 

Minimum Certifications/Licensing/Testing:

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS Test    

 

WORK CONDITIONS

Employees may be required to work 12 hour shifts with both day and night rotations. Working environment frequently requires exposure to extreme ambient conditions ranging from hot humid environments to freezing temperatures in winter months. Employees are required to climb stairs, ladders and walk or stand for extended periods. Overtime and callouts during holidays, nights and off days should be expected on a routine basis. Use of personal computer applications is necessary daily to log equipment data, log time worked and to communicate with various levels of our organization.  Skills in Microsoft Word and Excel are very beneficial.  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.

 

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Primary Location: Arkansas-Malvern
Job Function: Power Plant Operations
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 105781
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 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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