Maintenance Operator - Solar Power Plant

Date: May 10, 2024

Location: Marion, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, Inc.-ESI (OLD) 

 

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 may be filled as Maintenance Operator I, II or III based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.*

*This posting is intended to fill 4 vacancies.*

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Entergy is currently seeking a site maintenance operator to support our Driver Solar Site reporting to the regional Team Leader. This role will require the technician to report to the site daily to perform inspections and maintenance of the equipment in the solar field. Responsible for performing operating functions which includes monitoring and operating solar plant equipment, is knowledgeable in power systems, troubleshooting equipment, and isolating and safety tagging equipment for maintenance activities. Is familiar with plant environmental procedures and ensure the site operates to those standards. Operate and maintain the site while maintaining a high level of Safety, Reliability, Efficiency and cost.

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for performing operating functions which includes monitoring of equipment, understanding power plant systems, and performing routine maintenance. In this role you will perform routine inspections of the site equipment to include inverters, transformers, modules, trackers, weather stations, and soil monitoring stations. You will maintain records and documentation of site activities, visitors, substation work, battery logs, and generator operation. You will coordinate with component manufacturers for troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance. You will perform daily field sweeps to verify tracker systems are functioning properly and replace faulty components. It is your responsibility to ensure site safety for all personnel and equipment. You will perform testing and troubleshooting for electrical and mechanical systems. You will perform inverter inspections and cleaning, filter and fuse replacement, basic troubleshooting, and repair. You will perform scheduled array inspections of the home runs, connectors, modules, and tracker system.

Knowledgeable in and complies to environmental rules and regulations.

Knowledgeable in and follows safety policies, practices and procedures.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma.
  • Preferred: Process Technology/Instrumentation college degree or equivalent work experience.

 

Minimum Experience:

  • Maintenance Operator I - II: 0 - 2 years of experience in an operations or similar field or entry level with a background in Process Technology or Instrumentation. 
  • Maintenance Operator III: 2 - 3 years of experience in an operations or similar field.
  • Preferred: 4 years of experience in an operations or similar field.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the elementary principles of mechanical measuring devices, instruments, controls, and regulating devices as used in steam electric plants.
  • The ability to lift 100 lbs.
  • The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • The ability to climb scaffolds, stairs and ladders.
  • Must be Team Oriented and Self-Motivated.
  • Must possess the initiative to perform task independently, provide timely and concise feedback upon request.
  • Possess a winning attitude to achieve Departmental, Plant and Corporate Goals.
  • Should possess basic computer knowledge to obtain the required skills needed to use the Entergy Fossil Applications Time and Labor (Electronic Timesheet Application) and AIMM (Maintenance Management System).
  • Knowledge of the elementary principles of mechanical measuring devices, instruments, controls, and regulating devices as used in steam electric plants.
  • Preferred:
    • Power plant and or maintenance experience.
    • Equipment operation experience.
    • PV systems or related.

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position:

  • Successful completion of the EEl POSS/MASS test.
  • Candidates selected to take the POSS/MASS Test will be invited via e-mail. ***MONITOR YOUR SPAM/JUNK EMAIL FOLDER.

 

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Primary Location: Arkansas-Marion Arkansas : Marion 
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status:
Nonexempt 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
 
Number of Openings: 4
Req ID: 114432
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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