Title:  Production Technician - Power Plant (Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls)

Date:  Jan 13, 2022
Legal Entity:  Entergy New Orleans, LLC

Posting End Date: 11/04/2021 


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.


* Position can be filled by Production Technician II, I, or CRO based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. *



Operate and maintain systems associated with a Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) power plant 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. 



  • 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, 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 RICE facility, alone and as part of a team.
  • Perform mechanical work involved in inspection, repair and installation of instrumentation and electrical equipment, and light PM of mechanical systems. 



Minimum Education:

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


Minimum Experience:

  • PTECH II thru CRO: 2 – 5 years of experience in a RICE (or CCGT) facility in an Operations or Maintenance position; or 5 years of power plant operations/maintenance/electrical experience
    • Preferred: experience with DCS/PLC control systems, ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, troubleshoot, replace, and repair Industrial Instrumentation, ability to troubleshoot complex AC/DC circuits along with a good mechanical understanding of reciprocating internal combustion engines.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 
  • Ability to manage multiple control issues and drive to a permanent solution 
  • Experience in building and modifying control system graphics 
  • Experience in Alarm Management 
  • Experience in specifying control system components and field devices 
  • Experience in troubleshooting communication protocols including Profibus, Modbus and TCP/IP
  • Strong DCS and PLC knowledge with multiple platforms 
  • Capable of performing failure recovery on control systems 


Minimum Certifications/Licensing/Testing:

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS Test




Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
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: 105251
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, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, 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.

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