Maintenance Operator / Operations Tech - Power Generation Plant

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Newark, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Arkansas, 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 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 to complement its existing megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric, and solar facilities.  

 

* This position will be filled as a Maintenance Operator (MO) Helper 1, 2, Operator 1, Operator, or Operations Technician (OT) based up on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. *

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Responsible for maintaining equipment on utility Steam Turbines and Generators including continuous monitoring and understanding of the equipment's normal operating parameters & limits. Utilize maintenance skills to perform repairs and overhauls of plant equipment.  Troubleshooting faulty equipment, assisting in job planning and cost evaluation.


JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for performing maintenance functions on equipment throughout the facility which includes rotating equipment, manual and control valves, understanding power plant systems, starting and stopping of equipment, isolating and restoring equipment for maintenance following a Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) procedure and monitoring boiler water chemistry equipment.
  • Uses elementary principles of mechanical measuring devices, instruments, controls, and regulating devices as used in generating plants.
  • Troubleshoot, identify, and make repairs to the plant equipment including performing preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Applies knowledge and experience with principles of operation and function of steam boilers, turbo generators, pumps, heaters, steam traps, piping systems, pressure and level regulators and their controls, and auxiliary systems.
  • Comply with all Fossil Safety Processes/Practices, Utility Group Safety Process, Environmental policies/practices, participate in the Monthly Safety Meeting, and open to participation on the Safety Committee or the Awareness Team.
  • During unit outages, provide contractor management, quality control, cost management and schedule management.
  • Interface / communicate with internal and external organizations/customers (dispatchers, directors, contractors, etc.).

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent work experience.
  • Preferred: 
    • 2-year technical school degree with emphasis on ICE Technician skills or equivalent work experience.


Minimum Experience:

  • MO Helper I - MO: 0 – 2 years of experience in Operations or similar field. Entry level with a background in Process Technology/Instrumentation
  • OT: 5+ years of experience as a MO or equivalent process operator experience.
  • Preferred:
    • Industrial experience.
    • At least 5 years of ICE Technician experience.
    • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in turbine generator overhaul, fan maintenance, valve repair, pump overhaul, machining skills and other plant mechanical maintenance.

 

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.
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation and function of steam boilers, turbo-generators, pumps, heaters, steam traps, piping systems, pressure and level regulators and their controls, and auxiliary systems. 

 

Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:

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

 

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Primary Location: Arkansas-Newark Arkansas : Newark 
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status:
Nonexempt 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: Arkansas Bargaining - Fossil
 
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 114967
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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