Process Owner

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Newark, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

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 complement its existing megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric, and solar facilities. 



Job Summary/Purpose:

The Process Owner reports directly to the Plant Manager and leads and supports a team of planners, supervisors, operations and maintenance personnel in a plant environment at a multi-unit coal power plant who share responsibility for its safe, efficient, and reliable operation. The position's primary responsibility will be to provide operational and maintenance excellence in various areas:  turbine/generator, electrical (swgr/breakers/transformers), and other balance of plant equipment. This position effectively manages operational and maintenance issues in their assigned areas to support system needs and maintains high standards of diversity and inclusion, ethics and integrity, and drives continuous improvement by serving as a champion of change.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for safety, compliance, budgeting, reliability, and all other aspects of assigned area of plant.  Provides direction to operational/maintenance personnel, oversees various contractors, and supports the planning/scheduling team. Provides leadership for and the development of all employees 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. Manages procedures, checklists, and performance measures to monitor process controls to ensure that all operations, maintenance, and regulatory requirements are fulfilled within staff. Develops, implements, and maintains a high standard of performance through the use of operational procedures, operations rounds/trending, shift turnover, protection system functionality, water chemistry, system descriptions, maintenance procedures, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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 areas to leverage our financial process to manage deviations from the approved annual budget.
  • Initiates and provides leadership in respect to contract management/contractor oversight for routine and outage work.
  • Evaluates and champions gap closure actions that are consistent with the company's overall business strategy.


Minimum Requirements:  

Minimum education required of the position:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree in technical field, such as engineering


Minimum experience required of the position:

  • Five (5) plus years of Power Plant Operations, Maintenance or engineering experience
  • Desired: Experience with power plant components and equipment; such as turbines/generators


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Possess excellent oral and written communications skills as well as computer 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 for the position:

  • None


Other Attributes:

Functional Knowledge: Requires understanding and application of procedures and concepts within own discipline and basic knowledge of other disciplines.

Business Expertise: Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.

Leadership: Has formal supervisory responsibilities; sets priorities for and coaches employees to meet daily deadlines.

Problem Solving: Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.

Impact: Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies.

Interpersonal Skills: Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.





Primary Location: Arkansas-Newark Arkansas : Newark 
Job Function: Power Plant Operations
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 110422
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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

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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 to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

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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