Control Operations Coordinator Lead

Date: May 15, 2024

Location: Orange, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX 


Responsible for assigning work and providing work direction to employees on same shift.  Ensures the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the plant to meet system needs.  Accountable for reporting to Team Leaders any equipment or employee issues as well as overseeing after hours contractor activities as required.



  • Ensures assigned work within the plant results in safe and reliable operation; facilitates and coordinates Shift Safety meetings / Job Briefings for all personnel on the same shift; promotes and ensures a safe work environment, including use of Human Performance tools; ensures adherence to all safety procedures and policies for all employees working the same shift
  • Provides work direction in regard to daily operations and maintenance activities for employees assigned to same shift while working a rotating 12 hour shift schedule; works overtime as required; works with Team Leaders, Planner Schedulers, and Engineers to develop work packages for shift employees and determine material requirements as necessary
  • Makes real time decisions and provides work direction in regard to the operation of the equipment in a safe, efficient and reliable manner, at times under critical and stressful situations; operates boiler, turbine, and generator manually during emergencies; performs startup and shutdown functions of boiler, turbine, generator and associated equipment as required per instructions from the Energy Management Organization Dispatchers; when un-planned absences occur after hours, ensures adequate shift coverage through contact of other qualified personnel
  • Provides leadership within the workgroup including mentoring and training others and ensuring their performance of assigned tasks; reports on training activities of employees assigned to same shift to Team Leaders; takes responsibility for overseeing contractors, particularly during after-hours operations/maintenance; provide “fill- in” Coverage for Operations Team Lead when needed
  • Ensures units are operated in compliance with all regulatory requirements including OSHA, Environmental, NERC/CIP, etc.; serves as a subject matter expert for the Boiler, Turbine, Generator and associated areas; provides work direction on related surveillances and startup testing; oversees employees assigned to same shift to ensure adherence to shift operations and maintenance procedures
  • Communicates in real time with the Energy Management Organization Dispatchers on an on-going basis to operate units as required to meet system needs




Minimum education:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience


Minimum experience:

  • At least 5 years of Power Plant experience preferably in Operations
  • Desired:
    • At least 10 years of Power Plant Operations experience
    • Supercritical Boiler operating experience


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of technology and use of computer
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to take and understand directives and complete tasks
  • Leadership skills and decision making skills.
  • Ability to lead multiple activities and changing priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated and dependable team player
  • Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards
  • Ability to maintain and care for Company equipment properly and safeguard assets
  • Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base
  • Desired:  
    • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change
    • Ability to lead and participate in problem solving teams as required
    • Operations Technician progression level of knowledge, skills and ability



Functional Knowledge:

  • Requires depth/and or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field
  • Requires technical knowledge of procedures, maintenance, operation and control of Turbine/Generator/Boiler and associated equipment

Business Expertise:

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others
  • Is aware of how daily operating decisions affect the unit performance as well as the operating companies performance


  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • May lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • May lead functional teams with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving:

  • Leads others to solve complex problems
  • Uses analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions
  • Takes a new perspective on existing solutions
  • Exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information


  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own shift and other related shifts
  • Works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view
  • Able to build consensus while influencing and directing personnel on shift as needed




Primary Location: Texas-Orange Texas : Orange 
Job Function: Power Plant Operations
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
Number of Openings: 2
Req ID: 114481
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, 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.

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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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