Substation Apprentice - Technician (Transmission)

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 03/08/2022 

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 


* This position may be filled as a Substation Apprentice 1st Year through a Substation Technician based on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. *


* The selected candidate must live within or be willing to relocate within 30 miles/minutes of the assigned service area. *

* This position does not offer relocation benefits. *



While working safely, employee will maintain, install, test and repair breakers, transformers, regulators and associated electrical equipment in substations and power plants.  Employee will maintain a safe and healthy work environment with co-workers and management personnel.  Employee must have the ability to perform switching on both distribution and transmission substation equipment.



  • Ability to obtain Substation switchman certification
  • Familiarity in reading, understanding and following technical manuals and instruction books.
  • Familiarity in the use of AC and DC schematics, wiring diagrams, and construction drawings.
  • Familiarity with hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Able to climb structures, ladders, operate lift trucks and work without fear of height.
  • Able to perform routine and emergency maintenance, testing, initial installation and restoration of substations and related equipment.
  • Able to perform substation switching and practice safe tagging and grounding procedures.
  • Must be available for 24 hour callout and to work extended hours.
  • Must obtain a valid CDL within 180 days.
  • Good physical condition and able to lift 100 pounds.
  • Good hand-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and color vision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work harmoniously with coworkers and relate to customers.
  • Good computer skills and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Be self-motivated with ability to make independent decisions.
  • Able to work near energized equipment safely.



Any Certificates, Licenses, Etc.:

  • Successful completion of the EEI CAST test.
  • Candidates selected to take the CAST Test will be invited via e-mail. *MONITOR YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER
  • If you are EEI CAST Test Recommended, notate it on your resume.




Primary Location: Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: Arkansas Bargaining - Trans-A04
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 108354
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 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,, 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.


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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