Relay Apprentice - Relay Technician

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Searcy, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 12/05/2022 

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

 

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

*The selected candidate must live within 30-minutes/miles from the headquarters (2005 East Moore Ave., Searcy, AR) and a relocation benefit is not offered.*

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Knowledge of basic electrical theory such as Ohm’s Law and series and parallel circuits in order to understand and interpret instructions and assignments.
  • The ability to use electrical test devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, meggers, and continuity checkers to perform basic checks for continuity, resistance, voltage, opens, shorts, insulation breakdowns, and grounds.
  • The ability to read relay control drawings and schematics.
  • Troubleshooting - Assist crew member in determining causes of equipment failure.
  • Installation - Assist crew member in installing electrical equipment to meet company specifications.
  • Reading comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Equipment maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on electrical equipment.
  • Active listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions on approaches to problems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weakness of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to speak effectively one-on-one with coworkers, management and external personnel.
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and other Windows based programs.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education:

  • Preferred: Associate degree in electronics/electrical/mechanical

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • While performing the duties of the job, this employee will regularly be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift up to one hundred pounds.
  • While performing the duties this employee will regularly be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift or pull heavy cables and equipment weighing more than 50 pounds.
  • The ability to work above ground from aerial bucket trucks, at ground level, and in trenches or manholes.
  • Special vision requirements are close, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • This position requires the ability to proficiently operate the following Machines and Equipment:
    • electrical testing equipment
    • general office equipment
    • pickup truck
    • bucket truck

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position:

  • Must be EEI TECH Test Recommended
  • Candidates selected to take the TECH Test will be invited via e-mail *MONITOR YOU SPAM/JUNK EMAIL FOLDER
  • Please note on your resume if you are TECH recommended

 

 

Primary Location: Arkansas-Searcy Arkansas : Searcy 
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: 109596
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, 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.

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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