Title:  Relay Apprentice - Technician

Date:  Jan 11, 2022
Entergy Mississippi, LLC

Posting End Date: 01/25/2022 


* This position may be filled by a Relay Apprentice 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th Year or Relay Technician based on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. *


* The below job description is that of a Relay Apprentice 1st Year and the qualifications, duties and responsibilities increase/adjust according to the level that the position is filled. *




  • Perform routine and emergency maintenance and repairs on all types of substation protective relay systems, control equipment, and communications equipment
  • Installs, commissions and tests substation protective relays, digital and analog telemetering, power-line carrier transmitters/receivers, wave-traps and carrier tuning equipment, transfer trip carrier and tone equipment, transducers, digital fault recorders, sequence of events recorders, substation PLCs and CPUs, remote terminal units, transformers, breakers, and substation communications circuits from the demark point to all internal substation equipment
  • Commissions, maintains and tests current transformers, coupling capacitors, fiber optic cable to high voltage equipment and substation control cable in substations
  • End-to-end relay testing using Doble ProTest software or Protection Suite
  • Prepares and maintains records of equipment tests and maintenance records
  • Makes special tests as directed in connection with operation, maintenance and design of all types of electrical equipment and systems associated with substations and system protection
  • Switch and ground substation equipment in accordance with Entergy’s Switching Procedures, Grounding Procedures, Safe Work Procedures and Safety Rules
  • Trains, coaches, and mentors fellow employees in related activities
  • Responds to emergency conditions and troubleshoots and repairs problems



Testing Requirements:

  • This position requires EEI TECH testing and candidates must be TECH test recommended


Minimum Education:

  • Associate degree in Electrical/Electronics or Military equivalent (or equivalent work experience)


Minimum Experience:

  • 0 - 4 years of experience


Minimum Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), and NERC protective relay standards
  • Knowledge of electric utility systems operation, maintenance and construction practices
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license; valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Demonstrated aptitude to work alone in unsupervised situations
  • Demonstrated computer skills, Windows, Excel, Access and Word
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group
  • Ability to read and understand electrical one-line diagrams, schematics and wiring diagrams, technical manuals and instruction books
  • Computer competency required
  • Must work safely at all times
  • Must be dependable and reliable, and work as member of a team
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Must be self-motivated with ability to make decisions
  • Must be available for 24-hour callout and available to work overtime hours to maintain continuity of service as emergencies require
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card
  • Desired:
    • Prior electrical substation relaying experience
    • Knowledge of protective relaying, SCADA, communications, and substation equipment
    • Familiarity with Schweitzer, ERLphase and Electromechanical relays (Westinghouse and GE)
    • Knowledge of Doble ProTest or Protection Suite
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills together with proven commitment to safety and customer service
    • Prior experience installing, maintaining, testing, & repairing circuit breakers, transformers, switchgear, and similar equipment



Primary Location: Mississippi-Vicksburg
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: MS Bargaining - Trans-M04
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 105015
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, 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.


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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