Mechanical Technician - Power Plant

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Westwego, LA, US

Company: Entergy

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 now splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas.


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, 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. 


Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of 28 active natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities with the capacity to generate more than 18,000 megawatts and is building nearly 3,000 megawatts of new natural gas generation to join its 30,000 megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities.




Perform routine maintenance tasks and available for unscheduled call outs.


  • Primary skill is a Journeyman Machinist/Millwright capable of operating machine tool equipment which includes a bridgeport and lathe
  • Also responsible for performing large and small equipment alignment
  • Welding may be required along with some other multi-skill activities
  • During unit outages, provide contractor management, quality control, cost management and schedule management
  • Perform other maintenance multi skill activities which includes minor electrical, instrument and controls work/inspection/repair
  • Identify, troubleshoot and diagnose equipment problems
  • Applies understanding of Power Plant system, starting & stopping equipment, isolating & restoring equipment for maintenance and monitoring turbine generator and large pumps
  • Ensures safety standards and practices are adhered to for the protection of personnel and equipment in accordance with Corporate, Environmental, Plant & OSHA policies, procedures & regulations

Minimum education required of the position:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred: Machinist/Millwright Apprenticeship or Trade School diploma/degree

Minimum experience required of the position:

  • At least 5 years Power Plant Operations and/or Maintenance experience

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Journeyman level Machinist/Millwright is primary skill (minimum 5 years, desired 10 years)
  • Understanding of the principles of mechanical/electronic tools, instruments, controls, measuring devices, gauges, mechanical equipment and piping systems
  • Familiar with the principles of operation of steam boilers, turbine-generators, motors, pumps, heaters, water chemistry equipment and simple loop controls
  • Understanding written & verbal communications and basic writing skills
  • Understand & operate a personal computer

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

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS test
  • Preferred: Machinist/Millwright certificate


Primary Location: Louisiana-Westwego
Job Function: Power Plant Operations
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 85334
Travel Percentage:None


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 Pre-employment Testing: 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).

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.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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