Maintenance Operator - Power Generation

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Willis, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX 

 

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 splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight, and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas. We are leading the clean energy transformation for the utility industry and continue to explore alternative technologies.

 

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, cleaner, and 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. We’ve committed over the next three decades to reduce our carbon emissions from our operations to net-zero by 2050.  

 

Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro, solar and petroleum coke plants, with a total engineering capacity exceeding 20,000 megawatts. Entergy continues to build or acquire megawatts from new hydrogen capable natural gas units, solar, wind and other technologies complement its existing megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric, and solar facilities. 

 

* This position will be filled as a Maintenance Operator, Maintenance Operator 1, 2, 3, 4, or Journeyman Maintenance Operator based up on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. *

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under general and/or directive supervision, with a working latitude for planning or laying out of working details, must be able to perform simple mechanical work involved in the inspection, repair, installation, test, adjustment and calibration of meters and instruments, and of automatic combustion control equipment and regulating devices in generating stations, must be able to perform simple electrical work involved in the inspection, repair or installation of electrical equipment in generating stations and electrical substations and related equipment in shop or in place, must be able to perform simple mechanical work involved in the inspection, repair and installation of mechanical equipment in generating stations, must be able to assume responsibility for operation of the equipment included in a central controlled turbo-generator-boiler system with its associated fuel handling facilities, auxiliaries and functions during a specific shift. Depending upon the employee’s second primary skill he/she would be required to perform complex duties of either mechanical, electrical or instrumentation and control skills and perform simple duties for balance of skills as required and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned.

  • Place in-service, or remove from service, and operate in a safe manner, turbine, generator and boiler systems and related auxiliary equipment such as fuel facilities, valves, traps, regulators, desuperheaters, heaters, and related piping systems containing water, steam, air, and other fluids or gases, station service electric circuits, gas/oil circuit breakers, air circuit breakers, disconnecting switches, transformers, storage batteries, motor generator sets, indicating and recording instruments, etc., install and maintain simple mechanical measuring devices and control equipment such as pressure gauges, thermometers, thermocouples, instrument piping and simple regulating and control devices, install and maintain simple electric circuits in conduit or open wiring, lighting fixtures, motors and other electrical auxiliaries, install and maintain simple mechanical equipment, such as small piping layouts, valves, fuel pumps, small centrifugal pumps, steam traps, heat exchange apparatus, building fixtures, tanks, air removal equipment, ejectors, etc.
  • Check functioning of governors and controls, perform simple operations in connection with general test work on boilers, turbines, pumps, condensers, heat exchange equipment, cooling towers, piping, draft equipment, instruments and controls and other related mechanical equipment, clean and inspect motors including check of clearances and insulation resistance and change of oil as required. perform simple operations in connection with general maintenance work on boilers, turbines, pumps, condensers, heat exchange equipment, cooling towers, piping, draft equipment, buildings, and other related mechanical equipment.
  • Check bearing temperatures and equipment for proper operation, perform simple operations requiring some precision with hand bench and power tools.
  • Test electrical circuits and equipment for insulation resistance, perform simple operations requiring little precision, with machine tools such as drill presses, pipe and bolt threading machines, band saws, punch or shears, etc.
  • Check and adjust running clearances on main turbine, analyze flue gas samples and perform routine tests on instruments and controls, renew lamps, fuses, sockets, etc., perform routine tasks such as packing valves and pumps. Replace gauge glasses, cut gaskets, reseat valves, perform minor maintenance, fabricate metal parts, lubricate equipment as mandated, etc.
  • Control fuel supplies, diagnose and correct minor electric trouble of secondary equipment not involving continuity of service, diagnose and correct minor mechanical trouble of secondary equipment not involving continuity of service. Maintain proper combustion of burner management system.
  • Assist in laboratory work as directed, make routine test and inspections of storage batteries, test and maintain boiler water chemistry within limits.
  • Operate the control room under emergency conditions. 
  • Prepare records and reports, complete daily shift logs for turn-over.
  • Perform necessary housekeeping.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Journeyman Maintenance Operator: Must have worked at least 3 years and be qualified as maintenance operator or have had equivalent experience in power plant operation and maintenance
  • Maintenance Operator: No experience required
  • Be familiar with elementary principles of mechanical measuring devices instruments, controls, and regulating devices as used in generating plants, the elementary principles of electricity, magnetism and electric circuits
  • Gain proficiency in the use of and nomenclature of tools and equipment ordinarily used
  • Have ability to understand and perform operations of average complex and variety where standard methods of procedure are available
  • Have working knowledge of the principle of operation, function and construction of steam boilers, turbo-generators, pumps, heaters, steam traps, piping systems, pressure and level regulators, their controls and auxiliary equipment
  • Have a complete mental picture and be able to sketch from memory a flow diagram of main piping systems
  • Have working knowledge of the operation and function of rotating electrical equipment, switches, transformers, instruments, control and accessory equipment, etc.
  • Know the Company’s safety rules and be able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation and be able to render practical first aid
  • Know the location of and be able to operate all fire-fighting equipment
  • Desired:
    • P-Tech degree, Instrument Tech degree, or equivalent experience

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Journeyman Maintenance Operator: Age – 22 minimum
  • Maintenance Operator: Age – 18 minimum
  • Must have full use of mental and physical faculties
  • Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor as circumstances may require

 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents
  • Be willing to attend and take part in safety meetings
  • Be willing to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job
  • Be willing to work irregular or extra hours as required
  • Be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both supervisors and subordinates
  • Be capable of assuming supervisory responsibilities
  • Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person
  • Understand the importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers
  • Desired:
    • Possess a safety-first mindset as an operations team member
    • A self-starter with high initiative and motivation
    • Show continuous improvement in skills development and operational knowledge
    • Have a strong affinity for analyzing and troubleshooting equipment issues

 

ANY CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, ETC.:

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS test

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Willis Texas : Willis 
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: GTX-Fossil-U04
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 110435
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.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

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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