Maintenance Operator - Power Plant

Entergy Westwego , LA 70096

Posted 1 week ago

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.

This position may be filled by a Maintenance Operator I, II, or III based upon the candidate's experience and qualifications


Responsible for the reliable and safe operation of utility power boilers and turbine generator equipment including continuous monitoring and understanding of the equipment's normal operating parameters & limits. Uses a distributed computer system which consists of multiple software components that are on multiple computers but operated as a single system. Builds on a thorough understanding of power plant systems and operating practices and following startup/shutdown procedures as well as providing instructions to operating and maintenance personnel.


  • Responsible for performing operating functions which includes continuous monitoring of equipment, operating valves, understanding power plant systems, starting and stopping of equipment, isolating and restoring equipment for maintenance following a Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) procedure and monitoring boiler water chemistry

  • Uses elementary principles of mechanical measuring devices, instruments, controls, and regulating devices as used in generating plants

  • Troubleshoot, identify, and make repairs to the plant equipment including performing preventative maintenance tasks

  • Applies knowledge and experience with principles of operation and function of steam boilers, turbine generators, pumps, heater exchangers, steam traps, piping systems, pressure and level regulators and their controls, and auxiliary systems

  • Comply with all Fossil Safety Processes/Practices, Utility Group Safety Process, Environmental policies/practices, participate in the Monthly Safety Meeting, and open to participation on the Safety Committee or the Awareness Team

  • During unit outages, provide contractor management, quality control, cost management and schedule management

  • Interface / communicate with internal and external organizations/customers (dispatchers, directors, contractors, etc.)


Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience

  • Desired:

  • Degree in I & C or Electrical

  • Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology

Minimum Experience:

  • MO I-II: 0 - 2 years of experience in an Operations or similar field

  • MO III: 2 - 3 years of experience in an Operations or similar field

  • Desired: Background in Process Technology or Instrumentation

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles of operation and function of steam boilers, turbine generators, pumps, heat exchangers, steam traps, piping systems, pressure and level regulators and their controls, and auxiliary systems

  • The ability to read Prints & Schematics, Troubleshooting and Maintaining Plant Electrical and I & C related equipment

  • The ability to climb scaffolds, stairs and ladders

  • Must be Team Oriented and Self-Motivated

  • Must possess the initiative to perform task independently, provide timely and concise feedback upon request

  • Possess a winning attitude to achieve Departmental, Plant and Corporate Goals

  • Should possess basic computer knowledge to obtain the required skills needed to use the Entergy Fossil Applications Time and Labor (Electronic Timesheet Application) and AIMM (Maintenance Management System)

  • Knowledge of the elementary principles of mechanical measuring devices, instruments, controls, and regulating devices as used in steam electric plants

  • Desired:

  • Familiarity with boiler chemistry and water treatment processes and systems

  • Familiarity with Environmental processes

  • Ability to understand and meet Environmental permit regulations

Any certificates, licenses, etc.:

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS test


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: 86012

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 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

Job Segment: Power Plant, Electrical, Power Plant Operator, Instrumentation, Nuclear, Energy, Engineering

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