Maintenance Operator - Power Plant

Entergy Redfield , AR 72132

Posted 6 months 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.

Vacancy can be filled as Maintenance Operator Helper I, Maintenance Operator Helper II, or Maintenance Operator I based on the experience.

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Member of a rotating shift working under the direction of a Plant Supervisor. Responsible for performing operating functions which includes monitoring and operating power plant equipment, is knowledgeable in power plant systems, starting and stopping equipment, isolating and safety tagging equipment for maintenance activities, and monitoring water chemistry. Responsible for performing routine operator rounds and performing lubrication to plant rotating equipment as required. Is familiar with plant environmental procedures and ensure units operate within specifications. Operate and maintain units while maintaining a high level of Safety, Reliability, Efficiency and cost. Work through Operational Skills Development Plan to gain specific knowledge of plant equipment and progress through Maintenance Operator levels up to Operations Technician.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Knowledgeable in and complies to environmental rules and regulations

  • Knowledgeable in and follows safety policies, practices and procedures

  • Performs preventative maintenance activities which include simple electrical, instrument and mechanical work/inspection and repair

  • Work overtime at times when shift coverage is required due to unexpected circumstances

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum education required of the position:

  • High School Diploma

  • Desired: Process Technology/Instrumentation College Degree or equivalent work experience

Minimum experience required of the position:

  • 0-2 years experience in Operations or similar field

or

  • Entry level with a background in Process Technology or Instrumentation

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Knowledge of the elementary principles of mechanical measuring devices, instruments, controls, and regulating devices as used in Steam Electric Plants

  • Knowledge of the principles of operation and function of steam boilers, turbo-generators, pumps, heaters, steam traps, piping systems, pressure and level regulators and their controls, and auxiliary systems

  • Desired:

  • Equipment operation experience

  • Power Plant and or Maintenance experience

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

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS test

  • Candidates selected to take the POSS MASS Test will be invited via e-mail. You may need to check your spam email

  • If you are POSS MASS Recommended, please note it on your resume

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Primary Location: Arkansas-Redfield

Job Function: Power Plant Operations

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code: Arkansas Bargaining - Fossil-A03

Number of Openings: 1

Req ID: 86005

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, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

Nearest Secondary Market: Pine Bluff

Job Segment: Power Plant, Electrical, Power Plant Operator, Inspector, Instrumentation, Energy, Engineering, Quality


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