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Entergy Apprentice 3rd Year - Journeyman Lineman in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Apprentice 3rd Year - Journeyman Lineman

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy


Under directive supervision, with some latitude for planning or laying out of working details, must be able to do the most complicated construction and maintenance work on dead or energized transmission and underground or overhead distribution conductors, structures and equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned

-Have equivalent experience in related work, having all the qualifications of Lineman 2nd Class.

-Make all types of transformer installations; do phasing and check rotation on circuits; trace and clear grounds and opens on series circuits.

-Do all classes of hot line tool work.

-Reeve blocks.

-Plan and lay out all work in a safe and efficient manner.

-Check, handle and be responsible for all material removed from and returned to stock, and prepare reports and records.

-Act in capacity of supervisor when authorized.

-Direct work of assistants, instruct and train new employees.


-Know Company's safety rules, and be able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation, and be able to render practical first aid on or off the ground.

-Know the location of, and be able to operate, all of the firefighting equipment. Know what kind of equipment to use on electrical, oil and other fires.

-Maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License

-Have a thorough working knowledge of electric transmission and distribution circuits and related equipment including Switchman certification.

-Have thorough knowledge of hot line tools and their application.

-Be able to read and understand all wiring diagrams and blueprints as related to transmission and distribution construction and maintenance.

-Fully understand and be proficient in using technology needed to perform job such as computers, tablets and associated software.

-Accurately identify and record all changes to constructed jobs according to Company requirements.


-Must have full use of mental and physical faculties.

-Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor in all kinds of outdoor weather conditions.

-Be able to work at heights and close spaces.

-Good hand-eye coordination and physical dexterity.

Louisiana (Bargaining):

Apprentice 3rd Year: 3 years lineman experience required

Apprentice 4th Year: 4 years lineman experience required

Journeyman Lineman: 5 years lineman experience required

Company Testing


Essential Functions of the Linemen Position:

  • Must be able to traverse uneven terrain (including, but not limited to, wet, muddy and/or slippery terrain, concrete or asphalt) with a full complement of tools weighing up to fifty pounds.

  • Must be able to work in extreme weather, including, extreme heat and cold.

  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.

  • Must be able to work alone when performing restoration services.

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks, including digging, pulling, pushing, carrying and lifting up to 115 pounds.

  • Maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License.

  • Must be able to safely operate trucks and heavy equipment and safely work around energized lines and equipment.

  • Must be able to work at heights for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to work overhead from a bucket truck (perform work above shoulders on energized overhead lines).

  • Must be able to climb up and descend from wooden/steel structures, poles and ladders and be able to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, grip, handle and feel.

  • Must have the ability to perform emergency rescue operations, including bringing unconscious or injured co-worker down from significant height or elevated area.

  • Must have sound judgment necessary to work safely in inherently dangerous environment.

  • Must be able to understand and follow safety rules.

  • Must be able to work up to 16 continuous hours per day.

  • Must have the ability to wear required personal protection equipment.

  • Must be able to perform basic computer tasks, such as entering time worked, noting beginning and completion of assigned task, checking and responding to emails, completing computer-based training, and other similar tasks.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and interact with a team.

  • Must have the ability to manage stress and handle tense situations.

  • Must have regular and reliable attendance.

  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary.


Primary Location: Louisiana-Lake Charles

Job Function :Skilled / Craft

FLSA Status :Nonexempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :GSU BARG-U01

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 107820

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

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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 ,LogonID: 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.

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