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Entergy Production Technician - Power Plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Date: Jan 13, 2020

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

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 nearly 17,000 megawatts and is building or acquiring more than 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 will be filled as a Production Technician (P-TECH) III, II, or I based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. *


Operate and maintain systems associated with a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) facility while demonstrating safety awareness and direction that will continuously improve performance by employees and contractors through the use and strict adherence to procedures and processes.


  • Maintain regulatory compliance and be proactive in dealing with all agencies and avoid reportable violations

  • Required participation in the multi-year Production Technician multi skill progression plan to develop key skills in maintenance and operations; Upon completion the employee should have the desire, aptitude and ability to meet board operator qualifications

  • Conduct and participate in job briefings and safety meetings

  • Be responsible for Contractor Safety and conduct Contractor Safety Orientations as needed

  • Applies understanding and knowledge of plant systems, burner controls (where applicable), turbine controls, data acquisition, process controls, regulating devices, personal computers, troubleshooting, etc.

  • Operational duties include, but not limited to, operating the control board, making operational rounds, performing PM/PDM activities, HRSG water chemistry, CEMS monitoring and calibrations

  • Applies skills to perform inspections, calibrations, installations, repairs, diagnostics, testing and troubleshooting of complex instrumentation equipment and regulating devices in a CCGT facility, alone and as part of a team

  • Perform mechanical work involved in inspection, repair and installation of instrumentation and electrical equipment, and light PM of mechanical systems


Minimum Education:

  • 2 Year Associates Degree in Industrial Electronics, Instrumentation/Controls or Production/Process Technology or equivalent work experience

Minimum Experience:

  • P-TECH III: 0 – 2 years of experience in a CCGT facility in an Operations or Maintenance position or at least 4 years of Power Plant Operations/Maintenance/Electrical experience

  • P-TECH II - I: at least 2 – 5 years of experience in a CCGT facility in an Operations or Maintenance position or at least 5 years of Power Plant Operations/Maintenance/Electrical experience

* Either the minimum education or minimum experience requirements must be met by the applicant for job consideration. *

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be good at communicating, both verbal and written, the results of evaluation of assignments to supervision

  • Ability to interpret and comprehend P&ID's, electrical schematics, network diagrams and OEM manuals

Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS


Primary Location: Louisiana-Lake Charles

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: 90864

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: 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 , numberLogon 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.


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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