Entergy Maintenance Technician (Instrument and Controls) - Power Plant in Newark, Arkansas
Maintenance Technician (Instrument and Controls) - Power Plant
Date: Jan 23, 2023
Location: Newark, Arkansas, United States
Posting End Date:
Work Place Flexibility: Onsite
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 Helper I, II, Operator I, Operator, or Technician based up on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. *
Responsible for maintaining equipment on utility Steam Turbines and Generators including continuous monitoring and understanding of the equipment's normal operating parameters & limits. Utilize maintenance skills to perform repairs and overhauls of plant equipment. Troubleshooting faulty equipment, assisting in job planning and cost evaluation.
Responsible for performing maintenance functions on equipment throughout the facility which includes rotating equipment, manual and control 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 equipment.
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, turbo generators, pumps, heaters, 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.).
High school diploma or GED or equivalent work experience
2-year technical school degree with emphasis on ICE Technician skills or equivalent work experience
Maintenance Operator Helper I – Maintenance Operator: 0 – 2 years of experience in Operations or similar field
Maintenance Technician: At least 5 years of experience as a Maintenance Operator or equivalent process operator experience
At least 5 years of ICE Technician experience
At least 5 years of hands-on experience in turbine generator overhaul, fan maintenance, valve repair, pump overhaul, machining skills and other plant mechanical maintenance
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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.
Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:
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. *
Primary Location: Arkansas-Newark
Job Function : Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status : Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code : Arkansas Bargaining - Fossil-A03
Number of Openings : 1
Req ID: 110295
Travel Percentage :Up to 25%
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) 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 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.
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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