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Entergy IC&E Technician - Power Generation Plant in Orange, Texas

Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Orange, Texas, 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 more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro and petroleum coke plants, with total engineering capacity of over 18,500 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 can be filled as a Journeyman Maintenance Operator, Maintenance Operator Technician, or IC&E Technician depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under general supervision, with wide latitude for planning or laying out working details, must be able to perform highly complex mechanical and electrical work involved in the inspection, repair, installation, test, adjustment and calibration of electrical equipment in generating stations and electrical substations, of meters and instruments and of automatic combustion control equipment and regulating devices in generating stations, and related equipment in shop or in place, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

  • Inspect and maintain all types and classes of meters and instruments, control equipment and regulating devices and electrical equipment, such as electric motors, oil circuit breakers, air circuit breakers, generators, exciters, switchboards, rheostats, relays, voltage regulators, wiring, conduits, cables, lighting fixtures, fuses, transformers, lightning arrestors, busses, disconnecting switches, reactors, telephone equipment, electronic devices, electrical instruments, meters, storage batteries, motor-generators, etc.

  • Install and test all types and classes of meters and instruments, control equipment, regulating devices and electrical equipment, including the foundations and supports such as control and protective apparatus, motors and controls, complete switchboard apparatus, signal and telephone systems, transformers, busses, disconnecting switches, etc.

  • Conduct and assist in conducting routine and special tests on performance, capacity and efficiency of steam boilers, steam turbine generators, pumps, heat exchange equipment, condensers and other mechanical equipment in power plants, and on accuracy of meters, instruments and controls

  • Diagnose and correct faults in electrical apparatus, such as generators, motors, control and protective equipment, transformers, telephone systems, storage batteries, relays, meters, instruments and other electric equipment and accessories

  • Diagnose troubles of important equipment and apparatus, and correct or recommend corrective measures

  • Set up rigging for the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment, foundations, supports, etc.

  • Perform operations requiring a high degree of precision with hand, bench and power tools as related to his work

  • Perform work on energized circuits

  • Do laboratory work as related to test department

  • Layout 'work from prints or verbal instructions

  • Prepare dimensional drawings, estimates and bills of materials, keep operating records, prepare reports

  • Prepare maintenance and other routine reports

  • Direct work of assistants

  • Assist in general operation and maintenance during unusual or emergency periods

  • Perform necessary housekeeping

EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • IC&E Technician: Must have worked as a Maintenance Operator or have had equivalent experience in power plant operation and maintenance

  • Maintenance Operator Technician: Must have worked at least 3 years and be qualified as a maintenance operator or have had equivalent experience in power plant operation and maintenance

  • Journeyman Maintenance Operator: Must have worked at least 3 years and be qualified as maintenance operator or have had equivalent experience in power plant operation and maintenance

  • Must have at least three years' experience in power plant or related work

  • Have a thorough knowledge of mechanical work as applied to meters, instruments, automatic controls and regulating devices

  • Be familiar with advanced mechanical principles

  • Be proficient in the use of and nomenclature of tools and equipment ordinarily used

  • Have thorough knowledge of the operation, construction and function of boilers, turbines, pumps, heaters, piping systems, meters, instruments, regulators and control devices

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of and be able to apply the theory and chemistry of combustion

  • Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the elementary chemistry of feed water treatment

  • Must have a working knowledge of electronics as applied in modern power station instruments and controls

  • Must have a working knowledge of general mathematics, elementary thermodynamics, theory of fluid metering, and ASME power test codes

  • Be able to explain the function, construction, and operation of any regulating device in the power plant and be able to adjust or repair same

  • Be familiar with the source, collection, calculation and reporting of the operating data included on the station log sheets and reports

  • Be able to compute bills of material for jobs, working for specifications or from oral instructions

  • Be thoroughly familiar with Company's electrical and mechanical tagging rules

  • Have ability to understand and perform semi-routine operations of high complexity and considerable variety where standard methods of procedure are available

  • Know Company's safety rules, and be able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation, and be able to render practical first aid

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

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • IC&E Technician: Age -21 minimum

  • Maintenance Operator Technician: Age -21 minimum

  • Journeyman Maintenance Operator: Age -22 minimum

  • Must have full use of mental and physical faculties

  • Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor as circumstances may require

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents

  • Be willing to attend and take part in safety meetings

  • Be willing to work under unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job

  • Be willing to work irregular or extra hours as required

  • Be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both superiors and subordinates

  • Have a temperament suited to jobs where manual dexterity, precision and patience are particularly essential

  • Be capable of assuming supervisory responsibilities

  • Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person

  • Understand importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all customers

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Primary Location: Texas-Orange

Job Function : Skilled / Craft

FLSA Status : Barg NonEx

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : GTX-Fossil-U04

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 100791

Travel Percentage :None

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.

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.

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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