Entergy Lead Control Operations Coordinator - Power Plant in Orange, Texas
Lead Control Operations Coordinator - Power Plant
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Date: Aug 11, 2019
Location: Orange, Texas, United States
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.
Responsible for assigning work and providing work direction to employees on same shift. Ensures the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the plant to meet system needs. Accountable for reporting to Team Leaders any equipment or employee issues as well as overseeing after hours contractor activities as required.
Ensures assigned work within the plant results in safe and reliable operation; facilitates and coordinates Shift Safety meetings / Job Briefings for all personnel on the same shift; promotes and ensures a safe work environment, including use of Human Performance tools; ensures adherence to all safety procedures and policies for all employees working the same shift
Provides work direction in regard to daily operations and maintenance activities for employees assigned to same shift while working a rotating 12 hour shift schedule; works overtime as required; works with Team Leaders, Planner Schedulers, and Engineers to develop work packages for shift employees and determine material requirements as necessary
Makes real time decisions and provides work direction in regard to the operation of the equipment in a safe, efficient and reliable manner, at times under critical and stressful situations; operates boiler, turbine, and generator manually during emergencies; performs startup and shutdown functions of boiler, turbine, generator and associated equipment as required per instructions from the Energy Management Organization Dispatchers; when un-planned absences occur after hours, ensures adequate shift coverage through contact of other qualified personnel
Provides leadership within the workgroup including mentoring and training others and ensuring their performance of assigned tasks; reports on training activities of employees assigned to same shift to Team Leaders; takes responsibility for overseeing contractors, particularly during after-hours operations/maintenance; provide “fill- in” Coverage for Operations Team Lead when needed
Ensures units are operated in compliance with all regulatory requirements including OSHA, Environmental, NERC/CIP, etc.; serves as a subject matter expert for the Boiler, Turbine, Generator and associated areas; provides work direction on related surveillances and startup testing; oversees employees assigned to same shift to ensure adherence to shift operations and maintenance procedures
Communicates in real time with the Energy Management Organization Dispatchers on an on-going basis to operate units as required to meet system needs
- High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience
At least 5 years of Power Plant experience preferably in Operations
At least 10 years of Power Plant Operations experience
Supercritical Boiler operating experience
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities:
Strong knowledge of technology and use of computer
Strong communication and organizational skills
Ability to take and understand directives and complete tasks
Leadership skills and decision making skills.
Ability to lead multiple activities and changing priorities
Ability to work under pressure
Self-motivated and dependable team player
Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards
Ability to maintain and care for Company equipment properly and safeguard assets
Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base
Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change
Ability to lead and participate in problem solving teams as required
Operations Technician progression level of knowledge, skills and ability
Functional Knowledge :
Requires depth/and or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field
Requires technical knowledge of procedures, maintenance, operation and control of Turbine/Generator/Boiler and associated equipment
Business Expertise :
Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others
Is aware of how daily operating decisions affect the unit performance as well as the operating companies performance
Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
May lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
May lead functional teams with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity
Problem Solving :
Leads others to solve complex problems
Uses analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions
Takes a new perspective on existing solutions
Exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own shift and other related shifts
Works within broad guidelines and policies
Interpersonal Skills :
Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view
Able to build consensus while influencing and directing personnel on shift as needed
Primary Location: Texas-Orange
Job Function :Professional
FLSA Status :Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings :1
Req ID: 87698
Travel Percentage :Up to 25%
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.
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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