Entergy Operations Specialist (Performance Monitoring and Analyst Center) in The Woodlands, Texas
Operations Specialist (Performance Monitoring and Analyst Center)
Date: Sep 14, 2023
Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States
Posting End Date:
Work Place Flexibility: Onsite
Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC
*This position may be filled as an Operations Specialist I, II, III, Senior, or Senior Lead depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications.*
The Operations Specialist is part of a team that centrally monitors Entergy’s regulated Power Generation resources’ fleet-wide performance, maintenance, and operations. The objective of the position is to provide technical expertise that drives improved operations in the MISO market, efficient maintenance practices that lower production costs, continuous improvement, and unit availability. The position will support the gathering, tracking of analytics and utilization of Advance Pattern Recognition (APR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. The position will work in a state-of-the-art 24x7 remote-operations control center (ROCC) in the Woodlands, Texas. The ROCC will include remote resource operators and Energy Management Operations (EMO) personnel.
Work an assigned shift in the ROCC as part of an overall fleet coverage to monitor resource operation and performance. The weekday coverage consists of overlapping 9-hour morning/evening shifts and a single 12-hour per day weekend rotation.
Review and assess resource equipment condition using APR software
Create, tune, and implement APR models utilizing APR software
Monitor equipment performance and operational trends to predict component health and deviation from operational standards
Triage developing issues to appropriate plant/engineering contacts and advise course of action, alerting SME's and resource personnel of anomalies which could adversely affect the reliability, availability, maintainability, and performance of equipment.
Track problems and issues to resolution, including participation in root cause analysis process
Provide guidance and support to Entergy’s EMO Generation Dispatcher, Power Marketer, Asset Managers, and resource operators
Routinely review the Tier 1 and Tier 2 instrument lists and support resolution of issues related to those lists
Prepare and provide routine reports on resource performance and equipment condition to management
Assist in the identification, evaluation and implementation of new processes or technology in support of Power Generation’s key initiatives, such as fuel efficiency, enhanced monitoring, and remote unit operation
Work with reliability analysts/engineers to capture and quantify avoided costs
Supports resource compliance and operations with all commercial, contractual, regulatory, safety, and operational obligations
Minimum education required of the position:
- High school diploma or GED. Desired: Training in power plant operations, power plant systems and power plant performance or corresponding technical training from an accredited school
Minimum experience required of the position:
- The candidate should have at least 2 years of operational experience in drum type, supercritical, or combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants. Should be recognized system wide as knowledgeable in power plant operations. Additional experience in other resource technologies is a benefit (e.g., solar, wind, utility size batteries, reciprocating engines, Hydro). Candidates title and level will be determine based on years of relative industry and technical experience.
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position:
Strong working knowledge of rotating components such as pumps, motors, steam turbines, generators, and field instrumentation
Ability to recognize off normal conditions and trends in critical equipment parameters
Strong working knowledge of operations of natural gas combined cycle and peaker plant technologies, coal fired power plants, solar plants, and associated systems with the ability to recognize off normal conditions and trends in unit operations during startup, shut down, and on-line operations.
Good understanding of power plant performance (thermal, physical, operational, and environmental)
Familiar with (APR) software. SmartSignal knowledge preferred.
Understand condition-based maintenance programs and technology applications
Familiar with basic functions of MISO and Entergy's operation within the market
Possess interpersonal and communication skills necessary to develop relationships with other Plant Support and Operations personnel that promotes an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect
Analytical skills that provide decision making support to resources regarding suggested improvements in equipment and unit operations, as well as identification of instrumentation issues
Strong computer skills, including how to effectively use the corporate computer tools provided as a standard tool set, PI-DataLink, AF and PiVision, and standard computer codes for analysis and problem solving
Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and flexibility to changing priorities.
A continuous improvement and collaborative mid-set
Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position
Primary Location: Texas - The Woodlands Texas : The Woodlands
Job Function : Professional
FLSA Status : Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT
Number of Openings : 1
Req ID: 112750
Travel Percentage : Up to 25%
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Additional Responsibilities: 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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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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