Entergy Control Room Operator - Power Plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Control Room Operator - Power Plant

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Date: Jun 12, 2018

Location: Vicksburg, MS, US

Company: Entergy

Job Summary/Purpose:

Serves as the lead person on shift in the operation and maintenance of the systems associated with a fossil fuel fired power generation facility while demonstrating safety awareness, environmental, and regulatory compliance and direction that will continuously improve performance by employees and contractors through the use and strict adherence to procedures and processes. Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) or Champion over assigned applications or processes such as Risk Management Assessments, PCI/Epower, Simulator Training, etc.


  • Responsible for the reliable & safe operation of utility power boilers and turbine/generator equipment including following startup/shutdown procedures and understanding the equipment's normal operating parameters & limits

  • Perform operating functions including monitoring operating equipment, operating valves, understanding power plant system, starting & stopping equipment, isolating & restoring equipment for maintenance and monitoring boiler water chemistry

  • Adhere to safety standards and practices for the protection of personnel and equipment in accordance with Corporate, Environmental, Plant & OSHA policies & procedures

  • Work schedule is a rotating 12 hour shift including holidays and weekends


Minimum education required of the position

  • High School diploma

Minimum experience required of the position

  • At least 1 year experience with the principles of operation of steam boilers (drum type/super critical), turbine-generators, motors, pumps, heaters, water chemistry equipment and simple loop controls.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Must possess a complete understanding of plant systems, Unit Operating Practices, power production and operation technician proficiency

  • Must be Maintenance Operator qualified, having completed all Maintenance Operator multi-skill training and demonstrations

  • Control board training and qualification must be completed

  • Must be able to climb stairs moving up and down boilers 9 floors (Not standard floors)

  • Knowledgeable of unit surveillance testing requirements and unit chemistry operating requirements and corrective actions

  • Must be able to function effectively under adverse conditions

  • Must possess a understanding of OSHA Work Procedures

  • Must be capable of walking, climbing stairs/ladders/scaffolding, entering/exiting confined spaces, reaching overhead, pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and decision making skills

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • POSS/MASS Recommended


Primary Location: Mississippi-Vicksburg

Job Function :Power Plant Operations

FLSA Status :Nonexempt

Relocation Option: Not approved

Union description/code :MS Bargaining - Fossil-M03

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 80061

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

Pre-employment Testing: 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).

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.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Mississippi

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