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Entergy Maintenance Operator 1 in Westlake, Louisiana

Date: Mar 26, 2020

Location: Westlake, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy


Member of a rotating shift working under the direction of a Plant Supervisor. Responsible for performing operating functions which includes monitoring and operating power plant equipment, is knowledgeable in power plant systems, starting and stopping equipment, isolating and safety tagging equipment for maintenance activities, and monitoring water chemistry. Responsible for performing routine operator rounds and performing lubrication to plant rotating equipment as required. Is familiar with plant environmental procedures and ensure units operate within specifications. Operate and maintain units while maintaining a high level of Safety, Reliability, Efficiency and cost. Work through Operational Skills Development Plan to gain specific knowledge of plant equipment and progress through Maintenance Operator levels up to Operations Technician.


  • Knowledgeable in and complies to environmental rules and regulations

  • Knowledgeable in and follows safety policies, practices and procedures

  • Performs preventative maintenance activities which include simple electrical, instrument and mechanical work/inspection and repair

  • Work overtime at times when shift coverage is required due to unexpected circumstances


Minimum education required of the position:

  • High school diploma

  • Desired: Process Technology/instrumentation college degree or equivalent work experience

Minimum experience required of the position:

  • 0-2 years of experience in an operations or similar field or entry level with a background in process technology or instrumentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical trade school

  • Previous outside machinist/ millwright experience

  • Welder experience/training

  • Rotating equipment alignment

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • 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

  • Desired:

  • Equipment operation experience, Power Plant and or maintenance experience

  • Experience operating a large dozer

  • Experience managing a coal pile and dump trains

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position:

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS test

Primary Location: Louisiana-Westlake

Job Function : Skilled / Craft

FLSA Status : Nonexempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : GLA-Fossil-U03

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 95720

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

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, , 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.


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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