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Entergy Locator, Damage Prevention in Jefferson, Louisiana

Date: Jun 11, 2024

Location: Jefferson, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite

Legal Entity: Entergy Louisiana, LLC

*This position will fill 2 vacancies*

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Responsible for using specialized equipment to locate Entergy's underground electric facilities in compliance with the LA Dig Law and doing so in a safe, timely and accurate manner.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be a safety champion; obey all safe work procedures, perform daily Hazard Assessments, maintain vehicle inspections, attend all required safety meetings, complete all safety mandated training and report any safety events including near misses.

  • Develop and maintain proficiency using the locating equipment, locate underground facilities and mark them in compliance with the LA Dig Law so as to avoid dig-ins by excavators. Develop and maintain proficiency in using the fault finding and thumping equipment.

  • Develop and maintain proficiency using all ticket management computer based applications such as GT Viewer, Epoch Field and DigTix and document all locating jobs in these applications.

  • Monitor excavation activity in the area, and develop and maintain working relationships with these excavators so as to coordinate work with them and so to ensure a minimum amount of damage to Entergy’s underground facilities.

  • Identify and report on discrepancies between underground facilities in the field and those in Entergy's electronic mapping systems. Report damage to Entergy's underground facilities immediately.

  • Respond to emergency call outs during duty rotation for the Damage Prevention group. Be able to work in a team environment which involves taking on additional work when other areas of overloaded, sharing best practices, and fostering unity and collaboration.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum education required of the position

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Minimum experience required of the position

0-2 years experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in underground locating

  • Experience in Entergy’s underground system

  • Experience in reading electronic underground mapping

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Good mechanical aptitude and ability to use conductor locating and fault finding devices, as well as associated computer applications. Ability to communicate with customers, excavators, city inspectors, police and fire department officials. Valid driver's license and the ability to operate a company vehicle. Ability to lift 150 lbs. Very good interpersonal skills. Ability to interpret construction drawings and Entergy's underground system drawings. Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities. Ability to work well under pressure. Must be self-motivated and a team player. Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazard. Ability to maintain company equipment properly and safeguard assets. Ability to meet and converse with customers in a pleasant and tactful manner and understand the importance of delivering high level customer service. Ability to recognize process improvement opportunities and willingness to implement them. Desired: Working knowledge of underground electric system; Working knowledge of AM/FM/GIS graphical systems; Working knowledge of the DigTix ticket management application; Working knowledge of computer and communication applications; Working knowledge of service territory; Experience in customer service / customer contact roles.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Valid driver's license.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Must be available for 24 hour call out and extended hours as necessary including nights, weekends and holidays 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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Locator, Damage Prevention

Primary Location: Louisiana - Jefferson Louisiana : Jefferson || Louisiana : Hammond || Louisiana : New Orleans

Job Function : All Other Jobs

FLSA Status : Nonexempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 2

Req ID: 114729

Travel Percentage : Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here (humanr@entergy.com?subject=Accessibility) and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

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.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov) (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

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.

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