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Entergy Lead Control Operations Coordinator - Power Generation Plant in Orange, Texas

Lead Control Operations Coordinator - Power Generation Plant

Date: Jul 18, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX


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 more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro and petroleum coke plants, with total engineering capacity of over 18,500 megawatts and is building or acquiring more than 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


Minimum education:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience

Minimum experience:

  • At least 5 years of Power Plant experience preferably in Operations

  • Desired:

  • 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

  • Desired:

  • 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

Leadership :

  • 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

Impact :

  • 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: 103126

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( 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.

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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