Entergy Mechanical Technician (Power Plant) in Westlake, Louisiana

Mechanical Technician (Power Plant)

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Date: Jul 11, 2018

Location: Westlake, LA, US

Company: Entergy


Under general supervision, with wide latitude for planning or laying out of working details, must be able to perform highly complex mechanical work involved in the inspection, repair and installation of mechanical equipment in generating stations, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:

  • Inspect and maintain all power plant mechanical equipment, such as boilers, turbines. Pumps, fans, condensers, tanks, buildings and fixtures, piping systems, compressors, heat exchange apparatus, and appurtenant equipment in accordance with applicable statutory rules and regulations

  • Erect foundations and supports and install minor auxiliary and related apparatus such as pumps, turbines, piping layouts, valves, regulators, traps, building fixtures, tanks, etc.

  • Diagnose mechanical troubles of important equipment and apparatus and correct or recommend corrective measures

  • Perform operations requiring reasonable precision with machine tools, such as drill presses, pipe and bolt threading machines, band saws, punch or shear, etc.

  • Perform precision work with hand and bench tools in connection with the fitting, adjustment, alignment, etc. of governors, bearings, shafting, gears and similar mechanical equipment

  • Set up rigging for the installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, foundations, supports, etc.

  • Layout work from prints or verbal instructions

  • Direct work of assistants

  • Assist in general operation and maintenance during unusual or emergency periods

  • Prepare maintenance and other routine reports

  • Mark up mechanical prints

  • Perform necessary housekeeping


Must have worked as Outside Machinist, Millwright, Welder, or have equivalent work experience in Power Plant, Petro Chemical, or Machine Shop Maintenance.

  • Must have 3yrs experience in plant or relevant work

  • Have a thorough knowledge of mechanical work such as piping and accessory instillations, boiler, turbine, gearbox and pump maintenance, bench and machine work etc.

  • Be familiar with advanced mechanical principles

  • Have knowledge of running basic shop equipment; band saw, drill press, bench grinders, etc.

  • Have experience in equipment operating: forklift, man lift, etc.

  • Knowledge of proper rigging and crane hand signals

  • Be proficient in the use of and nomenclature of tools and equipment ordinarily used

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the operation, construction and function of boilers, turbines, pumps, heaters, steam traps, piping systems, regulator and mechanical control devices, etc.

  • Have experience in welding processes, GTAW and SMAW

  • Be familiar with various kinds of metals, their applications, available sizes and shapes

  • Experience with rotating equipment alignment; dial indicator, laser alignment, parallel bars, feeler gauge, etc.

  • Experience with using and reading machinist precision measuring tools

  • Be able to compute bills of material for jobs, working from specifications or from oral instructions.

  • Be thoroughly familiar with Company's electrical and mechanical tagging rules

  • Have ability to understand and perform semi-routine operations of high complexity and considerable variety where standard methods of procedure are available

  • Know Company's safety rules and be able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation, and be able to render practical first aid

  • Know the location of and be able to operate, all of the firefighting equipment

  • Know what kind of equipment to use on electrical oil and other fires


  • Age - 21 minimum

  • Must have full use of mental and physical faculties

  • Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor as circumstances may require


  • Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents

  • Be willing to attend and take part in safety meetings

  • Be willing to work under unusual surroundings as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job

  • Be willing to work irregular or extra hours as required

  • Be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both supervisors and subordinates

  • Be capable of assuming supervisory responsibilities

  • Be especially neat, clean and orderly in work and person

  • Understand the importance of always rendering and maintaining first class, courteous service to all

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • Successful completion of the EEI POSS/MASS test


Primary Location: Louisiana-Westlake

Job Function :Power Plant Operations

FLSA Status :Nonexempt

Relocation Option: Not approved

Union description/code :GLA-Fossil-U03

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 80327

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

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: Lake Charles

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