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Entergy | Senatobia, Mississippi
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Job Description

Primary Location: Mississippi-Senatobia
Job Function: Other
MRV Minimum Salary: $25.8354/hr.
MRV Maximum Salary: $36.6592/hr.
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: Not approved
Union description/code: MS Bargaining - Trans-M04
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 73264
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


Entergy is currently recruiting for a Substation Relayman position. Relayman are responsible for start-up testing and maintenance activities associated with substation and system protection equipment.


This position may be filled as a Relay Trainee or Relayman depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.


Job Responsibilities

  • Perform routine and emergency maintenance and repairs on all types of substation protective relay systems, control equipment, and communications equipment.

  • Installs, commissions and tests substation protective relays, digital and analog telemetering, power-line carrier transmitters/receivers, wave-traps and carrier tuning equipment, transfer trip carrier and tone equipment, transducers, digital fault recorders, sequence of events recorders, substation PLCs and CPUs, remote terminal units, transformers, breakers, and substation communications circuits from the demark point to all internal substation equipment.

  • Commissions, maintains and tests current transformers, coupling capacitors, fiber optic cable to high voltage equipment and substation control cable in substations.

  • End-to-end relay testing using Doble ProTest software or Protection Suite

  • Prepares and maintains records of equipment tests and maintenance records.

  • Makes special tests as directed in connection with operation, maintenance and design of all types of electrical equipment and systems associated with substations and system protection.

  • Switch and ground substation equipment in accordance with Entergy’s Switching Procedures, Grounding Procedures, Safe Work Procedures and Safety Rules.

  • Trains, coaches, and mentors fellow employees in related activities.

  • Responds to emergency conditions and troubleshoots and repairs problems.


Job Qualifications


Testing Requirements

  • This position requires EEI TECH testing and candidates must be TECH test recommended.


Minimum Educational Requirements

  • HS Diploma or equivalent.

  • Associate's Degree in Electrical/Electronics or Military equivalent (or equivalent work experience).


Minimum Experience Required

  • Relay Trainee - 0-4 years experience

  • Relayman - 5+ years experience


Minimum Skills Required

  • Basic knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), and NERC protective relay standards.
  • Knowledge of electric utility systems operation, maintenance and construction practices.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to work alone in unsupervised situations.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, Windows, Excel, Access and Word.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical one-line diagrams, schematics and wiring diagrams, technical manuals and instruction books. 

  • Computer competency required. 

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record. 

  • Must work safely at all times.

  • Must be dependable and reliable, and work as member of a team. Must have good interpersonal skills; must be self-motivated with ability to make decisions.

  • Must be available for 24-hour callout and available to work overtime hours to maintain continuity of service as emergencies require.

  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card.


Desired Skills

  • Prior electrical substation relaying experience.

  • Knowledge of protective relaying, SCADA, communications, and substation equipment.

  • Familiarity with Schweitzer, ERLphase and Electromechanical relays (Westinghouse and GE)

  • Knowledge of Doble ProTest or Protection Suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills together with proven commitment to safety and customer service.

  • Prior experience installing, maintaining, testing, & repairing circuit breakers, transformers, switchgear, and similar equipment.


About Entergy: Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.


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, 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, 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.

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.


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.


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).

About Entergy

Entergy Corporation (Entergy) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of aggregate electric generating capacity. The Company is also a nuclear power generator in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Utility and Non-Utility Nuclear. In addition to its two primary, reportable, operating segments, Entergy also operates the non-nuclear wholesale assets business. The non-nuclear wholesale assets business sells to wholesale customers the electric power produced by power plants that it owns while it focuses on improving performance and exploring sales or restructuring opportunities for its power plants. As of December 31, 2009, Entergy delivered electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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