System Operator Trainee-Sr

About Entergy

At Entergy (NYSE: ETR), we power life. More than 100 years ago, our founder Harvey Couch started this company with a handshake, some sawdust and a vision.


Couch wanted to bring safe, affordable, reliable energy to the Middle South – energy that would power the lives of people and communities.


Today, Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power.


The 13,000 men and women of Entergy deliver electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, generating annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion.  


Entergy Corporation is a Fortune-300 company that has won numerous awards for safety, diversity, and social responsibility


Learn more about our Corporate, Utility, Nuclear, Power Generation, Gas & Transmission businesses here:


Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson
Job Function: Other
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 76908
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%



Minimum required:

  • 4 Year Degree (preferred in Electrical Engineering) or equivalent job experience. Equivalent experience is minimum of 2 years; prefer 4 years as a Control Operator or a Transmission/Technical Person in the Electric Utility Business.
  • Ability to obtain NERC Certification which must be completed within 1 year of service.
  • Ability to work rotating shift work
  • Ability to perform core duties of the job
  • Experience Level
    • Trainee- 4 Year Engineering Degree or 0-2years electrical utility business experience.
    • Operator I - 4 Year Engineering Degree or 2-4 years electrical utility business experience.
    • Operator II - Up to 1 year as a SOC Operator I or comparable control room operations experience depending on Certification.
    • Senior Operator - Up to 5 years as a SOC Operator II or comparable control room operations experience depending on degree, equivalent job experience, and NERC certification.





  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Utility experience, or System Operator Experience strongly preferred




  • Monitor Transmission System parameters in real-time.
  • Take action to maintain system within System Operating Limit and Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits limits.
  • Manage interchange schedule approval process in accordance with NERC reliability standards and Entergy’s business practices.
  • Maintain accurate documentation concerning system conditions and actions taken.
  • Works a 24/7 rotating shift schedule. Monitors system voltage, line flows, equipment loading, alarm conditions, etc. and initiates appropriate corrective actions when necessary.
  • Schedule, coordinate, prepare procedures, and direct personnel in the performance of routine and emergency switching for transmission line and substation equipment outages.
  • Logs essential system operating details in the appropriate log books and/or databases.
  • Performs actions required in CCA site security roles and responsibilities.
  • Analyzing and responding to transmission and substation equipment SCADA alarms.
  • Issuing switching orders as required for scheduled outages and for taking remedial actions following unscheduled outages
  • Communicating transmission system status to internal and external customers as permitted by FERC guidelines




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,, 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.

Full time
Jackson, Mississippi 39201, US