Lineman Helper or Apprentice-Line&Serv Dpts


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 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power.


Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.


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Primary Location: Louisiana-Port Allen 
Job Function: Lineman 
FLSA Status: Nonexempt 
Relocation Option: Not approved 
Union description/code: GSU BARG-U01 
Number of Openings: 1.00 
Req ID: 78524 
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%




Under close supervision, as an apprentice in training, must be able to perform the less difficult tasks and assist others in high and low voltage line work involved in the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution conductors, structures, underground systems, and related equipment, and be qualified to do the following and related work as assigned:


1. Use pole climbing equipment and have ability to handle self on pole in safe and efficient manner.


2. Handle poles, install poles, and assist in the erection of steel, wood and other structures, including foundations.


3. Make up and install guys and install secondaries.


4. Connect services on energized conductors up to 600 volts.


5. Install secondary racks and clevis, anchors, miscellaneous hardware, grounds, fittings for vertical type construction, buss supports, and conductors on dead circuits.


6. Perform simple transmission and distribution switching (qualified lineman assistance).


7. Tie knots and splice rope.


8. Assist in trimming trees.


9. Assist qualified lineman or mechanic in simple routine inspection and maintenance.


10. Assist in the installation of all types of conduit systems.


11. Assist in the handling, moving and installation of all transmission, distribution and plant equipment, machinery, etc.


12. Prepare reports and records.


13. Read and understand job drawings and maps and assist with Job Hazard Assessment.


14. Operate Company’s equipment.


15. Become familiar with new technology such as computers and tablets required to perform work.




Helper- Lineman certification or equivalent education or experience preferred. Must meet all qualifications within six months after employment.


-Within six months after employment, know Company's safety rules and complete OSHA mandated training including bucket rescue.


-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, within thirty days after employment.


-Obtain/Maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License


Apprentice- During the first three months in classification shall not work on circuits or equipment energized at more than 600 volts.


They shall not be permitted to climb through or above ungrounded conductors or equipment rated at more than 600 volts even though such conductors are properly covered or spaced out of casual reach. This includes all transmission conductors.


1. During the second three months apprenticeship, the apprentice may be allowed to perform structure inspections provided the following conditions are met:


a) Energized primary circuits shall be properly covered, and shall not be within casual reach.


b) Energized transmission circuits must have a phase spacing no less than fifteen feet.


c) Inspection does not require apprentice to cross from one pole in structure to another.


d) Structure maintenance is not required.


2. During the last six months of apprenticeship, the apprentice is allowed to assist a qualified lineman in covering and working all voltages. The qualified lineman shall be on the pole, structure, work board, or in an aerial basket participating in the work if the voltage is above 600 volts. The apprentice may also be allowed to climb through or above properly covered primary distribution circuits for the purpose of structure inspections to assist a qualified lineman in hot stick work. The apprentice may be allowed to climb by or above energized transmission circuits for the purpose of structure inspections. The apprentice may also be allowed to assist a qualified lineman in doing such tasks as pole wrapping, static replacement, etc.


Note: Regardless of what step the apprentice may be in their classification, any assignment must first be discussed, and both the apprentice and their Supervisor must be confident that it can be done safely. Line and equipment must be grounded to be considered de-energized.


3. Learn Company’s safety rules, and be able to administer all approved methods of resuscitation, and be able to render practical first aid.


4. Know the location of, and be able to operate, all the firefighting equipment. Know what kind of equipment to use on electrical, oil, and other fires.


5. Maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License


6. Have knowledge of line and substation material and use of line construction tools and equipment.




1. Must have full use of mental and physical faculties.


2. Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor in all kinds of outdoor weather conditions.


3. Be able to work at heights and close spaces.


4. Good hand-eye coordination and physical dexterity.




1. Be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents.


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


3. Be able to receive and transmit orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of both superiors and subordinates.


Louisiana (Bargaining):


Helper Lineman: 0 years


Apprentice Lineman: 1 year lineman experience required


Company Testing


Successful completion of the EEI CAST TEST REQUIRED.




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.


Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Port Allen, Louisiana
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Apprentice
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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