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Duke Energy Corporation

Greenville, SC

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Transmission Substation Construction Tech I','140254','!*!Job Summary

This is the second craft level of the Substation Technician hierarchy.  A Substation Technician I will assist a higher level technician and sometime safely lead a lower level technician in activities associated with substation construction and maintenance activities. Incumbents are expected to develop complex technical and leadership skills and the ability to work independently and lead small activities with low to moderate levels of complexity.


Substation Technician I performs the following with Minimal Oversight:

Demonstrate a complete understanding of company safety rules and work practices

Demonstrate a complete understanding of Human Performance practices

Demonstrate the ability to safely lead small jobs and work independent of direct leadership

Can organize construction and maintenance work and create over all implementation/maintenance plans

Advanced understanding of reading prints and determine how to isolate protection circuits without jeopardizing critical equipment

Demonstrate the ability to methodically/logically organize substation work activities 

Demonstrate the ability to operate bucket, digger derrick truck other areal devices

Ability to respond to minor call outs

Understands limitations, never assumes, and will STOP to seek help

Can lead small and low risk maintenance or construction projects

Basic understanding of power factor, winding resistance, circuit breaker timing, and leakage reactance testing and interpret  results

Can assist with the installation of portable/mobile substations/transformers or other temporary equipment

Ability to perform infrared scanning substation equipment 

Advanced understanding of AC and DC circuit principles

Clear understanding of regulatory compliance and the importance for accurate data and timely completion of assigned work

Adheres to Duke policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements (NERC and/or SERC), properly and accurately documents test results with a timely completion

Basic understanding of substation equipment isolation and clearances and grounding practices

Demonstrates the ability to complete the requirements for Switching and Tagging on both the Transmission and Distribution systems

Demonstrates the ability to complete maintenance/construction activities on all substation equipment including but not limited to switches, circuit breakers, transformers, regulators, PT's, CT's, CCVT's and grounding systems

Basic understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems

Demonstrates advance verbal and written communications skills

Key Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to pass panel review by meeting or exceeding requirements for step progression

Demonstrated availability for after- hour’s work and call out rotation

Advanced understanding of job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance

Has positive working relationships and can effectively coordinate work activities

Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally

Provides lower level of leadership

Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally

This position contains a weight restriction of 275 pounds as an essential function of the job. The purpose of this restriction is to ensure that all weight rated equipment is used in an appropriate and safe manner within maximum allowed weight loading','!*!Basic Qualifications

Must have a valid State Driver’s License and the able to obtain a CDL Class A Driver’s License

Ability to pass any required back ground check for NERC/CIP/Nuclear compliance

Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test

Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

High School diploma or equivalent and minimum 3 years of Transmission or Distribution substation maintenance or construction experience or equivalent job-related and educational experience

Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces

This position contains a weight restriction of 275 pounds as an essential function of the job. The purpose of this restriction is to ensure that all weight rated equipment is used in an appropriate and safe manner within maximum allowed weight loading.

Desired Qualifications

Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent experience or training (e.g. military)

Software skills including word process, email, spreadsheets etc.

Ability to work in a diverse environment with individuals from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds

Demonstrate the ability to developing leadership skills

Must have a permanent residence approximately forty-five minutes from their base location


Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Company info

Duke Energy Corporation
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Company Profile
Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean. We are the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 57,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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