Electric Transmission Learner - Substation Operating Tech
Duke Energy - Anderson, SC

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Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful candidate, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy.

At this time, employees who are currently in craft positions are not eligible for posted craft positions if the transfer would require a change in legacy company. This limitation is in place for administrative purposes and will be reexamined as we complete the merger integration process. Please see your Human Resources Business Partner with any questions.

This job is for the position of an FOC Substation Technician (First Responder) and is primarily responsible for inspecting, monitoring, switching, collecting operating data, and performing minor maintenance on distribution/transmission facilities and equipment in a designated geographical area of the Region. This position requires working on and around voltages up to 525,000 volts on the distribution and transmission system. Duties include writing and executing switching procedures to provide safe electrical clearance of high voltage transmission lines and equipment.

The First Responder is the first technician called to respond to distribution/transmission system trouble, substation alarms, outages, etc. Timely and accurate communication with customers, key stakeholders, and supervision is essential. The job requires the understanding and following of all safety rules and all operating policies/procedures, to ensure the work is performed in a safe and reliable manner that meets the customer needs and expectations. This position also assists other crews when maintenance and/or capital work is being performed in his/her working area.



Basic Qualifications

Two year technical degree in the electrical field and/or three years equivalent experience in the electrical related field.

Valid driver's license.

Knowledge of 3 phase AC and DC circuits and the ability to troubleshoot problems with them.

Required ability to lift and carry equipment that weighs up to 60 lbs.

Requires working at heights.

Frequent standing, walking, and bending.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge and/or experience in the operations of the transmission/distribution system, stations, and equipment.

Documented experience of working around energized lines and/or stations.

Demonstrated ability in reading electrical design prints.

Demonstrated ability to work safely on and around energized equipment.

Demonstrated ability to work in a reliable manner.

Demonstrated ability to understand electrical system protection schemes.

Demonstrated ability to make quick, safe, and reliable decisions under stressful situations.

Demonstrated ability to follow written procedures to perform work in an accurate and reliable manner.

Demonstrated personal initiative and individual motivation skills to complete work.

Demonstrated analytical and mechanical abilities.

Demonstrated good interpersonal and human relations skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.

Demonstrated good written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated leadership skills to lead job briefing meetings with other employees/contractors.

Software skills including Word, Excel, and email.

Working Conditions

Frequent Overtime.

Weekend Work.

Inside and outside working conditions.

Job performed in all types of weather conditions: heat, rain, cold, etc.

Available to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed.

Position requires being on Call-out in a rotation within the Area.

Must be able to work independently.

Must be available to work alternate schedules.

Some off-system storm related work for a period of time could be required.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Duke Energy Carolinas (formerly Duke Power) energizes the Carolinas as well as its parent company's sales. A part of top US power firm...