Duke Energy Fossil Material Handling Tech I, II, or III in Semora, North Carolina

Title: Fossil Material Handling Tech I, II, or III Location: North Carolina-Semora-DE Progress-Semora,NC (4056) Job Number: 140489

Duke Energy is looking for an experienced Material Handling Tech to support both the Roxboro and Mayo Plants, located in Semora/Roxboro, North Carolina.

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. This position is responsible for operating, monitoring and servicing coal and limestone handling systems and equipment. Operate the coal delivery system to meet the requested demand. Responsible for the safe reliable operations of the coal handling system. Duties & Responsibilities: • Check and monitor material handling equipment and systems daily to ensure proper operation and detect problems as they occur. This includes checking oil levels, temperatures, unusual noises, vibration, overheating, leaks, cleanliness, etc. • Responsible for startup, normal operation and shutdown of material handling equipment and systems following approved operating procedures. • Understand equipment operating principles, operating parameters, interlocks, alarms, and how the equipment functions within its respective system. • Perform basic maintenance on equipment (e.g. idlers, scrapes, belt skirts, etc.) such as changing oil, greasing changing filters, filtering oil, cleaning, etc. • Understand the purpose and function of the equipment and systems in the plant. • Isolate and lock out/tag out equipment for maintenance. • Troubleshoot equipment/system problems and fix if possible. Originate work requests for those problems that cannot be resolved by operations. • Inspect equipment and be able to identify problems. • Operate heavy equipment such as bulldozer in the management of the station's coal inventory. • Operate, monitor and service coal, limestone and gypsum handling systems and equipment (e.g. crushers, coal conveying equipment, heavy equipment and other station equipment). • Ensure equipment is operated safely and with the intent to minimize risk to personnel and equipment. • Must keep accurate and legible logs and records by job assignments. • Work safely and effectively in a team environment. • Learn basic skills in other craft areas such as mechanical, electrical and I&C. • Serve as a member of station emergency response teams (e.g. Fire Brigade, Confined Space, Rescue, Hazmat, First Responder) • Adhere to all station safety and environmental programs and procedures. • Ability to operate station vehicles such as forklifts, tractors and trucks. Working Conditions: • Ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, climb ladders, work in extreme heat or cold, walk/work on grating surfaces at extreme heights. • Lift up to 50 pounds. • Ability to work at heights and from suspended work platforms. • Required to work in all areas of the power plant, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; includes exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust and humidity. • Frequent overtime including weekend work and holidays. • Required to climb ladders and stairs at various heights, enter vessels or equipment with limited access, walk, stoop, lift, bend, crawl and/or squat. • May be exposed to high stress situations and required to be available for emergency response as needed. • May be required to do Shift work.

It is recommended that an up-to-date resume reflecting work experience and job skills applicable to the position be attached when applying. Qualifications: Basic/Required Qualifications: • High school diploma, or GED • Valid driver's license. • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. • Demonstrated basic computer skills utilizing windows applications, emails and work management software. • Demonstrated mechanical, electrical or I&C experience. Desired Qualifications: • Two year technical degree. • Demonstrated experience or abilities in mechanical maintenance activities. • Demonstrated experience or training in operating equipment through computer-controlled systems. • Demonstrated skills, attitude and ability to work safely. • Demonstrated positive work attitude, initiative and the ability to work effectively with others. • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and work independently without the need of close supervision, but can also function well in a team environment. • Demonstrated experience or training in hazardous materials spills, fire brigade and first responder. • Demonstrated leadership skills and experiences. Specific Requirements: • Ability to wear all required safety equipment and work in confined spaces. • Ability to pass respiratory physical and wear all personal protective equipment. • Ability to undergo training and participate in specialty team training, including Fire Brigade, Confined Space, Rescue, Hazmat & First Responder. • Ability to attend various training classes and successfully complete an employee development and qualifications program (EDQP). • Successful completion of EEI's Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS). Job: Generation