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Pike Corporation Control Electrician B - Substation (Duke) in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Summary: Control Electrician B is a non-exempt position in the construction, maintenance and repair of substation electrical equipment / systems. Control Electrician B has a 4-6 year working knowledge of 525 kv and below substation electrical equipment, apparatus, and wiring. This position requires work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas, and works with various pieces of construction equipment specific to the trade. Control Electrician B requires an understanding of Electrical Theory with an emphasis on AC, DC circuits, transformers, breakers, etc. The job will require the electrician to install over current / recloser schemes and have a complete understanding of PLC logic. May work independently or with others, occasionally work long hours during emergency conditions. This position should be able to coach subordinates on the crew.

Essential Functions:

  • Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair, testing, adjusting and troubleshooting work of substation electrical equipment/systems which includes, but is not limited to, work involving the following:

  • Circuit Breakers

  • Transformers

  • Battery Banks and Chargers

  • Control Cable

  • Cable Terminations (Low Voltage)

  • Control Panel placement / installation

  • Control Buildings

  • Cable Tray / Raceways

  • Conduit and duck banks

  • Capacitor bank installations 23kv- 230 kv

  • Circuit Switchers, motor-operated switches

  • Annunciators

  • Fiber Optic Cable

  • Responsible for maintaining Company vehicles, test equipment and tools in good working conditions

  • Frequently works in close proximity of energized components with control systems requiring skill and care to protect the client from outages and the lives of themselves and others.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.

  • Must be capable of climbing and working at heights up to 60 feet above ground.

  • Must possess or be capable of obtaining a Commercial Drivers’ License.

  • Must supply own personal hand tools required by the company for this work.

  • Must supply own safety toed work boots.

  • Must be capable of lifting in excess of 50 lbs.

  • Must be capable of working in confined spaces/areas.

  • Must be able to work independently or with others.

  • Operational experience of various types of heavy equipment :

    • Backhoes, excavators and skid steer loaders
  • Articulating Man-lifts

  • Trenchers

  • Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklifts

  • Willing to work over-time or long hours during emergency conditions and/or when requested. Schedules can change frequently and with short notice.

  • 90% travel required

  • Capable of following Company safety rules and policies.

  • Must have knowledge of construction standard practices, techniques, quality requirements, applicable electrical codes and standards.

  • Must be capable of working in close proximity of energized substation equipment.

  • Must be capable of interpreting substation electrical drawings (i.e. conduit details, conduit plans, cable schedules, cable termination prints, schematics) and communicate with customers and subordinates.

  • Capable of accurately appraising technical situations.

  • Must be able to coach subordinates on the crew.

  • Must be able to develop and interpret a material list.

  • Must be able to trace out phasing in a substation and verify to the three line diagrams.

  • Retained knowledge in all aspects of substation electrical systems.

  • Capable of leading the job for brief durations

  • Knowledge in the use of voltmeters, meggers, amp meters, and rotation meters

  • Neatly terminate, connect and bundle control wiring

  • Proper use of basic rigging (slings and clevis) and proper hand signals

  • Properly terminate and ground control cables in control panels and equipment.

  • Basic operational knowledge of substation equipment (i.e. Transformers, breakers, capacitors)

  • Basic knowledge of IEEE device numbering standards

  • Able to recognize, correct and document errors/changes in engineering drawings.

  • Basic computer skills (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.


  • Emphasis on Safety

  • Self-Motivated

  • Team-Oriented

  • Customer Oriented

  • Trust worthy

  • Commitment

  • Professionalism demonstrated through unwavering reliability and punctuality

  • Professional appearance and attitudes

  • High productivity work ethics

  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Receptive to constructive instruction/coaching


Pike is a Non-union Company

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23001940