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Duke Energy Distribution Line Technician C / Distribution Line Technician B (Charlotte, NC-Little Rock Ops Center) in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

Locations are subject to change based on business need.

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

This position supports the operations process in providing and maintaining service to new and existing customers by maintaining a working knowledge of computer system, tools, equipment, and material. The position should demonstrate proficiency in the day-to-day operations and specifications of the distribution system and in the general understanding of basic distribution engineering. In addition to normal work, position must be available to be on-call as required, take first-call (demonstrated ability to work independently), and to work all hours as needed, day or night, weekends or holidays, to perform work required during planned outages, non-pay reconnects or emergency situations. This position should demonstrate leadership within the work group in promoting safety, incorporating Human Performance fundamentals, developing craft and technical skills in others, mentoring less experienced technicians, as well as being placed as the person in charge as directed by supervision. The position must perform all duties in a safe manner and adhere to all Company safety rules and procedures.


Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following

Incumbent performs hand on construction and maintenance of electrical distribution system.

With minimal supervision, the position demonstrates the ability to analyze problems, propose recommendations, interpret a variety of instructions and perform tasks to resolve practical problems. Demonstrate the ability to handle situations requiring the search for solutions were limited standardization exist through previous experience, specification manual, or as directed by supervision. Able to ensure safety, customer satisfaction and productivity.

Working Conditions

  • Work location is predominantly outside in the field, performing work in all weather conditions. Required to work in extreme weather conditions, rain snow, sleet, heat, etc.

  • Work is required at all times of the day and night 7 days a week

  • Position requires working at high elevations. Climbing poles, working in a bucket and climbing ladders.

  • Routine use of hand tools and routine lifting of heavy equipment. Possible lift up to 100lbs on occasion.

  • Operation of heavy equipment of large trucks

  • Frequent handling of materials

Note: This posting is for two positions. Dependent on relevant experience, the level to which a candidate is aligned is outlined below.

Distribution Line Technician CBasic/Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of line and service experience

  • Valid Class A CDL

  • Climbing Certification

  • Must have an understanding of Overhead and Underground insulate and isolate principles. Experience working on overhead lines (secondary and primary lines).

Distribution Line Technician BBasic/Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Minimum of 5 years of line and service experience

  • Valid Class A CDL

  • Climbing Certification

  • Thorough understanding of Overhead and Underground insulate and isolate principles. Experience working on overhead lines (secondary and primary lines).

Desired Qualifications

  • Must have an understanding of an electrical distribution system. Must have troubleshooting skills and ability to assess level or repair required for overhead and underground systems.

  • Able to perform self-directed jobs

  • 5+ years of experience as a line and service tech

  • Familiar with work management systems, tools, equipment, and vehicles necessary to perform line and service work

  • Skilled in constructing, maintaining, and operating the distribution system, and performing customer service work to ensure public safety and customer satisfaction

  • Proficient in knowing and understanding the electrical distribution system

  • Strength in promoting personal and work group safety practices to prevent accidents and injuries

  • Awareness of Human Performance fundamentals and how to incorporate into daily work practices

Specific Requirements

  • DOT Certification

  • DOT Physical

  • Respirator Clearance

  • 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.

  • Work schedule requires working various shifts as business needs arise

  • Position has on-call responsibilities as scheduled and generally available at other times as needed, demonstrate the ability to work independently, and to work all hours as needed, day or night, weekends or holidays, and in all weather conditions to perform work required during planned and emergency outages

  • Requires ability to travel and stay overnight to various locations and work extended hours to assist in major storm restoration

  • This position has a residency requirement. You must reside within a 30-mile radius of the hiring operations site. In order to meet with aforementioned position requirement, you will be required to relocate from your current residence within 12 months of your start date. Relocation will be entirely at your own expense.

  • Ability to successfully complete Mid-Level Skills Assessment Test (MSAT)

  • Ability to attend various training classes and successfully complete a mid-level qualification program (MLARQ)

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionIBEW Local 962

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Monday, September 28, 2020

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. 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.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.