Duke Energy Transmission C&M Heavy Hauling Rigger lll in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Transmission Rigger IIIThis is the top craft level of the Transmission Rigger hierarchy. A Transmission Rigger III will assist and safely lead lower level riggers in activities associated with heavy hauling for construction and maintenance. Incumbents are expected to have advanced technical and leadership skills and the ability to work independently and lead medium to large rigging and hauling activities. Capable of serving on committees and resolving advanced technical matters for rigging and hauling activities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Valid CDL Class A Drivers License

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of Transmission or Distribution substation maintenance or construction experience or equivalent job-related and educational experience

  • Four years or more of experience in driving heavy truck, tractor-trailer combinations or equivalent

  • Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test

  • Ability to lift and carry 75 lbs.

  • Ability to pass any required background check for NERC/CIP/Nuclear compliance


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

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ongoing leadership skills development

  • Software skills including word process, email, spreadsheets, etc.

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

Transmission Rigger III performs the following with Minimal Supervision and Increased Latitude for Un-Reviewed Work:

  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of company safety rules and work practices

  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of Human Performance Tools and requirements

  • Exhibits the capacity to safely lead medium to large jobs and work independent of direct leadership

  • Total understanding for isolation of substation equipment and grounding practices

  • Total understanding of the processes needed to methodically/logically organize heavy hauling work activities

  • Total understanding of the processes needed to operate bucket, digger derrick truck, and other aerial devices

  • Ability to respond to all call outs and weekend work

  • Total understanding for limitations, never assumes, and will STOP to seek help

  • Experience leading complex heavy hauling for maintenance or construction projects

  • Total understanding of the processes needed for the installation of portable/mobile substations/transformers or other temporary equipment

  • Complete understanding on how to operate heavy duty truck, tractor-trailer combination, oil tankers, or similar automotive equipment used to transport heavy equipment, such as substation transformers, structural steel, circuit breakers, regulators, large poles, and other associated equipment or devices, assist in the loading and unloading of such equipment

  • Drive heavy duty tractor to move portable substations from one location to another and assist in setting such substation in indicated location

  • Complete understanding on how to operate cranes, etc. in close proximity to energized lines and substations to place associated equipment in support of emergency response/repair/construction activities

  • Responsible for developing crane lifting plans for all sizes/types of material/equipment lifts

  • Complete understanding on how to operate different types and sizes of forklifts and cranes used for the loading, unloading, and movement of equipment and materials to meet job site requirements

  • Complete understanding with the height, width (over hang), length and weight of the load to be transported and select routes in accordance with traffic condition, taking particular cognizance of overhead obstruction and bridges

  • Complete understanding with States of North and South Carolinas over weight, over height, and over width permit requirements and obtaining such permitting

  • Furnish/maintain record of transformer and equipment transported and other records memoranda, as required

  • Maintain work equipment and areas in a clean and orderly condition

  • Total understanding of substation equipment isolation and clearances and grounding practices

  • Superior understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems

Key Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Demonstrated availability for after-hour work and weekend work

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the handling, placement and securing heavy loads for transportation

  • Advanced knowledge with various system locations and the routes available with respect to the clearances and weight requirements

  • Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces

  • Frequently and repetitively bend/stoop/squat/lift/climb

  • Drive for extended periods of time

  • Available for overnight travel

  • Advanced technical and professional knowledge, skills, and performance, frequently leads others

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities with internal and external customers

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

  • Demonstrates coaching and mentoring with crew

  • Provides high level of leadership and sets a positive example for others to follow

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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.

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