Duke Energy Transmission Substation Tech II in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

Transmission Substation Technician II

This is the top craft level of the Substation Technician hierarchy. A Substation Technician II will assist and safely lead lower level technicians in activities associated with substation construction and maintenance Incumbents are expected to have advanced technical and leadership skills and the ability to work independently and lead medium to large construction and maintenance activities. Capable of serving on committees and resolving advanced technical matters.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

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

  • Must have a valid State Driver’s License and the ability to obtain a CDL Class A Driver’s License

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

  • Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

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

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces

  • Demonstrated ongoing leadership skills development

  • 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.


  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent experience or training (e.g. military)

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

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

Substation Technician II 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 practices

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

  • Complete understanding of the processes needed to organize construction and maintenance work and create over all implementation/maintenance plans

  • Total understanding of reading prints and determine how to isolate protection circuits without jeopardizing critical equipment

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

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

  • Ability to respond to all call outs

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

  • Experience leading complex maintenance or construction projects

  • Total understanding of the processes needed to power factor, winding resistance, circuit breaker timing, and leakage reactance testing also interpret results

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

  • Total understanding of the processes needed to perform infrared scanning substation equipment

  • Total understanding of AC and DC circuit principles

  • Total understanding of regulatory compliance and the importance for accurate data and timely completion of assigned work

  • Adheres to Duke policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements (NERC and/or SERC), properly and accurately documents test results with a timely completion

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

  • Has the experience to complete the requirements for Switching and Tagging on both the Transmission and Distribution systems

  • Total understanding of the processes needed to complete maintenance/construction activities on all substation equipment including but not limited to switches, circuit breakers, transformers, regulators, PT's, CT's, CCVT's and grounding systems

  • Superior understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems

  • Demonstrates superior verbal and written communications skills

Key Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Demonstrated availability for after- hour’s work and call out rotation

  • 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

  • Provides coaches and mentors other Technicians

  • 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

Wednesday, August 15, 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.

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.