Duke Energy Combustion Turbine Tech I, II, III in Eden, North Carolina

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Position Summary

This position is responsible for following approved procedures, for the start-up, shutdown, normal operations, monitoring, servicing, and maintenance of all equipment systems at the Combustion Turbine facility. Must be familiar with emergency procedures to follow during periods of abnormal operation. Accountabe for knowing and adhering to all location safety procedures including red tagging and personal protective equipment. Performs maintenance of plant equipment; troubleshoots, repairs, and calibrates equipment. Monitors equipment performance through test, analysis, and report variances. Performs inventory duties. Must be capable of handling required responsibilities with minimum supervision.


  • Responsible for operations,maintenance and balance of plant functions required at the Combustion Turbine facility.

  • Perform operation, planned and unplanned maintenance on substation equipment at the Combustion Turbine facility.

  • Perform and follow Lock-Out-Tag-Out procedures on equipment such as HRSGs,steam turbines, gas turbines, pumps valves, chillers and high voltage equipment

  • Able to make repairs to steam turbine auxiliary, prime movers and balance of plant equipment at a Combustion Turbine facility

  • Ability to read and understand technical OEM manuals,recommendations,and warranty agreements

  • Support and follow safety guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot and maintain water treatment facilities such as reverse osmosis,demineralizers; and perform chemical treatment for equipment such as chillers, cooling towers and HRSGs

  • Must have general mechanical and electrical skills and knowledge to troubleshoot, maintain and operate a combustion turbine site

  • Perform inventory duties, generating spare parts lsits,min/max levels and revising inventory lists as required

  • Ability to read and understand technical mechanical,civil,electrical drawings

  • General knowledge and ability to perform high voltage switching

Working Conditions

  • Frequent overtime including weekend work and holidays.

  • Able to work/respond on short notice to support planned/unplanned/emergency site events.

  • Work schedule is a rotating 12 hour shift work. Position requires 24/7 coverage.

  • Required to wear a respirator and must be able to successfully complete a physical and respirator fit test on annual or as needed basis.

  • Must be able to work at heights, from suspended work platforms and in confined spaces.

  • This position requires field work in a Combustion Turbine Cycle facility which includes exposure to heat,cold,noise,dust and humidity.

  • Willing to travel approximately 5-10% for training and assist other Duke Energy Carolinas Combustion Turbine sites when required.

  • Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF).

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Must have the minimum of a high school diploma or GED

  • Two year college degree or technical school certificate; or 2 plus years of related experience or combustion turbine industry training or equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Must be proficient with computers, software applications and plant work management software and tools such as Microsoft packages that include word, excel, power point. In addition, experience with maintenance management systems such as Maximo or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications

  • Additional years of experience with combustion turbine technology is preferred and will be given preference over other power industry experience.

  • Experience with large heavy gas turbine and steam turbine supplier technologies

  • High voltage and substation maintenance and troubleshooting experience.

  • Experience with mechanical and electronic field testing equipment

  • Experience with digital control systems, programmable logic controllers, and multi-fueled technologies

  • Experience with heavy equipment rigging and a combustion turbine site with heavy equipment.

  • Knowledge of heavy lifting cranes and rigging requirements.

Specific Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Must successfully complete EEI's Plant Operator Selection System (POSS), and Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS)

  • Required to pass a medical physical including a respirator fit test

  • Ability to successfully complete levels of Employee Development and Qualification Program training.

  • Ability to work around equipment that generates electromagnetic fields (EMF).

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, June 19, 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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