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Duke Energy Transmission Rigger I - Garner, NC in Garner, North Carolina

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Position Summary

This is the first or entry craft level of the Transmission Rigger hierarchy. A Transmission Rigger I will assist higher level riggers in activities associated with substation construction and maintenance. Incumbents are expected to develop intermediate skills and the ability to work with greater independence.

Transmission Rigger I performs the following with Direct Oversight:

  • Clearly understand the importance of company safe work practices and safety rules

  • Basic understanding of the Human Performance Tools and requirements

  • Basic understanding of the isolation of substation equipment and grounding practices

  • Understands limitations, never assumes, and will STOP to seek help

  • Operate a 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

  • Basic 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

  • Basic understanding for crane lifting plans for all sizes/types of material/equipment lifts

  • 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

  • Familiarize self 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

  • Responsible to complete and submit all required permitting DOT documents, when transporting large/heavy material/equipment

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

  • Basic understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems

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

Key Skills and Abilities:

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

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

  • Drive for extended periods of time

  • Demonstrated availability for after-hour work and weekend work

  • Available for overnight travel

  • Strives to continually improve job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills, and performance

  • Develops positive working relationships and effective oral and written communication skills

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

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

  • Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test

  • Ability to lift and carry 75 lbs.

  • Ability to pass any required background check for Hazmat endorsement

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

  • Basic written and oral communication skills

  • Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces

  • 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

Minimum Requirements:

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

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Specific Requirements:

  • 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.

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

Desired:

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

Additional Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Strives to continually improve job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills, and performance

  • Develops positive working relationships and effective oral and written communication skills

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

  • Basic written and oral communication skills

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

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

Working Conditions

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

  • Drive for extended periods of time

  • Demonstrated availability for after-hour work and weekend work

  • Available for overnight travel

  • Ability to lift and carry 75 lbs.

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

  • Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces

  • 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

  • This position is based out on North and South Carolina

Specific Requirements

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

  • Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test

  • Ability to pass any required background check for Hazmat endorsement

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

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

Travel Requirements

50+%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Monday, October 25, 2021

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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Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.

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