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Duke Energy Mechanic III - Construction & Maintenance (Todhunter Operations Center)) in Monroe, Ohio

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  • Candidates being considered must be 18 and older and must live within 40 air miles of the Ohio/ Kentucky Duke Energy service territory

  • Positions will be located at the Todhunter Operations Center

  • The expectation is that employees are willing to work extended hours (including nights and weekends), shift work, work in inclement weather, and travel throughout the system in cases of emergencies.


Under directive supervision performs such duties as:

  1. Making temporary or permanent repairs on mains, services, stations, and other piping.

  2. Making temporary or permanent repairs to other underground structures as directed.

  3. Tapping pressurized piping.

  4. Measuring, cutting, and threading pipe.

  5. Making up mechanical, threaded, compression, and other types of joints.

  6. Sandblasting joints, pipes, fittings, structures, etc.

  7. Installing and removing gas meters and/or connections, regulators and/or connections for all reasons, as directed, including flood, age changes, fire, explosion, etc.

  8. Performing work in the Measurement Center of the lesser skilled type, such as handling, stripping, disassembling, and cleaning meters and regulators.

  9. Soldering copper joints and fittings with low or high temperature solder.

  10. Installing prefabricated meter and regulator assemblies.

  11. Pressure testing service and house lines.

  12. Coating and wrapping pipe and fittings.

  13. Assisting in the detection and analysis of gas leaks.

  14. Assisting in the construction of concrete forms, bridging, barricading, etc.

  15. Cleaning, inspecting, and repairing hand tools.

  16. Rendering first aid, artificial resuscitation, etc.

  17. Driving automotive equipment, such as: crew trucks, dump trucks, etc.

  18. Towing air compressors, traffic controllers, backhoe trailers, tool carts, and other types of trailers.

  19. Installing anodes and other cathodic protection devices.

  20. Using and maintaining all types of respirators and protective clothing when required.

  21. Operating and maintaining air compressors,, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment and tools, portable generators, pumps, heavy duty electric drills, core drill machine, and other such equipment.

  22. Assisting in the installation of shoring and sheathing in excavations.

  23. Utilizing telephone and mobile radio to transmit and receive information.

  24. Assisting in setting up work area protection.

  25. Operating power chain saws.

  26. Reading gauges and changing charts.

  27. Utilizing and reading tape lines, rulers, and other measuring devices.

  28. Utilizing and evaluating results from electronic instruments such as curb box locators, pipe locators, cathodic protection instruments, oxygen indicators, insulphones, and/or meters, etc.

  29. Locating, cleaning, raising, lowering, replacing lid, or other parts of curb box and/or test connection box.

  30. Verifying service stop-cock for accessibility.

  31. Preparing records, such as daily time reports, service stop¬cock accessibility report and vehicle maintenance requests, etc.

  32. Obtaining corrosion control pipe-to-soil potential readings and completing field reports.

  33. Operating lawn type tractors and other power mowing equipment and making minor repairs as required.

  34. Performing work assignments in accordance with departmental instructions, procedures, policies, and standards.

  35. Performing work assignments in a manner which will properly safeguard the public, employees, and property of others and the Company.

  36. Training by performing various operations under the direction of more skilled personnel.

  37. Instructing other employees in this or less skilled classifications to properly and safely perform their duties.

  38. Performing other similar or less skilled work, as assigned.


Must meet the Company's requirements as to GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS; and, in addition:

  1. Must have had 6 (six) months' mechanical aptitude work experience.

  2. Must meet the required pre-employment test standards for this job classification.

  3. Must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this job through the medium of tests designed for measuring individual qualifications.

  4. Must have a valid driver's license, be capable of driving pick-up trucks, utility vans, passenger vehicles, crew trucks, and dump trucks, and pass the Company's driver examination.

  5. Must be able to successfully complete Company provided Crane Training and related certification(s).

  6. Must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within the first nine months.

  7. Must be able to successfully complete and obtain all the Medical clearance exams required for this position, including Department of Transportation (DOT) and Respirator Medical Clearance.

  8. Must be able to write and print legibly.

  9. Must have basic computer skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Suite

  10. Must be willing to participate in Company training programs.

  11. Must be able to read street maps and travel to dispatched locations.

  12. Must have the physical stature and stamina to operate power ¬driven hand tools; excavate and shovel earth, backfill materials, etc.; lift heavy construction objects, etc.

  13. Must have a keen sense of smell and adequate hearing.

  14. Must possess tact, a professional demeanor and a suitable personality for customer contact with both internal and external customers.

  15. Must be capable of utilizing leak detectors, test pumps, gauges, and utility-type electronic equipment.

  16. Must be capable of utilizing a telephone and mobile radio.

  17. Must be capable of correctly and accurately using measuring devices, such as: tape lines, rulers, pipe calipers, etc.

  18. Must be capable of reading gauges and changing charts.

  19. Must be capable of utilizing and evaluating results from electronic equipment.

  20. Must be capable and willing to render first aid, artificial resuscitation, etc.

  21. Must be capable and willing to use fresh air masks and wear protective clothing.

  22. Must show a willingness to take direction and be willing to learn.

  23. Must meet all the qualifications for promotion after a minimum of 12 months.


  1. Previous gas or general construction experience.

  2. Pursuing or obtained secondary education to include technical schools, trade school, degree programs, etc.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position USW Local 5541

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, July 30, 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.

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.

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.