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Duke Energy Travel Mechanic Tech I, II (Multi-Skill) - Lark Maintenance Center in Mt Holly, North Carolina

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The Traveling Mechanic 1/C is a progressive position requiring individuals to work in a machine shop environment to support the RRE and Nuclear generation fleet. Individuals in this position must be agile in their skillsets and have the ability to be flexible since the work is directly dictated by the priorities of the fleet. Individuals in this role have a minimum background in manual machining capabilities and further their advancement with other detailed skillsets (e.g. specialty welding, CNC machine operator/programmer, equipment specialist (pump, valve, turbine component). Lark Maintenance Shop is a repair shop that is dedicated to providing specialty repair services to the Duke Energy Generation Fleet. The primary focus of the shop is reverse engineering components, refurbishment/replacement of aged components, repair of turbine-generator related components, complete overhaul of balance-of-plant pumps and responding to fleet needs to support the generation assets. The shop is composed of skilled personnel that work both independently and as a team to provide a high level of customer service to Duke Energy.


As directed, duties performed may include but are not limited to:

  • Perform assigned maintenance and repair of mechanical systems in a safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sound manner.

  • Perform assigned maintenance activities independently or work within a team/group setting as needed.

  • Read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and work order instructions

  • Assist in the control of quality and productivity; ensure work procedures, schedules and specifications are followed.

  • Maintain knowledge and comply with the appropriate work management process: Initiate work orders; Ensure work order follow-up activities and signoffs are complete; Provide adequate work order close out documentation including post job briefs

  • Assist in training new or less experienced employees.

  • Understand and follow all applicable safety standards.

  • Maintain Duke Energy training up to and including Nuclear Qualifications associated with interface agreements

  • Use human performance tools and techniques.

  • Maintain good housekeeping standards on a continual basis and ensure no reportable incidents regarding housekeeping occur with the area of responsibility

  • Maintain safe operation and routine maintenance of shop equipment

  • Perform manual machining operations to hold critical tolerances associated with the manufacture, repair or refurbishment of components. This will include at minimum: lathe operations, milling operations, boring operations, drilling operations, grinding operations.

  • Perform material cleaning by use of equipment such as small/large sandblasters, steam cleaners, part cleaners

  • Use material cutting equipment, waterjet, bandsaws, chop saw, plasma table

  • Qualified to use precision instruments to an accuracy of 0.0001”. Performs inspection and manufacture of parts using precision measuring and testing equipment (M&TE) including: OD and ID micrometers, Vernier calipers, dial gauges, hardness testers, XRF analyzer.

  • Operation of various vehicles and material moving equipment including forklifts, telescoping man lift, scissor lift, magnetic lifting devices

  • Maintain proficiency to safely inspect/install/use rigging with overhead pendant cranes up to 60T capacity. Ability to safely use rigging and lifting techniques to transport and invert large components.

  • Will be required to maintain at least one of the following detailed skillsets:

  • Specialty Welding (qualification on specialty materials in GTAW, GMAW, SMAW) including prep-work and use of oxy/fuel operations

  • CNC Machine Operator/Programmer (Ability to use CNC equipment (lathes, mills, waterjet) both by CAD/CAM program operation and manual user interface (G-code) for component manufacture and repair.

  • Equipment Specialist (expert knowledge for disassembly/inspection/repair/reassembly of RRE/Nuclear components up to and including valves and pumps (single and multi-stage, split case horizontal, large vertical)

Basic Qualifications

  • Technical Degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience

  • In Lieu of degree – High School/GED and 5 years experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Special courses in drafting and machine shop practices are desirable.

  • General knowledge of industrial mechanical maintenance and power plant equipment.

  • Basic knowledge of rigging and crane operation

  • Basic knowledge of work practices using shop equipment, hand tools, power tools, precision tools and hoists.

  • Effective report writing skills.

  • Sound interpersonal skills including positive attitude

Working Conditions

  • Physical exertion applicable to power plant maintenance such as standing; lifting, up to 50 lbs; walking; stooping; climbing ladders and stairs; working long hours.

  • With exposure to uneven and inclined walking/working surfaces; work at heights; work from scaffolds and platforms; work in confined spaces; work in tight areas.

  • Typical conditions associated with work in an operating fossil or nuclear power station – extreme weather conditions, high temperatures, high pressures, high voltage electrical systems, and rotating machinery.

  • Schedules may vary as project assignments and plant conditions dictate. Incumbent will be expected to work weekends, shift work and overtime.

  • Travel away from home base can be up to 20% of the year.

  • Expected to respond to unusual events and emergencies.

Specific Requirements

  • Operation of vehicles and mobile equipment required.

  • Successful completion of Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS)

  • Basic knowledge of rigging and crane operation.

  • Basic knowledge of work practices using shop equipment, hand tools, power tools, precision tools and hoists.

  • Sound interpersonal skills including positive attitude

  • Effective report writing skills.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, October 7, 2022

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.

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