Duke Energy Maintenance Technical Intern- Mechanical in New Hill, North Carolina

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The internship program is an opportunity for the applicants to learn about the nuclear industry and general power plant operation while continuing their education. The applicants will be working with qualified experienced technicians during all stages of job performance, preparation, pre-job briefing , performance, and post-job briefing. This will allow the applicants the opportunity to learn at every step of every job.

Mechanical Technician- is responsible for the maintenance of various sizes and types of pumps and valves, as well as the maintenance of diesel engines, ventilation systems, compressors and heat exchangers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • GPA of 2.75 or greater

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Full-time student (taking at least 12 credit hours per semester) at Community College (near the site and will be determined prior to posting) pursuing a two-year technical school degree in General engineering Technology, Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics Technology, or Welding Technology

  • Must have completed 12 credit hours but no more than 52 credit hours.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills (expresses self clearly, is an active listener, and disagrees with others in a constructive manner.)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing the computer (basic computer skills, i.e. Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel, etc.)

  • Good organizational skills

  • Experience in positions where you had to follow safety processes and procedures.

  • Experience in positions where you had to develop and maintain positive working relationships (works effectively with others from a diverse background.)

  • Demonstrated mechanical and/or electrical aptitude and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability (holds self-accountable, maintains composure under stress, able to multi-task, etc.)

  • Demonstrated diagnostic and analytical skills.

  • Experience using industrial tools and equipment (man lifts, forklifts, etc.)

  • Self-motivated (acts with a sense of urgency, perseveres in the face of problems; follows through on commitments.)

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrated technical problem solving skills.

  • Capable and willing to learn and apply basic mechanical skills (learns from experience, seeks and uses feedback from others to improve performance.)

  • Experience with hands-on work including assembly/disassembly and problem investigation.

  • Mechanical Technician experience with welding techniques and hands-on experience.

Working conditions

  • 10 hours per day maximum

  • Limited weekend / Holiday Work

  • Plant environment w/extreme temperature ranges and high humidity

  • Exposure to dust, fumes, and high noise levels

  • Ability to wear protective clothing including hard had, safety glasses, hearing protection and gloves

  • Includes climbing, stooping, pulling and pushing

  • Areas of responsibility include components inside the Radiologically Controlled area where monitoring for radiation dose is required.

Travel Requirements

Not required

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.

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.