Duke Energy Distribution Line & Service Technician (Chatham) in Pittsboro, North Carolina

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Position Summary

This position supports the operations process in providing and maintaining service to new and existing customers by learning a working knowledge of computer system, tools, equipment, and material. The position will be learning the day-to-day operations and specifications of the distribution system. In addition to normal work, position must be available to be on-call with a more experienced person as required and to work all hours as needed, day or night, weekends or holidays, to perform work required during planned outages or emergency situations. The position must learn to perform all duties in a safe manner and adhere to all Company safety rules and procedures.


  • Familiar with and understand the overhead and underground electrical distribution system and have troubleshooting skills and ability to assess level or repair required

  • Experienced climber

  • Assist with construction, maintenance of the distribution system

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of overhead and underground insulate and isolate principles

  • Familiar with and understand the electrical distribution system by completing the Line and Service Training modules

  • Know, adhere to, and promote personal and work group safety practices to prevent accidents and injuries

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills

  • Maintains accurate records and files

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

  • Complete all required craft training and development courses

Working Conditions

  • Shift Work, Overtime, Weekend Work

  • Frequent travel

  • Work environment ranges from indoors to outside in varying degrees of heat and cold weather conditions

  • Emergency situations may require working at night and in inclement weather

  • Subject to confined spaces (manholes, vaults, etc.)

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • ​High School diploma or equivalent

  • Valid class A CDL

  • Experienced climber

  • Thorough understanding of an electrical distribution system

  • Troubleshooting skills and ability to assess level of repair required for overhead and underground systems

Distribution Line & Service Technician I

  • Minimum of three (3) years of distribution line and service work


Distribution Line & Service Technician II

  • Minimum of five (5) years of distribution line and service work

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working on secondary voltage (DLST1)

  • Experience working on secondary and primary voltage (DLST 2)

  • Experience working with customers

  • Understanding of overhead and underground

  • Working knowledge of a work management system

  • Know, adhere to, and demonstrate leadership in promoting personal and work group safety practices to prevent accidents and injuries.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in constructing, maintaining, and operating the distribution system, and to ensure public safety and customer satisfaction

  • Clear written and oral communication skills

Specific Requirements

  • DOT Certification

  • DOT Physical

  • Respirator Clearance

  • Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET) Assessment

  • 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.

  • Work schedule requires working various shifts as business needs arise

  • Position has on-call responsibilities as scheduled and generally available at other times as needed, demonstrate the ability to work independently, and to work all hours as needed, day or night, weekends or holidays, and in all weather conditions to perform work required during planned and emergency outages

  • Requires ability to travel and stay overnight to various locations and work extended hours to assist in major storm restoration

  • Must live within 30 road miles of hiring operations center. Relocation is at the expense of the applicant

  • Ability to successfully complete Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST) and Mid-Level Skills Assessment Test (MSAT)

  • Ability to attend various training classes and successfully complete a mid-level qualification program (MLARQ)

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, December 15, 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.