Duke Energy Transmission Substation Tech I in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Position Summary

Substation Technician I performs the following with Minimal Oversight:

  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of company safety rules and work practices

  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of Human Performance practices

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely lead small jobs and work independent of direct leadership

  • Can organize construction and maintenance work and create over all implementation/maintenance plans

  • Advanced understanding of reading prints and determine how to isolate protection circuits without jeopardizing critical equipment

  • Demonstrate the ability to methodically/logically organize substation work activities

  • Demonstrate the ability to operate bucket, digger derrick truck other areal devices

  • Ability to respond to minor call outs

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

  • Can lead small and low risk maintenance or construction projects

  • Basic understanding of power factor, winding resistance, circuit breaker timing, and leakage reactance testing and interpret results

  • Can assist with the installation of portable/mobile substations/transformers or other temporary equipment

  • Ability to perform infrared scanning substation equipment

  • Advanced understanding of AC and DC circuit principles

  • Clear understanding of regulatory compliance and the importance for accurate data and timely completion of assigned work

  • Adheres to Duke policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements (NERC and/or SERC), properly and accurately documents test results with a timely completion

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

  • Demonstrates the ability to complete the requirements for Switching and Tagging on both the Transmission and Distribution systems

  • Demonstrates the ability to complete maintenance/construction activities on all substation equipment including but not limited to switches, circuit breakers, transformers, regulators, PT's, CT's, CCVT's and grounding systems

  • Basic understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems

  • Demonstrates advance verbal and written communications skills

Key Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Demonstrated availability for after- hour’s work and call out rotation

  • Advanced understanding of job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance

  • Has positive working relationships and can effectively coordinate work activities

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

  • Provides lower level of leadership

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

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

  • Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

  • High School diploma or equivalent and minimum 3 years of Transmission or Distribution substation maintenance or construction experience or equivalent job-related and educational experience

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to developing leadership skills

  • 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.


  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent experience or training (e.g. military)

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

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

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Sunday, July 22, 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.