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Duke Energy RRE O&M - Operations Tech I, II, III in Roxboro, North Carolina

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Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy.

This position is a multiskilled role that requires qualification within the Operations job family as well as qualification in two secondary skillsets (IC&E and Mechanical) as outlined in FHG-PRC-NA-AD-0090

This position is responsible for following approved procedures for the start-up, shutdown, normal operations, monitoring, servicing, and maintenance of all equipment and systems at the coal generating facility. Must be familiar with emergency procedures to follow during periods of abnormal operation. Accountable for knowing and adhering to all location safety procedures including red tagging and personal protective equipment. Performs maintenance of plant equipment, troubleshoots, repairs, and calibrates equipment. Position must monitor equipment performance through test, analysis, and report variances.


  • Check and monitor plant equipment and systems daily to ensure proper operation and detect problems as they occur. This includes checking oil levels, pressures, temperatures, flows, unusual noises, vibration, overheating, leaks, cleanliness, etc.

  • Responsible for startup, normal operation and shutdown of all major and auxiliary equipment and systems in the plant following approved operating procedures.

  • Understand equipment operating principles, operating parameters, interlocks, alarms, and how the equipment functions within its respective system.

  • Perform basic maintenance on equipment such as changing oil, greasing, changing filters, filtering oil, cleaning (e.g. nozzles, water boxes, strainers, etc.) adjusting packing, etc.

  • Understand the purpose and function of the equipment and systems in the plant.

  • Able to line up systems for various modes of operation (e.g. startup, shutdown, emergency, etc.)

  • Utilize necessary equipment to remove wastes from the plant (e.g. pyrites, bottom ash, fly ash, waste oil, water box debris, etc.)

  • Must be familiar with emergency procedures to follow during periods of abnormal operation.

  • Isolate and lock out/tag out equipment for maintenance.

  • Troubleshoot equipment/system problems and fix if possible. Originate work requests for those problems that cannot be resolved by operations.

  • Inspect equipment and be able to identify problems.

  • Maintain accurate logs and records associated with the operation of auxiliary equipment, incident reports, shift logs, checklists, etc.

  • Work safely and effectively in a team environment.

  • Learn basic skills in other craft areas such as mechanical, electrical & I&C.

  • Serve as a member of station emergency response teams, (Fire Brigade, Confined Space, Rescue, Hazmat, and First Responder).

  • Adhere to all station safety and environmental programs and procedures.

  • Ability to operate station vehicles such as forklifts, tractors and trucks.

Basic Required Qualifications

  • High School/GED

Basic Requirements

  • Valid driver's license.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated basic computer skills utilizing windows applications, emails and work management software

  • Demonstrated mechanical, electrical or I&C experience.

  • Ability to wear all required safety equipment and work in confined spaces.

  • Ability to pass respiratory physical and wear all personal protective equipment.

  • Ability to undergo training and participate in specialty team training, including Fire Brigade, Confined Space, Rescue, Hazmat & First Responder.

  • Ability to attend various training classes and successfully complete an employee development and qualifications program (EDQP).

  • Successful completion of EEI's Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) and/or Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS).

  • Ability to work around equipment that generates electromagnetic fields (EMF).

  • This position contains a weight restriction of 325 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.

Working Conditions

  • Work will be performed onsite at a company facility

  • Ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel push, pull climb ladders, work in extreme heat or cold, walk/work on grating surfaces at extreme heights

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to work at heights and from suspended work platforms

  • Required to work in all areas of the power plant, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year-includes exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust and humidity

  • Frequent weekend and holiday work

  • Required to climb ladders and stairs at various heights, enter vessels or equipment with limited access

  • May be exposed to high stress situations and required to be available for emergency response as needed

  • Potential shift work

  • Potential exposure to electromagnetic fields.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated basic computer skills utilizing windows applications, emails and work management software.

  • Demonstrated mechanical, electrical or I&C experience.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to monitor and troubleshoot equipment in fluid system operation (pumps, valves, boilers, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience or training in computer-controlled equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience working with mechanical and electrical equipment.

  • Demonstrated skills, attitude and ability to work safely.

  • Demonstrated positive work attitude, initiative and the ability to work effectively with others.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and work independently without the need of close supervision, but can also function well in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated experience or training in hazardous material spills, fire brigade and first responder.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experiences.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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.

Plant Retirement Acknowledgement

Roxboro NC Mayo PlantProposed Retirement Date:4 - 10

By submitting a job application for this position you acknowledge the following:

I acknowledge that the plant associated with this position is forecasted to retire by the retirement date listed above which date is subject to change based on business needs. I also acknowledge and agree that, to ensure an effective transition for the plant retirement, I will not be eligible to participate in the job opportunities posting on the Company's portal or to otherwise obtain another internal position with the Company for four (4) years or until notified otherwise by the Company following the plant retirement, at which time I will be considered eligible for other internal opportunities based on business needs and my job performance and skillset. My employment will remain at will at all times, and I retain the right to resign at any time or to be terminated by the Company for any lawful reason.

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