Duke Energy 2024 Internship – Craft – Regulated and Renewable Energy Generation (Carolinas) in Salem, South Carolina
More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.
Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.
Please attach your current unofficial transcript in order to be considered for this position.
We are seeking engaged students that exhibit innovation and leadership potential to help align our fleet to prepare for the future of generation!
If you are interested in helping deliver essential services that drive a world-class operation of generation facilities, this is the place for you!
Duke Energy offers energy services to approximately 7.4 million customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Our fleet of power plants has approximately 50,200 megawatts of generating capacity from a variety of fuel sources – from hydroelectric to coal, oil, and natural gas to nuclear. Click here to learn more about Duke Energy. (https://www.duke-energy.com/Our-Company/About-Us/Businesses/Regulated-Utilities)
Duke Energy Regulated and Renewable Energy (RRE) is offering the opportunity for eligible technical community college students to participate in a paid internship! Working for Duke Energy is more than a career, it is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives by helping provide power 24/7!
RRE CRAFT INTERNS STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
Receive pay to learn power generation from one of the largest energy companies in the U.S. (https://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/about-us/our-history)
Obtain hands on experience in the daily operations and maintenance of coal/gas/hydro/solar generating facilities in Duke Energy’s North Carolina and South Carolina territory
Choose your own work schedules to accommodate school curriculums
Participate with one-on-one mentorship and hands on learning opportunities
Click here to view a map of the Duke Energy work locations available for these positions. (https://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/about-us/power-plants)
The students selected for these roles, must live within a reasonable commute of the work and school location. The physical work locations include:
Belews Creek Station (Belews Creek, NC) (https://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/about-us/power-plants/belews-creek-steam-station)
Mayo Plant (Roxboro, NC)
Roxboro Plant (Semora NC) (https://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/about-us/power-plants/roxboro-plant)
Cliffside (Cliffside, NC)
WS Lee (Belton, SC)
Smith (Hamlet, NC)
HF Lee (Goldsboro, NC)
Lincoln CT Station (Stanley, NC)
Bad Creek (Salem, SC)
Cowans Fords Hydro (Stanley, NC)
Oxford Hydro (Conover, NC)
Jocassee (Salem, NC)
Duke Energy operates a diverse mix of regulated power plants – including hydro, coal, natural gas, solar, wind, and battery storage. Check out a day in the life of our Manager of Hydro projects! (https://illumination.duke-energy.com/articles/her-job)
CRAFT INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:
Complete a work study program for a minimum of 3 semesters
Rotations through operations, maintenance and instrumentation and controls
Attend various training classes to learn systems within a generation facility
Adhere to safety, environmental, and Code of Business Ethics policies as directed by Duke Energy
Complete specific deliverables for personal and professional development
Work within your discipline and learn multi-craft trades
Learn and apply basic mechanical skills to improve power generation performance
Learn energy generation maintenance and processes
Contribute to energy generation projects
Productively collaborate with teams to achieve goals
Work independently to complete individual assignments
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR RRE CRAFT INTERNSHIP:
Students must be considered full-time under community college requirements
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours
Ability to work a minimum of 3 semesters while still participating with school curriculum
Currently enrolled in a two-year AAS Degree Program in one of the following or related disciplines: Electric Power Production Technology , Electronics Engineering Technology , Electrical or Electronic Technology (Electrical Systems Technology) , Industrial Systems Technology , Mechatronics , Engineering Associates
A current college unofficial transcript is required and must be uploaded as an attachment when applying to this position
Ability to pass required testing for position
Previous internship or work experience
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability where you had to develop and maintain positive working relationships and work effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to solve problems and implement solutions
Demonstrated technical proficiency utilizing the computer (basic computer skills, i.e. Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel, etc.)
Experience in positions where you had to follow safety processes and procedures
Demonstrated mechanical and/or electrical aptitude, analytical, technical, problem-solving, and diagnostic skills
Self-motivated, acts with a sense of urgency, perseveres, and follows through on commitments
Capable and willing to learn and apply basic mechanical skills
Learns from experience, seeks, and uses performance improvement feedback
Demonstrated leadership ability (holds self-accountable, maintains composure under stress, able to multi-task, etc.)
Demonstrated diagnostic and analytical skills
Experience using industrial tools, hand tools, and equipment
You select your work schedule to accommodate your school schedule
Students are required to complete 20-40 hours of work per week
Valid Driver’s License required
Students selected for this role must live within a reasonable commute of work and school location
Onsite Mobility Classification – work will be performed at a company facility
Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and pass a pre-employment drug test
Exposure to mechanical, electrical, noisy and/or other hazards
Depending on work location, may be required to meet requirements for unescorted access/security clearance
Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, ear plugs, fall protection, etc.), as needed
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to work at heights and from suspended work platforms
Required to work in all areas of the power plant
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No
Represented/Union Position No
Visa Sponsored Position No
Posting Expiration Date
Wednesday, October 25, 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.
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