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Duke Energy Line Technician -Journeyman (Florida Locations) in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Position Summary

Duke Energy Florida is offering a one time sign on bonus of $5,000.00 for new hires to Duke Energy.

Line Technicians will be expected to safely perform all associated tasks with the construction and maintenance of all overhead and underground facilities (excluding vaults, manholes, and hot compounds). Line Technicians must be able to safely and efficiently troubleshoot and repair all distribution circuits and equipment both overhead (OH) and underground (UG). Line Technicians must be proficient in computer programs and able to embrace new technology in the utility field.

Line Technicians may work alone or be assigned to work with one (1) person in a lower classification (i.e.: Ground Technicians and/or Line Technician Apprentice) without direct supervision of a Supervisor. Must be responsible for working all jobs in accordance with company safety requirements, design standards and work methods.

This position requires the ability to work extended hours (including nights and weekends), work in inclement weather, and travel throughout the system in cases of emergencies and/or storms to restore the system.

Line Technicians are required to live within 40 minutes of the assigned Operations Complex within 90 days of their first day of employment.

This position requires successful completion of an Interview, Lineman Simulation Assessment Test (SAT), Department of Transportation (DOT) background check and DOT drug screen, and Post Offer Employment Test (POET).

Successful candidates will be provided relocation assistance (if applicable).

Locations are subject to change based on business needs. Exact locations will be determined at the time of offer. In the next section, you will be able to select your preferred locations:

  • Crawfordville Operations Complex, 25 Millender LN, Crawfordville, Florida 32326

  • Lake Wales Operations Complex, 2051 Old Scenic HWY, Lake Wales, Florida 33898

  • Walsingham Operations Complex, 12600 Walsingham RD, Largo, Florida 33744

  • Longwood Operations Complex, 150 Progress Energy WAY, Longwood, Florida 32750

  • Jamestown Operations Complex, 2801 W SR 426, Oviedo, Florida 32765

  • Highlands Operations Complex, 5020 Kenilworth BLVD, Sebring 33870

  • Zephyrhills Operations Complex, 36453 Eiland BLVD, Zephyrhills, Florida 33241

  • St. Petersburg Operations Complex, 2501 25th ST N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Information provided by you, the applicant, in accordance with this job posting may be used, and, if applicable, your former employer(s) will be contacted for purposes of Duke Energy's safety performance history investigation. You have the right to review the information provided by your previous employer(s); the right to have errors in any collected information corrected in the event such information is incorrect, and the right to have your prior employer(s) re-send corrected information to Duke Energy. You also have the right to submit a rebuttal statement regarding any alleged erroneous information. In the event you have a DOT- regulated prior employment history and wish to review your previous employer-provided investigated information, you may submit a written request to Duke Energy either when: applying; or, if hired, no later than thirty (30) days after your start date with the Company; or within thirty (30) days of you having been notified that you will not be hired by Duke Energy. Duke Energy will provide you a response within five (5) business days of having received your written request. In the event Duke Energy has not yet received the requested information from your previous employer(s), the five (5) business day response time shall begin upon Duke Energy's receipt of the requested safety performance history. If you submit a request for your safety performance history but do not make arrangements to pick up or receive such requested records within thirty (30) days of Duke Energy making such information available to you, you waive your request.

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.)

  • Subject to periodic call-out duty and subject to second and third shift schedules.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Verifiable work experience as a Journeyman Class 1 or A Level Lineman

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working overhead primary/secondary distribution systems including construction and maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Must have a valid Class A CDL

  • Must have completed a line specialist apprenticeship program or equivalent training from a utility, utility contractor, or school

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with underground primary/secondary distribution systems including troubleshooting

  • Knowledgeable in line stringing equipment, digger derrick operation, back-lot machine operation, and material handling bucket operation

  • Ability to provide leadership skills to include training of the Ground Technician/Line Technician Apprentice classifications

  • Knowledge and operation of underground fault finding procedures and equipment

  • General problem solving skills

  • Exhibit the capacity to safely lead job sites and work independent of direct leadership

  • Demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Provide high level of leadership and sets a positive example for others to follow

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

Specific Requirements

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to follow all OSHA Federal Register work requirements that relate to the trade, to include sections 1910.269 of OSHA electrical safety regulations

  • Ability to respond 24/7 to emergent activities for restoration of the Duke Energy distribution system

  • Ability to lift and carry 75 lbs.

  • 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.

  • Must be physically able to do all assigned tasks that relate to line work while working from a pole with climbing gear, bucket truck or while on the ground

  • Must be proficient with live line maintenance, including the use of hot sticks and gloving procedures

  • Must be proficient in the use of fall restraint tools and equipment

  • Must possess climbing skills including the ability to complete non accessible pole hardware replacement and transfers while in a climbing mode

  • Must be able to work in direct sunlight, inclement weather or at night

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to follow all OSHA Federal Register work requirements that relate to the trade, to include sections 1910.269 of OSHA electrical safety regulations

  • Demonstrate competency and understanding of primary and secondary covering with blankets, line hoses, hard-guard, etc.

  • Full understanding of Lock-out/Tag-out procedures and practices

  • Work schedule requires working various shifts as business needs arise

  • Position has on-call responsibilities as scheduled and generally available at others 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 40 minutes of the assigned Operations Center


Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionMain IBEW Florida Union

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, January 22, 2021

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.