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Duke Energy RRE O&M Tech - Material Handler I, II, III - Marshall in Terrell, North Carolina

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Job Description

Depending upon the 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 responsible for operating, monitoring and servicing coal and limestone handling systems and equipment. Operate the coal delivery system to meet the requested demand. Responsible for the safe reliable operations of the coal handling system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Responsible for startup, normal operation and shutdown of material handling equipment and systems 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 (e.g. idlers, scrapes, belt skirts, etc.) such as changing oil, greasing changing filters, filtering oil, cleaning, etc.

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

  • 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.

  • Operate heavy equipment such as bulldozer in the management of the station's coal inventory.

  • Operate, monitor and service coal, limestone and gypsum handling systems and equipment (e.g. crushers, coal conveying equipment, heavy equipment and other station equipment).

  • Ensure equipment is operated safely and with the intent to minimize risk to personnel and equipment.

  • Must keep accurate and legible logs and records by job assignments.

  • Work safely and effectively in a team environment.

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

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

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

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

    Key Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 or abilities in mechanical maintenance activities.

  • Demonstrated experience or training in operating equipment through computer-controlled systems.

  • 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 materials spills, fire brigade and first responder.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experiences.

  • 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).

    Basic Qualifications:

    Note: This posting is for three positions. Dependent on relevant experience, the level to which a candidate is aligned is outlined below.

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.

    Working Conditions:

  • 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 overtime including weekend work and holidays.

  • Required to climb ladders and stairs at various heights, enter vessels or equipment with limited access, walk, stoop, lift, bend, crawl and/or squat.

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

  • Shift work. (Location specific)

  • Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF).

    Specific Requirements:

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

  • Successful completion of Power Plan Physical Abilities Assessment (PAB).

  • 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.

  • Valid Driver’s License

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Two-year technical degree.

  • Bulldozer Experience

  • Excavator Experience

    Onsite Mobility Classification – Work will be performed at a company facility.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, March 31, 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

Marshall Steam Station (Terrell NC)Proposed Retirement Date:5 - 12

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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