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Duke Energy CT Tech (Operations) I, II, III - Asheville in United States

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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 responsible for following approved procedures, for the start-up, shutdown, normal operations, monitoring, servicing all equipment systems at the Combustion Turbine 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. Monitors equipment performance through test, analysis, and report variances. Performs inventory duties. Must be capable of handling required responsibilities with minimum supervision.


  • Responsible for operations, and balance of plant functions required at the Combustion Turbine facility.

  • Perform operation on substation equipment at the Combustion Turbine facility.

  • Perform and follow Lock-Out-Tag-Out procedures on equipment such as HRSGs, steam turbines, gas turbines, pumps valves, chillers and high voltage equipment

  • Performs record keeping duties concerning Environmental, Health & Safety records, spreadsheets and documents.

  • Ability to read and understand technical OEM manuals, recommendations and warranty agreements

  • Support and follow safety guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot and maintain water treatment facilities such as reverse osmosis, demineralizers; and perform chemical treatment for equipment such as chillers, cooling towers and HRSGs

  • Perform and monitor combustion turbine plant equipment through normal operations, testing and emergency type events

  • Must have general mechanical and electrical skills and knowledge to troubleshoot, maintain and operate a combustion turbine site

  • Ability to read and understand technical mechanical, civil, electrical drawings

  • General knowledge and ability to perform high voltage switching

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Associates or Technical degree and 2 years related work experience

  • In Lieu of Associates or Technical degree; Diploma/GED and 2 years related work experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be proficient with computers, software applications and plant work management software and tools such as Microsoft packages that include word, excel, power point. In addition, experience with maintenance management systems such as Maximo, Passport or equivalent.

  • Must have the ability to work within a team oriented environment and demonstrated team interface skills.

  • Additional years of experience with combustion turbine technology is preferred and will be given preference over other power industry experience.

  • Experience with large heavy gas turbine and steam turbine supplier technologies

  • High voltage and substation maintenance and troubleshooting experience.

  • Experience with mechanical and electronic field testing equipment

  • Experience with digital control systems, programmable logic controllers, and multi-fueled technologies

Working Conditions

  • Frequent overtime including weekend work and holidays.

  • Able to work/respond on short notice to support planned/unplanned/emergency site events.

  • Work schedule will be rotating 12 hour day and night shifts.

  • Required to wear a respirator and must be able to successfully complete a physical and respirator fit test on annual or as needed basis.

  • Must be able to work at heights, from suspended work platforms and in confined spaces.

  • This position requires field work in a Combustion Turbine Cycle facility which includes exposure to heat,cold,noise,dust and humidity.

  • Willing to travel approximately 5-10% for training and assist other Duke Energy Carolinas Combustion Turbine sites when required.

  • Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF).

Specific Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Must successfully complete EEI's Plant Operator Selection System (POSS), and Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS)

  • Must successfully complete a Power Plant Physical Abilities Assessment

  • Required to pass a medical physical including a respirator fit test

  • Ability to successfully complete levels of Employee Development and Qualification Program training.

  • 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.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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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