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Pike Corporation Power Engineering Technologist I- Wilmington - Lighting in Wilmington, North Carolina


This is the entry level training position for the power engineering technologist design function off premise classifications. The purpose of this position is to develop an inexperienced candidate to accurately evaluate options and design safe, cost effective, and reliable distribution facilities for residential, area lighting, basic facilities and/or simple maintenance projects. Incumbents are expected to be able to be trained to develop basic skills and expertise in power distribution design and technical tasks. Incumbent is expected to develop sufficient skills to advance to Power Engineering Technologist I or similar position.

** Local Candidates Preferred


Under direct supervision and assistance, the incumbent will be responsible to perform the following duties:

  • Learn, practice and promote ALL safety policies and procedures 100% of the time.

  • Learn client and/or company policies and procedures for the development of site designs for electrical distribution facilities to serve a variety of customer needs.

  • Learn and be trained to prepare site drawings and construction sketches for various installations of electrical facilities in a cost-effective manner that maximizes safety and service reliability

  • Learn and be trained to prepare job packages including material estimates and material requisitions of the materials required for the prepared distribution electrical designs.

  • Learn and be trained to evaluate loading of various equipment components being installed such as transformation or fusing to ensure a cost-effective, safe, and reliable design.

  • Learn and be trained to maintain accurate records and files and update the appropriate client systems with accurate data entry.

  • Supports both company and client's business goals and expectations while representing themselves positively and professionally.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


    Generally routine, established precedents; practices and procedures exist.


    Influences decisions of moderate nature requiring high degree of tact.




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    REGULAR ATTENDANCE is required.



  • Required High school degree or GED.

  • Preferred Associates degree (AA or equivalent from two-year college or technical school).

  • Note: In certain situations, an Associate Degree or 4 year degree may be required based upon client project or contractual requirements


  • 0-1 Year(s) Experience in technical field or GIS/CAD.

  • No experience required but experience in utility field desired.


    None required


    Incumbent will be involved in extensive on-the-job training and shadowing of more experienced employees to develop required skills and expertise.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, operational procedures, etc.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    The following additional skills and abilities are required for this position:

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Self-motivated, savvy, reliable, trustworthy, as well as technically competent.

  • Demonstrated team player.

  • Demonstrated negotiating skills.

  • Demonstrated time management skills.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient user of personal computer, particularly Microsoft Office based on applications.

  • Ability to constructively manage multiple tasks.

  • Possess valid driver’s license and vehicle suitable for business use (mileage reimbursement may apply).

  • Ability to participate in storm restoration activities as a “Driver”, “Wire Down Sitter” or “Clerk” if needed.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    How much on the job time is spent in the following physical activities?

  • Stand Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Walk Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Sit 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Talk or Hear 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Use Hands to Feel, Handle or finger tools or controls 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Climb or balance Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or crawl Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Reach with Hands and Arms Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Taste or Smell None

    Does this job require that weight be lifted or force to be exerted? If so, how much and how often?

  • Up to 10 Pounds 1/3 to 2/3

  • Up to 25 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 50 Pounds None

  • Up to 100 Pounds None

  • More than 100 Pounds None

    Does this job have any special vision requirements? Check all that apply.

  • Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

  • Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

  • Peripheral visions (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

  • Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

  • Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus)

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work near moving mechanical parts Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Work in high, precarious places Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Outdoor weather conditions 1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently)

  • Risk of electrical shock Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

    While performing this job, the noise level in the work environment is:

  • Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters, and or computer printer, light traffic)

    Pike Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Pike Engineering is a Non-Union Company

    NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23004521