Duke Energy Transmission Relay Tech I in Florence, South Carolina

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Position Summary

This is the second level of the Relay Technician hierarchy. A Relay Tech I will assist a higher level technician and sometime lead a lower level technician in activities associated relay construction and maintenance. Incumbents are expected to develop complex skills and the ability to work independently and lead small activities low in complexity

With Minimal Oversight

  • Demonstrated ability to pass panel review by meeting or exceeding requirements noted in Relay

  • Substation safety behavior with complete knowledge of safe work practices and can actively eliminate safety issues and will point out safety concerns to others

  • Ability to work with others, resistant to internal and external pressures, and resilient to conflict

  • Can organize construction work, and create over all implementation plans

  • Clear understanding on how to read prints and determine how to isolate risk without jeopardizing critical protective schemes.

  • Can methodically/logically organize, write and review isolation procedures. Then execute these procedures error free.

  • Utilizing old and new drawings and existing conditions, has demonstrated ability to find and correct design errors that affect scheme operation

  • Ability to serve as lead in call out role.

  • Can isolate and test any relay with RTS routine

  • Understands limitations, never assumes, and will STOP to seek help

  • Can lead small and low risk retail projects and has installation experience with differential, breaker failure, line and distance relaying.

  • Firm grasp carriers, and tone equipment, traps and tuners

  • Can handle paperwork and files in timely fashion with no discrepancies

  • Can assist with the installation of portable/mobile substations/transformers or other temporary equipment.

  • Ability to query ASPEN

  • Ability test and trouble shoot P&C circuits, CT’s and VT’s, CCVT’, CVT’s.

  • Can independently operate; phase angle meters, relay test sets, fiber optics test sets, carrier test sets, ground detectors, CT testers.

  • Adheres Duke Policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements (NERC and/or SERC), properly and accurately documents test results with a timely completion

  • Has firm understanding of SCADA systems, modems, SEL2032’s, UniOP, SEL2411’s and other station annunciator and alarm packages.

  • Has ability to independently commission circuits with DCC

  • Has ability to terminate and test fiber optic cables

  • Fully understands the Blocking Guidelines (CarWest)

  • Demonstrated ability to pass panel review by meeting or exceeding requirements noted in Relay III

  • Demonstrated availability for after-hours work and call out rotation.

  • Masters job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance. Provides lower level of leadership.

  • Has positive working relationships and can effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Ability to pass any required back ground check for NERC/CIP/Nuclear compliance

  • If required ability to pass aptitude testing is required for this position.

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs for 100 feet

  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (or equivalent) or 3 - 6 years related experience in relay/substation work, or equivalent job-related and educational experience.

  • Demonstrates the ability to pass qualifications as mastering the Learner Relay Tech classification

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

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • 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.

  • Developing leadership skills

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, July 27, 2018

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.

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