Duke Energy Distribution Line & Service Technician (Sumter) in Sumter, South Carolina
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This position supports the operations process in providing and maintaining service to new and existing customers by learning a working knowledge of computer system, tools, equipment, and material. The position will be learning the day-to-day operations and specifications of the distribution system. In addition to normal work, position must be available to be on-call with a more experienced person as required and to work all hours as needed, day or night, weekends or holidays, to perform work required during planned outages or emergency situations. The position must learn to perform all duties in a safe manner and adhere to all Company safety rules and procedures.
Familiar with and understand the overhead and underground electrical distribution system and have troubleshooting skills and ability to assess level or repair required
Assist with construction, maintenance of the distribution system
Demonstrate a basic understanding of overhead and underground insulate and isolate principles
Familiar with and understand the electrical distribution system by completing the Line and Service Training modules
Know, adhere to, and promote personal and work group safety practices to prevent accidents and injuries
Develops positive working relationships to 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
Complete all required craft training and development courses
Shift Work, Overtime, Weekend Work
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.)
High School diploma or equivalent
Valid class A CDL
Thorough understanding of an electrical distribution system
Troubleshooting skills and ability to assess level of repair required for overhead and underground systems
Distribution Line & Service Technician I
- Minimum of three (3) years of distribution line and service work
Distribution Line & Service Technician II
- Minimum of five (5) years of distribution line and service work
Experience working on secondary voltage (DLST1)
Experience working on secondary and primary voltage (DLST 2)
Experience working with customers
Understanding of overhead and underground
Working knowledge of a work management system
Know, adhere to, and demonstrate leadership in promoting personal and work group safety practices to prevent accidents and injuries.
Demonstrate proficiency in constructing, maintaining, and operating the distribution system, and to ensure public safety and customer satisfaction
Clear written and oral communication skills
Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET) Assessment
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.
Work schedule requires working various shifts as business needs arise
Position has on-call responsibilities as scheduled and generally available at other 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 30 road miles of hiring operations center. Relocation is at the expense of the applicant
Ability to successfully complete Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST) and Mid-Level Skills Assessment Test (MSAT)
Ability to attend various training classes and successfully complete a mid-level qualification program (MLARQ)
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No
Visa Sponsored PositionNo
Posting Expiration Date
Saturday, December 15, 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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