Transmission Nuclear Switchyard III

Duke Energy
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
12 Feb 2019
17 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

This is a special craft level of the Substation Technician hierarchy and is a position that primarily support system nuclear plants. A Substation Nuclear Plant Technician Tech III will assist and safely lead or provide oversight for lower level technicians in activities associated with substation construction and maintenance at nuclear facilities. Incumbents are expected to have advanced skills and the ability to work independently and lead medium to large construction and maintenance activities. Capable of serving on committees and resolving advanced technical matters.

Nuclear Plant Transmission Substation Technician III performs with no Supervision and Latitude for Un-Reviewed Work:
  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of company safety rules and work practices
  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of Human Performance practices
  • Exhibits the capacity to safely lead any job and work independent of direct leadership
  • Total understanding of the processes needed to organize construction and maintenance work and create over all implementation/maintenance plans
  • Total understanding of reading prints and determine how to isolate protection circuits without jeopardizing critical equipment
  • Total understanding of the processes needed to methodically/logically organize substation work activities
  • Total understanding of the processes needed to operate inside of switchyards
  • Ability to respond to all call outs
  • Total understanding of limitations, never assumes, and will STOP to seek help
  • Experience leading complex maintenance or construction projects
  • Total understanding of the processes needed to power factor, winding resistance, circuit breaker timing, and leakage reactance testing and interpret results
  • Total understanding of the processes needed for the installation of portable/mobile substations/transformers or other temporary equipment
  • Total understanding of the processes needed to perform infrared scanning substation equipment
  • Total understanding of AC and DC circuit principles
  • Total understanding of regulatory compliance and the importance for accurate data and timely completion of assigned work
  • Adheres to Duke policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements (NERC and/or SERC), properly and accurately documents test results with a timely completion
  • Total understanding of substation equipment isolation and clearances and grounding practices
  • Has the experience to complete the requirements for Switching and Tagging on both the Transmission and Distribution systems
  • Total understanding of the processes needed to complete maintenance/construction activities on all substation equipment including but not limited to switches, circuit breakers, transformers, regulators, PT's, CT's, CCVT's and grounding systems
  • Superior understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems
  • Superior technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance frequently leads others
  • Demonstrates superior verbal and written communications skills

Key Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to pass panel review by meeting or exceeding requirements for step progression
  • Demonstrated availability for after-hours work and call out rotation
  • Advanced technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance frequently leads others
  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities with internal and external customers
  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally
  • Provides coaching and mentors other Technicians
  • Provides high level of leadership and sets a positive example for others to follow
  • Must be able to obtain unescorted access to Duke's Nuclear facilities
  • Ability to pass any required back ground check for NERC/CIP/Nuclear compliance
  • Must pass appropriate level of Duke aptitude test and maintain nuclear Employee Technical Qualification Standards and continuing training requirements
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with individuals from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces
  • Demonstrated ability to fill in for the Supervisor during routine maintenance, outages, down powers, emergent or non-emergent activities

Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent and minimum 7 years of Transmission or Distribution substation maintenance or construction experience or equivalent job-related and educational experience
  • Must have a valid State Driver's License and the ability to obtain a CDL Class A Driver's License

Specific Requirements:
  • Must have a permanent residence approximately forty-five minutes from their base location
  • 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.

  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent experience or training (e.g. military)
  • Software skills including word process, email, spreadsheets etc.

Travel Requirements

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)

Represented/Union Position

Visa Sponsored Position

Posting Expiration Date
Friday, February 15, 2019
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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