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Please note this requisition is for multiple Operation Centers, based on business need.
The Distribution Line and Service Technician Helper 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. Employees in the Distribution Line and Service Technician Helper position will be learning the day-to-day operations and specifications of the distribution system. In addition to normal work, the Distribution Line and Service Technician Helper 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. Employees in the Distribution Line and Service Technician Helper position must learn to perform all duties in a safe manner and adhere to all Company safety rules and procedures.
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
Installs and repairs electrical equipment such as street lighting and load control devices,
Constructs overhead and underground distribution lines based on engineering specifications, including setting poles, pulling cable, setting transformers, etc.,
Installs equipment such as transformers, capacitors, regulators, load control devices, meters, street lights, safe lights, etc.,
Maintains and repairs equipment; also performs preventative maintenance using test equipment such as volt and amp meters to measure the performance of equipment,
Responds to trouble calls when equipment fails and/or electrical service is interrupted, and
Supports the company?s goals and represents the company positively and professionally
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 (e.g., manholes, vaults, etc.)
Subject to periodic call-out duty
Information provided by you, the applicant, in accordance with this job posting may be used, and, if applicable, your former employer(s) will be contacted for purposes of Duke Energy's safety performance history investigation. You have the right to review the information provided by your previous employer(s); the right to have errors in any collected information corrected in the event such information is incorrect, and the right to have your prior employer(s) re-send corrected information to Duke Energy. You also have the right to submit a rebuttal statement regarding any alleged erroneous information. In the event you have a DOT- regulated prior employment history and wish to review your previous employer-provided investigated information, you may submit a written request to Duke Energy either when: applying; or, if hired, no later than thirty (30) days after your start date with the Company; or within thirty (30) days of you having been notified that you will not be hired by Duke Energy. Duke Energy will provide you a response within five (5) business days of having received your written request. In the event Duke Energy has not yet received the requested information from your previous employer(s), the five (5) business day response time shall begin upon Duke Energy's receipt of the requested safety performance history. If you submit a request for your safety performance history but do not make arrangements to pick up or receive such requested records within thirty (30) days of Duke Energy making such information available to you, you waive your request.
High school diploma or GED
Valid driver's license
Currently enrolled in a Community College Lineworker program with Duke Energy approved curriculum
Ability to stand a minimum of 5-6 hours; may be on ground, in a bucket on a line truck, or at the top of a distribution pole
Ability to sit for a minimum of 2-3 hours; may be driving a truck or sitting in a manhole or an underground vault
Ability to move frequently to unload equipment and to install/maintain/repair equipment
Ability to lift, push and pull up to 75 pounds
Ability to frequently climb or use authorized equipment to reach various heights and breadths
Ability to frequently and repetitively bend/stoop/squat
Ability to differentiate between colors (color vision)
Manual dexterity to operate small hand tools, turn small knobs, etc.
Ability to successfully complete the Construction and Skills Trade Test (CAST) and the Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
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.
This position has a residency requirement. You must reside within a 30-mile radius of the hiring operations site. In order to meet with aforementioned position requirement, you will be required to relocate from your current residence within 12 months of your start date. Relocation will be entirely at your own expense.
Locations are subject to change based on business need.
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)
Visa Sponsored Position
Posting Expiration Date
Monday, September 16, 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.