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Note: A current college unofficial transcript is required and must be uploaded as an attachment when applying to this position.
The Duke Energy Fossil Hydro Operations Power Careers Program is designed to provide students with hands on experience in the daily operations and maintenance of fossil/hydro generating facilities in Duke Energy’s North Carolina and South Carolina territory. Students seeking a two-year AAS degree from an accredited community college in one of the following degreed curriculums will be considered: Electric Power Production Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronic Technology (Electrical Systems Technology), Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, General Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, and Welding Technology.
Students must be considered full-time under community college requirements. This is a work study program and students will work approximately 10 weeks (40 hrs. per week) during the summer semester and up to 20 hrs. per week during each Fall/Spring semester and are required to work a minimum of three semesters to be considered for the program. Selected applicants must live within a 50-mile radius of the power generation site.
Applicants must be successful with the completion of all standard pre-employment test(s).
Working Conditions and Safety Behaviors
Ability to attend various training classes
All students are required to adhere to safety, environmental, and Code of Business Ethics policies as directed by Duke Energy
Required to work in all areas of the power plant, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; includes exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust and humidity
Full-time student enrolled in a two-year AAS degree program in one of the following curriculums: Electric Power Production Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronic Technology (Electrical Systems Technology), Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, General Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, and Welding Technology
Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 out of 4.0 from community college
Must have completed 12 credit hours but not more than 52 credit hours
Available to work a minimum of three semesters while attending school
Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills (expresses self clearly, is an active listener, and disagrees with others in a constructive manner)
Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing the computer (basic computer skills, i.e. Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel, etc.)
Good organizational skills
Experience in positions where you had to follow safety processes and procedures
Experience in positions where you had to develop and maintain positive working relationships (works effectively with others from a diverse background)
Demonstrated mechanical and/or electrical aptitude and problem solving skills
Demonstrated leadership ability (holds self-accountable, maintains composure under stress, able to multi-task, etc.)
Demonstrated diagnostic and analytical skills
Experience using industrial tools and equipment (man lifts, forklifts, etc.)
Self-motivated (acts with a sense of urgency, perseveres in the face of problems; follows through on commitments)
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Demonstrated technical problem solving skills
Capable and willing to learn and apply basic mechanical skills (learns from experience, seeks and uses feedback from others to improve performance)
Must live within a 50 mile radius of the power generation site
Ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, climb ladders, work in extreme heat or cold, walk/work on grating surfaces at extreme heights, and enter vessels or equipment with limited access
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to work at heights and from suspended work platforms
Ability to wear all required personal protective safety equipment and work in confined spaces
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)
Visa Sponsored Position
Posting Expiration Date
Wednesday, March 13, 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.