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Location:Greenville, SC
Company:Duke Energy
First posted:June 09, 2017


Job Description:

Perform single-phase & polyphase self-contained and transformer-rated metering work including installation, maintenance, testing, and special meter investigations.  Perform troubleshooting and wiring verification, on complex transformer-rated metering installations including Wholesale/Transmission deliveries and Plant metering.  Perform Interchange Tie-Testing and witness testing with other electric utilities.  Obtain data from metering equipment such as load profile data.  Perform metering material handling duties.

Working Conditions:

  •         Safety is imperative

  •         Work environment is normally outside in varying weather conditions 

  •         Driving required on a daily basis and occasional overnight stays

  •         Daily work received and completed via mobile laptops in trucks

  •         Squatting, lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds  is required to handle testing equipment and materials

  •         Construction sites and congested areas

  •         Occasional work at elevated heights from a ladder, platform, or bucket

  •         Most work performed around energized electrical apparatus

  •         Frequent customer contact often involving conflict resolution

  •         Subject to call-out, extension-of-day, and weekend work for scheduled projects or emergency restoration work

  •         Performance is monitored and evaluated through remote technologies and audits with limited direct supervision


    Basic Qualifications:

    •             Associate or higher degree from an accredited tech school or college in electronics engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, computer engineering technology or communications technology OR  Have 3-5 years prior field work experience relevant to job description or comparable work experience.
    •       Valid Driver's License.
    •       Effective written and verbal communication skills necessary for customer and team interaction.
    •       Knowledge of basic electrical principles and demonstrated proficiency in basic math skills.
    •       Familiarity with basic computer operations and able to run common application programs such as Microsoft Office products.
    •       Ability to pass background screening to become NERC-CIP compliant.

     Desired Qualifications:

    •        Prior experience with electrical schematics, electrical troubleshooting and installations. 
    •       Familiarity with watt-hour metering and associated equipment including installing, testing, troubleshooting and programming of meters. 
    •       Knowledge of  Interchange Tie-Testing, Wholesale/Transmission metering, and Plant metering.
    •        Knowledge of high-end metering installations including JemStar, ION, Q1000 and Transdata meters.
    •        Knowledge of electric distribution systems, e.g. different service types and voltages. 
    •        Knowledge and experience working with the Mobile Work Management System (SS9) application as well as other Duke applications such as Maplink, CBIS, Powertrack etc.
    •      Prior experience with telecommunications devices (ie. Wireless, Cellular, RS 232/485, Ethernet).
    •       Prior experience with communication protocols (ie. DNP, MODBUS, etc.).
    •       Demonstrated problem solving and general troubleshooting skills.
    •       Knowledge of service area within reporting location.

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