Duke Energy Engineering Technologist III-Power Quality, Reliability, and Integrity in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
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The Engineering Technologist III position is the third level of the non-Engineer degreed technical support role. An Engineering Technologist III provides technical expertise to solve more complex problems and leadership skills to provide oversight and direction of work in a specific area of expertise, with some supervision. Employees in the Engineering Technologist III position are expected to develop advanced skills and the ability to work with a high degree of independence.
Performs feeder patrols for reliability issues
Determines when RVMs need to be set, Sets and removes RVM’s
Analyzes and interprets data from RVM’s, determines corrective action
Provides details on PQ issue to analyst for communication to customer, including pictures as necessary
Patrols high MAIFI feeders and CEMI devices to identify potential projects for the capital workplan
Logs hydraulic recloser counter readings on “hot spot” feeders and trouble areas; follows up with further patrol and capital projects as necessary based on readings
Participates in crew meetings periodically to educate on “hot spots” and gather information on repeat outages; Establishes contact point with C&M
Identifies future projects that feed into the capital workplan
Provides insight / calculations on secondary drops and transformer sizing causing PQ issues to a customer
Completes EMF review and analysis
Completes RFI review and analysis
Designs work to be completed to mitigate issues found in the field
Acts as central point of contact and owner of any Reliability or power quality issues in the specified geographical area
Responsible for all customer communication for PQ issues, Executive and PSC Complaints, and LAM requests
Creates tickets for any issues that come in through email so all items can be tracked
Performs up front analysis (pulls outage data, feeder operations, recloser data, CYME modeling) and puts together work packets for the PQ Field Tech
Creates any conditions and necessary WO’s resulting from field visit
Tracks and monitors all open requests to ensure timely completion
Coordinates work with Engineering/ Scheduling/ VM/ substation maintenance/ relay/ etc.
Attends scheduling meetings to expedite PQ work orders
Coordinates with Reliability Engineer on identification and funding of future capital projects based on initial analysis as well as PQ field tech findings
Follows up with customers once work is complete
Owns Corrective Maintenance budget, releasing targets on trouble feeders
Participates in Ops Area Customer Experience meetings
Monitors momentary operations report and proactively works to address issues at a defined threshold
Monitors repeat outages report and proactively works to address issues at a defined threshold
Identifies future projects that feed into the capital workplan
Review OFU 500 CI and higher
Review OFU CEMI4 and greater
Initiate Work Orders to address issues
Design Work Order to address issues
Provides deep technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems in area of expertise
Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities
Independently prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches
Conducts engineering and related studies
Strives to continually improve job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance
Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities
Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
Maintains accurate records and files
Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally
Basic/Required Qualifications :
3+ years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology (or equivalent), or 5+ years of experience and Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (or equivalent), or 9+ years equivalent experience with a high school diploma or GED.
Valid Driver's License
Good written and oral communication skills.
Experience in the utility industry.
Able to effectively apply basic principles of project management.
Experience with with power quality/reliability for industrial customers
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes
Represented/Union Position No
Visa Sponsored Position No
Posting Expiration Date
Friday, May 14, 2021
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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