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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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Desired/Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Travel Requirements

15-25%

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.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.

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