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Duke Energy Electrician Apprentice or Electrician - Substation Construction (Travel Crew) in Wildwood, Florida

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy”

Travel Crew (100% travel required)

General Job Duties:

  • Maintain and/or construct all structures and substation equipment as directed

  • Install and/or maintain substation equipment with the aid of electrical prints and manufacturer's instruction books

  • During installation, periodic maintenance, or call-outs, trouble shoot and correct malfunctions of all substation equipment

  • Instruct subordinate personnel in the prescribed company procedures and operations of all equipment

  • Determine procedures and work schedules for the installation

  • Switch and take clearances of all electrical equipment necessary to complete the assigned tasks

    Machines and Equipment Operated as Part of the Job:

  • Pickup trucks, material trucks, service trucks, hydraulic and pneumatic tools, portable generator, hand tools, ladders, small hand tools, test instruments, lifting devices, bucket trucks, vacuum pumps, de-gassing trailer, acetylene and arc welding and rigging ability.

    Working Conditions:

  • Variations in workload: Varies from moderate to extremely strenuous with peak periods of activity during outages

  • Variations in amount required: Extremely close attention to detail on a continual basis

  • Lifting, climbing, shoveling, pulling, stooping and unusual physical positions: i.e., working in elevated positions with body belts and using both hands even though the position may be abnormal

  • Frequent overtime and call outs. Adverse weather conditions are not unusual. Overnight travel required.

  • Position typically works 4 days a week, 10-hour shifts, Monday-Thursday.

  • The Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST test) is required for this position.

    Basic Qualifications: Electrician Apprentice

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Must possess a state issued class A CDL license with the ability to obtain a Florida class A CDL in 6 months

    Basic Qualifications: Electrician

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Five to seven years (total Substation Department experience) with 3-5 years as a substation electrician or substation lead type role (foreman, supervisor)

  • Must possess a state issued class A CDL license with the ability to obtain a Florida class A CDL in 6 months

    Desired Qualifications:

    · Mathematical skills sufficient to work basic electrical functions

    · Mechanical and electrical aptitude

    · Experience with switching and tagging requirements

    Specific Requirement:

  • This position requires successful completion of the Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST)

  • This position contains a weight restriction of 275 pounds as an essential function of the job.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position Main IBEW Florida Union

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, October 23, 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.