Duke Energy Operator in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Position Summary:

This position is responsible for all duties associated with and related to the safe, efficient and cost effective installation and maintenance of natural gas facilities.

Duties and responsibilities as needed and required include;

  • Performs a variety of activities associated with pipeline installation and maintenance including: Operate backhoe, trencher, cranes, jackhammers

  • Make taps

  • Fuse plastic pipe

  • Perform maintenance on equipment and/or ensure routine maintenance is performed Squeeze-off” steel and plastic Set-up for job (ensure tools and equipment available)

  • Install leak clamps

  • Layout of line Cut, thread, and re-wrap pipes

  • Perform site excavation

  • Performs and assists in related activities:

  • Traffic control

  • Locate pipelines

  • Assist with purges

  • Retire services

  • Assist in relocating service lines

  • Change stop-cocks

  • Performs above functions utilizing a variety of tools and equipment:

  • Machinery (backhoe, trencher, cranes, jackhammers)

  • Hand tools (brushes, grinders, etc.)

  • Shovels Rakes

  • Jack hammer Squeeze” tool

  • Heating iron

  • Perform other duties as assigned and required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or a GED;

  • mechanical aptitude;

  • knowledge of hand tools;

  • effective interpersonal skills;

  • safety awareness;

  • Commercial driver’s license (CDL) required.

  • Prior related experience or completion of an accredited training program.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge and use of construction tools and or construction equipment;

  • Physical Requirements: Must work outdoors in adverse weather conditions; lifting up to 75 lbs; frequent walking, reaching, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, stooping, crawling, standing, digging, climbing; works on uneven terrain, many times with heavy vegetation; manual dexterity (hand/eye coordination); keen eyesight; good hearing; good sense of smell; comes in frequent contact with insects and animals; ability to use breathing apparatus when responding to gas leaks.

  • Other Requirements: Weekend and evening work as required. Subject to extended working hours and must be available for call-out and emergency response. Some rotating shifts.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Monday, March 19, 2018

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.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.