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Duke Energy Careers – Gas Distribution Operator

Website Duke Energy

Job Description:

The Gas Distribution Operator is the entry level position for the Gas Distribution Crew Progression (O&M). The Gas Distribution Operator has accountability for timely completion of established skills development assignments in each wage step per guidelines. Each skills development assignment is designed to further prepare the Gas Distribution Operator to work safely and independently on O&M department responsibilities. Skills development assignments include, but are not limited to, successful completion of compulsory training, testing and certifications; attainment of required Operator Qualifications; and demonstration of proficiency in performance of job duties associated with regulated and non-regulated distribution work. The Gas Distribution Operator has the option to prepare for advancement to Sr Gas Distribution Operator by obtaining additional training and Operator Qualifications in Step 6 per established guidelines. Job posting selection is required for employees to enter the Gas Distribution Operator position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance and inspections on equipment
  • Develop proficiency in safe operation of heavy equipment such as mini-excavators, back hoes, skid steers, trenchers, etc., including, but not limited to excavation around utilities (natural gas, electric, etc.)
  • Identify, obtain and deliver tools, materials and equipment needed for work assignments
  • Perform work assignments on customer’s premises; Interact with customers in a professional, respectful and courteous manner to promote good customer relations; answer customer-related inquiries regarding established Company policies and procedures and provide explanation of work performed
  • Perform O&M crew duties relating to maintenance and operation of natural gas underground pipeline, including but not limited to:
  • Assist with, plan and set up work zone safety and traffic control measures
  • Utilize tools such as maps and GPS to locate work assignments; Drive a company vehicle, including transport of heavy equipment; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 18 months of entering the Gas Distribution Operator position. Maintain the CDL on a consistent basis thereafter.
  • Install, maintain, repair, relocate and retire new or existing natural gas facilities and appurtenances
  • Run power tools
  • Perform general site preparation, restoration and right of way maintenance duties

Qualification & Experience:

  • Must obtain a learners permit within the first 12 months in the position if you do not already have a CDL
  • Experience applying basic mechanical concepts and mechanical aptitude
  • Experience utilizing personal computers (PCs) in a Windows environment
  • Experience operating construction equipment
  • Experience using construction tools
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have ability to obtain CDL license within 12 – 18 months of entering the position
  • High School diploma or GED

Job Details:

Company: Duke Energy

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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