2024 Summer Internship - Substation / Line Tech - Transmission

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A Substation or Line Technician Summer Intern will assist a higher-level technician in activities associated with substation construction and maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clearly understand the importance of company safe work practices and safety rules
  • Basic understanding of the Human Performance Tools and requirements 
  • Basic understanding of the isolation of substation and line equipment and grounding practices
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communications skills
  • Basic understanding of electrical drawings (substation equipment schematics and power system drawings)
  • Basic understanding of NERC compliance and the importance for accurate data and timely completion of assigned work
  • Basic electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Develops the ability to think methodically and arrange activities in logical order
  • Basic understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems 
  • Exposure to Transmission and Distribution system switching activities
  • Develop a basic understanding of AC and DC basic principles
  • Demonstrate the basic ability to operate bucket, digger derrick truck and other areal devices

Program Location for 2024: Potential opportunities at locations across our footprint in North Carolina.

Basic/ Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a two-year degree
  • High School diploma or equivalent             
  • Must have a valid State Driver’s License and the ability to obtain a CDL Class A Driver’s License

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Strives to continually improve job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills, and performance
  • Develops positive working relationships and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally
  • Demonstrated ability to pass panel review by meeting or exceeding requirements for step progression   
  • Software skills including word process, email, spreadsheets etc.
  • Basic written and oral communication skills

Working Conditions

Field Mobility Classification – Work will be performed in various field locations, as needed, after the onboarding period. However, field employees are required to live within a reasonable daily commute to their assigned work location.

  • Demonstrated availability for after- hour’s work 
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with individuals from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Must be capable of working on elevated work surfaces
  • This position contains a weight restriction of 275 pounds as an essential function of the job. The purpose of this restriction is to ensure that all weight rated equipment is used in an appropriate and safe manner within maximum allowed weight loading.

    Travel Requirements

    Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)


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    Posting Expiration Date

    Thursday, November 30, 2023

    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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