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Southern Company MV/LV Electrical Wiring/Switchgear Technician in Durham, North Carolina



This position is for experienced individuals responsible for the assembly and fabrication of switchgear. This position includes building the structure, wiring the back pan and doors, and assembling the bus and installation of the breakers. The focus of this position is the assembly of switchgear from the component level to completed product. This position includes the assembly of low voltage, medium voltage and controls panels. Senior Wiring and Switchgear Technicians can perform complex and difficult operations across a wide range of products. They can understand complex wiring schematics and guide a small team to complete necessary tasks. They possess the technical expertise to review design questions and wiring discrepancies working with engineering to come to the correct solution. They will also serve as trainers for the department.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to achieve each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of switchgear/electrical/wiring experience.

  • An eagerness to continuously develop your craft and the ability to guide and mentor others.

  • Must possess a keen eye for detail, pride in craftmanship, and an emphasis on production quality.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand, and interpret an electrical drawing and schematics.

  • Proficient with hand tools.

  • Able to read a tape measure and other measuring devices.

  • Successfully complete the on boarding training program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to measure to 1/16th of an inch.

  • Must understand torque values and how they correspond to components.

  • Drill and tap holes, crimps, screws, bolts, rivets, mount control units, and to provide openings for elements, wiring, and instruments using hand tools, power tools, machines and equipment.

  • Electrical wire and cable routing skills and the understanding of standard wiring workmanship as it pertains to quality.

  • Determine if own work is complete and correct as specified by instructions, drawings and specifications.

  • Work independently and cooperatively.

  • Coordinate daily tasks with others to align priorities for smooth assembly operations.

  • Ability to read/execute electrical schematics and/or drawings, and engineering sketches.

  • Must have troubleshooting skills.

  • Mark and tag components, wiring, and connections to identify circuits and assemblies.

  • Ability to use hand and power tools.

  • Ability to wire across a wide range of equipment including but not limited to: PECs, Tie Containers, DC equipment, Battery Storage equipment, PD exercises. 1558 gear, GIS MV, Generators and house power. Trained in the engineering Red Line process, ECOs and rework.

  • Read and understand interconnect drawings across multiple products.

  • Lead continuous improvement activities in order to reduce cost and improve quality on product assembly.

Essential Functions

The main function of this role is the assembly of switchgear from the erection of the structure to the final wiring of the electrical components. The technician will reference engineering documents to guide them in the building of the structure, assembling of the mechanical bus and the wiring of the controls. A technician with this position can build and fabricate switchgear across the complete spectrum of our product, wire complex products and assist with product development activities.

Additional responsibilities and objectives will be added as needed based on business and area of needs.

Physical Demands

This position will require standing, stooping, bending, and limited lifting of up to 50lbs

Work Environment

General manufacturing environment which may include non-conditioned and conditioned workspace.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

About Us

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)

  • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure