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Southern Company Assembly Tech I (Conversion Req) in Durham, North Carolina


This is a Conversion Requisition. The primary duties of the Assembly Tech 1 are to assemble all of the large mechanical components of a generator.

This position is the entry level position for individuals responsible for the placement of all the large mechanical components of a Generator. An Assembly Tech I will be responsible for mounting Genset on its skid using correct hardware and meeting torque requirements, mounting all stands to skid ( ECC, GBC, SCR, disconnect) and setting said components in place also connecting exhaust parts and installing using correct hardware, gaskets and meeting all torque requirements. This position will also be responsible for making load cables using correct gauge cable, lug and proper crimp, making CAN harnesses, fuel line and block heater hose.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency (preferred)

  • Attention to detail

  • Proficient with hand tools

  • Able to read a tape measure and other measuring devices

  • Successfully complete the departmental onboarding training program

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to measure to 1/16th of an inch

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

  • Proficiency using a crimping tool, stripping tool; and multimeter as well as hand tools such as wrenches, rachets, torque wrenches)

  • Ability to mark and tag components, wiring, and connections to identify circuits and assemblies

  • Ability to use power tools such grinders, drills, and impact guns

  • Ability to read a tape measure and other measuring devices

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

  • Ability to learn and understand torque values and how they correspond to components

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

  • Ability to carefully check own work for correctness and completion as specified by instructions, drawings and specifications. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to coordinate daily tasks with others to align priorities for smooth assembly operations

  • Must have troubleshooting skills

  • Attention to detail

Essential Functions

  • Assemble all of the large mechanical components of a generator

  • Assemble PowerGen from the setting of mechanical components to the final wiring of the electrical components.

  • Reference engineering documents to guide them in the assembling of the mechanical parts and the wiring of the controls and house power

  • Read/ understand electrical drawing of both house power and communication wiring, properly landing/ labeling wiring in both TCC/ECC and house power panel

  • Install all phases of load cables, bend install conduit and assemble def pumps, solenoids, and complex def systems.

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