EPIC Job/Intern/Co-Op Postings

Duke Energy


Position summary: This position will provide engineering and technical support to the Business Development team in pursuit of renewable energy investment opportunities, including acquisitions and greenfield development projects.  Applicants are expected to have engineering skills related to power system modeling of distribution and/or transmission electric systems.  Experience with wind, solar, energy storage, and combined heat and power (CHP) projects is preferred. 

This position will:

  • Provide engineering support to technical matters throughout the development process with a focus on power system modeling and integration of renewable technologies.
  • Provide system performance inputs to the Project financial model, including value/revenue streams,  capex, and opex extending throughout the lifecycle of the Project. 
  • Utilize knowledge of electric utility facilities, renewable energy technologies, utility interconnection requirements, and control and metering schemes to evaluate, identify, and mitigate commercial risks associated with proposed project designs. 

This position must work collaboratively with key internal business unit stakeholders, including Project Management and Construction (PMC), Supply Chain, Grid Solutions, Transmission, Distribution, IT, and Health & Safety, among others.  The position may also require working with third-party consultants.

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Communications Specialist

Responsible forThe Communications Specialist will promote EnergyUnited’s positive internal and external image through written and multimedia communications. The Communications Specialist will enterprise stories for member and customer newsletters, write and edit copy and assist in the development of advertising and marketing materials, help to direct the graphic and visual imagery supporting main messages, ensure timely distribution of publications, and ensure consistency and clarity in EnergyUnited’s brand and messaging.

Key Accountabilities & Duties

  • Manage and assist in coordination of monthly planning sheet content for the cooperative’s employee and member newsletters.
  • Responsible for the design and layout of the monthly employee and member slideshows using InDesign.
  • Coordinate and manage all activities related to the Youth Tour, Sports Camp and Bright Ideas programs. 
  • Assist with the support of several community outreach activities and events, including, but not limited to, MAC meetings, the Annual Meeting, BOD Election, Bright Ideas Luncheons, Student Scholarship Program and other special events or activities. 
  • Manage work assignments based on the cooperative’s current needs, experience of the specialist and specialist's particular strengths in advertising or communications.
  • Possess the skill to recognize and develop stories that positively leverage the cooperative.
  • Develop and coordinate letters, brochures, postcards, bill inserts and other marketing/promotional materials.
  • Strong ability to write proficient, clear and precise prose; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information. Have some familiarity with AP Style.
  • Basic photography and videography skills.
  • Attend conferences and training as requested by the Manager, Communications.
  • Observes all safety rules and regulations adopted by the Cooperative.
  • Observes all work rules adopted by the Cooperative.
  • Will work with various departments and individuals to assist with communications efforts and develop communication strategies.
  • Will evaluate and help to develop new communications, processes initiatives and solutions.
  • Backup the Digital Communications Specialist as needed.

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Digital Communications Specialist

EnergyUnited is seeking a Digital Communications Specialist to be responsible for the planning, development and execution of an integration between the internet, company intranet and social media programs.  The successful candidate will use best practices and techniques to increase EnergyUnited’s visibility, presence and interaction with its customers, audiences, employees and social communities/followers.  This position also maintains and monitors social media platforms utilizing social media tools (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and responds to inquiries using these tools.

Normal Day to Day Work:

  • Create, post and manage content on corporate website, intranet, social media platforms and a social business platform
  • Monitor, interpret and report web analytics
  • Develop and execute web-related projects across internal departments
  • Serve as a member of the crisis communications team, including updating and monitoring the social media channels
  • Writes original copy of web, social media postings, and related marketing pieces, optimized for web readability, reading level, audience and search engines.
  • Collaborates on web communication strategies and solutions related to digital marketing and public relations.

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Applications Engineer II
Job Summary

The Applications Engineer (Level II) develops machine tool processes in collaboration with the Applications Team,
while assisting sales functions by providing applications support through fabrication of customer-requested
samples to specification in a timely-manner. This position will require training of customers with customized
agendas based on the customer application. This position will play a major role in supporting the daily
requirements in the operation and maintenance of ultra-precision machine tools as well as manufacturing and
metrology development in fabrication of optical components. This position will also support engineering in new
product development and testing. The successful candidate must be a team player with strong math skills,
computer skills, machine tool process engineering (optics knowledge a plus) and be self-motivated with a
willingness to learn. Demonstrated communication skills are a critical requirement. Some domestic and
international travel may be required.

Core Responsibilities/Duties
  • Ultra-precision diamond turning / grinding on a wide variety of customer specific, application
  • driven, components.
  • Maintain expertise in at least 2 core manufacturing processes (turning, synchronized slide servo,
  • fast tool servo, grinding, glass molding, drum lathe operation, jig grinding, milling, on-machine
  • metrology).
  • Establish relevant manufacturing processes.
  • Provide customer support and training relating to ultra-precision optical manufacturing equipment.
  • Support the technical aspects of the equipment/process quotation for the sales department.
  • Understand the operations, manufacturing, and variations of Ultra-precision CNC machining /
  • grinding equipment and software.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine
  • operating procedures, have knowledge of the manufacturing sequences and machining methods,
  • and able to prove out part programs.
  • Communicate effectively with current and potential customers on equipment and software
  • questions, usage, and processes.
  • Design, build, and assemble appropriate fixtures, programs, and processes necessary to
  • demonstrate the manufacture of optical quality parts meeting customer specific applications.
  • Document troubleshooting procedures to provide detailed reporting of process solutions.
  • Operation of various optical metrology equipment (interferometers, SWLI, auto-collimators,
  • microscopes, etc.) for qualification of machined parts. Uses Geometric Dimensioning and
  • Tolerancing (GD&T) to ensure fit form and function.
  • Travel to customer facilities (domestic and international) to train customers in operation of the
  • equipment and provide applications / process support. Occasional travel to conferences for
  • presentation of newly developed processes.
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Senior Controls Engineer

Job Summary
The Senior Controls Engineer is responsible for the controls engineering and support of ultra-precision machine
systems for the electro-optics manufacturing industry. This position will apply Newtonian physics to motion
control problems, arriving at optimal solutions based on commercially available motion controllers, motors,
amplifiers and feedback products. The Senior Controls Engineer will have the ability to define and resolve complex
problems. Typical projects are a combination of new development, maintenance, and revision of existing

Core Responsibilities / Duties

  • Subject matter expert with thorough knowledge of the controls engineering discipline.
  • Solve complex controls problems using accepted engineering practices.
  • Ability to lead large projects.
  • Conceptualize and engineer new, unique controls systems that meet customer requirements.
  • Apply controls theory for servo tuning in both the time and frequency domain using Bode and/or Nyquist
  • analysis to maximize servo performance while maintaining robust stability.
  • Identify disturbance sources and attempt to mitigate using servo gains and/or other damping techniques.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, while effectively managing priorities and
  • communicating progress.
  • Actively participate in product design reviews and work directly with the engineering staff to develop cost
  • effective solutions.
  • Prepare and present detailed technical reports to management and staff.
  • Write / publish papers and present at relevant conferences when mutually agreed upon with
  • management.
  • Contribute to written instruction and operation manuals for Nanotech’s products.
  • Perform in-house technical support.
  • Help to achieve the completion of all projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned in accordance with overall job responsibilities.

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Software Developer III
Job Summary
The Software Developer III is part of a team dedicated to advancing Nanotech’s machine technology. This
position is principally responsible to design, build, implement and support software applications for the electro-
optics manufacturing industry and work on activities involved in applications, problem solving, and software
validation. The Software Developer III will have the ability to create and maintain UI controls, machine software,
programming software (CAD / CAM) and modeling software under limited supervision of more experienced
personnel. Typical projects are a combination of new development, maintenance, and revision of existing
Core Responsibilities / Duties
  • Ability to broadly apply principles, theories, concepts and techniques required for the development of
  • applications using C#, WPF with MVVM and C++/CLI.
  • Solve software problems using accepted computer programming practices under limited supervision of
  • more experienced personnel.
  • Ability to lead small projects or phases/portions of larger projects.
  • Design and develop C# based .NET solutions for engineering software applications.
  • Create frontend UI’s using WPF and MVVM design pattern.
  • Develop and maintain C++/CLI backend libraries.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, while effectively managing priorities and
  • communicating progress.
  • Adhere to the software standards, version control system, build and release processes etc.
  • Document technical designs using flow charts, class diagrams, data flow diagrams, descriptive software
  • component documentation etc. as required.
  • Perform unit testing and resolve any issues / bugs by debugging and troubleshooting the code.
  • Write / publish papers and present at relevant conferences when mutually agreed upon with
  • management.
  • Prepare written instruction and operation manuals for developed software packages.
  • Perform customer and in-house technical support.
  • Self-motivated and work independently, or as part of a group.
  • Help to achieve the completion of all projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned in accordance with overall job responsibilities.
  • Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from an accredited university and 10+ years of work experience,
  • or a Masters’ degree in Computer Science and 5+ years of work experience.
  • Demonstrated versatility and high competency levels in creativity and technical comprehension.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite.
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