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Southern Company Switchgear Team Leader (2nd Shift) (Direct Hire Opportunity) in Durham, North Carolina


We are looking for a Team Lead in our Switchgear area! We're looking for someone who can communicate well with all PowerSecure employees, be proactive with identifying solutions before problems arise, be a champion for safety first and go above and beyond to achieve quality on the products we manufacture.

Reasons to work 2nd shift (3:00 pm – 11:30 pm) at PowerSecure:

  • More time for family commitments!

  • More time to take advantage of the PowerSecure Tuition Reimbursement program!

  • More autonomy and freedom to do your job without external distractions!

  • You can sleep in!

  • You are a night owl, might as well be productive!

  • You miss all the rush hour traffic times in the Triangle Region!

  • Night differential pay!

  • Faster rate of promotion!

The Team Leader/Cell lead will be responsible for the personnel and product in their work center(s). They will handle personnel training, quality, safety and continuous improvement initiatives in their area. Product and personnel status will be measured and reported on to the production supervisor. The Team Lead/Cell Lead are responsible to monitor and manage the completion of shop orders and operations as determined by the part number routing, ensuring operations are complete on time and at or under the allotted man hours. They actively review that their cells are in safe working order identifying areas of improvement. They also review quality data to ensure that manufacturing quality is improving and that the MoM and work instructions are updated to reflect corrective actions.


  • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent preferred

  • 2 years of manufacturing experience

  • Can read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings

  • Experience working /participating in a team-based environment

  • Experience using ERP in a manufacturing environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient in computers and software i.e. Microsoft 360, ERP system, etc.

  • Understands how to interpret mechanical and electrical drawings

  • Is capable of leading training within the cell

  • Understands chain of command and where to go to get questions answered

  • Use of ERP in a manufacturing environment

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Cell leaders will be responsible for as many as 15 operators and all Shop Orders within their departments Work Centers

Essential Functions

  • Sets the pace of work within cell utilizing IFS routings and data to determine if expectations are met

  • Keeps operators on task

  • Reviews Part Number routings before beginning work reporting issues to Production Supervisor

  • Accurately reports schedule – on time/late/ahead of schedule

  • Reports parts shortages to material handlers

  • Responsible for keeping manufacturing traveler and Bus BoM/Kanban usage updated and filling in appropriate location upon job completion

  • Reviews worked/hours allocated to jobs

  • Responsible for safety within cell and improvement initiatives

  • Responsible for quality of product leaving the cell

  • Checks IFS for hours logging errors and has them corrected

  • Executes ECOs on jobs within cell

  • Any additional assigned duties as required

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

  • Exposure to weather, extreme heat or cold, noise intensity level, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, wet and/or humid, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts.


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

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, Personal Days and Sick Days

• Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

• Wellness Incentive Programs

• Employee Referral Program

• Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other basis prohibited by law.

This position is closed 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