A Fortune 500 energy company in service since 1908, Progress Energy is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C.and presently serves more than 3 million customers in Florida and the Carolinas. The company has been awarded the Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award, which recognizes operational excellence, as well as the J.D. Power and Associates Founder's Award for customer service.
The two-unit, 1,875-MW Brunswick Nuclear Plant is located near Southport. An additional 244 megawatts of electrical generation was added to this plant's output from 2002 to 2005 as part of an extended power update program that upgraded much of the equipment. Careers in power plants are offered to match specific interests and goals, and to provide opportunities for challenging technical work. The rewards are great and include significant opportunities for advancement. Opportunities include: instrumentation and control technicians, plant operators and maintenance technicians. Other opportunities include: linemen, engineers, managers, IT&T and managers
Progress Energy looks for people who bring various perspectives and skills to comprise a highly performing workforce. The company is committed to diversity and inclusion, thereby encouraging each employee to contribute his or her unique experience and viewpoint. Provided are diversity councils, ongoing diversity and inclusion workshops and employee network groups. These are geared to encourage employee involvement and to provide opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Supplier Diversity Program supports small businesses by ensuring their inclusion in procurement and contract opportunities for the purchases made by the company.
Progress Energy also offers a Power Career Intern & Scholarship Program: The scholarship assists students in completing a two-year associate's degree at a community college in a major relevant to the power industry. Selected students are eligible for temporary part-time paid employment at a designated power plant. Upon graduation, the students receive job offers based upon their academics, job evaluations, experience and upon available vacancies.
Progress Energy offers a variety of programs targeted to university and college students who are interested in gaining knowledge and hands-on experience in the utility industry. Information about these programs can be found on the website. Intern and co-op vacancies are posted on the website during peak campus recruiting seasons: September-October for internship opportunities and fall as well as spring for co-ops. Community colleges are an integral part of supplying the Progress Energy workforce with power plant operators, maintenance technicians, line technicians and welders. The Power Careers Program targets students who are interested in gaining knowledge and hands-on experience to help run the power plants.
The following are benefits included for employees: flexible and alternate work schedules; health, dental, vision coverage and wellness programs; 401(k) and other retirement programs; life and disability insurances; and employee rewards and recognition programs.
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