1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

509-884-7191 / 1-800-503-7990

Journeyman Powerplant Operator

Job Number: W 1807
Status: Closed
Closing Date: 10/26/2018 5:00 PM
Location: Wells Hydroelectric Project
Wage/Salary: $44.33 per hour
Duration: Full-time Regular
Allow Email Submissions: Yes
Allow Postal Submissions: Yes

GENERAL INFORMATION:  The Journeyman Powerplant Operator is responsible for working in the control room or as a roving operator under the direction of the chief and/or senior operators. Work shifts will be as necessary to fulfill work schedule requirements and may be on regular scheduled shift or on relief with no regular scheduled shift or work week. Successful applicant must reside within a 30 mile radius of Wells Dam, or establish such residence within 3 months of employment. There is a one-year probationary period associated with this position.



Perform all duties in a safe and proficient manner in accordance with policy and procedure

Start, stop, synchronize and control operation of generating units

Power plant and embankment inspections, facility and cleaning

Inspection and Control of auxiliary, ancillary, and miscellaneous powerplant equipment

Regulation of spillway gates and fish facility equipment

Switching of High-Voltage equipment

Must comply with safety rules and safe clearance (LOTO--WAC 296-45) procedures, place protection clearance tags, initiate corrective measures in the event of emergency conditions affecting powerplant operations unless relieved of portions of these responsibilities by the chief or senior operator

Other duties may be assigned



Satisfactorily completed a high school education or equivalent

Completed a three year apprenticeship as a Powerplant Operator OR have five years previous job experience as a powerplant operator

The ability to communicate with co-workers in a clear, concise, courteous manner

The ability to function cooperatively and work well in a team environment

Capability of following directions and working in compliance with established guidelines

Aptitude with computers, communications systems, SCADA and data processing equipment

Current Washington State Driver License and proof of good driving record

Current First Aid/CPR Card



Ability to distinguish basic colors

Capability of repeated lifting heavy objects, sometimes weighing up to 100 pounds

Ability to work in elevated areas, climb ladders and stairs and walk over uneven surfaces

Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

Applicant must be physically able to perform the various duties of a roving powerplant operator including working in hot, cold, wet, and noisy environments

Must have a full range of hearing and sight for personal safety

How to apply for this job:

Resumes must be submitted with our Resume Cover Sheet ( click here to download ). Your cover letter and resume listing qualifications, and our Resume Cover Sheet, must be received by 10/26/2018 5:00 PM .

Resumes must be submitted with our Resume Cover Sheet ( click here to download ). This position is open until filled, please send in your cover letter, resume listing qualifications and our Resume Cover Sheet as soon as possible.

Postal Mailing Instructions:

Please note on the outside of the envelope:

Journeyman Powerplant Operator - Wells Hydroelectric Project

Mail to:
Barbara Davis
Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County
1151 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

No e-mail or fax submissions, please.

Email Instructions:

Please include the job number ( W 1807 ) in the subject line of your email and send to careers@dcpud.org.