1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

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

Student Trainee

Job Number: W 1905
Status: Closed
Closing Date:
Location: East Wenatchee, Wells Dam, Wells Fish Hatchery
Wage/Salary: Paid hourly position
Duration: Temporary-Seasonal
Allow Email Submissions: Yes
Allow Postal Submissions: Yes

General Information:  Douglas County PUD offers Student Trainee positions to college bound students during the summer break months. Work start and end dates can accommodate student availability and vary depending on college schedules. These positions provide work experience in a professional environment. The positions are full time (40 hours per week) and students are hired to help in a variety of departments within the PUD.

Departments currently hiring for summer 2019 are:

East Wenatchee –

Distribution Operations (2 positions) – Under direction of General Foreman assist with various tasks and learn about District electrical operations, including line work, meter shop and fiber optic communications.  Help with cleaning operations vehicles and equipment.

Information Systems - Opportunity to work on a variety of development projects alongside Programmer Analysts.

Wells Dam –

Engineering (1 position) – Opportunity to work with Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineers on a variety of engineering projects at a hydroelectric generating facility.

Safety (1 position) – Along with District employees explore and problem solve safety and ergonomic issues at Wells Dam and Wells Hatchery.  Conduct industrial hygiene sampling and evaluation under the direction of the Safety Specialist.

Wells Fish Hatchery –

Natural Resources/Fisheries (1 position) – Assist fish hatchery employees with fish production and rearing tasks.  Opportunity to learn about hatchery operations and general fish husbandry.

Successful applicants must have:

Satisfactorily completed a high school education or equivalent

Professional work attitude, ability and ethic

Ability to work cooperatively with others in a variety of settings

Ability to work independently and develop solutions for problems as they occur

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Physical capability to work in various environments associated with work departments

A valid Washington State driver license and proof of acceptable driving record

All successful candidates are required to complete a criminal history background screening and a post offer, pre-employment drug screening.


Please include the following information in your cover letter; what college you will be attending in the fall and your anticipated major, which department you would like to work in and why, and the reasons you are interested in working for Douglas County PUD.


CLOSING DATE:     Review of resumes will be ongoing. Final deadline for 2019 Summer Student Trainee positions is May 31, 2019.

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 .

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:

Student Trainee - East Wenatchee, Wells Dam, Wells Fish Hatchery

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 1905 ) in the subject line of your email and send to careers@dcpud.org. Please submit all emailed materials as attachments in PDF format.