JOB STATUS:           Regular/Full-Time

FLSA:                       Non-Exempt

CLOSING DATE:      September 26, 2023

JOB NUMBER:        2333

Douglas PUD offers excellent working conditions and a competitive salary and benefit package. Employee benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, personal leave plan, paid holidays, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), deferred compensation programs with employer matching, Health Reimbursement Accounts with employer contributions, Wellness Program, and training opportunities. Full benefit package may be viewed at www.uip-wa.org/douglas-pud.

The successful incumbent for this position will be hired at the hourly rate of $57.14.

 Position Summary:

Journey Electricians are responsible for electrical equipment installation, operation, and maintenance. Work shift may be Monday – Thursday or Tuesday – Friday. The Journey Electrician will work under the general supervision of the Project Electrical Foreman and Hydro Maintenance Supervisor.

This position is eligible for membership in and is subject to a one-year probationary period.

 Essential Functions:

  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical equipment and systems. Equipment may include motors, breakers, transformers, generators, and lighting.
  • Maintain and test high voltage rotating machinery.
  • Install conduit.
  • Support the District’s mission and value statements in the performance of job duties.
  • Work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse groups of people and maintain professional interactions at all times in the workplace.
  • Ensure compliance with all District policies.
  • Adhere to the District’s Safety Policy and Procedures.
  • Operate District vehicles that may be equipped with a GPS device that monitors vehicle location while conducting business on behalf of the District.

 Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions, the importance of personal interactions between this position, employees, customers, and other members of the public, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent, on-site attendance while working independently and with others.

 Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Familiarity with the Federal and State Electrical codes including NEC, NESC, and WAC 296-45 hazardous energy procedures.
  • Familiarity with lockout/tagout (hazardous control) programs.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical wiring and schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to use personal computers and associated applications.
  • Capability to work alone or with other crafts personnel in a safe and effective manner

 Education and Experience:

  • Satisfactory completion of High School education or equivalent.
  • Successfully completed an electrical apprenticeship and experience working as a Journeyman Electrician in the industrial or commercial electrical field.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience performing inspection, repair, maintenance and installation of hydropower plant equipment and apparatus in a hydroelectric generating station or other large generating facilities or applicable experience working with high voltage equipment.
  • Experience working in 230kv switchyards preferred.
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience working with PLC panel wiring.

 Competency Requirements:

Safety: Demonstrates that safety is the top priority when performing any job duty or task; prioritizes personal safety and the safety of co-workers and the public.

Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.

Productivity: Is able to demonstrate completion of assigned tasks through work product and documentation. This will include evidence that clearly shows work was completed on time and with above average quality.

Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual respect with all co-workers.

Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts when redirected and develops methods to achieve results and remain accountable

Professionalism: Interact daily with others in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical and professional differences


Must possess or obtain and maintain:

  • Current First Aid/CPR Card
  • Must be able to pass a Compressed Air physical upon offer of employment.
  • A valid driver’s license and proof of good driving record is required for this position (will be verified upon job offer).  Out-of-state candidates must acquire a Washington State driver’s license within 30 days of employment.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to distinguish basic colors
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 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 physically perform heavy work on a variety of surfaces; floors, grating, ladders, etc.
  • Ability to work in all temperature conditions and outside in all weather conditions
  • Capability of working over water at heights of up to 100 feet
  • Ability to pass a physical required for working in a Compressed Air Environment
  • Applicant must be physically able to perform the various duties of an electrician including working in hot, cold, wet, and noisy environments
  • Capability of working in confined spaces and confined space atmospheres
  • Must have a full range of hearing and sight for personal safety

Background screening

In accordance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Douglas County Public Utility District #1 conducts post-offer background screening of personnel who have access to the District’s critical physical and/or cyber assets.