Technician - Wenatchee, WA

Employer: Chelan County PUD

Job Description:
This position is open until filled and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review date is scheduled for June 8, 2021. To be considered, apply online at

This position works primarily onsite. Return to District facilities for any employees working remotely due to COVID is planned for July 2021.

If applying for this position, a RESUME and COVER LETTER are required. To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one WORD or PDF document before applying (we do not accept .wps documents) and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

Your cover letter must address the following:
1. Summarize your educational experience directly related to the fundamentals of electronic theory including applicable coursework, programs, degrees, and/or certifications.

2. Select up to two of the following system types and summarize your experience as it directly relates to this position. System types are as follows: Fiber, Microwave Radio, Two way Radio, Security Systems, Network Switches and Routers, PLCs, Remote Terminal Units, SCADA, or IP Telephone.

Cover letters that do not address both of the above topics, will not be considered.


In addition to the starting Contract Rate of $47.64, Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), holidays and personal leave accrual.


Repair, install and maintain the District's electrical and electronic equipment in support of generation, distribution, Transmission, Parks, Safety, hatcheries, water/wastewater, security, information technology and other workgroups as needed in accordance with District safety guidelines, policies and procedures. This position performs essential functions critical to ensure secure and reliable communication infrastructure, control systems, relay protection systems and other electronic systems. Responsible for preparing and maintaining documentation to meet regulatory requirements.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability. In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.

# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 50% Install, remove, test, adjust, calibrate, program, and perform preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance on telephone systems, optical (fiber) transport systems, meters, relays, protection systems, Remote Terminal Units, Programmable Logic Controllers, digital fault recorders, Uninterruptable Power Supplies, System Control And Data Acquisition, various spectrums of radio communications, Network switches and routers.

2. EF 20% Install, remove, test, adjust, calibrate, program and perform preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance on alarm and control systems, channel banks, Sonnet, frame relay, ATM transmission equipment, Electronic cross connect switches, communication processors, Wi-Fi, Satellite, data acquisition and computer control systems.

3. EF 15% Install, remove, test, adjust, calibrate, program, and perform preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance on network hardware such as Telemetry, multiple address systems, security CCTV systems and access control systems.

4. SF 10% Perform tests, conduct studies, prepare standard and compliance reports, maintain standard and compliance records, and perform other duties as assigned.

5. SF 5% Effectively communicate with employees to transfer knowledge and information essential to the operation and performance of District equipment, hardware or software.

6. EF Ongoing Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

7. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:
Two (2) years trade or technical school in the fundamentals of electronic theory is required.

Requires two (2) years technical experience in construction, repair, and maintenance of electronic equipment in any of the areas listed in job responsibilities.
Also requires CPR Certification and valid First Aid card within six (6) monthsr of hire.

Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Strong knowledge of electronic and electricity principles including current computer technology/systems.
• Knowledge of techniques and procedures as used in electrical installations, maintenance and repairs.
• Strong understanding of AC and DC circuitry
• A valid FCC General Radio Operators License is required within one (1) year of employment.

Skills & Abilities:
• Requires problem-solving skills.
• Must possess basic keyboarding skills.
• Requires good interpersonal skills.
• Strong communication and writing skills.
• Ability to use test equipment, gauges or tools to take measurements and/or to take measurements with electrical or electronic test equipment.
• Requires the ability to perform mathematical calculations including algebra.
• Must be able to work in and around confined spaces and elevated areas.
• Requires the ability to get along with others and follow directions.
• May be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical lift test.
• Ability to troubleshoot problems to analyze the root cause and decide next actions.
• Ability to learn and comprehend new or unfamiliar material.
• The ability to train others in practical electrical/electronic applications is desired.

Language Skills:
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have knowledge of PeopleSoft Timekeeping/HR; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Access; Microsoft Project; Maximo Work Order Processing; PC Hardware; Servers; General Office Equipment; Power Equipment; ability to learn proprietary programming software; computer automated control; all electronic test equipment. Required to accomplish maintenance and repair functions on equipment with the use of frequency counters, power meters, network analyzers, Doble power analyzers, calibrators, optical test sets, cable analyzers, radio test sets, safety equipment, oscilloscopes data loggers, and calibrators, for instance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; perform repetitive hand or arm motion; and talk, hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; pull, push, or exert force; and taste, smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; outdoor weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work in high, precarious places; in confined spaces; and risk of radiation. The noise level is usually loud.

A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.

Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

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-I.35(c)

Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening. An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.

Contact Person: Tiffanie Davis
Phone: 5096614587
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: 47.64 per hour

Posted on May 20, 2021

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