Journeyman Electrician/Plant Operator - Portland, OR

Employer: NW Natural

Job Description:
Journeyman Electrician/Plant Operator
Union Position
Portland LNG; Portland, Oregon (US-OR)
Regular FT
Posting # 3466

The Role:

The NW Natural Portland Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant has been providing a source of clean natural gas to our customers in the cold winter months through peak shaving operations since 1968. Our journeyman electricians and plant operators help ensure that our customers always have a clean and reliable supply of natural gas. This role brings a change of pace throughout the day - our electricians help maintain our operations through work in instrumentation, controls, and maintenance while also serving as plant operators.

If you are looking for a stable career with a company that has an excellent reputation, in a role that offers a reliable work schedule at a consistent location, NW Natural has an opportunity for you.

Day to Day:

Installs electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
Inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical systems and equipment of any voltage.
Maintains, reads, interprets, and explains plans and procedures to optimize plant performance.
Assists in planning and designing plant changes, major repairs and upgrades.
Maintains Plant PC, programmable process controllers and engine control systems, analyzes historical data, troubleshoots problems, and adjusts process computers to optimize facility and equipment operations.
Maintains gas detection, fire protection, gas quality, lighting, security, and metering systems.
Reads and interprets information pertaining to plant operations.
Monitors all plant operation.
Diagnoses problems, troubleshoots, and makes adjustments.
Maintains plant equipment. Assists with major repairs and overhauls.
Responds to emergency situations.
Accurately maintains records and logs.
Responds to emergency callout.
Appropriately wears required protective equipment and safety gear.
Trains, assists, and provides feedback to less-experienced workers at the direction of supervisor, which may include providing feedback to supervisor on progress of training.
Operates Company vehicles in compliance with state/local laws and Company policies and procedures.
Acquires and maintains OQ qualifications.
May require Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification.
Acts and communicates in a professional, respectful, and cooperative manner in connection with all activities associated with NW Natural.
Follows supervisory instructions and is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions and expectations.
Maintains punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
Demonstrates the Company’s core values and complies with all Company policies and procedures.

Come on your first day with:

Hold a current Journeyman’s Electrician License or greater.
Knowledge of component level electronic theory, practices, and principles demonstrated by any of the following: community college or nationally accredited electronics school coursework, military designation of an applicable Electronics Technician rating, FCCF General Radio-Telephone License, or ISCET, NABOR, or APCO Certification.
Ability to read, understand, and proficiently operate various electronic testing and calibration equipment such as volt and amp meters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, emulators, TDRs, LAN Analyzers, communications service monitors, etc.
Ability to interpret piping and instrument diagrams and apply information from technical manuals.
Ability to read gas meters and pressure gauges and record information.
Ability to diagnose problems and follow through with solutions.
Ability to read and understand electronic schematics, system diagrams, and layouts.
Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
In-depth knowledge of the Company’s organization, inter-relationships, policies, procedures, processes, and department/work specific requirements.
Ability to interface with employees and customers to answer questions or resolve issues with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to concentrate on tasks, apply procedures in sequence, perform precision work requiring visual acuity and fine motor skills, make decisions with limited information, and work in a structured team environment.Ability to establish priorities, balance multiple assignments, and adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to perform physically demanding work involving walking, standing, bending, twisting, wrist turning, grasping, lifting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or assuming awkward postures for 8+ hours.
Ability to work in adverse weather
Ability to safely operate Company vehicles/equipment and perform inspections and minor maintenance as necessary and in compliance with Company policies and state/local laws.
Possess/maintain a valid Oregon or Washington driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Must obtain a valid Oregon/Washington driver's license within 90 days if current valid license is from another state.
Must be able to lift a maximum of 75 lbs.
Ability to see and recognize component and wiring color-codes.
Ability to climb to heights of 100’ and work in cramped body position during repairs.
Compliance with federal code requirements for LNG operators.
Subject to random drug testing.

What we offer:

Work Life Balance

11 paid holiday which includes 3 floating holidays.
3 weeks paid parental leave
Green Team / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council / Safety Team / Women’s Network
Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
Start with 16 Vacation Sick Time Days


Generous 401K company contribution and match.
15% Discount on ESPP
Wellness incentive program


20% off natural gas service
Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless

Hourly Rate: $47.71

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and resume.

Deadline: 9/9/21

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.

We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.

NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

Contact Person: Brianna Hipes
Phone: 9719796341
Location: Portland, Oregon
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: $47.71/hour

Posted on August 30, 2021

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