Substation Wireman- Goldendale, WA

Employer: Klickitat County PUD Dist #1

Job Description:
Job Summary
The Substation Wireman duties include all aspects of the PUD’s construction, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair responsibilities. Operating and expanding the PUD’s SCADA and other control and communications systems, as well as responding to and completing customer or PUD load and voltage trouble calls. Position provides technical support on all aspects of the above areas.

This position requires successful completion of a three-year approved Wireman Apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW exam. May consider 4th step or higher Apprentice Wireman.

Residency Requirement: Emergency and on-call personnel are required to respond within twenty (20) minutes, not to exceed 30 minutes to all outage situations. Refer to Public Utility District No. 1 of Klickitat County, Bulletin No. 63 for additional information on residency requirements. Reports to Goldendale warehouse.

Essential Functions
Duties may include by not limited to the following:
• Assists all meter shop staff in completing construction, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair to facilities and equipment including:
o Office and warehouse facilities
o Substations and switchyards
o Electrical transmission equipment
o Electrical distribution system equipment (i.e. switches, regulators, reclosers, transformers, voltage recorders and capacitors)
o Water/Wastewater facilities
o Generation facilities

• Completing normal electrical wiring, switching and planning switching operations as required.
• Determining, specifying, and requesting for purchase, parts and equipment for projects as directed.
• Participate in the crew tailboard discussion, and ensures a safe, organized, and neat working area.
• Continuously improve skills and become familiar with new technology.
• Practice safe procedures and techniques, and proper use of personal protective equipment.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
• Fundamentals of electricity and mathematics as pertains to substation construction and maintenance work.
• Knowledge of electrical equipment maintenance, electrical construction, and general project management.
• Principles of electricity and wiring connections and ability to apply this knowledge.
• Proficiency with use of laptop computers, and related general software.

Ability to:
• Work practices, installation methods and procedures, test procedures and equipment, materials, tools and equipment used in the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment and power systems.
• Use of standard office and industrial control computer software.
• Communicate clearly, orally and in writing, present ideas in a professional manner.
• Exercise functional and technical oversight over other employees.
• Work independently and as a team member with diverse staff throughout the organization.
• Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients of diverse backgrounds.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and coworkers.
• Obtain First Aid and CPR certification

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires successful completion of a three-year approved Wireman Apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW Exam. May consider 4th step or higher Apprentice Wireman.
• Valid First Aid/CPR Card, or the ability to obtain within 3 months of regular status employment.
• Post-offer background check required.
• Post-offer drug test required.
• Post-offer physical/functional test required.
• Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement.
• Emergency and on-call personnel are required to respond within twenty (20) minutes, not to exceed 30 minutes to all outage situations.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalency.
Valid Driver license: Yes, valid Washington State driver’s license; and a valid Washington Commercial Drivers License (CDL) “Class A”, with air brakes and hazardous material endorsement, within 60 days of hire date.
-OR-
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the job.

Professional Competencies:
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Problem-solving
• Basic knowledge of standard operating systems and office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to be detail-oriented, prioritize workloads, multi-task, and maintain a professional demeanor.
• Demonstrate good decision-making skills.
• Effectively and professionally interact with customers in difficult, stressful situations.
• Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to be detail-oriented, prioritize workloads, multi-task, and maintain a professional demeanor.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and establish and maintain effective working relationships and good public relations with other employees, agencies, and the general public, including individuals from diverse backgrounds or cultures.

Typical Physical Demands/Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to drive, climb, bend, lift, stand, sit, read, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools, and controls.

The position requires mobility. Fulfill the physical requirements of the job, including working in both the shop and in the field, working outdoors in inclement weather. Must be able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds and may be exposed to energized equipment. May be exposed to heat, radiation, and loud noises. Must be able to work in elevated positions.

Work schedule is comprised of 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Be able to work unscheduled overtime. Required to have a carry a personal cell phone for which you will receive a stipend.

Supervision or Functional or Technical Oversight

Supervision or Functional or Technical Oversight Exercised: None. May provide technical oversight for Apprentices.

Type and frequency of personal contact required (the general public, customers, organizations, and Klickitat PUD employees): Daily contact with the District’s employees and the general public. Frequent contact with hostile and/or critical/unhappy customers.

The above is not meant to be all-inclusive and requirements may change according to the demands of this position. Nothing in this description restricts Klickitat PUD right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Job descriptions may occasionally be updated, as necessary, to reflect evolving business needs.

Contact Person: Judy Woody
Phone: 5097737601
Email: jwoody@klickpud.com
Location: Goldendale, WA
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: Union Scale

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Posted on March 09, 2022

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