Douglas County PUD

East Wenatchee , WA
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Electrical Engineer

Douglas County PUD
East Wenatchee, WA Full-time
Posted on April 28, 2019

Douglas County


Great opportunity to work at an 840 MW Hydroelectric project located on the Columbia River. 


Duties will be related to the operation, maintenance and testing of electrical and electronic equipment and controls at the Wells Hydroelectric Project and its related facilities. The Electrical Engineer will work under the supervision of the Wells Project Superintendent.

Duties: The Electrical Engineer will provide oversight for the refurbishment of stator core laminations and coil replacement; stacking and unstacking of rotor rim laminations and install of torque and rotor rim shrink keys, installation of five new 14.4kv to 240kv step-up transformers, and replacement of MCC panels of generating unit auxiliary equipment. Assignments may include engineering management of projects such as electrical and control systems upgrades and replacements. Duties may involve the administration of contractor services for projects requiring bid documents, specifications and construction management. Additional duties may be assigned.

Successful applicants must have:

Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering
Ability to interact with co-workers, vendors, and the public in a respectful and positive manner
Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
Excellent organizational and time management abilities
Washington State Driver's License and proof of good driving record
Required skills and experience:

Experience with hydroelectric generating facilities
Maintenance and testing of high voltage rotating machinery
Knowledge of design, application and testing of generator components such as stator
coils, stator core, rotor poles, exciters and large transformers
Supervisory skills and experience
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

Physical Requirements:

Applicants must be capable of working in an industrial plant environment. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain, climb ladders and stairwells, and adapt to noisy conditions. Applicant must be able to distinguish basic colors, and have full auditory and visual capability in order to allow the applicant to safely work in an environment with large moving machinery.

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, training opportunities, and more.

First resume review is scheduled for May 20, 2019.