Douglas County PUD

E. Wenatchee , WA
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Journeyman Powerplant Operator

Douglas County PUD
E. Wenatchee, WA Full-time
Posted on January 11, 2020

Douglas County PUD has an opening for Journeyman Powerplant Operator.

General Information: The Journeyman Powerplant Operator is responsible for working in the control room or as a roving operator under the direction of the chief and/or senior operators. Work shifts will be as necessary to fulfill work schedule requirements and maybe on regular scheduled shift or on relief with no regular scheduled shift or workweek. Successful applicant must reside within a 30 mile radius of Wells Dam for the duration of their employment in this classification. Selected candidate must establish such residence within 3 months of employment. This position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. There is a one-year probationary period associated with this position.

Core Duties:

  • Perform all duties in a safe and proficient manner in accordance with policy and procedure
  • Start, stop, synchronize and control operation of generating units
  • Inspect p​owerplant and embankments
  • Inspect and control auxiliary equipment, ancillary equipment, and miscellaneous powerplant equipment
  • Regulate spillway gates and fish facility equipment
  • Switch High-Voltage equipment
  • Must comply with safety rules and safe clearance (LOTO--WAC 296-45) procedures, place protection clearance tags, initiate corrective measures in the event of emergency conditions affecting powerplant operations unless relieved of portions of these responsibilities by the chief or senior operator
  • Respond to emergency call-out
  • Other duties may be assigned

Required Education, Experience, Abilities:

  • Satisfactorily completed a high school education or equivalent
  • Completed a three year apprenticeship as a Powerplant Operator or have five years previous job experience as a powerplant operator
  • The ability to communicate with co-workers in a clear, concise, courteous manner
  • The ability to function cooperatively and work well in a team environment
  • Capability of following directions and working in compliance with established guidelines
  • Aptitude with computers, communications systems, SCADA and data processing equipment
  • Current Washington State Driver License and proof of good driving record
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card

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 work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Applicant must be physically able to perform the various duties of a roving powerplant operator including working in hot, cold, wet, and noisy environments
  • Must have a full range of hearing and sight for personal safety

Competency Requirements:

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

Productivity: Must be 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 while still remaining accountable to deadlines.

Professionalism: Interact daily with others in a professional manner. Treats others with respect while performing with integrity, honesty and professionalism.

Communication: Participate constructively in open communications within and between departments while helping to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships.

Performance: Continually seek to improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment.

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