Douglas County PUD

East Wenatchee , WA
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Journeyman Powerplant Operator

Douglas County PUD
East Wenatchee, WA Full-time
Posted on June 2, 2019

Douglas County PUD has openings for Journeyman Powerplant Operator

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 may be on regular scheduled shift or on relief with no regular scheduled shift or work week. 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 Powerplant 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