This recruitment will remain open until filled, and may close at any time without prior notice in order to proceed in the selection process. The initial review will begin on January 24th, 2020, and interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is currently seeking a skilled Distribution Engineering Technician III (Staking Technician) to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers. The Distribution Engineering Team at EWEB is a vital part of ensuring the Eugene community and surrounding areas receive affordable and reliable electricity. You will have the opportunity to work in both rural and urban environments, including a secondary network system.
The selected candidate will work in a team environment to perform both technical office and field tasks to support the design, construction, and maintenance of electric distribution systems and facilities. Typical responsibilities include:
Working closely with customer, agencies, and operations maintenance personnel to process requests for and provide guided assistance in the design of electric distribution systems
Preparation of design, material needs, records, contracts, permits, notices, and technical problem solving
Organizing, scheduling, and maintaining records for ongoing projects within the service area assignment
Preparing cost estimates, economic analysis, and project authorizations
Responding to inquiries and problems relating to utility services, rates, codes, etc.
Providing communications, coordination, and information relating to EWEB services, policies, rates, procedures, designs, etc. with customers, developers, contractors, agencies, and the general public
Preparing special reports and studies relating to procedures, practices, forecasts, forms and material, labor and equipment cost studies, etc.
Meeting with inspectors and customers in pre-construction meetings to ensure each has the standards and information required for a specific job
Inspection of improvements during construction
Making investigations of and preparing reports on assigned engineering, economic, and other problems
Performing mathematical computations and work on engineering computer programs
Gathering and compiling data; developing, entering, and evaluating programs and results
The starting salary for this position is $36.06 to $43.45 per hour commensurate with knowledge, skills, education and experience as it relates to the position.
EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
Employee Assistance Programs
Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate
Working at EWEB:
Why this Job:
EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!
Minimum Training and Experience Required:
Experience: Two years’ experience as an Engineering Technician II or six years of equivalent electric utility experience in distribution design tasks and customer contact relating to electric distribution systems.
Education: Associate’s degree in an engineering discipline. Satisfactory completion of NWPPA staking technician program, or other approved technician training course may substitute.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.
About Eugene Water & Electric Board
Founded in 1911, we are Oregon's largest customer-owned utility. We provide water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area.
As a public utility, we do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.
Our mission is to enhance our community's vitality by delivering drinking water and electric services consistent with the values of our customer-owners. And our vision is to do so while being a local utility that inspires our customers to invest in and rely on us.