Manage the operations and maintenance functions and capital improvements of all power production and associated facilities owned and/or operated by the District. These duties are to be performed in such a manner as to reflect favorably on the District and to ensure high quality service to its customers by satisfactory accomplishment of the responsibilities and authorities assigned.
Manage the Production Department to ensure all regulatory and safety requirements are adhered to in the operation and maintenance of the Districts Production facilities.
Identify and communicate power system emergencies.
Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs.
Perform or direct preventive or corrective containment or cleanup to protect the environment.
Monitor or inspect hydroelectric equipment, such as hydro-turbines, generators, or control systems.
Inspect hydroelectric facilities, including switchyards, control houses, or relay houses, for normal operation or adherence to safety standards.
Supervise or monitor hydroelectric facility operations to ensure that generation or mechanical equipment conform to applicable regulations or standards.
Provide leadership and guidance to Production Department employees and ensure adequate training and supervision is maintained.
Coordinate with other District Management Personnel to promote good communication and coordination among District Departments.
Manage Production facility personnel in the safe, reliable, and efficient operation and maintenance of Production facilities.
Assist in the development and implementation of plans, programs, and budgets required for the operation and maintenance of generation facilities.
Manage and direct professional and technical activities to support contract administration and reporting, as assigned.
Oversee the maintenance and updates of guidelines, standards, procedures, specifications, records, policies and documentation for all Production Department facilities.
Investigate Production equipment and system problems, develop and implement corrective actions, and generate written reports as required or assigned.
Develop qualification standards for Production Department personnel. Implement appropriate apprenticeship and training programs to ensure that all Production Department employees are adequately trained, and plan/provide for the availability of replacement staffing as required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.
A Professional Engineering (P.E.) license is highly desirable.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible experience in related settings (including management) is required.
Must demonstrate an ability to work within a complex organization with sensitivity to organizational dynamics; deal with complex legal/jurisdictional issues and contracts, along with responsibilities associated with day-to-day management within an organization.
Must demonstrate a results oriented management ability including the skills to implement management direction and achieve results with minimal policy direction.
Demonstrated knowledge of generation operations and maintenance practices within the utility industry.
Demonstrated knowledge of FERC, NERC, and WECC compliance requirements as related to power generation and dam safety.
Ability to communicate effectively with District management, customers and other utilities.
Ability to plan, organize, and make prompt decisions. Must be able to maintain good public relations, demonstrate initiative, and show good problem-solving ability and judgment.
Ability to operate or to be trained in the operation of utility computer systems as required by the District.
About Pend Oreille P.U.D.
Pend Oreille PUD recognizes the dedicated people who work for us as one of our greatest assets, and we’re proud of the fact that the PUD is one of the best places to work in the area.
We employ a broad range of talented people – line workers, administrative support, information technology specialists, mechanics, substation electricians, customer service representatives, accountants, and engineers, to name a few.
Pend Oreille PUD employees perform challenging and rewarding work, for which they are compensated with competitive pay and excellent benefits.
Pend Oreille PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We promote a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and integrate safety into all aspects of our daily operations.
Pend Oreille PUD provides a comprehensive package that includes compensation, benefits, retirement plans, and employee development. We have a variety of programs and options to fit your needs.