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Plant Maintenance Supervisor- Mechanical 

Req Number SUP-17-00008  
Salary $39.60 - $55.44/Hourly (DOE)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Wanapum Dam, Beverly, WA  

Position Summary

This position, under the general direction of the Plant Manager, is responsible to ensure plant maintenance activities at the District's generating facilities are sufficient to provide reliable, long-term, low-cost power. This position will work to ensure plant facilities are maintained in a manner which will attain environmental, cultural resource and regulatory compliance.

The position ensures activities of the assigned staff are in conjunction with the District's strategic plan goals and objectives and District's safety and administrative policies. This position directly supervises Mechanics, Hydro Maintenance Assistants working various shifts.

This position coordinates with cross-departmental managers and personnel to accomplish tasks necessary in support of the District's and Division's objectives, ensures an adequately trained and staffed workforce, provides essential equipment to complete work and support other Divisions.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities include responding to emergency situations, ensuring implementation of safe clearance procedures and ensuring maintenance records management process is implemented.

  • Responsible for the timely and cost-effective performance of all maintenance activities of plant equipment and generating facilities.

  • Ensures maintenance procedures are defined, implemented and changed as appropriate.

  • Coordinates maintenance and construction activities with stakeholders and other departments.

  • Ensures maintenance procedures are provided, completed and recorded as defined.

  • Ensures work activities are planned, reviewed, prioritized and staffed appropriately.

  • Assists with development of plant maintenance budget and manages performance to same.

  • Ensures Plant maintenance personnel are knowledgeable of their roles and responsibilities providing for a well-developed staff.

  • Maintains working knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Provides timely and adequate response to employees concerns.

  • Administers the District's policies and procedures and makes recommendations to same.

  • Responsible to completing the employee selection process, developing methods and training programs and implementing actions as needed to ensure all employees receive proper training for their positions.

  • Ensures all existing personnel receive timely employee evaluations and personal feedback with identified corrective action.

  • Responsible to ensure all shift employees are provided access to supervision and management.

  • Acts as a team facilitator and resource coordinator as required.

  • Responsible for timely and appropriately dealing with situations that may involve conflict between personnel.

  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding personnel issues and sensitive operational information.

  • Ensure compliance with State, Federal and Safety Regulations including FERC, WECC, NERC and WAC.

  • Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD's mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.

  • Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.

  • Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:

    • Following all safety policies and procedures;

    • Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;

    • Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and

    • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.

  • Accept responsibility for safety of all team members and model safe behaviors by:

    • Clearly defining and completing performance-focused safety activities required of you and your team.

    • Supporting work stoppages by employees when they identify unsafe/hazardous working conditions.

    • Acknowledging compliant safety behaviors and good safety performance from members of your team(s).

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements

Two year degree in related field (i.e. trade school, business, and engineering) required. Four years at journeyman level technical field (operations, mechanical or electrical) or five years of related work experience may be substituted for formal education.

Minimum Job Requirements

Must have a minimum four (4) years of experience at a journeyman level or similar work experience with operations of a power production facility, three (3) years of leadership or supervisory positions demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility and one (1) year experience in scheduling, budgeting, administration and project management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics


  • Thorough and in-depth technical knowledge of the Project infrastructure, its equipment and operation and maintenance procedures.

  • Must have working knowledge of District policies, procedures and Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Thorough knowledge of budget procedures, preparation, and expenditure reporting.

  • Thorough knowledge of supervision, administration and organizing/directing personnel.Basic understanding of participative management styles and team building.

  • Knowledgeable of State, Federal and Safety Regulations including FERC, WECC, NERC and WAC.

  • General knowledge of software products to complete work effort including but not limited to budgeting, maintenance management, email, electronic document storage and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Must have knowledge of District drawing records nomenclature to read drawings, schematics, and work order packages.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in organization, planning, report writing, coordinating, supervising, interviewing, administering, decision making, delegation and effective communication.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete budget preparation and Management.

  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality working with personnel issues and contractual or negotiation positions.

  • Demonstrated ability to timely and appropriately solve problems, make sound decisions, address a variety of situations, pressures and implement effective delegation.

  • Demonstrated ability to get programs moving and accomplish same while working in an organized and coordinated manner with all other departments.

  • Demonstrated abilities in leadership, adaptability, flexibility, evaluation of employee performance and behavior, and conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated ability to professionally and appropriately represent the District in Labor/Management discussions and with outside organizations and the public.

  • Demonstrated ability to hold others accountable and effectively manage change.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Will work part-time in an office environment and part-time in the plant exposed to: heat; cold; humidity; vibration; noise, heavy equipment; rotating equipment; maintenance, construction and hazardous work areas. Must drive to and visit actual work sites daily. Will be required to keyboard, handwrite, grasp, pull, push, carrying up to 10 pounds, bend, squat, crawl, ascend/descend stairs and ladders, reach, and kneel. Must have mental aptitude to include a wide variety of activities including performing numerical calculations, depth/distance perception, problem solving, reading, understanding, creating documents, reading schematic diagrams, talking, hearing, and vision. Must have the temperament to work alone and in a group, influence or persuade others, provide objective evaluation of information, direct/supervise people, deal with people effectively, respond adequately and appropriately to changing or varied duties, make decisions based on facts, and work quickly under stress.

Closing Date to Apply: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Close Date 9/25/2017  
About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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