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Seasonal (March - October) F & W Hydro Maintenance Assistant 

Req Number FIS-18-00001  
Salary $15.07 - $27.89/Hourly (DOE)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Wanapum Dam, Beverly, WA  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

Seasonal (March - October)


An employee in this position performs semi-skilled maintenance, manual and general labor under the direction of power plant operations, foremen, journeymen, and supervisors in the various Hydro facilities. This position may be required to pass a CIP Security Background Check.


  • Assignments will include manual labor associated with Fish and Wildlife studies, such as gatewell dipping, transportation, guidance net, diversion screens and other bypass experiments.
  • With appropriate training, incumbents use hand tools to assist skilled trades' personnel in dismantling, repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment and perform other duties as required. May operate boom trucks up to 15 ton (for non-power block functions), gatewell fish collection, pickups, work boats, flatbeds, forklifts, or other small equipment.
  • They provide janitorial services to the various power plants, building structures and offices of the Hydro facilities.
  • Duties include transporting mail, materials and/or personnel within the Project, moving furniture and equipment, cleaning parts, sweeping floors and sidewalks, shoveling snow, cutting grass, pruning shrubs and trees, digging ditches, performing minor maintenance on fisheries related equipment, but not welding or electrical work.
  • Incumbents use brooms, brushes, vacuum cleaners, window washers, floor buffers and scrubbers, shovels, axes, hoes, and lawn mowers as needed at Hydro sites and in Hydro facilities.
  • This classification requires the development of a general knowledge of the electrical and mechanical operations of a hydroelectric project, including its various machinery and equipment. The work may involve driving various District vehicles.

Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED form accredited institution.


  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License. Commercial driver’s license may be required.


  • Able to operate a ¾ ton pickup truck.
  • Able to take and pass a Commercial Driver’s License test, if required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a team environment.
  • Able to operate boom trucks up to 15 ton.
  • May be asked to become Asbestos Abatement Certified; once certified may be required to assist journeymen during Asbestos Abatement job assignments.
  • Seasonal or temporary positions must obtain a CDL before progressing to steps III and IV.
  • HMAs at step IV may be assigned to do engraving/sign-making. Work assignments will be made based on engraving knowledge and experience.


  • Able to lift 80 pounds; willing to work off of a ladder or scaffolding and in confined areas.
  • Possess excellent mental and physical health.
  • Willingness to perform activities at unprotected heights of less than 10 feet.
  • Willing to work in high noise/vibration areas.
  • Work in confined spaces or areas that restrict movement.
  • Work in close proximity of rotating and high voltage equipment.
  • Ability to work in extreme heat or cold, both inside and outside the power plant.
  • Ability to reach above the shoulder level.
  • Ability to differentiate colors and utilize senses (sight, hearing, touch, feel, and smell).
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs and ladders.
  • Must be physically capable of strenuous and demanding outdoor work.
  • Use computers and write legibly.

Closing Date to Apply: Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

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  

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