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Temporary (6 months or less) Hydro Electrician 

Req Number SKI-19-00007  
Salary $45.66 Hourly  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Priest Rapids Dam, Mattawa, WA  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

An employee in this position will work under the direction and report to a Foreman, Power Plant Foreman, Supervising Foreman, Hydro Supervisor, or other designated Management employee. This position is responsible for completing a variety of work assignments focused on capital projects and/or maintenance activities as assigned by supervision. May be upgraded to foreman or assigned to other areas when required and, if qualified, as determined by supervision. This position may be required to pass a CIP Security Background Check.


  • May perform work functions individually or with the assistance of other electricians, foreman, mechanics, operators, technicians, toolman, apprentices, etc.
  • Shall keep assigned tools and equipment clean, orderly, securing repairs and maintenance as required.
  • Be qualified to safely and competently operate equipment associated with Electric Shop functions.
  • Assist in the training of apprentices as required.
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.


  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Journeyman Electrician card/status recognized by the District and the Union within six months of date of employment per Section 2.1.1 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Valid First Aid card including CPR training, equivalent to the State of Washington requirements for Industrial First Aid.
  • Must have completed an approved District Electrician Apprenticeship or possess a valid Washington State (01) General Electrician Card.


  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and exercise sound judgment.
  • Have the ability to read and interpret instruction books, blueprints, schematic diagrams, and engineering sketches.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of electrical theory and a thorough working knowledge of the operation, maintenance, repair and installation of transformers, reclosures, circuit breakers, motors, generators, selsyns, cabling, control schemes, switches, disconnects, etc. associated with Hydro generating stations, switchyards, substations and their appurtenances.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Washington Electrical Worker’s safety rules and regulations.
  • Write legibly and be able to maintain records files and fill out forms.
  • May be asked to become Asbestos Abatement Certified; once certified may be required to perform asbestos abatement when assigned.


  • Possess excellent mental and physical health.
  • Able to lift 80 pounds; willing to work off a ladder or scaffolding and in confined areas.
  • Willing 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.
  • Use computers and write legibly.

Closing Date to Apply: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

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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