Central Maintenance Tech Shop Superintendent

Central Maintenance Tech Shop Superintendent

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Salary: $105,900 - $141,200
  • Posting End Date: April 20, 2021

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$105,900 - $141,200


Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter specifically addressing the following.

  • Describe how your education/experience relates to the supervision of a diverse technician shop supporting the needs of power generating plants, power distribution, water and wastewater facilities, and other Chelan PUD facilities.
  • Describe what challenges you expect to encounter in the first year of employment and what you would do to meet those challenges.

To expedite the process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

Incomplete materials will not be considered.

Although the position is Open until Filled, applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.The first review date is scheduled for April 6, 2021.


In addition to a competitive salary range of $105,900 – $141,200 (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.


Directs and supervises the activities of the District’s electronics and meter relay technicians to repair, install and maintain the District’s electrical and electronic equipment in use in power generating plants, the power distribution system, water and wastewater facilities, office buildings, and other District facilities. Is responsible ensuring secure and reliable communication systems are in place and related regulatory and compliance requirements are met.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.

# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 25% Direct and supervise the activities of the Central Maintenance Technicians to ensure assigned work is completed in a safe, cost effective and productive manner. Provide counseling, coaching, development (training) opportunities, and evaluate work performance in accordance with established procedures and written expectations.

2. EF 25% Plan, schedule, and coordinate the CM department’s Technicians required electronic installation, maintenance, repair and capital projects for Central Maintenance customers, including Hydro generating facilities at Chelan, Rocky Reach, Stehekin, and Rock Island, switchyards, the Distribution Substations, the District’s remote communication sites and locations within existing facilities, the fisheries’ hatchery facilities, the Parks systems, the Security Department, Corporate telecommunication systems at all facilities and all wireless electronic equipment and for additional internal and external customers.

3. EF 20% Visit all assigned projects and crew sites; inspect work and discuss project status, safety aspects, estimates vs. actuals, resource allocation and project requirements with the assigned Foreman. Participate in other departmental meetings concerning electrical and technical projects, personnel issues, compliance issues, etc.

4. EF 10% Develop and administer Central Maintenance Technician department budgets for the different Central Maintenance customer projects listed above. Approve and review all purchases for electronic equipment, tools and spare parts as requested by the stakeholders and Technicians.

5. EF 20% Ensure the development of required equipment and materials standards, develop and administer work procedures for the District’s electronic equipment, and ensure that the maintenance work histories and regulatory compliance documentation are completed. Ensure that prints, manufacturer’s manuals and other documents are complete and appropriately filed. Act as duty supervisor and handle after hours emergencies as required.

6. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

7. EF Ongoing Is required to drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

Directly supervises eighteen (18) bargaining unit employees and one planner position in the CM Tech Shop. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Journey-level certification or bachelor’s degree (B. S., B. A.) from a college or university in Engineering, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a combination of formal electronics training in either communications or relay disciplines and field work as a communication systems or meter/relay technician.

Requires a minimum of five (5) years’ skilled trade, professional, and/or supervisory work experience in power plant operations, maintenance and/or engineering. Candidates with experience in telecommunications or protection systems and/or maintenance is required. Experience working with transmission systems is preferred. Demonstrated experience applying Federal Communications Commission regulations and an FCC General Radio Operator’s License is also preferred. Candidates with two (2) or more years of successful supervisory experience are preferred. Candidates demonstrating initiative in leadership roles such as a planner, project leader, temporary superintendent, foreman, shop steward, or safety representative are desired.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Extensive knowledge of the electrical and electronic aspects of Hydro protection and control systems, telecommunication systems, security and video systems and SCADA in the utility industry.
• Extensive knowledge of electronic maintenance performance testing and calibration.
• Broad knowledge of the electrical utility industry
• In depth knowledge of applicable safety policies and standards
• General knowledge of hydro operations regulatory requirements
• Working knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
• Planning & scheduling principles

• Proficiency with computers
• Strong writing skills
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Problem solving
• Decision making skills
• Analytical skills

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of management and staff
• Ability to elicit cooperation and support from others, and coordinate the work and efforts of others (team building).
• Ability to use analytical skills to evaluate complex issues quickly and effectively.
• Adaptable
• Able to grant autonomy and trust
• Able to be a strong advocate for their direct reports
• Able to hold employees accountable as needed
• Able to recognize accomplishments and thank employees
• Able to be consistent, objective, and equitable
• Able to be open and approachable
• Able to be responsive and follow-up
• Able to make expectations clear
• Able to be flexible and resilient
• Able to solve problems, take action, take ownership
• Able to demonstrate empathy and care

Language Skills:
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform repetitive hand or arm motion. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; steep, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push, or exert force; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; in confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and risk of radiation. The noise level is usually moderate.


A valid driver’s license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver’s license is required within 30 days of employment.


Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District’s critical physical and/or cyber assets.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

To apply for this job please visit www.chelanpud.org.