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Drafting Technician

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • $34.51 per hour, plus comprehensive benefits
  • Posting End Date: June 1, 2023

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$34.51 per hour, plus comprehensive benefits

Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

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

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  The first review date for application materials is scheduled for May 8.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at to discuss the position.

$34.51 –  per hour

In addition to any State mandated benefits, employees also enjoy the following benefits,

  • Competitive wages
  • Outstanding benefits which include zero cost employer funded medical, dental, and vision healthcare benefits
  • Leave benefits including paid leave starting at 21 days (3.23 hours/week prorated based on hours paid) per calendar year up to 35 with tenure
  • Paid Holidays – up to 11 days per calendar year, paid jury duty.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • State Retirement PERS participation (positions working 70 hours per month for at least 5 months each year)
  • Optional 457 plan participation with employer matching 401(a) plan
  • VEBA health reimbursement account
  • Optional Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life/Voluntary Life & Long-Term Care plan option
  • Short-Term Disability & Long-Term Disability
  • Recognition programs and position specific stipends
  • Award Stipends: Safety, Employee Appreciation, Retirement Awards

For more explanation of the district benefits please visit our benefits website

Join our team at Chelan County Public Utility District. As one of the largest hydroelectric generating utilities in the Northwest, our mission at Chelan PUD is to improve the quality of life for the thousands of people who call our pristine desert and mountain community home.

Drafting Technicians create and maintain drafting documents for District systems, equipment, and facilities including hydro power generation plants, electrical transmission and distribution systems, fiber optic distribution systems, parks, fish hatchery facilities, water/wastewater systems, and general office facilities.


  • Prepare and maintain architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering drawings as assigned. Retrieve, collect, and file drawings.
  • Research and locate accurate plans and drawings and provide copies to District project management, engineering, real estate, or other staff.
  • Perform field data collection as needed.
  • May assist surveyors in field work or perform other cartographic tasks
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Complete all required training.
  • Comply with District policies.
  • 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).
  • Employees with access to confidential employee records and information are required to restrict access from any unauthorized person, except on a need to know basis.
  • As a secondary function, drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

Reports To
Supervisor – CAD & GIS Services

Overtime exemption

Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.

  • One (1) year of academic drafting from a college or technical school preferred.
  • Associate Degree Or certificate in an engineering related field such as CAD drafting desired.


Typically requires one (1) year experience performing engineering drafting or similar duties using AutoCAD based software.

Skills and Abilities
A fully skilled incumbent will have the following knowledge skills & abilities:

  • A working knowledge of drafting terminology, principles, techniques, and equipment.
  • Ability to use drafting instruments skillfully and accurately.
  • Ability to transfer data from “as built” drawings to master drawings with accuracy and neatness.
  • Ability to perform arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy. Ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to operate computer aided drafting equipment and AutoCAD based software. Will be required to successfully pass drafting test administered by District.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to use general office equipment including computers, printers, plotters, scanners, copy machines and other miscellaneous office equipment.
  • Incumbents are also required to be able to use AutoCAD software and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Background Screening

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.

Physical Demands

Sitting – Regularly
Standing – Occasionally
Walking – Occasionally
Lifting 1-10 lbs Floor-Waist – Occasionally
Lifting 1-10 lbs Waist-Shoulders – Occasionally
Lifting 1-10 lbs Above Shoulders – Occasionally
Lifting 11-25 lbs Floor-Waist – Occasionally
Lifting 11-25 lbs Waist-Shoulders – Occasionally
Lifting 25 – 50 lbs Floor-Waist (copier paper) – Occasionally
Twisting at Waist – Occasionally
Stooping/Bending – Occasionally
Reach Floor to Waist – Occasionally
Reach Waist to Shoulder – Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder – Occasionally
Wrist/hand/fingers manipulation (keyboarding, mousing, etc.) – Occasionally
Hand Controls (joy stick, controls on equipment, etc.) – Occasionally
Repetitive Motions – Regularly
Talking – Occasionally
Hearing – Occasionally
Visual – Near Acuity – Regularly
Visual – Far Acuity – Regularly
Visual – Depth Perception – Regularly
Visual – Color Discrimination – Regularly

Working Conditions

Noise Intensity Level: – Moderate

District Values

Safety – Protect public and employee health and safety
Stewardship – Acting on behalf of customer-owners, protecting public resources entrusted to us
Trustworthy – Competence, integrity, respect
Operational Excellence – High-quality innovative work execution

Equal Opportunity/ADA
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.

The job functions and physical requirements described above 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.

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)

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