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Journeyman Mechanic – Rocky Reach Rotating

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • Salary: $51.01 per hour
  • Posting End Date: October 18, 2021

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$51.01 per hour

LIVE, WORK AND PLAY!  Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/FNet/Disabled

CONTRACT RATE:  $51.01  –  per hour (to be determined by award of bid) plus $1.50 per hour rotating shift differential.

JOB PURPOSE:  Provide labor support on rotating shifts in accordance with District safety guidelines and policies and procedures. Maintains, inspects and diagnoses malfunctions on turbines, generators, fish ladders, hatcheries and other auxiliary mechanical equipment. Replaces, repairs and tests equipment to ensure proper working order. Uses hand and power tools to complete work. May work from drawings, sketches and blueprints. Fabricates special tools, rigging equipment, aligning pumps, couplings, motors and replacement parts for equipment. This position will report to the Plant Maintenance Superintendent.


1.  Provide mechanical labor support such as operating tools, equipment and District vehicles, working both independently and in a crew structure for the installation, repair and maintenance of District assets and interests. Including assigned duties and maintenance activities such as oil/water purification inspections, operating overhead cranes, hoists, winches, rigging, painting, welding, grinding, pipe fitting, machinist, carpentry, concrete work and similar activities. This includes all hydro projects, fish rearing facilities, other departments and public entities.

2.  Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

3.  Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. 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).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Although journeyman do not typically supervise, they will be responsible for training and demonstrating work skills and safe working practices to apprentices and trainees. Journey level workers are occasionally required to lead and direct the crew in the absence of a foreman.

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.

Post-Secondary Education:  No higher level education required.

Experience:  Requires having a technical apprenticeship certification or three years experience in industrial mechanical maintenance. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate applicable working experience performing mechanical equipment installation, repair and maintenance.

A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge:

•   Must possess or obtain within three months from hire date, First Aid and CPR certifications.


•   Must meet established departmental standards in the District’s physical ability test.

•    Requires ability to work on or around man lift equipment and in and around confined spaces.

•   Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating shift.

Decision Making:  This position has a level of responsibility and accountability to make decisions that affect the safe and efficient use of resources, tools and equipment. They will work under the supervision of a Mechanical Foreman and the Plant Maintenance Superintendent.

Computers & Equipment:  A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment: To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have knowledge of PeopleSoft Timekeeping/HR; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Maximo Work Order Processing; Maximo Asset Management; General Office Equipment; Heavy Equipment; and Power Equipment. An individual should also be able to correctly operate various shop tools and heavy equipment, including, but not limited to, brakes, shears, saws and welders.

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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; perform repetitive hand or arm motion; and talk, hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; and pull, push, or exert force. The employee is occasionally required to taste, smell; dive or swim. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. The employee must frequently  lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. The employee must occasionally lift  and /or move up to 50 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral 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 frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places; in confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather) ; extreme heat (non-weather); risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level is usually loud.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:  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.

DISCLAIMER:  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.

EEO:  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-l.35(c)

SAFETY-SENSITIVE POSITIONS:  Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening. An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.


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