Journeyman Wireman

Journeyman Wireman

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Salary: $51.01 per hour
  • Posting End Date: April 20, 2021

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$51.01 per hour


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume detailing interest in the community and work experience in the industrial or commercial electrical field. 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 12, 2021.


In addition to a contracted hourly rate of $51.01, 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, 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.


Install, repair, maintain and adjust electrical equipment at the generating facilities, transmission switchyards, substations and related equipment and facilities.

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 100% Install, repair, maintain, test and adjust all prime mover controls, generators, auxiliary apparatus, switchgear and other electrical equipment at the generating facilities, transmission switchyards, substations and related equipment and facilities. This includes all circuits and associated apparatus, but excludes meters, relays and certain communication devices.

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

3. EF Ongoing 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).

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.

Requires completion of an electrical apprenticeship or a minimum of three years experience in the industrial or commercial electrical field. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate applicable working experience performing electrical equipment installation, repair and maintenance. Experience working with high voltage 3-phase equipment and/or in a hydro plant environment is preferred. Candidates with experience operating cranes and forklifts are also preferred.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Must have technical ability and be knowledgeable of safe work practices.
• Must be familiar with and adhere to the District’s Dispatching and Operating Safety Rules.
• Candidates that possess a Commercial Driver’s license Class A, with valid medical card, airbrake restriction removed and tanker endorsement are preferred.
• Must possess or obtain within six months from hire date, First Aid and CPR certifications.

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

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

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 Microsoft Outlook; Maximo Work Order Processing; and related Maximo functions. Also requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as computers and printers. Must be able to operate power equipment such as shop tools, power drives, hydraulic conduit benders, and saws; and electrical test equipment such as fluke, ductor, megger, amp meter and travel analyzer. Incumbents are required to operate a fork lift, scissor lift, bucket truck and raised platform lift.

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 frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or twist torso; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to pull, push, or exert force. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and seldom lift up to 75 pounds. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above shoulder height unassisted, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds above shoulder height; and seldom lift and or move up to 75 pounds above shoulder height, with or without mechanical devices. 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 regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; and in confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work in high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level is usually loud.


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)


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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