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Journeyman Wireman

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • Salary: $54.05 per hour
  • Posting End Date: October 1, 2022

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$54.05 per hour

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/F/Vet/Disabled

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 August 29, 2022. To view the full description and to apply, visit

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

Job Purpose: 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. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability. In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope. # EF/SF % of Time Job Functions

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.

Supervisory Responsibilites: 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: Completion of an accredited electrical apprenticeship with journey-level certification preferred, or requires a minimum of three (3) years’ electrical experience working at journey-level. Experience performing electrical systems and equipment installation, repair and maintenance in the industrial or commercial electrical field is required. Experience working with high voltage 3-phase equipment and/or in a hydro plant environment is preferred. Candidates with experience operating cranes and forklifts preferred. Successful candidates must possess or be able to obtain a current (IBEW) card by passing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) journeyman electrical exam, administered by the IBEW, within one (1) year of hire.

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.

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.

$ 54.05 per hour

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.

Drives or operates heavy machinery, or uses rotating or heavy equipment, or power machines or tools in the vicinity of the public or other employees.
Works with, in, on, or near distribution or transmission lines or equipment in a manner that can impact the safe flow or distribution of electricity or water, or otherwise create imminent harm to the public or other employees, such as flooding, fire or explosions.

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.

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.

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