Power System Journeyman Wireman

Power System Journeyman Wireman

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Salary: $51.01 per hour
  • Posting End Date: June 25, 2021

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$51.01 per hour


This position works primarily onsite. Return to District facilities for any employees working remotely due to COVID is planned for July 2021.

Applicants are required to submit a resume demonstrating high voltage (601Volts or higher) electrical work experience. A cover letter summarizing high voltage electrical experience, including any utility-based or substation/switchyard electrical experience is strongly preferred.

To expedite the application, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document before applying 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 is scheduled for June 15, 2021.


In addition to the Contract 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), holidays and personal leave accrual.


Under the direction of the Distribution Stations Wireman Foreman, this position performs skilled construction, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of District Transmission & Distribution system electrical equipment and circuitry.

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.

No. EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 85% Install, test, troubleshoot, repair and maintain electrical/mechanical equipment and systems including components such as transformers, regulators, reclosers, sectionalizers, breakers, and switchgear. Install conduit, boxes, wire and devices.
2. EF 15% Performs construction of transmission and distribution systems and facilities, including tasks such as basic plumbing, concrete work, wood working and metal fabrication.
3. EF Ongoing Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.
4. 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 post-secondary education required.

Requires completion of an accredited electrical apprenticeship and experience working as a Journeyman electrician or wireman or must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the industrial or commercial electrical field. Qualified candidates will demonstrate applicable working experience constructing, testing, repairing and maintaining high-voltage electrical equipment and associated systems. Applicants must successfully pass a journeyman exam which is administered by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) within one (1) year of hire. Requires CPR Certification and valid First Aid card within 120 days of hire.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Must be knowledgeable and familiar with the District’s Transmission & Distribution System equipment, auxiliaries and circuits.
• Requires strong working knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.
• Strong understanding of high and low voltage wiring-both AC and DC and knowledge of electrical codes
• Must understand basics of rigging and lifting.

Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to read, understand and work from wiring diagrams, schematics and substation/switchyard blueprints
• Basic carpentry, plumbing, concrete and metal working skills.
• Ability to maintain, trouble shoot, repair and adjust electrical apparatus in a safe and efficient manner.
• Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work well independently and/or on a team
• A Commercial Driver’s License Type A with current medical card and air brake restriction removed and Tanker Endorsement is optional.

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

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 should have knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; PeopleSoft Timekeeping/HR; Microsoft Word; all types of electrical testing equipment, a full range of power tools as well as multiple types and sizes of vehicles and equipment including but not limited to forklifts, scissor lifts, bucket trucks and boom trucks.

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 and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push, or exert force; engage in repetitive motion using the hands or arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 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 moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and extreme outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment 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.


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.

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