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Generation Operations and Maintenance Planner (II or III)

  • Full Time
  • Eugene, Ore.
  • Salary: $73,468–$106,427 annually
  • Posting End Date: February 10, 2022

Website Eugene Water & Electric Board

Wage or Salary:
$73,468–$106,427 annually

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking an experienced Generation Operations and Maintenance Planner (II or III) to support the Generation Department’s efforts to sustain and improve equipment reliability. Experience with hydroelectric power generation facilities is preferred. Specific responsibilities are related to maintenance management and operation of electrical and mechanical systems at EWEB’s Carmen-Smith, Leaburg-Walterville, and Stone Creek Hydroelectric Projects. Responsibilities will range from the developing and refining ongoing maintenance and operation plans for specific equipment systems to supporting long term asset management strategies and capital improvement planning.

This position will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating existing standard maintenance procedures (SMPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for adequacy as well as developing such plans for new equipment systems as they are constructed and go into service. The planner will work directly with operations staff on diverse maintenance and operations management topics with support from internal and external engineering, regulatory, and environmental experts. The planner will organize SMPs and SOPs as well as operation and maintenance records in a manner that establishes consistency between systems as well as power plants.

The planner also:

  • Develop predictive maintenance plans and schedules.
  • Coordinate predictive maintenance services by in-house and contract service providers including thermography, vibration monitoring, and other technology.
  • Review and archive monitoring data and test results in support of condition and performance assessments.
  • Prepare operation and maintenance reports documenting equipment history, performance indicators, performance benchmarking, diagnostic assessments, etc.
  • Develop equipment monitoring and testing plans.
  • Assist in root cause failure analyses.
  • Coordinate with in-house and consulting engineers to establish construction standards and commissioning requirements.
  • Develop instrumentation testing and calibration programs.
  • Support the development of operation and maintenance budgets and provide budget management oversight.
  • Utilize and maintain maintenance management software and provide technical assistance to operation and maintenance staff in using the software for their preventative, corrective, and predictive maintenance activities.
  • Participate in the planning, design and construction of engineered systems.
  • Develop alternatives and help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, asset management issues, etc.
  • Coordinate contracting for the purchase of equipment and services in support of operation and maintenance activities.
  • Support regulatory compliance documentation and reporting.

The position will be filled at either Planner II or Planner III level depending on qualifications. On the supplemental questionnaire, please select which position you are applying for with your education, experience, and licensure.  The level of responsibility differs in assignment complexity, decision-making, and leadership.

This position is based in Eugene, Oregon; however, it has been approved as a telecommuting/hybrid work arrangement. During the first six months a heavy on-site presence may be required, after which on-site presence may be required based on business need. EWEB is committed to the safety of the workforce, therefore on-site visits may be reduced based on CDC/OHA guidelines due to COVID-19.

Additional Information:

Why EWEB?

EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork, and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. We are currently one of the top three healthiest employers in Oregon and consistently rank within the top 100 healthiest employers in the nation!

Founded in 1911, EWEB is Oregon's largest customer-owned utility. We provide water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area.

As a public utility, we do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.

Our mission is to enhance our community's vitality by delivering drinking water and electric services consistent with the values of our customer-owners. And our vision is to do so while being a local utility that inspires our customers to invest in and rely on us.

Our core values:

  • SAFETY: We value the physical and psychological health and safety of our workforce and the public.
  • RELIABLITY: We value the continuous, on-demand delivery of quality drinking water and electricity.
  • RESPONSIBLITY: We value the prudent and sustainable stewardship of our customers' financial and natural resources, including our impact on affordability and role in reducing the greenhouse gases (GHGs) contributing to climate change.
  • COMMUNITY: We value our local governance and obligation to transparently serve our community.

Why Eugene?

It’s a city big enough to boast excellent restaurants, arts, and events, but small enough to still feel like a community. It’s also easy to get out of town, making it an ideal place for lovers of outdoor activities, with world-class opportunities for fishing, rafting, bicycling, hiking, and camping. The city is just an hour to the Cascades Mountains or to the Oregon Coast, but you don’t have to leave Eugene to find nature. The Willamette River runs through the middle of the city and there are parks and trails throughout Eugene. Home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is proud to have hosted the 2021 Olympic Track and Field Trials and the 2022 Track and Field World Championships. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it here!

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