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Substation Wire Technician

  • Full Time
  • Lane County, Ore.
  • Salary: $53.3152 per hour
  • Posting End Date: December 17, 2021

Website Eugene Water & Electric Board

Wage or Salary:
$53.3152 per hour

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This posting will remain open until filled.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is seeking a Journey Substation Wire Technician to assist with installing, operating, testing, repairing and maintaining high voltage electrical equipment in and around substations and generation stations. The technician will make regular visits to substations to perform inspections and monitor security. Ensure that equipment is operating properly, respond to alarms, look for potential problems, take readings, and perform switching.

As a member of the substation department, you would be part of a highly skilled team responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of EWEB’s generation, transmission and distribution substations. You would work closely with systems and maintenance engineers to improve designs and resolve operational issues. The substation team plays a critical role in ensuring the reliable delivery of electric service to EWEB’s customers and has the opportunity to influence future design of EWEB’s transmission, generation and distribution substation facilities.

This position is subject to the terms, conditions, and benefits of EWEB’s collective bargaining agreement with the IBEW Local 659.

Pay Range for the Substation Wire Technician $53.3152

In order to receive consideration, all applicants must submit proof of successful completion of an EWEB approved Substation Wire Apprentice course.  Supporting documentation can be attached to your application or faxed to (541) 685-7497 and must be submitted by the posting close date in order to be considered.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Candidates who submit their application on or before Friday, November 19th, 2021 will considered in the first round of application review.

Requirements As A Qualification & Progression

Minimum Experience: A minimum of three years in a EWEB approved Station Wire Technician Apprentice program. Electrical Utility experience preferred.

Education:  Certificate of completion of a Station Wire Technician Apprentice course or training program that is approved by EWEB. Demonstration of continuing education preferred.

Valid driver license: Class A CDL or ability to obtain with tank and air brakes endorsement within 12 months. Class A CDL driving permit must be obtained within three months.

Professional license or registration: None

Post-offer background check required: Yes

Post-offer drug test required: Yes

Post-offer physical / functional test required: Yes

Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, progression or advancement: Must maintain proficiency in basic math and electric principles taught during apprenticeship, and continue to learn and stay current with new equipment, materials and procedures in the industry. Must obtain a First Aid/CPR card.


EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
Employee Assistance Programs
Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Life Insurance
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate
Why this Job

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. In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!

Equal Employment Opportunity

EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco while participating in EWEB functions, on EWEB property, or while performing right-of-way tasks.

Tobacco, Smoke, and Vapor – Free Campus Policy

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

Other Requirements

Note: This Job Posting is intended to represent key areas of responsibility. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Nothing in this description restricts EWEB’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Job descriptions may occasionally be updated, as necessary, to reflect evolving business needs.

(EWEB is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

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