In addition to competitive wages Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include zero cost employer funded medical, dental, and vision healthcare benefits, access to the employee assistance program, a VEBA health reimbursement account, and long-term care.
Washington state retirement PERS participation and optional 457 plan participation with an employer matching 401(a) plan.
Leave, life & disability benefits including paid leave starting at 21 days per calendar year up to 35 with tenure, 11 paid holidays per calendar year, paid jury duty, short-term disability & long-term disability, and basic life, AD&D, and optional voluntary life.
The work life benefits include optional flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care, educational assistance, various rewards and recognition programs and position specific stipends.
For more explanation of the district benefits please visit our benefits website www.mychelanpudbenefits.org.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 12088
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. Please provide detail on supervisory experience if applicable. 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 January 24. Apply online at www.chelanpud.org/careers
Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the position.
The starting salary range for this position is $115,950 - $154,600 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $193,250, annualized.
Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.
Overview Supervise the activities of the Customer Utilities meter shop in accordance with the objectives and policies of the District. The incumbent is responsible for achieving efficient and economical construction and maintenance of District and Customer metering facilities including commercial, industrial and residential facilities, monitoring of the health of the District's meter systems, and accurate and timely meter reading. Supervise daily operations and job assignments for the Shop Foremen, Metermen and Meter readers.
Supervise the activities of the meter shop foremen, journeyman metermen, and meter readers to ensure assigned work is completed in a safe, cost effective, prioritized, and productive manner. Provide counseling, coaching, and development opportunities, and evaluate work performance in accordance with established procedures and written expectations. Regularly visit jobsites to monitor and verify work quality and thoroughness for proper standards adherence, provide guidance, and assist and support meter shop employees.
Plan, schedule, and coordinate the meter shop activities with the District’s Distribution, Substation, Fiber and Tech Shop groups, along with all customers and external stakeholders. Plan, schedule, and coordinate activities to ensure all electric, water and wastewater meters are read accurately and timely in accordance with established Customer Relations billing cycles. May include supervision of contracted resources.
Responsible for procedures associated with monitoring, assignment, and resolution of various AMI head end events, alarms, and functions.
Develop and administer Meter Service Department and capital budget for the meter shop operations, tools and meter supplies, including procurement of all meter orders. Approve and review all purchases for electrical equipment, tools and spare parts as requested by staff.
Direct the development of required equipment and materials standards. Develop and administer work procedures for the district’s electrical and mechanical equipment and ensure that the maintenance work histories are completed. Ensure that prints, manufacturer's manuals and other documents are complete and appropriately filed. Act as duty supervisor and handle after hours’ emergencies as required.
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). Employees with access to confidential employee records and information are required to restrict access from any unauthorized person, except on a need to know basis.
This position manages/supervises people. Direct Resources Managed: 2-9. Indirect Resources Managed: None.
Reports To Director - Distribution & Fiber Operations
Education Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.
Journeyman Certification as Meterman, Lineman, or Wireman required or
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or related field, may substitute for journeyman certification.
5+ years skilled trade experience in electric or metering operations, maintenance, or closely related experience engineering or managing projects involving electronics, communications or metering systems Required
2+ years supervisory experience preferred or
2+ years candidates demonstrating initiative in leadership roles such as a planner, project leader, temporary superintendent, foreman, shop steward, or safety representative desired
Licenses and Certifications
Valid Driver's License at hire and WA Driver's License within 30 days of hire Upon Hire required
Skills and Abilities A fully skilled incumbent will have the following knowledge skills & abilities:
Extensive knowledge of the Metering field as it relates to electric and or water utility systems.
Broad knowledge of the electrical utility industry.
In depth knowledge of applicable safety policies and standards.
Acute knowledge of metering in all commercial, industrial, and residential metering, both self-contained and current transformers or potential transformer services.
Working knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Project scheduling and organization.
Proficiency with District technology.
Strong oral, written communication skills, and ability to make decisions in difficult or stressful situations.
Proven and sound analytical abilities, including collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of management and staff.
Ability to elicit cooperation and support from others and coordinate the work and efforts of others (team building).
Critical thinking and problem solving.
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
Pursuant to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS), Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel granted rights to access customer credit or debit card holder data or the data environment.
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.
Sitting - Regularly
Standing - Occasionally
Walking - Frequently
Lifting 1-10 lbs Floor-Waist: Hand/Power tools, small parts/equipment - Occasionally
Lifting 1-10 lbs Waist-Shoulders: Same - Occasionally
Lifting 1-10 lbs Above Shoulders: Same - Occasionally
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)