Distribution Utility Worker I / II

Canby Utility Published: 3/10/2018
Canby, OR
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Canby Utility, a public water and electric utility located 30 minutes south of Portland and serving a population of approximately 16,000 with about 4,500 meters, is recruiting for a water utility worker to complement its distribution crew after a retirement.  This individual will perform work in construction, maintenance, operation, inspections, and repairs of our water distribution system.  This is a physically demanding position.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of water distribution operations including construction, maintenance and repair.  They must be proficient in operating industry related tools and equipment essential for position. Candidates must have, or the ability to self-achieve within six months of hire, a CDL Class A driver’s license. Canby Utility is seeking an individual who has a current Water Distribution Operator Certification II with a minimum of two years distribution experience; however individuals who have their Water Distribution Operator Certification I and a minimum of one year experience will be considered for the position.

Desirable qualifications include:  heavy equipment operation, Backflow/Cross-Connection certification, fork lift certification, competent person training, and traffic safety/flagger certification. This position requires the employee live (or relocate within one year) within 30 minutes of Canby.

Canby Utility currently offers an excellent benefit package including paid contributions to Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP); 95% of the medical, dental, and vision premiums are employer paid for employee and family; $125 monthly contributions to a VEBA account; life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; and 401k and 457 deferred compensation plans.  This position is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW Local 125).

Applications and job description can be downloaded from our website at www.canbyutility.org/about/jobs, or obtained at our office located at 1265 SE 3rd Ave., Canby, Oregon.  For more information or to obtain an application by mail, email or fax, call Barbara Benson at 503-266-1156 ext. 312.  Pre-employment physical, driving history, drug test, and background checks required after receiving a conditional job offer.  Canby Utility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We will accept applications by email; however, we cannot guarantee that they were received. Please fax (503) 263-6597, mail, or bring your signed application materials to our office by Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered unless the application deadline is extended.

IBEW Wage Scale:

Utility Worker I: $21.58 - $26.84/hour

Utility Worker II: $23.08 - $28.69/hour