Utility Worker I

Canby Utility Published: 23/7/2019
CANBY, Oregon
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Canby Utility, a public water and electric utility located 30 minutes south of Portland and serving a population of approximately 17,000 with 5,000 meters, is recruiting for a water utility worker to complement its distribution crew.  This individual will perform work in maintenance, construction, operation, inspections, and repairs of our water distribution system.  This is a safety sensitive, physically demanding position.

Job skills and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the ability to and knowledge of installing, replacing, repairing and maintaining water mains, valves, meters and hydrants; operation of dump trucks, jack hammers, backhoes, excavators, trenchers and other industry related tools and equipment essential to the work. The position requires a Class A CDL or the ability to self-achieve within six months of hire.  Desirable qualifications include: Oregon WD Certification level I, Cross Connection Certification, forklift experience, construction experience, heavy equipment operation experience, competent person trained, and flagger certification. Many of these desirable qualifications can be obtained after hire. This position has a 30 minute response residency requirement that must be obtained within 1 year of hire date. Employees are subject to before/after normal working hours calls for emergency response.

Canby Utility currently offers an excellent benefit package including paid contributions to Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan (PERS/OPSRP); 95% of the medical, dental and vision premiums are employer paid for employee and family; employer paid contributions to a VEBA account; 11.5 paid holidays per year; life insurance; vacation and sick time pay; and 401k and 457 deferred compensation plans.  This position is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW Local 125).

Applications, job description, and Veteran’s Preference information can be downloaded from our website at http://www.canbyutility.org/about/jobs/ , or obtained at our office located at 1265 SE Third Ave., Canby, Oregon.  For more information or to obtain an application by mail, email or fax, call 503-266-1156 ext. 312.  A thorough prescreening process includes: pre-employment physical, driving history review, drug test, reference checks, and criminal background review after receiving a conditional job offer.  Canby Utility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We will accept applications by email; however, cannot guarantee that they were received. Please fax (503) 263-8621, mail, or drop off application materials to our office.  Applications are being accepted until the position is filled, with a first review beginning on August 2, 2019.

$22.23 - $27.65/Hour Union Scale