Working Foreman

Canby Utility Published: 20/3/2018
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 17,270 with 5,000 meters, is recruiting for a working foreman to lead its distribution crew following a retirement. This individual will perform work and oversee the work of crew members in the areas of maintenance, construction, operation, inspections, and repairs of our water distribution system. This position is physically demanding.

Job skills and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: having five years of increasing responsibility in water distribution operations, including at least two years as a foreman or lead; having a thorough knowledge of industry standards related to the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of water mains, valves, meters and hydrants; proficiency in use of dump trucks, heavy equipment, computer software applications, mapping systems, and other industry related tools and equipment essential to the work. The position requires an Oregon WD Certification level III. A CDL Class A is required within six months of hire. Desirable qualifications include: Cross Connection certification, forklift experience, competent person trained, and flagger certification. These desirable qualifications can be obtained after hire. This position has a 30 minute response residency requirement that must be achieved within 1 year of hire date. This position is subject to before/after normal working hours calls for emergency response.

Wage ranges between $27.64 to $34.36/Hr* DOQ. Canby Utility currently offers an excellent benefit package including paid contributions to Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan (PERS/OPSRP); 93%* of the medical, dental and vision premiums are employer paid for employee and family; employer paid contributions to a VEBA account; 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 and job description can be downloaded from our website at, or obtained at our office located at 154 NW First Ave., Canby, Oregon. For more information contact Barbara Benson at 503-266-1156 ext. 323. 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. Applications are being accepted until filled with first review on Thursday, April 6, 2018.

*Upon execution of the recently negotiated collective bargaining agreement, the wage scale for this position and employer cost share portion of insurance premiums is expected to increase.