Electrician – Water Department

City of Hillsboro Water Dept.
150 E Main St., Hillsboro, Oregon
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Salary Range:  $69,137 – $90,980 annually
Starting salary is determined by candidate's relevant experience
Full-time, non-exempt position plus full benefits package.
This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be on Monday, March 14, 2022.

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.
The City of Hillsboro is growing great things – including people and meaningful careers!

We are looking for an electrician with experience in industrial, water plant, or similar settings is preferred. This person will be an integral member of the Hillsboro Water Department Operations team, working in Water Distribution, Treatment Plants and at the Barney reservoir performing electrical work, and assisting with mechanical repairs, preventative maintenance tasks, and other related tasks.

The person must be willing to work in a variety of conditions, from confined spaces, to muddy structures, and in all weather conditions. The person will work on a variety of equipment from fiber optic networking equipment, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control panels to large rotating equipment and associated MCCs and everything in-between.

In this position you will be working as an electrician at the Joint Water Commission Water Treatment Plant (JWC). The Joint Water Commission consists of four partners, City of Hillsboro, City of Beaverton, City of Forest Grove and Tualatin Valley Water District. JWC Water Treatment Plant staff are responsible for ensuring the Water Plant continues to meet system demands of the JWC partners.  The plant is located in Forest Grove, Oregon and is a conventional Water Treatment Plant, capable of producing 85 million gallons a day, providing water for 400,000 people within Washington County.

General Statement of Duties

The principal function of an employee in this class is to design, install and maintain electrical installations and related equipment. Incumbents perform journey level electrical work.



Examples of Essential Work

This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
• Designs and assesses electrical solutions in compliance with legal requirements.
• Designs, installs, and maintains electrical installations, including appliances, lighting, motors, and electronic instruments, and servicing feeders and controls in various locations within the legal requirements of the NEC.
• Prepares and/or tracks various activity reports, documents, invoices, estimates and work orders.  Reviews documents for accuracy and completion.
• Responds to and resolves customer complaints or issues.  Provides information related to support area.  Interacts with vendors and evaluates service provided and/or actions to be taken.
• Monitors inventory levels; researches supply requirements; ensures adequate resources; and initiates ordering of supplies to maintain inventory.
• Provides input, and actively participates, in Department Operations Center planning and execution of emergency response duties during emergency events.
• Position may require work be performed during extended shifts, nighttime operations, weekends, and on-call assistance.
• Manage records and information in any format, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and City policy, guidance and records retention schedule.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.


Acceptable Experience and Training

Associate's degree in Electrician Technology or related field, and 4 to 5 years of experience as a Journeyman Electrician and some supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
• Valid Driver's License and safe driving record;
• Oregon Journeyman Electrician License.
• Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
• Multiple legal wiring methods;
• The NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code) and the Oregon Specialty Code;
• Repairing and replacing electrical equipment;
• Equipment, tools, materials, principles and practices of assigned area;
• Occupational hazards and related safety precautions and practices;
• Positive and effective customer service principles;
• Inventory maintenance principles;
• Basic mathematical concepts;
• Modern office equipment.
• Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards;
• Skilled and/or journey level repair and maintenance of specialized systems and equipment (skill level based on assignment);
• Leading, prioritizing, coordinating and evaluating work (based on assignment);
• Understanding and adhering to safe work practices;
• Troubleshooting, diagnosing and analyzing issues;
• Identifying and implementing solutions;
• Reading and interpreting technical manuals, schematics and documents;
• Prioritizing work and managing time;
• Providing positive and effective customer service;
• Monitoring equipment and supplies inventory;
• Preparing activity reports, invoices and documentation;
• Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications;
• Promoting a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration and treating coworkers with respect and dignity and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas.


Additional Information

Employees at the City of Hillsboro are expected to exemplify the behaviors set forth in our Core Values as follows:
• Excellence in Public Service
• Respect for Diverse Voices and Ideas
• Responsiveness in Customer Service
• Tradition of Reliability
• Stewardship of the Public Trust
• Leadership with Ethics and Integrity
• Culture of Teamwork and Communication
• Emphasis on Innovation
Employees are also expected to promote a positive work environment and to be effective and collaborative team members, while providing responsive municipal services to the citizens of the City of Hillsboro.
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, travel and environmental conditions such as disruptive people, imminent danger or a threatening environment.