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    Job Opening - Field Engineer I/II

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    Job Summary - Field Engineer I/II

    Working independently and collaboratively with others, this position plays an integral role in executing CRPUD's mission, philosophy, and commitment to providing safe, reliable power to our community and exceptional service to our internal and external customers. All employees are also expected to maintain a high level of trust, integrity, and ethical standards.

    Provide engineering services related to the design and improvements of overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities. Prepare designs and complete cost estimates, specifications, and construction drawings for residential and small commercial services, line extensions, and subdivisions. Coordinate the relocation of electrical facilities for road improvement projects. Maintain accurate property records and ensure project outcomes are mapped correctly.

    Education and Experience

    Required - Field Engineer I

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Two years of progressively responsible electric utility work experience, or any combination of education, training, and on-the-job experience that provides an equivalent level of knowledge, skills, and training required to perform the job duties of this position effectively.
    • Valid driver's license. Other driving-related requirements may apply depending on the nature and scope of responsibilities associated with driving on behalf of CRPUD.

    Preferred - Field Engineer I

    • Two year degree in Engineering Technology, plus five years progressively responsible utility engineering work experience.

    Required - Field Engineer II

    • Two year degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or closely related field, or any combination of education, training, and on-the-job experience that provides an equivalent level of knowledge, skills, and training required to perform the job duties of this position effectively.
    • Valid driver's license. Other driving-related requirements may apply depending on the nature and scope of responsibilities associated with driving on behalf of CRPUD.

    Preferred - Field Engineer II

    • Bachelors of Science in Electric Engineering or other related engineering field, plus five years of progressively responsible electric utility engineering work experience.

    Salary Range

    Field Engineer I - $27.67 - $39.44 per hour depending on qualifications

    Field Engineer II - $31.08 - $44.33 per hour depending on qualifications

    Application Deadline

    This position is open until filled.

    Application Materials

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    How to Apply

    Complete and submit a PUD Employment Application, the Supplemental Questions for the Field Engineer I/II, Veteran's Preference, and official copies of your transcripts/diplomas, certificates, and any additional information you'd like us to consider to:

    Human Resources Department
    Columbia River PUD
    PO Box 1193
    St. Helens, OR 97051
    (503) 397-5215 fax
    email

    Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

    If you require accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Human Resources at (503) 397-1844. Columbia River PUD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, age, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status or activity in accordance with applicable law. Veteran's preference is available by completing the Veteran's Preference Form and providing the required supporting documentation.

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