SPRINGFIELD UTILITY BOARD IS RECRUITING FOR AN ELECTRIC ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 1-3
Placement as an Electric Engineering Technician 1, 2, or 3 will be based off of knowledge, skills and abilities at each level and required licenses as listed in the Minimum Qualifications.
Will consider recent graduate for this position and will provide on the job training.
Electric Service Center
Electric Engineering Manager
Exempt / Non-Union / Full Time / 40-hour week / M - F / 7:00 - 3:30
Electric Engineering Technician 1: $34.56/hr. - $40.70/hr. Position will start at $34.56/hour
Electric Engineering Technician 2: $39.66/hr. - $46.70/hr. Position will start at $39.66/hour
Electric Engineering Technician 3: $43.79/hr. - $51.55/hr. Position will start at $43.79 /hour
OPEN UNTIL FILLED Position is open until filled. Applications received by 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2023 will be given full consideration. Applications received after 5:00 pm on September 30, 2023 will be held until we complete our first round of interviews. If a candidate is hired during the first round of interviews, the posting will close and no further applications will be reviewed. If a candidate is not hired during the first round of interviews, we will extend our consideration date through October 31, 2023.
Please read the Electric Engineering Technician 1-3 job description in full before applying. You can access the job description at ESC Engineering Technician (subutil.com) to learn about the duties and responsibilities as well as the required minimum qualifications and physical and mental requirements for the position.
Two years of applicable electric utility experience as related to the Essential Functions; or technical/engineering work or academic experience as related to the Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities for an Engineering Tech 1 may substitute.
Driving is an essential function of this position. Therefore, a valid Oregon driver’s license (must obtain within first six months) is required.
Engineering Tech 1 – Works under close supervision
Demonstrated aptitude or knowledge in math, science, engineering, construction or other technical disciplines
Demonstrated experience (industry or academic) in designing basic level projects in AutoCAD
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate orally and in writing with staff, supervisors and customers on a daily basis
Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel; basic Access knowledge
Basic problem solving skills within scope of assigned tasks
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to complete assigned work
Able to manage and consistently meet deadlines on a moderate number of concurrent projects from multiple sources
Engineering Tech 2 – Works under moderate supervision
Competent in all Engineering Tech 1 – Knowledge and Skills
Satisfactory performance as an Engineering Tech 1 at SUB for at least the prior 4.5 years
Designs moderate to complex projects in AutoCAD
Performs electric utility calculations and demonstrates competency in applying SUB’s engineering standards
Proactive in identifying basic to moderate problems; effectively and timely resolves problems when they occur
Reads, understands and integrates SUB’s AutoCAD designs with other agency designs
Engineering Tech 3 – Works independently, minimal supervision required
Proficient in all Engineering Tech 1 and 2 – Knowledge and Skills
Satisfactory performance as an Engineering Tech 2 at SUB for at least the prior 3 years
Proactive in identifying complex problems; effectively and timely resolves problems when they occur
Manages and prioritizes a large volume of work and projects from multiple sources and meets deadlines
Assists in mentoring Engineering Tech 1 and 2 employees
SUB encourages all qualified individuals to apply. SUB is committed to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including disability and veteran status.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Hourly range is $34.56 - $51.55/hr.
11 Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance
ABOUT SUB Springfield Utility Board is an independently operated municipal electric and water utility governed by a locally-elected board. Serving 25+ square miles in and around the City of Springfield, Oregon (pop. 55,000), the utility offers its customers some of the lowest water and electric rates in the Pacific Northwest. SUB is a customer-owned community resource. Like other customer-owned utilities, SUB has a three-pronged mission: to provide excellent customer service, to keep rates low and affordable, and to support the community it serves. SUB achieves this because, unlike privately held utilities which look to provide profits to investors, SUB is owned by and responsible to the people it serves. And, because SUB is an independent agency, and not a department of the city, all of the rates paid go directly back into operating the utility.
SUB is a great place to work! Our employees are valued, respected and appreciated for their skills, knowledge and the diverse backgrounds that they bring to SUB. We’re proud of our talented employees and their accomplishments to make SUB the best and most cost-effective utility we can be!
THE COMMUNITY Springfield is a family-friendly community located in the south Willamette Valley and nestled between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, both known for excellent fishing. The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area is easily accessible by Interstate 5 and Oregon’s second largest airport. The region is home to several colleges, including the University of Oregon, and provides activities for a wide variety of interests, including performing arts, sports, and outdoor recreation.
The Mission of the Springfield Utility Board is to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective utility related services to the citizens and businesses of the Springfield community.
In providing these services:
SUB’s five-member governing Board will require the principles of cost-effectiveness and continuous quality improvement to be applied to all programs, functions and projects conducted by SUB, in recognition of SUB’s long-term responsibility to deliver services.
In addition to providing the types of services that meet customers’ utility needs, SUB shall also strive to:
Keep the costs of its services affordable;
Provide for prudent financial reserves;
Ensure that all services offered and provided by SUB meet or exceed the community’s standards for quality & safety;
Continue to study opportunities and pursue options that provide value to SUB’s customers.
The Board believes that SUB’s mission is best accomplished through a strong team relationship between the Board and management. This partnership will provide consistency of purpose and direction to the organization and empowers employees to continue to build the kind of organization necessary to meet customers’ utility needs.
SUB is a customer-owned community resource. Like other customer-owned utilities, SUB has a three-pronged mission: to provide excellent customer service, to keep rates low and affordable, and to support the community it serves. SUB achieves this because, unlike privately held utilities which look to provide profits to investors, SUB is owned by and responsible to the people it serves – you!