Everett Utility Hiring Entry Level Workers

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The PUD is hiring entry-level workers but you must apply by close of business this Wednesday the 9th.

The Snohomish PUD is accepting applications for entry-level workers. It’s truly a ground floor opportunity with starting pay at $16.68 an hour and a full benefits package. Here’s an overview from the PUD’s employment page…

Job Overview

DEFINITION:

Works as a member of a crew directing traffic. When not flagging and performing traffic control assists Line Crews performing construction, restoration and clean up duties in accordance with safety and construction standards and regulations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

This position is a step progression position with time requirements. This position is not eligible to take upgrades to higher classifications.

FIRST SIX (6) MONTHS:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.
Flags and performs traffic control.

2.
Performs restoration and clean-up duties.

3.
Assists with vehicle loading, unloading and clean-up.

4.
Digs ditches and pole holes.

5.
Drives District vehicles that do not require a CDL and transports loads as required.

6.
Assists on restoration, underground, overhead, and tree trimming crews as needed.

Knowledge gained:
•CPR and First Aid.
•Defensive Driving training.
•Orientation on tools and equipment of the trade (i.e., jack hammers, chain saws, concrete cutters, compactors, etc.).
•Fueling procedures.
•District Accident Prevention Manual.
•WAC 296-24, 296-45, 296-54, 296-62, and 296-155 (Electrical Workers Safety Rules).

THEREAFTER:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.
All duties outlined for first six (6) months above.

2.
Cuts trees and brush along right-of-way.

3.
Performs treating and stenciling of poles.

4.
Familiarity with Toolroom and assigned duties.

5.
Loads and unloads material and equipment used in construction and maintenance of transmission and distribution systems, both underground and overhead.

Knowledge gained:
•Associated recordkeeping (worksketches, stock issues and returns, pole issue, etc.).
•District Construction Standards.
•Completion of District’s Customer Relations course.
•Hazardous Material Spill handling.
•Basic Electricity.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to:
•Use tools and equipment of the trade.
•Adapt to driving and operating all District vehicles that do not require a CDL.
•Interact with customers, government officials, and District employees as necessary to complete assignments.

Education/Experience:
•High School Diploma or equivalent.

License, Certification or Testing:
1.Valid Washington State Driver’s License, with a good driving record (immediately).
2.Valid current Flagging Card. 1
3.Obtain a valid CPR certificate within 6 months from job start date.
4.Obtain a valid First Aid certificate within 6 months from job start date.
5.Successful completion of the following testing process (Note: the testing process is sequential and applicants/bidders must pass each of the preceding steps to be eligible to move to the next step in the testing process):

(a) Pass District Driving Test

(b) Pass Entry Helper strength test

(c) Pass a collaborative interview process.

(d) Pass a criminal background check and driving record check.

(e) Pass pre-placement physical exam (to be done after verbal job offer)

1 Note: Flagging Card is not required for the testing process, but is required on the first day of employment/job start.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
•Exposure to construction environment (ex., weather, etc.).
•Fundamentals of Electricity.
•CPR, First Aid certification.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed outdoors, in and around an urban street environment and in traffic, in all weather conditions. Must be able to lift and move heavy material and tools weighing up to 65 lbs. Must be able to participate in pole top and vault rescue. Required to stand for long periods of time. This position is subject to seven days a week and 24-hour call out for emergency situations. Must be able to work long hours as storm conditions dictate.

You can click here to get more information on applying.

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