The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is currently seeking a skilled Engineering Technician III to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers. The Distribution Engineering team at EWEB is a vital part of ensuring the Eugene community and surrounding areas receive affordable and reliable electricity. You will have the opportunity to work in both rural and urban environments, including a secondary network system. The selected candidate will work in a team environment to perform both technical office and field tasks to support the design, construction, and maintenance of electric distribution systems and facilities. Typical responsibilities include:
Working closely with customers, agencies, and operations and maintenance personnel to process requests for and provide guided assistance in the design of electric distribution systems
Preparation of design, material needs, records, contracts, permits, notices, and technical problem solving
Organizing, scheduling, and maintaining records for ongoing projects within the service area assignment
Preparing cost estimates, economic analysis, and project authorizations
Responding to inquiries and problems relating to utility services, rates, codes, etc.
Providing communications, coordination, and information relating to EWEB services, policies, rates, procedures, designs, etc, with customers, developers, contractors, agencies, and the general public
Preparing special reports and studies relating to procedures, practices, forecasts, forms and material, labor and equipment cost studies, etc
Meeting with inspectors and customers in pre-construction meetings to ensure each has the standards and information required for a specific job
Inspection of improvements during construction
Making investigations of and preparing reports on assigned engineering, economic, and other problems
Performing mathematical computations and work on engineering computer programs; gathering and compiling data; developing, entering and evaluating programs and results
EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
Wellness Programs & Employee Assistance Program
Oregon PERS Pension Plan
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Employee Credit Union
Vacation, sick leave and holiday time off
Please note:*This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close at any time without prior notice in order to proceed in the selection process.
Minimum Experience: Two years' experience as an Engineering Technician II or six years of equivalent utility experience in design tasks and customer contact relating to water or electric distribution systems.
Education: Associate's degree in an engineering discipline. Satisfactory completion of NWPPA staking technician program, or other approved technician training course may substitute.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.
Valid driver license: Yes
Professional license or registration: No
Post-offer background check required: Yes
Post-offer drug test required: Yes
Post-offer physical / functional test required: Yes
Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, progression or advancement: No
Founded in 1911, we are Oregon's largest customer-owned utility. We provide water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area.
As a public utility, we do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.
Our mission is to enhance our community's vitality by delivering drinking water and electric services consistent with the values of our customer-owners. And our vision is to do so while being a local utility that inspires our customers to invest in and rely on us.