Eugene Water & Electric Board Journey Electric Meter Technician in Eugene, Oregon

Journey Electric Meter Technician

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Journey Electric Meter Technician

Salary

$47.55 Hourly

Location

Eugene, OR

Job Type

Full-time

Department

Electric - Engineering & Operations

Job Number

1151

Closing

8/24/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

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Description

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is currently seeking a skilled Journey Electric Meter Technician who has experience with AMI/Smart Meters.

Join our growing team and take advantage of our $5,000 sign-on bonus and relocation expenses reimbursed for qualified candidates.

As a member of the Electric Meter Shop, you will be on the ground floor of advancing the meter shop to new metering technology and developing new strategies and approaches as the meter shop increases technology while successfully teaching shop apprentices. You will have the opportunity to work within an organization that values its employees, provides opportunity for advancement and has a strong safety culture.

The selected candidate will work in a team environment to service, test, and calibrate all single-phase and poly-phase electric watt hour, demand and recording meters (electro mechanical, and electronic), instrument transformers and related test equipment. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Wire primary and secondary instrument transformer watt hour and reactive metering circuits.

  • Investigate customer metering and voltage complaints, vandalism, power diversion and related metering problems.

  • Create computer programs for various meter types, and forms.

  • Assists/trains apprentices in working on energized and de-energized systems and equipment.

  • Skilled in the use of various power tools, work on ladders, rooftops and be able to operate and work from bucket trucks.

  • Receive meter shipments, number meters, record information and update customer records.

  • Use customer accounts and billing systems, material management system, NIIPS and other network service systems on a daily basis.

  • Deploy and troubleshoot commercial & residential AMI/Smart Meters

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

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Employee Credit Union

  • Vacation, sick leave and holiday time off

Additional information regarding EWEB's benefit package can be found here.

Please note:

In order to receive consideration, all applicants must provide a copy of the certificate of completion or other documentation proving successful completion of a Meter Technician Apprentice course or training program. Documents can be attached to your application or faxed to (541) 685-7497. Documentation must be submitted by the posting close date in order to be considered.

This position is subject to the terms, conditions and benefits of EWEB's collective bargaining agreement with IBEW Local 659.

Why This Job

EWEB offers employees a progressive working culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension and paid holidays.

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

Minimum Training and Experience Required

Requirements As A Qualification & Progression

Minimum Experience: Hands on work as a Journey Level Electric Meter Technician.

Education: Successful completion of a 6000-hour EWEB approved Electric Meter Technician Apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience. AMI installation experience, and continuing education is preferred.

Desirable education, experience, training and certifications: Journey Level Electrician License.

Equivalency:

Valid driver license: Yes

Professional license or registration: None

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: Must obtain a First Aid/CPR Card within 12 months of hire.

We offer an extensive benefits package to help our employees stay healthy and plan for their financial futures. A comprehensive summary of EWEB's generous benefit package is available here.

Complete details regarding coverage are located in the plan documents, summary plan descriptions, labor contracts and administrative policies that are provided to new employees.

EWEB is pleased to offer a competitive benefit package, however EWEB reserves the right to make modification or additions to these benefits, or to eliminate the benefits for former, current, or future employees at any time. Such right expressly includes the authority to modify the conditions for eligibility and entitlement for benefits, the level of coverage and the amount of required contributions for such benefit.