Energy Northwest Hydro Maintenance Operator in Richland, Washington

General Summary

Energy Northwest operates many electricity generating stations in Washington and Oregon. This position is located at a 2 unit hydro dam located in Sandy, Oregon on the Bull Run Reservoir.

Independently perform preventative maintenance and monitoring activities at the Portland Hydroelectric Project (PHP). This could include plant startup, manual shutdown and re-start. Be capable of installing new equipment and replacement components and possess a broad range of maintenance and troubleshooting skills. Have some knowledge of regulatory requirements and applicable policies and procedures. Normally receives daily direction from the Station Leader but must be capable of making decisions independently.


  1. As required, operate and monitor the plant, making operating adjustments including initiating startup or shutdown action as appropriate.
  2. Perform all outage and routine plant maintenance tasks, troubleshoot systems utilizing blueprints, electrical diagrams and hardware component manuals.
  3. Operate pickup trucks, fork lifts and perform rigging operations as assigned in a safe manner.
  4. Conduct preventative maintenance as scheduled, and perform tasks such as simple metal work, carpentry, support equipment repair/servicing and other similar needs of this remote job site.
  5. Collect operational data and produce routine reports.
  6. Perform tasks in accordance with all applicable policies and procedures.


High school diploma or GED and completion of a four year trade school and at least one year of experience in electrical, mechanical, operational and/or instrumentation at an operating generating facility. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a four year trade school.

Salary Range

Salary: $54,174 minimum to $67,718 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

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This posting is open through October 25, 2018.

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Energy Northwest

Job Title: Hydro Maintenance Operator

Job ID: 6128