Pre-Apprentice Generation Specialist

Idaho Power Company Oxbow, OR
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Application Deadline:

05/25/2018 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

# of Positions:

2

Job Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Job End Date:

Exemption Status:

Non-Exempt

Pay Range:

22.32-26.89

Minimum Age Requirement:

18

Job Description:

This is a training position, designed to prepare future Generation Specialists for work in a team-based environment. These individuals will learn how to operate and maintain a hydro plant and associated equipment.

Under direct supervision: Performs the necessary operating and maintenance functions essential for the safe and efficient operation of the area, plant, and facilities.

Completes assigned tasks, including preventive and corrective maintenance.

Ensures necessary generation by performing manual switching and operation in the event of an emergency (i.e., failure of automated generation dispatch systems) while following FERC and other regulations.

Pre-Apprentices must demonstrate the aptitude to be promoted to an Apprentice Generation Specialist position. Aptitude will be demonstrated through on-the-job evaluations, a skills assessment and performance evaluations. If aptitude is not sufficiently demonstrated, termination of employment will occur.

Pre-Apprentices will be eligible to bid Full-Time Regular Apprentice Generation Specialist positions as they become available. If unsuccessful in obtaining an Apprentice position within 24 months of hire, they will be released from employment.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of:

* Basic electricity and the function, operation, troubleshooting and repair of complex equipment through use of drawings and instructional manuals.

* Basic math including geometry, trigonometry and algebra.

Skills in:

* Operation and/or maintenance of power plants

* Inspection and maintenance of heavy equipment

* Basic welding and fabrication

* Basic computing

* Basic Electrical

* Personal communication

* Interactive teamwork

* Conflict resolution.

Ability to:

* Maintain high productivity with minimal supervision

* Work with a high degree of accountability

* Use good judgement and initiative in resolving work problems

* Perform heavy manual labor in adverse conditions

* Communicate effectively

* Establish positive working relationships in a team-based environment

* Respond to emergencies in excess of normal working hours

* Perform other duties/tasks as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education:

* High school diploma or GED

Prefer:

* Associates degree or vocational certification in related area

Experience:

* Two years demonstrated experience in electrical, generation, power plants, welding, fabrication, or mechanical equipment operation and maintenance that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses & Certifications:

* Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position, and the ability to obtain a DOT Medical Card prior to hire and a Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) within six months of hire.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job will require occasional, physically strenuous work for long periods of time and in adverse conditions. Job requires the ability to bend, stoop, squat, crouch, crawl, climb into and out of vehicles, twist, kneel, balance and reach, and climb multiple flights of stairs. Occasionally lifting items weighing 75 lbs. shoulder height and above; occasionally lifting items weighing up to 100 lbs. waist high and knee high. Occasionally using exertional force up to 50 lbs. to push/pull cable, etc.; Occasionally carrying items weighing up to 100 lbs. with two hands and occasionally carrying items weighing up to 75 lbs. with one hand. Requires the ability to operate a vehicle. Must be able to grasp and hold simple hand tools and testing equipment and use fine motor skills to use a computer keyboard, test equipment, and replace parts. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment, post-offer Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be at least 18 years of age. Physically able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Housing may be available.

Competencies:

Adaptability, Applied Learning, Building Customer Loyalty, Collaborating, Communication, Managing Work, Quality Orientation, Safety Focus

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