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The Engineering Technician I is responsible for providing the highest level of customer service to new and existing customers seeking to establish or modify electrical service with the District.  This position works with customers, agencies, and operations personnel to process requests and provide guided assistance in the design, construction, and maintenance of the electric distribution system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with customers regarding policies and requirements, recommend courses of action or procedures, and provide costs of electrical service.
  • Conduct on-site investigations to examine electrical service status and requirements.
  • Prepare engineering plans for electrical service and coordinate plans with customers, engineering, electrical inspector, operations, and other District personnel.
  • Troubleshoot customer service problems and complaints, develop plans for correction, and coordinate activities with other District personnel.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct field investigations to examine distribution system status and requirements.
  • Prepare engineering plans for distribution replacement, improvement, and modifications and coordinate plans with Superintendents and other District personnel.
  • Troubleshoot distribution system problems and develop plans for correction and coordinate activities with other District personnel.
  • Respond to underground cable locates and underground cable fault locates.
  • Take applications for electrical service.
  • Prepare and update system maps and drawings.
  • Serve as Relief Dispatcher.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or technical school and two years of experience in utility customer engineering and progressive engineering of power line design; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Two (2) years of experience in the utility engineering field may be substituted for each year of formal engineering education beyond high school.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations

Must have a valid Driver’s license.  Must have or obtain a First Aid Card with CPR.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to walk, climb stairs, bend, reach, uses hands to finger, handle, or feel, and sit for extended periods of time.  Occasionally required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.  Required to speak and hear clearly when communicating over the telephone and in person.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to indoor and outdoor environments.  Outdoor settings include all types of property and site conditions including open spaces, timberlands, urban developments, flat and hilly terrain, building construction sites, and road rights-of-way.  Indoor settings include residential, commercial and industrial sites that can involve cramped spaces, moving machinery, etc.  Individuals may be exposed to hazardous conditions, including but not limited to obstacles, heights, open trenches, highway traffic, electric lines, all types of vegetation, fiberglass insulation, paint fumes, wood preservatives, solvents, oils, and cleaning compounds.   The noise level in the work environment is moderate.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Lewis County PUD believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

How to Apply

Lewis County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  This recruitment will remain open until Friday, December 8, 2017 at 4:00pm.  To apply for this position you must complete our employment application and provide a cover letter and resume.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application Packets may be submitted one of the following ways:

Online:  Apply Now


Lewis County PUD
Attn: HR
PO Box 330
Chehalis, WA  98532

In Person:
Lewis County PUD
321 NW Pacific Avenue
Chehalis, WA  98532

Job Details

November 15, 2017
December 08, 2017