Join a dynamic northwest electric utility and become part of a progressive team.

The Operations Summer Seasonal position works out of the Districts Operations Center performing a variety of entry level activities as needed.

This position is classified as summer seasonal and will not exceed a period of six (6) months between May and October.  Working generally the same hours as operations personnel 40 hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • Support the District’s goal of making our customers our #1 advocates.
  • Through the use of traffic control equipment, is responsible for the safety, direction and control of vehicle and pedestrian traffic at or near District job sites.
  • Support the District’s tree crew by performing Chipperman duties.
  • Assist Warehouseman and Storekeeper when needed.
  • Wash, fuel and transport District vehicles.
  • Perform janitorial and maintenance duties.
  • Grounds maintenance and lawn mowing.
  • Must perform duties in an alert and courteous manner.
  • Use good judgment.
  • Understands and follows safety rules.
  • Must comply with current Manual On-uniform Traffic Control devises (MUTC).
  • Punctual and regular in attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college program.
  • Cannot exceed more than four (4) summer seasons.
  • Must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
  • Must have a Washington State Flagger’s Certification Card or ability to obtain prior to hire date.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Establish and encourage a work culture that embraces honesty and openness, fosters collaborative internal and external working relationships, and aligns with our goal of having our customers be our number one advocates.
  • Alert to danger to self, to other workers and the public.
  • Understands and follows instructions.
  • Writes neatly and legibly.
  • Knowledgeable of methods, materials and terminology and equipment of the job.
  • Communicates by radio in accordance with operating practices.

Equipment and Tools:

  • Safely operate District motor vehicles.
  • Operate various small hand tools, equipment and machinery.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be capable of standing for long periods of time in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must have color vision and night vision.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds.
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination.
  • Must hear and be heard clearly in spoken conversations with heavy background noise.
  • Must be able to safely drive district vehicles in changing weather conditions.
  • Must wear proper apparel in accordance with the District’s dress code policy.
  • Must wear all assigned PPE as needed for work requiring protective equipment.
  • Must be able safely walk in variable footing conditions including mud, snow, ice, etc.

Other Requirements

  • Preference shall be given to applicants currently living in Lewis County.
  • Must be able to pass the District’s background and reference checks.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to drive safely in all road conditions.
  • Must have a First Aid Card with CPR.
  • Must be neat in appearance.
  • Must qualify for the District’s auto liability insurance.


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, March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  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

February 28, 2018
March 23, 2018