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Engineering Technician III at Eugene Water & Electric Board in Eugene, Oregon

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

This position will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will occur at the end of business on Friday, October 1, 2021.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is currently seeking a skilled Distribution Engineering Technician III (Staking Technician) to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.  The Distribution Engineering Team at EWEB is a vital part of ensuring the Eugene community and surrounding areas receive affordable and reliable electricity.  You will have the opportunity to work in both rural and urban environments, including a secondary network system.

The Distribution Engineering Technician III will work in a team environment to perform both technical office and field tasks to support the design, construction, and maintenance of electric distribution systems and facilities.  This position will train and direct the activities of Engineering Technician I’s and Engineering Technician II’s and coordinate the completion of tasks within scope of their position descriptions.

The Distribution Engineering Technician III’s (Staking Technicians) are also responsible for:

  • Working closely with customer, agencies, and operations maintenance personnel to process requests for and provide guided assistance in the design of electric distribution systems

  • Preparation of design, material needs, records, contracts, permits, notices, and technical problem solving

  • Organizing, scheduling, and maintaining records for ongoing projects within the service area assignment

  • Preparing cost estimates, economic analysis, and project authorizations

  • Responding to inquiries and problems relating to utility services, rates, codes, etc.

  • Providing communications, coordination, and information relating to EWEB services, policies, rates, procedures, designs, etc. with customers, developers, contractors, agencies, and the general public

  • Preparing special reports and studies relating to procedures, practices, forecasts, forms and material, labor and equipment cost studies, etc.

  • Meeting with inspectors and customers in pre-construction meetings to ensure each has the standards and information required for a specific job

  • Inspection of improvements during construction

  • Making investigations of and preparing reports on assigned engineering, economic, and other problems

  • Performing mathematical computations and work on engineering computer programs

  • Gathering and compiling data; developing, entering, and evaluating programs and results


Hiring Range:  The starting annual salary for this position is $76,336 to $91,971, commensurate with knowledge, skills, education and experience as it relates to the position. Sign-on bonus is available to external candidates, and negotiable based on experience and qualifications along with relocation reimbursement. 

This position will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will occur at the end of business on Friday, October 1, 2021.

Please Note: This posting includes supplemental questions.  Your responses will be scored and used to determine if you will proceed to the next step of the selection process. Provide detailed answers to each question. Please do not reference your resume' or application in your responses.

Minimum Training and Experience Required:

Minimum Experience:  Two years’ experience as an Engineering Technician II or six years of equivalent electric utility experience in distribution design tasks and customer contact relating to electric distribution systems.

Education: Associate’s degree in an engineering discipline.  Satisfactory completion of NWPPA staking technician program, or other approved technician training course may substitute.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.

Valid driver license: Yes

Professional License or registration: No

Post-offer background check required: Yes

Post-offer drug test required: Yes

Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes

Physical activities (with or without accommodation): Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.


EWEB offers employees a progressive work 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, holidays, and employee credit union.  In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!


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.


EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco.


  • Associates or better in Engineering

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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