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Portland General Electric Equipment Operator - Gresham in Gresham, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Position: Equipment Operator

Location: Gresham Line Center

Rate of Pay: $38.48 /hour

Shift: 7AM-3:30PM

It is recognized that the Company is engaged in a public service requiring continuous operation, and it is agreed that recognition of such an obligation of continuous service is imposed upon both the Company and the Union.

In this role, you'll drive various equipment including crane, vac truck and digger derrick to and from the job site. You'll operate equipment and assist crew as needed while on-site. You'll also be responsible for making sure equipment is in working order and receives preventative maintenance and repairs as necessary.

DUTIES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

  • Work safely.

  • Operate primary equipment, puller/tensioner, dozer, and other equipment as needed.

  • Workaround energized equipment.

  • Load, secure, and haul equipment on a tractor-trailer.

  • Service and assume responsibility for obtaining proper maintenance and repair of equipment.

  • Assist crews as directed by the crew foreman and perform other work as assigned.

  • Provide coverage throughout the Region.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required)

  • Twelve (12) months of line experience.

  • Be fully proficient operating primary equipment - boom truck, digger derrick, backhoe, and excavator.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A CDL driver’s license and maintain throughout tenure in the position.

  • Must acquire CDL Tanker endorsement within 6 months of start date and maintain throughout tenure in the position.

  • Must obtain EICA Crane Certification within 6 months of start date and maintain throughout tenure in the position.

  • Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.

  • Knowledge of applicable safety requirements and OSHA regulations.

During the probationary period following reassignment to any job, at least two progress reports will be completed. These reports will be discussed with the employee by his/her immediate supervisor, and copies of each will be given to him/her.

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:


At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.