Springfield Utility Board is recruiting for a Journey-Level Line Clearance Tree Trimmer

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED ONLY IF THERE ARE NO QUALIFIED INTERNAL CANDIDATES.

DIVISION:
Electric Service Center

REPORTS TO:
Line Superintendent with crew leadership from Tree Trimming Working Crew Leader

BARGAINING UNIT:
IBEW Local 659

 STATUS/HOURS:
Non-Exempt / Union / Full-Time / 40 hours a week / M - F / 8:00 – 4:30 or 7:00 – 3:30

HOURLY RANGE:
$37.83

POSTING DATE:
Monday, March 29, 2021

 CLOSING DATE:
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications must be received or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Prior to applying, please read the entire Journey-Level Line Clearance Tree Trimmer job description. The job description lists the Major Responsibilities, Required Minimum Qualifications, and the Physical and Mental Requirements for the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a recognized Journey-Level Line Clearance Tree Trimmer apprenticeship program with supporting documentation
  • Minimum two years of experience in trimming trees from the electric line right-of-way and in the proximity of energized primary electrical lines
  • Experienced and efficient in trimming from a position in the tree and from an aerial man lift

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS

The following application materials are required:

  1. Completed the online SUB Application for Employment
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

SUB encourages all qualified individuals to apply. SUB is committed to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including disability and veteran status.

You may submit your application on line. You may also mail, deliver, fax or email your application packet to:  

Human Resources / P.O. Box 300 / 223 “A” Street, Suite H / Springfield, OR 97477
Office hours: Monday – Friday / 8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 541.726.2398
Fax: 541.744.3657

ABOUT SUB
Springfield Utility Board is an independently operated municipal electric and water utility governed by a locally-elected board.  Serving 25+ square miles in and around the City of Springfield, Oregon (pop. 55,000), the utility offers its customers some of the lowest water and electric rates in the Pacific Northwest.  SUB is a customer-owned community resource. Like other customer-owned utilities, SUB has a three-pronged mission: to provide excellent customer service, to keep rates low and affordable, and to support the community it serves. SUB achieves this because, unlike privately held utilities which look to provide profits to investors, SUB is owned by and responsible to the people it serves. And, because SUB is an independent agency, and not a department of the city, all of the rates paid go directly back into operating the utility.

SUB is a great place to work! Our employees are valued, respected and appreciated for their skills, knowledge and the diverse backgrounds that they bring to SUB. We’re proud of our talented employees and their accomplishments to make SUB the best and most cost-effective utility we can be!

THE COMMUNITY
Springfield is a family-friendly community located in the south Willamette Valley and nestled between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, both known for excellent fishing. The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area is easily accessible by Interstate 5 and Oregon’s second largest airport.  The region is home to several colleges, including the University of Oregon, and provides activities for a wide variety of interests, including performing arts, sports, and outdoor recreation.

SUB’S MISSION
The Mission of the Springfield Utility Board is to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective utility related services to the citizens and businesses of the Springfield community.

In providing these services:

SUB’s five-member governing Board will require the principles of cost-effectiveness and continuous quality improvement to be applied to all programs, functions and projects conducted by SUB, in recognition of SUB’s long-term responsibility to deliver services.

In addition to providing the types of services that meet customers’ utility needs, SUB shall also strive to:

  1. Keep the costs of its services affordable;
  2. Provide for prudent financial reserves;
  3. Ensure that all services offered and provided by SUB meet or exceed the community’s standards for quality & safety;
  4. Continue to study opportunities and pursue options that provide value to SUB’s customers.

The Board believes that SUB’s mission is best accomplished through a strong team relationship between the Board and management. This partnership will provide consistency of purpose and direction to the organization and empowers employees to continue to build the kind of organization necessary to meet customers’ utility needs.


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