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Join Our Team: Engineering Associate - Mechanical

By Lindsay Wochnick

If you're interested in joining an award-winning public utility where employees thrive on the pride of delivering a life-essential product with world class customer service, the Portland Water Bureau might be just the place for you.

The Water Bureau is a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.

The Water Bureau currently employs approximately 560 people. All current job postings with the City of Portland are posted online, and updated weekly. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Join our team!

Engineering Associate - Mechanical

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 05/27/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time 
Salary: $29.61 - $39.67 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Oregon

The Engineering Associate is part of the Business, Industry, and Government (BIG) section of the Water Efficiency work group. This work group is within the Resource Protection and Planning Group of the Water Bureau.

The BIG section provides services to industrial, commercial, and institutional customers of the Portland Water Bureau. Staff in the Water Efficiency work group values providing excellent customer service. Having the skill and ability to positively interact with people is important to the program.

This position provides direct one-on-one services to customers, responding to customer calls and other requests for services. Such services might include: customer site visits to analyze industrial processes, other indoor and outdoor water uses, and cooling tower and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) functions; provide consumption histories by using billing system data; use tools, such as data loggers and flow sensors, to measure water use and try to analyze irregularities in use; and other measures necessary to be responsive to customer requests.

This position will make recommendations in the form of written reports which may include recommendations for process and/or operational changes, fixture changes, and cost/benefit analyses for pay back periods for any changes made. This position may also be called upon to make presentations to community, industry, business, and professional groups and may also be called upon to represent the bureau/city at professional or industry group meetings. Any person with an Engineering in Training certificate or ability pass the State Fundamentals of Engineering exam within nine (9) months and can meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities below is welcome to apply. The knowledge of irrigation systems and equipment is desirable, but not required.

For additional information and to apply for the position, START HERE.

Judi Ranton
Water Conservation


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