Hydro Operator A (Local 125) - Ariel, Washington (Merwin Hydro) - Req #112016

Date: May 28, 2024

Location: ARIEL, WA, US, 98603

Company: PacifiCorp

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  • The Hydro Operator A operates and inspects hydro units.
  • A Hydro Operator A is in charge of generating stations of 100 MW or more.
  • A Hydro Operator A is a qualified operator who is responsible for normally operating one (1) or more hydro plants in their area.
  • They shall be knowledgeable of the power plants, water impoundments, water conduits, and switching in their operating area. They operate power plants and associated facilities, perform switching orders and tag outs on equipment. This includes generators, turbines, penstocks, and other associated equipment.
  • They will perform all duties assigned that are the normal duties on a hydro project within the classification and qualifications, including substation inspections, station and line switching, routine station checks and servicing equipment as required, log maintenance, and daily operating activities and report to the responsible Hydro Control Operator.
  • They may perform maintenance on slip rings and commutators and replace brushes, not to exceed ten percent (10%) within a sixty (60) day period, and clean electrical equipment during annual maintenance after it has been inspected by a Station Wireman.



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Fit For Duty Exam

Additional Information


Req Id: 112016 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Ariel, Washington (Merwin Hydro) 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: IBEW Local 125
Hiring Range: $45.75 per hour 

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: https://careers.pacificorp.com/content/New-Benefits-Page/?locale=en_US 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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