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Maintenance Manager, Hydro Plant - Ariel, Washington - #107991

Date: Jun 29, 2022

Location: Ariel, Washington, WA, US, 98603

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

General Purpose


Provide direct supervision to the Hydro North   Projects plant maintenance and other assigned personnel. Ensure the efficient, reliable operation of the facilities, and ensure compliance with safety and environmental standards.



  • Coordinate and supervise all maintenance functions necessary to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of the plants to meet scheduled production level. Must be able to take immediate and decisive action to minimize disruption of operations. 
  • Responsible for plant operating performance as related to equipment reliability and performance. Schedule all maintenance activities with plant personnel and outside service providers.
  • Maintain and enforce safety procedures, including all lockout/tagout and safe work procedures. Maintain direct working relationship with environmental, health and safety representatives. 
  • Develop and direct the implementation of maintenance procedures and plans to assure optimum efficiency and effectiveness in outage planning, giving consideration to equipment capabilities, customer demands, operating personnel, and equipment maintenance requirements. 
  • Develop and maintain maintenance management program, including routine, outage, and preventive and predictive maintenance programs. 
  • Coordinate, schedule and conduct mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation maintenance repair and preventative maintenance. 
  • Schedule materials, equipment, and personnel for plant activities. 
  • Maintain needed site spare parts in coordination with Maintenance and Corporate Staff. 
  • Actively support compliance with all applicable provisions of federal and state labor laws, federal regulatory agencies, environmental regulations, and company policies and procedures. 
  • Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including employee safety, budget administration, employee counseling and motivation, organizational goals and objectives, planning, organizing, integrating, measuring, and reporting the work performed within the department. 
  • Develop contracts, in coordination with others, and oversee performance of maintenance service agreements and support contractors required for on-site maintenance, services, equipment rentals and maintenance training.
  • Manage and administer small capital projects including scope development, funding approval, contractor bidding, timelines, contract accruals, and project closeout.
  • Perform the duties of the Hydro North Director in his/her absence and provide monthly weekend  on call manager coverage.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years of related power plant operations or maintenance experience.
  • A minimum of three years supervisor/management experience. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities. 
  • Effective analytical, and problem solving, and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Ability to read and interpret written documents such as drawings, manuals, procedures, contracts, financial reports, safety rules, policies, and professional periodicals/journals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence and manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and employees at all levels.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to conceptualize and develop creative alternatives to problem resolution, Capability of interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to deal with abstract and concrete concepts. 
  • Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting an electric generating facility.
  • Thorough knowledge of maintenance philosophy and processes.
  • Comprehensive understanding of electric generating plant systems.



  • Experience with bargaining unit environments and collective bargaining agreements. 


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with our without an accommondation. 


Additional Information


Primary Location: Ariel, Washington

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $110,300 - $129,800


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


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

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