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Operator Control - North Umpqua Hydro (Local 659) - 105722

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Idleyld Park, OR, US, 97447

Company: PacifiCorp


A Control Operator is a Journeyman who is the Control Operator on shift in charge of the station and the area/project dispatching duties. This position is qualified as a Journeyman Operator Maintenance; performs and directs transmission switching and load regulation; provides direction in establishing and issuing clearances on transmission lines and apparatus; and will maintain project records and an accurate log of all project operations on a current basis. A Control Operator will be expected to operate, monitor, and control ten hydro-electric plant generating units, ensuring safe, efficient, and continuous production of electricity under the direction and review of the General Foreman and Production Manager, and in conjunction with the Schedulers and Planners of the Commercial and Trading Department. This position will monitor and control water flows and ramping requirements from all project plants to ensure compliance to operating parameters. Monitoring and control of operation will be accomplished using a combination of Control Boards, computer-interface, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. This assignment includes shift work, which provides twenty-four hour coverage on a rotating basis.



  • Power Plant operation and/or maintenance experience.
  • Must be able to pass Operator's qualification examination within 6 months.
  • Employee is required to live in company provided housing on the North Umpqua Hydro Project.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision and Ability to adjust focus.  Sits in front of a desk and control panel.  Reach for items located on a desk or a bookcase.  Operate a computer keyboard.  Hear alarms, phones, radios and communicate on phones and radios.  Physical demands are very low, the ability to stay alert without physical activity is required.


  • Hydroelectric plant operation and/or maintenance experience preferred.

Additional Information

Req ID: 105722 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Idleyld Park 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: IBEW 659 
Hiring Range: 50.79 


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.

Nearest Major Market: Eugene

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