General Information: Douglas County PUD offers Student Trainee positions to college bound students during the summer break months. Work start and end dates can accommodate student availability and vary depending on college schedules. These positions provide work experience in a professional environment. The positions are full time (40 hours per week) and students are hired to help in a variety of departments within the PUD.
Departments currently hiring for summer 2019 are:
East Wenatchee –
Distribution Operations (2 positions) – Under direction of General Foreman assist with various tasks and learn about District electrical operations, including line work, meter shop and fiber optic communications. Help with cleaning operations vehicles and equipment.
Facilities (1 position) – Provide support to groundskeeper with basic landscaping and irrigation system duties.
Land (1 position) – Assist in the implementation of the District's land use policy, fish and wildlife programs and right-of-way maintenance programs. Duties include inspecting District properties and rights-of-way for noxious weed/pests, and other physical labor duties as directed by the Right-of-Way Representative.
Wells Dam –
Engineering (1 position) – Opportunity to work with Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineers on a variety of engineering projects at a hydroelectric generating facility.
Safety (1 position) – Along with District employees explore and problem solve safety and ergonomic issues at Wells Dam and Wells Hatchery. Conduct industrial hygiene sampling and evaluation under the direction of the Safety Specialist.
Wells Fish Hatchery –
Natural Resources/Fisheries (1 position) – Assist fish hatchery employees with fish production and rearing tasks. Opportunity to learn about hatchery operations and general fish husbandry.
Successful applicants must have:
Satisfactorily completed a high school education or equivalent
Professional work attitude, ability and ethic
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a variety of settings
Ability to work independently and develop solutions for problems as they occur
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Physical capability to work in various environments associated with work departments
A valid Washington State driver license and proof of acceptable driving record
All successful candidates are required to complete a criminal history background screening and a post offer, pre-employment drug screening.
CLOSING DATE: Review of resumes will be ongoing. Final deadline for 2019 Summer Student Trainee positions is May 31, 2019.