Job Details

Garage Attendant

NW Natural, Portland, Oregon, United States

Job - Other

Close Date: 03/31/2018

At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” We’ve been an energy supplier and community leader since 1859.

Some of our neighbors know us through our philanthropy and volunteer programs and innovative approaches to carbon reduction.

Our customers know us because of the clean, safe, efficient, and low-cost natural gas we provide.

We are a service-oriented utility, with a “Best in the West” customer satisfaction ranking.

If you share our core values – integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship – we invite you to apply to NW Natural.

The Role:

Performs basic maintenance on garage equipment and automobiles.

Day to Day:

Maintains, cleans and organizes garage and equipment.
Refuels, checks fluids, relocates and cleans services vehicles.
Assists in maintaining proper tire, tube, and battery inventories. Maintains and charges batteries.
Lubricates tools and motor vehicles. Services equipment and performs preventative maintenance.
Operates pneumatic tools, sandblast equipment, steam cleaners, pressure washers, battery chargers, and tire changing equipment.
Moves vehicles and/or equipment between centers and district locations.
Performs maintenance or minor repairs on vehicles and equipment, when qualified, under the supervision and/or direction of employees assigned to a higher level within the job family.
Provides temporary coverage for Transportation 2 as needed.
Trains, assists, and provides feedback to less-experienced workers at the direction of supervisor, which may include providing feedback to supervisor on progress of training.
Performs other tasks as required, including those in lower levels, and in General Task Bar #2 as identified in the Job Description JAG, with training as needed.
Appropriately wears required protective equipment and safety gear.
Operates Company vehicles in compliance with state/local laws and Company policies and procedures.
Acts and communicates in a professional, respectful, and cooperative manner in connection with all activities associated with NW Natural.
Follows supervisory instructions and is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions and expectations.
Maintains punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
Demonstrates the Company’s core values and complies with all.
Come on your first day with:

Basic math and reading skills.
Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
Basic knowledge of the Company’s organization, inter-relationships, policies, procedures, processes, and department/work specific requirements.
Ability to interface with employees and customers to answer questions or resolve issues with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to perform physically demanding work involving walking, standing, bending, twisting, wrist turning, grasping, lifting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or assuming awkward postures for 8+ hours.
Ability to hear normal voice at 3 feet; warning signals/horns during operations.
Near/distant vision for driving and reading information to complete work assignments.
Moderate/severe exposure to uneven surfaces, noise, vibration, high-speed rotating machinery, and odorant inhalation.
Manual dexterity adequate to effectively use basic hand tools including, but not limited to, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.
Ability to do precision work requiring visual acuity, fine motor skills, and concentration.
Ability to safely operate Company vehicles/equipment and perform inspections and minor maintenance as necessary and in compliance with Company policies and state/local laws.
Valid OR/WA driver’s license, any required certifications and/or endorsements, and satisfactory driving record.
Basic knowledge of driving techniques for various truck/trailer combinations and coupling/decoupling trailers. Previous experience preferred.
Moderate exposure to chemical/gas vapors.
Must be able to lift a maximum of 75 lbs.
Must obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A, within the qualification period and maintain current DOT certifications.
Must obtain forklift certification within the qualification period.
Subject to random drug testing
What we offer:

Arguably the most competitive healthcare and wellness benefits in the Pacific Northwest

Green Team/Diversity & Inclusion Council/Safety Team/Women’s Network

Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities

Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount

20% Employee discount on Natural Gas

Hourly Rate:


Qualification Period:

6 months

This position will be tested on:

ACT Locating Information Level 4

ACT Applied Technology Level 4

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.

Applications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed.

Deadline: March 16, 2018

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.