Job Details

Lead Electrician – Oregon Convention Center

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/17/2019

Deadline to apply: June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 PM, PDT
Salary: $41.04 - $42.98 hourly

This is an internal and a First Opportunity recruitment opportunity. We are only accepting applications from 1) current employees and/or 2) residents who live within the First Opportunity Target Area (FOTA) and meet the qualifying annual household income limit.

Rates reflect a 2.5% wage increase effective as of July 1, 2019.
Entry: $41.04/hourly; end of probation (at 6 months): $42.98/hourly.

This is a full-time position with a full benefit package, including paid holidays, vacation, sick pay, shift differential, PERS, medical, dental and vision. Represented by IUOE Local 701.

Are you an experienced supervising electrician interested in working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment with a broad range of work tasks in a sustainability focused business? If so, the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) welcomes your enthusiasm to join our team. Are you customer service focused, take ownership of your work and productive? We are looking for a self-directed, dependable, detail-oriented person who can manage their own workload while leading and supporting the workload of others.

This position has many diverse responsibilities in an environment with unlimited opportunity for learning new things while working on a variety of different systems. We're looking for a team member that has desire to continue to build their professional knowledge of lighting control systems (Lutron Quantum), CMMS programs (Asset Essentials) and process improvements.

This position works under the direction of the OCC Operations Manager to plan, coordinate and install temporary electrical services for venue events and performs electrical installations, repairs, and preventative maintenance on all electrical systems and associated equipment. Ensures all temporary event related electrical requirements are met and venue electrical infrastructure are maintained. This position leads the work of other electricians by directing day-to-day work but does not have full supervisory responsibility or direct reports. Position functions as the Oregon Convention Center's General Supervising Electrician and performs statutory inspections and authorizations related to this license.

About the Oregon Convention Center
Like the region itself, our dedication to serve people and our planet in the best ways possible demands that we constantly be on the move that we stay open-minded and maintain an inexhaustible supply of creativity. Our job is to make sure everyone here feels safe bringing what they've got to the table because progress relies on everyone keeping an open-mind and positive change can begin anytime, anyplace, with anyone.

The OCC is LEED Platinum Certified. We have one of the largest solar panel arrays on a U.S. convention center which produces 25% of the electricity we use. While we're striving to be the most sustainable event venue in the world and the first choice as a venue for green meetings, our commitment to sustainability is just one example of our dedication to a better tomorrow.

Annually OCC hosts roughly 500 events with an average of $600 million in economic benefit for the region from the national and international visitors who attend conventions and events at the venue.

At the Oregon Convention Center we're passionate about cultivating diversity, advancing equity and practicing inclusion in all of the work we do. We hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

High school diploma or GED; electrical trade school preferred. A current Oregon State General Supervising Electrician's license is required at time of employment. Two years of electrical supervisory experience. Experience performing the duties of an Electrician in a large public assembly facility or similar venue, and while working with the public present; or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a CPR certificate. A valid state driver's license is required. Must be available to work any shift including days, evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.

Note: this position leads the work of other electricians by directing day-to-day work but does not have full supervisory responsibility or direct reports

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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