Job Details

Field Engineer - Inspection

Company name
Clean Water Services

$41.46 - $57.01 Hourly

Tigard, OR, United States

Employment Type

Water Plant, Bluecollar, Government

Posted on
Oct 16, 2020

Valid Through
Jan 29, 2021

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The Water Resource Recovery Operations & Services Department is seeking a Field Engineer - Inspection.  This posiiton performs electrical inspections of new construction by outside electrical contractors and staff electricians to ensure compliance with contract document requirements, District standards, the National Electrical Code, and other relevant governing statues, regulations, guidelines, and standards. The candidate selected will serve as a Signing Supervisor for the Master Permit Inspection Program and will be responsible for managing small electrical repair and modification in-house projects.

Essential Functions:

(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification.  The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)

1. Inspect new construction for compliance with contract document requirements, District standards, the National Electrical Code, and other relevant governing statutes, regulations, guidelines, and standards. Prepare punch lists documenting construction deficiencies, review contractor change orders, review record drawings, and administer the warranty program for electrical equipment.

2. Perform duties as a Signing Supervisor (OAR 918-280-0015) for the Master Permit Electrical Permit with Washington County and the City of Hillsboro and any other municipality as needed. These duties will include filing Plan Review documents, inspection of work installed by District staff, managing the Master Permit log, and represent the District during the County or City Inspectors site visits.

3. Manage small in-house electrical repair and modification projects.

4. Replace, maintain, test, troubleshoot, modify, and repair power distribution systems, including transformers, power distribution panels, power services, and circuit breakers; electrical equipment associated with pumping systems, including motors, variable frequency drives, generators, switches, instrumentation and control equipment including sensors, transmitters, monitors, recorders, detectors, flowmeters, controllers, and motor control centers. Test power circuit breakers by primary or secondary current injection. Test protective relays. Design and building of control panels, test station and temporary control circuiting.

5. Serve as liaison to consultants, contractors, and vendors; assist in the selection of consultants and contractors; administer contracts; provide project support; oversee work performed; monitor contract expenditures.

6. Participate in the development and implementation of and departmental policies, procedures, goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives as they relate to the installation, maintenance, and repair of the electrical and electronic equipment, machinery and instrumentation in treatment plants, and remote pump stations.

7. Oversees, organizes, assigns, and reviews staff’s work.  Develops performance standards.  Prepares performance evaluations.  Provides coaching and prepares development plans.  Assures compliance with District safety practices and procedures.



Methods, materials, tools, and testing equipment of the electrical trade Advanced electrical principles, formulas, and practices for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical and electronic industrial equipment, parts, machinery, and control circuits Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations  related to the following: National Electrical Code NFPA 70, State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, Master Permit Inspection Program (OAR 918-309-0100), National Fire Protection Association codes, NFPA 70E, Underwriters Laboratories White Book, and NETA testing standards.

In addition to the knowledge listed above, some positions may require the following knowledges

Knowledge of:

Experience as a lead worker, team leader, or crew leader; supervision over technical staff


Interpreting National Electrical Code, and State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, Master Permit Inspection Program (OAR 918-309-0100), District standards Explaining plans, drawing, schematics, and specifications Analyzing problems Use of computers and computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and equipment interface programs

In addition to the skills listed above, some positions may require the following skills

Skill in:

Planning, organizing, directing and reviewing the work of skilled technical personnel  Supervising, training, disciplining and evaluating staff


Write project progress logs, electrical code or specification deficiency reports to Engineer or Project Managers Equipment testing and evaluation reports, and small project scope of work contracts Reading and interpreting electrical drawings, diagrams, specifications, and manuals Planning and testing procedures Determining the proper kind and type of parts and equipment needed for system installation and repair Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Work effectively in a team environment Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:

Increasingly responsible experience as an Electrician in commercial and industrial environments; wastewater treatment plant experience is desired.

Training in the National Electrical Code, and the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code. Some positions may require experience as a project leader, lead worker, team leader, crew leader, or supervisor.


Upon selection candidates must possess and maintain a valid State issued driver’s license.

Must possess a State of Oregon Electrical Supervisor License at time of appointment.

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