Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle’s electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Seattle City Light is looking for skilled journey level Machinists to join the team at our South Service Center in Seattle. Employees in this journey-level class, perform maintenance and repair hydroelectric generation and distribution equipment. Advanced knowledge of machinist skills is required as well as the ability to interpret blueprints and schematics. Positions in this class fabricate and design parts, equipment and or machinery according to National Electric Code and NEMA Standards using lathes, mills, radial drill presses, sharpers and other machine shop equipment. Assignments at remote facilities conduct preventative maintenance, overhauls, and capital improvement projects of hydro-generators, turbines, and associated machinery at hydroelectric facilities. This position reports to the Hydroelectric Maintenance Machinist Crew Chief.
Requires a minimum of two (2) years previous journey-level machinist experience or four (4) years of machine work experience under the supervision of a journey-level machinist (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
•Required to be on call 24 hour/day.
•Required to lift materials in excess of 50 pounds.
•Required to work in confined areas.
•Require working around high voltage equipment.
•Required to work in all types of weather.
Certification/License: Current Washington State Driver’s License.
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
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Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Seattle City Light values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle City Light encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check. The background check will involve a criminal history check, which includes conviction and arrest records in compliance with the Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17 and the City of Seattle Personnel Rule 10.3 (Download PDF reader). A driving history review may be conducted in compliance with SMC 4.79.020. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.