Electrician - Portland International Airport

Port of Portland, OR | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 12/15/2023
Description Salary: $52.99 Hourly

Location : Portland 97218, OR

Job Type: Full-Time Represented

Job Number: 01855

Division: Aviation

Department: Aviation Maintenance

Opening Date: 12/15/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

FLSA: Non-Exempt

The Position

The Portland International Airport, PDX, is often the first impression people have of Oregon, SW Washington, and the great City of Portland. From ground power units to airfield lighting, the PDX Maintenance Electricians keep the lights on at PDX. The Successful candidate will maintain the electrical supply throughout the airport by replacing and repairing when needed. This includes maintaining the lighting on the airfields!

NOTE: If you are a Journeyman Electrician licensed in Washington, Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Utah, or Wyoming please let us know when you submit your application. The State of Oregon will grant reciprocity from these six states and you may qualify for a reciprocal license. If selected for this position, the Port of Portland will cover the cost of your reciprocal license application fee.

Hours are set by seniority shift bid per the labor agreement. Shifts may include one weekend day; the successful candidate must be available to work a set day, swing, or graveyard shift.
Essential Job Duties

The Portland International Airport is a big place, and this job helps maintain the electrical supply throughout the Airport which covers a variety of systems and equipment. If you enjoy troubleshooting issues, and performing repairs, calibrations, and working on replacements then there's a lot to choose from. Below is a list of a few of the things you'll have an opportunity to work on
  • Maintain Electrical supply throughout the Airport
  • Repair and replace all electrical equipment
  • Conduct maintenance of electrical distribution systems ranging in voltages from 15kV.
  • Trouble-shoot electrical and electronic controls, including relay logic, PLC programming
  • Respond to equipment malfunction.
  • Maintain and replace Airfield lighting and controls
Minimum Qualifications

  • Oregon State General Journeyman license at the time of hire (required)
  • Experience and/or coursework in technical electronics (required)
  • Knowledge of PLC-based control systems is required; specifically ABB/General Electric (preferred)
  • Experience with the following systems is preferred:
    • Electronic schooling in controllers, data-gathering, and solid-state controls
    • Experience with computers and PLC's for troubleshooting and adjusting
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid PDX Secured Area Security Badge (required)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Driver's license (required)
  • Able to work among and around the traveling public and Airport tenants daily
  • Able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions as needed
  • Part of this role will be as a member of the snow removal team during the winter months because of this we require a Class B Commercial Driver which the Port pays for the training and licensing 100%
Demonstrated Skills
  • Adept at expressing ideas clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Troubleshooting skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Promote safety as a guiding principle and regular practice in accomplishing work
  • Proven team player who shows the utmost respect for others
Ability to:
  • Perform routine tasks with manual dexterity, physical coordination, and stamina
  • Work independently or effectively in collaboration with team members
  • Maintain effective working relationships with Port staff and PDX stakeholders
  • Demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive
  • Work in tight spaces and at heights
  • Follow instructions and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
  • Read and comprehend technical manuals and prints
About us:

At the Port of Portland, we use everything we have - our three airports, four marine terminals, five business parks, and all the resources, expertise, and experience behind them - to move with purpose, connecting people with powerful opportunities and creating value for our region. We know that every person we hire, business we work with, contract we sign and decision we make is a chance to make someone's life better. And we'll use our power and influence to pull down barriers, unlock new opportunities, ensure more people share in our region's success and include those who have been excluded in the past. With YOUR help - together with our partners, customers, and community - we'll help drive meaningful change!

Do you have questions about this job?

Contact us: careers@portofportland.com

Safety: The Port promotes safety as a guiding principle and practice in accomplishing work by complying with safety and health policies and procedures and consistently seeking improvements that support operational excellence.

Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other safety-sensitive positions.

ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that they need an accommodation should contact Human Resources: call 503-415-6690 or email careers@portofportland.com.

At the Port of Portland, we strive to offer a holistic and comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families. We care about your health by offering highly-subsidized healthcare plans that include alternative care. We look out for you and for family by paying for life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage. We participate in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement program. We provide access to additional coverage and benefits including pre-tax spending accounts, voluntary term life insurance, a deferred compensation plan, and critical illness and accident insurance policies.

We go above and beyond by offering an award-winning wellness program for all employees to engage in. Employees can tend to their physical and mental health, earn rewards, and create community. Our employee assistance program supports the Port's commitment to emotional and mental well-being by providing mental health services, discounts on local gyms, and pet insurance for companions.

Our commitment to work-life balance ensures you have time to spend with loved ones and do the things you enjoy. We offer generous vacation time that accrues with length of service, sick leave that never expires and can be used for dependent care, health maintenance and mental health, and 8 weeks of paid parental leave - all in addition to 10 paid holidays. As an added bonus - because we know employees use their time off differently - once a year we give employees the opportunity to convert sick leave to personal leave, and to convert vacation leave to either cash, a retirement plan contribution, or a contribution to a Health Savings Account.

Please note: Some benefits vary by job type/group, so please be sure to review your comprehensive benefit guide and/or collective bargaining agreement upon hire to confirm what is available to you.


Do you have an Oregon State General Journeyman License? or one in a reciprocal state (Washington, Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Utah, or Wyoming)
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have any electronic schooling in controllers, data-gathering, and solid state controls?
  • Yes
  • No
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