Join the dynamic Blachly-Lane Electric Co-op team as a Groundworker. Our small electric utility is a collaborative, positive workplace. We embrace the Seven Cooperative Principles in serving our consumer-members.
This full-time position reports to the Working Line Foreman and shall perform various manual labor type tasks at the work site to assist crew members such as loading and unloading supplies and materials, cutting brush, hand digging holes and trenches, and assisting in preparing materials for the Linemen to install.
To be considered, an applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior job experience is preferred with preference given to experience in operating small power tools. A traffic flagger card or ability to obtain one preferred. Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all applicable safety rules, regulations, and practices, and be able to maintain a First Aid/CPR/AED card. Must be a self-starter with the ability to read and follow instructions well. Must be able to write, do basic algebra, and possess good reading and listening skills. Must have the ability to obtain, if necessary, an Oregon Class A CDL with a good driving record within six months of employment. Must possess a forklift operator’s certification or obtain within six months of employment. Must be willing to accept trouble calls and perform such work in all kinds of weather and at all hours of the day or night.
For more information on position responsibilities and required qualifications, view the full job description at: www.blachlylane.coop/about-us/careers/. This position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter using the career center application.
Blachly-Lane is committed in its personnel policies and practices to the principle of equal employment opportunity and provides such in full compliance with any and all relevant federal, state, and local employment discrimination laws.
Additional Salary Information: Starting pay will be based on experience, education, and job knowledge.
About Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative
In 1934, one of the first people’s utility districts in Oregon was formed, Lake Creek Public Utility District. But before the state and federal governments acted on the application, the Rural Electrification Act was passed and members of the Lake Creek PUD voted to go with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA).
On April 28, 1937, the Articles of Incorporation were filed in Salem and Blachly-Lane County Cooperative Electric Association came into existence. Blachly-Lane became the first REA-financed cooperative to operate in Oregon. We embrace the Seven Cooperative Principles in serving our consumer-members and our small electric utility is a collaborative, positive workplace serving approximately 2,865 members. We are headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.