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EWEB to host job showcase for utility support workers July 11

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EWEB HR Manager Kira Hutchens: "This is a fantastic entry point for anyone looking to build a career in the utility industry."

from Aaron Orlowski, Eugene Water and Electric Board

EWEB will highlight the importance of the utility support worker at two one-hour information sessions Thursday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the EWEB Roosevelt Operations Center, 4200 Roosevelt Blvd.

Utility support workers play a critical role in ensuring the smooth and safe operation of our water and electric crews. Key duties include traffic control, flagging, and performing various essential tasks that support the efficiency and safety of our operations. These positions are vital for maintaining the reliability and quality of services that our community depends on.

Job seekers in the general public ages 18 and over are invited to learn more about the position, which serves as an early career entry point to the industry. No registration is required.

“This is a fantastic entry point for anyone looking to build a career in the utility industry,” said EWEB’s Human Resources Manager Kira Hutchens. “We are committed to supporting good local jobs and providing opportunities for growth and development within our organization. Our utility support workers are crucial to our field operations, and we are proud to offer positions that contribute significantly to our community’s wellbeing.”

Team members in this entry-level role can leverage their experiences to advance into various careers within EWEB, including electric line technicians, water distribution technicians, heavy equipment operators, and more.

Attendees will have the chance to meet with current employees, learn about job responsibilities, and discover the benefits of working in a stable and essential industry. They will also have a chance to learn about EWEB’s competitive pay and excellent benefits package.

No pre-registration is required for this event; simply show up at the beginning of either of the two sessions to explore this exciting career opportunity with EWEB. We look forward to welcoming motivated individuals who are ready to make a difference in our community.

For more information about EWEB careers, go to EWEB.org/careers.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is Oregon’s largest customer-owned utility. Founded in 1911, EWEB provides water and electricity to approximately 96,000 customers in the Eugene-Springfield area. EWEB’s service area covers 236 square miles with a population of more than 200,000 people, including major institutions such as the University of Oregon.

A five-member elected Board of Commissioners governs the utility, which does not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Employing approximately 500 people, EWEB serves the people of Eugene by embodying core values of safety, reliability, affordability, environmental responsibility and community/culture.

EWEB owns four energy generation facilities, including hydroelectric projects on the McKenzie and Clackamas Rivers, and leads watershed protection measures with local landowners and environmental organizations. With one of the greenest energy supplies in the nation, approximately 90% of EWEB’s power comes from carbon-free sources, and EWEB is committed to achieving a 95% carbon-free energy portfolio by 2030.

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