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Idaho Power Company Generation Specialist Apprentice I or II - Hydro Operations in Bruneau, Idaho

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Application Deadline:

04/18/2019 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

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Pay Range:

$25.71 - $37.29

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Job Description:

This is a training position, designed to prepare future Generation Specialists for work in a team-based environment. These individuals will learn how to operate and maintain a hydro plant and associated equipment.

Under direct supervision: Performs necessary operating and maintenance functions essential for the safe and efficient operation of the area, plant, and facilities.

Completes assigned tasks, including preventive and corrective maintenance.

Ensures necessary generation by performing manual switching and operation in the event of an emergency (i.e., failure of automated generation dispatch systems) while following FERC and other regulations.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic electricity and the function, operation, troubleshooting, and repair of complex equipment through use of drawings and instructional manuals.

Skills in:

  • Operation and/or maintenance of power plants

  • Inspection and maintenance of heavy equipment

  • Basic computing

  • Basic electrical

  • Personal communication

  • Interactive teamwork

  • Conflict resolution.

Ability to:

  • Maintain high productivity with supervision

  • Work with a high degree of accountability

  • Use good judgment and initiative in resolving work problems

  • Establish positive working relationships in a team-based environment

  • Respond to emergencies in excess of normal working hours

  • Perform other duties/tasks as assigned.


Apprentice I:


  • High school diploma or GED


  • Appropriate education and/or work experience in electrical, generation, or power plants that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Apprentice II:


  • High school diploma or GED


  • Appropriate education and/or work experience in electrical, generation, or power plants that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Enrollment in a Generation Apprenticeship Training Program, or a combination of education and work experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • Six months of power plant experience.


Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position.


This job will require occasional, physically strenuous work for long periods of time and in adverse weather conditions. Job requires the ability to bend, stoop, squat, crouch, crawl, climb ladders and into and out of vehicles, twist, kneel, balance and reach. Rarely lift shoulder-high and above items weighing up to 50 lbs; rarely lift waist-high and knee-high items weighing up to 75 lbs. Occasionally use exertional force of up to 50 lbs to push/pull items. Rarely carry with one hand items weighing up to 50 lbs. or items weighing up to 75 lbs. with two hands. Requires the ability to operate a vehicle. Must be able to grasp and hold simple hand tools and other materials and use fine motor skills to use a computer keyboard, and handle small hand tools. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment, post-offer Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA).


Must be at least 18 years of age. Physically able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property.


Job requires the ability to respond to emergencies outside of and/or in excess of normal working hours; also requires being on call on a rotating basis for the power plant and ability to respond in 30 - 60 minute time frame depending on location and a 35 mile limit (West area only). Job requires occasional travel with overnight stays. Job requires the employee to obtain and wear approved safety footwear and FR clothing.


Adaptability, Building Customer Loyalty, Communication, Contributing to Team Success, Decision Making, Initiating Action, Innovation, Managing Work (includes Time Management), Quality Orientation, Safety Awareness

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