Skip to main content

Clatskanie People's Utility District

About Clatskanie People's Utility District

Clatskanie People’s Utility District is here to serve you.

“To Be The Pacific Northwest’s Leading Public Power Innovator” 

“Creating economic advantage for our communities by providing the best energy value for all of our customer-owners” 

What is a People’s Utility District?
A People’s Utility District (PUD) is a publicly owned utility formed pursuant to Chapter 261 of the Oregon Constitution. We provide electric service to customers located within and without of the District boundaries. People’s Utility Districts are formed or exist in areas where a majority of the public has sought local ownership and control of their utility and lower electric costs. A People’s Utility District can usually offer lower costs because its products and services are sold at cost-based rates, there is no profit added in. The District is overseen by a five member Board of Directors representing individual Districts and elected within the District they represent. The Board appoints a General Manager to be the Chief Executive Officer for the District.


Senior Electrical/System Design Technician

Clatskanie People’s Utility District is currently seeking a full-time Senior Electrical/System Design Technician.  Minimum qualifications include: 2 years of college level engineering course in electrical engineering and/or completion of the NWPPA Staking Technician Certification program 5 years of utility work experience in the areas of electrical distribution line construction or distribution field/staking engineering. Must be able to satisfactorily use computer drafting and design programs, must be able to interpret engineering drawings and legal descriptions of property.   Compensation for this hourly position will be based on qualifications and experience. 


Some of the essential functions:  Performing design and drafting work for new and modified overhead and underground electric line construction projects using GIS and AutoCad (all designs to be in accordance with NESC and District construction standards).    Ensure staking sheets, as-built drawings, and other engineering maps and drawings are created, organized, and stored in accordance with established procedures.  Prepare and interpret engineering drawings and simple easement descriptions.  Provide information to consultants for more complex drawings and easements. Responsible for preparation of system improvement work orders, maintenance work orders, cost estimates, initiation of construction and coordination and be able to operate basic land surveying equipment.

Applications can be found on our website under “Employment Opportunities” at  Submit completed application, resume & cover letter to Human Resources, PO Box 216, Clatskanie, OR 97016, fax (503) 308-4884, or email  The cut-off for applications is 09/18/2015.  This position will remain posted until filled.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Melissa Korsmo at 503-728-2163.  

Is this your business?

Promote your business through our innovative Marketplace system! It's free to sign up!


Welcome to the discussion.

Effective immediately, all comments will display the user's FIRST AND LAST NAME rather than a screen name. Anyone with an existing account that did not provide a first and last name when registering will be required to update their profile before submitting a comment. AGAIN - YOUR ACCOUNT MUST INCLUDE A FIRST AND LAST NAME!

Keep it Clean. NO obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Comments that include verbal attacks of another commenter will not be posted.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alert

Breaking News