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Springfield Utility Board - Vehicle Technician/Utility Worker

Posted: 4/2/2024
Location: Springfield, OR


Electric Service Center (ESC)

Fleet & Warehouse Supervisor

Non-Exempt / Full Time / M - F / 8:30 - 5:00


1st six months              $38.48/hr

            2nd six months            $40.79/hr

            3rd six months             $43.28/hr

            4th six months             $48.48/hr

            5th six months             $50.41/hr

            Thereafter                      $52.39/hr

Position starts at 1st six months.  Movement to remaining steps are based on satisfactory performance



IBEW Local 659


Monday, April 1, 2024

Monday, April 15, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.


Job Description

Please read the Vehicle Technician-Utility Worker ( job description prior to applying for this position to learn about its duties and responsibilities. It will also list the required minimum qualifications and physical and mental requirements for the position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum four years of recent experience as a diesel and/or automotive mechanic
  • ASE certifications in automotive and truck repair strongly preferred
  • Fleet experience in a utility preferred


  • Associate’s degree in automotive and/or diesel technology from a community college or other institution
  • A substitute for an Associate’s degree could be six years of recent experience as an automotive and/or diesel mechanic and a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Driving is an essential function of this position. Therefore, a valid Oregon Class A CDL driver’s license with hazmat and tanker endorsements (must obtain within first six (6)-months) is required.
  • Possess and maintain Forklift certification, or the ability to acquire one within six (6) months of employment.
  • Possess and maintain Hazwoper Emergency Response certification, or the ability to acquire one within six (6) months of employment.



The following application materials are required:

- Applications can be submitted online at: Current Job Opportunities | Sorted by Job Title ascending | Springfield Utility Board Careers (

- Cover letter

- Resume

SUB encourages all qualified individuals to apply. SUB is committed to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including disability and veteran status.


Springfield Utility Board is an independently operated municipal electric and water utility governed by a locally-elected board.  Serving 25+ square miles in and around the City of Springfield, Oregon (pop. 55,000), the utility offers its customers some of the lowest water and electric rates in the Pacific Northwest.  SUB is a customer-owned community resource. Like other customer-owned utilities, SUB has a three-pronged mission: to provide excellent customer service, to keep rates low and affordable, and to support the community it serves. SUB achieves this because, unlike privately held utilities which look to provide profits to investors, SUB is owned by and responsible to the people it serves. And, because SUB is an independent agency, and not a department of the city, all of the rates paid go directly back into operating the utility.

SUB is a great place to work! Our employees are valued, respected and appreciated for their skills, knowledge and the diverse backgrounds that they bring to SUB. We’re proud of our talented employees and their accomplishments to make SUB the best and most cost-effective utility we can be!

Springfield is a family-friendly community located in the south Willamette Valley and nestled between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, both known for excellent fishing. The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area is easily accessible by Interstate 5 and Oregon’s second largest airport.  The region is home to several colleges, including the University of Oregon, and provides activities for a wide variety of interests, including performing arts, sports, and outdoor recreation. 



The Mission of the Springfield Utility Board is to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective utility related services to the citizens and businesses of the Springfield community.

In providing these services:

SUB’s five-member governing Board will require the principles of cost-effectiveness and continuous quality improvement to be applied to all programs, functions and projects conducted by SUB, in recognition of SUB’s long-term responsibility to deliver services.

In addition to providing the types of services that meet customers’ utility needs, SUB shall also strive to:

  1. Keep the costs of its services affordable;
  2. Provide for prudent financial reserves;
  3. Ensure that all services offered and provided by SUB meet or exceed the community’s standards for quality & safety;
  4. Continue to study opportunities and pursue options that provide value to SUB’s customers.

The Board believes that SUB’s mission is best accomplished through a strong team relationship between the Board and management. This partnership will provide consistency of purpose and direction to the organization and empowers employees to continue to build the kind of organization necessary to meet customers’ utility needs.


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