Metro - Electrician - Oregon Convention Center

Position Title: Electrician - Oregon Convention Center

Company Name: Metro

Position Location: Portland, Oregon, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232 United States

Company Website:

Position Description: The Oregon Convention Center is hiring an electrician. This is a full ¬time position with a full benefits package, including paid holidays, vacation, sick pay, shift differential, PERS, medical, dental and vision. Represented by IUOE Local 701.

Entry rate: $35.03/hour, full rate (after 6 months): $36.72/hour

As a conference and event venue leader, the Convention Center hosts people and events from around the world at our world-class venue. Our number one role is to provide a memorable experience for our shows and guests. We're looking for employees who enjoy working in a fast paced and friendly environment with great opportunities for advancement with Metro. 

How can you contribute to the success of our operations? The electrician at the Convention Center installs temporary electrical services for building events and performs electrical installations, repairs, and preventative maintenance on all electrical systems and associated equipment.

The person in this position must be able to work a flexible schedule based on event and building requirements; scheduled shifts may include day shift, swing shift, weekends and holidays. For this position the current schedule is 9am – 5pm with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off but is subject to change. Supervision is received from the OCC Operations Manager/Lead Electrician.

The Oregon Convention Center, a LEED Platinum facility, is the largest convention facility in the Pacific Northwest, hosting more than 12 million visitors since its opening 1990. An average of $450 million is generated annually in economic benefit for the region from the national and international visitors who attend conventions and events at the facility.

At the Oregon Convention Center, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Position Requirements: High school diploma or GED; electrical trade school preferred. A current Oregon State Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician's license or higher is required at time of employment. Experience performing the duties of an Electrician in a large public assembly facility or similar venue, and while working with the public present; or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a CPR certificate. A valid state driver's license is required. Must be available to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.

Salary Range: $35.03 - $36.72 hourly

Benefits: This is a full ¬time position with a full benefits package, including paid holidays, vacation, sick pay, shift differential, PERS, medical, dental and vision. Represented by IUOE Local 701.

How to Apply: Online at

Contact Name: Karen Painter

Contact Phone: (503) 797-1719

Additional Info: Deadline to apply: October 3, 2018 @ 5:00 PM, PDT

City of Tacoma - Building Inspector

Position Title: Building Inspector

Company Name: City of Tacoma,

Position Location: City of Tacoma, Tacoma WA., 747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA. 98402 U.S.

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Position Description: We are seeking candidates with exceptional customer service skills who have a proven success record in the performance of field inspections related to development, including: single family, multi-family, commercial buildings and other structures, to ensure compliance with Tacoma Municipal Code, State building code and other applicable codes and regulations. 

Other Inspector duties include: investigating and resolving code compliance complaints related to buildings and structures; explaining and interpreting building code restrictions and requirements; examining pre-permit plans; assisting customers in the field with the use of the City's permit tracking system; documenting and adding field inspections, and preparing reports related to inspection activities.

Position Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or equivalent and one of the following:

  • One year of experience as a Building Inspector using the International Code Council (ICC) building codes 
  • Certification by the ICC as a Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer 
  • Three years of journey-level experience in the building construction trades or in building code or code enforcement for a municipality
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have multiple ICC certifications.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Position requires passing a physical assessment, pre-employment medical exam, and drug and alcohol screening. 
  • Position requires climbing and crawling. 
  • Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to traveling from site to site and adverse weather conditions. 
  • Incumbents may be exposed to potentially hazardous material and heights and subject to moving around in and through construction sites at various stages of completion.


  • Accepted safety standards related to building construction. 
  • Methods, equipment and materials used in building construction, alteration and repair. 
  • Federal, State and local building, zoning, housing, plumbing codes and related ordinances and regulations. 
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty. 
  • Health and safety regulations. 
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. 
  • Oral and written communications skills. 
  • Record-keeping techniques. 
  • Detect substandard maintenance, repair construction materials or methods, unsanitary or fire-hazard conditions. 
  • Read and interpret plans and drawings. 
  • Read interpret and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. 
  • Maintain records and prepare reports. 
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 
  • Effectively utilize appropriate technology (i.e. computers, cameras, two-way radios). 
  • Work independently with little direction.

Salary Range: 32.48-39.48 Hourly


How to Apply:

Contact Name: Audrey Hornbuckle

Contact Phone: (253) 591-5427

Farwest Steel - Reinforcing Contract Manager

Company: Farwest Steel

Position: Reinforcing Contract Manager (Vancouver)

Position Purpose:   Assist Reinforcing Branch Managers and Corporate Credit Manager with contract review, customer account maintenance, accounts receivable issues, and oversee special billings.  Work with branch personnel, credit department, customers, and general contractors to resolve issues in these same areas of responsibility.

Major Duties:  

  1. Review job specific Contract Agreements or Purchase orders between FSR, WCI, and RCPT and customer base or sub-contractors.
  2. Review and Maintain Master Contract Agreements between Reinforcing Group and our customer base.
  3. Review A/R Aging with Branch Managers, Corporate Credit Manager and contract administration personnel. Communicate directly with customers via phone and email to ensure timely collection of receivables.
  4. Mitigate contract or purchase order issues with customer base and/or sub-contractors on behalf of Reinforcing Group.
  5. Review monthly billings on specified customers or contracts.
  6. Compile A/R Aging Reports and actively participate in monthly presentations.
  7. Monitor daily sales orders and provide credit releases as required.

Minor Duties:  

  • Extensive keyboard and computer operation.
  • Communicate effectively with outside and inside contacts both orally and written.
  • Process detailed accounting review of job contracts.
  • Back up to General Office Administration functions.
  • Intermittent travel to/from Customer offices or jobsites for meetings

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • High School Diploma required, College Degree or Post-High School Education Preferred.
  • Ability to communicate & negotiate effectively in English, both orally and in written form. 
  • Knowledge of construction market & practices including sub-contract review.
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles; high-level of experience with credit collections.
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite with a high-competence level in Excel and Word.
  • Team structure oriented with capacity to communicate with courtesy and tact.
  • Perform routine office support, understand written and oral instruction, make mathematical calculations (accounting math). 


Interested candidates should send their resume or fill out an internal interest form and return to Lorrie Williamson in the Vancouver, or email


Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.