Metro - Electrician – Oregon Convention Center

Position Title: Electrician – Oregon Convention Center

Company Name: Metro

Position Location: 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 United States

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Position Description: Deadline to apply: September 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM, PDT
Salary: $37.35 - $39.10 hourly

The Oregon Convention Center is hiring two electricians to fill open positions from recent retirements. 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: $37.35/hour, full rate (after 6 months): $39.10/hour.
Shift Differential: $1.70/hour for shifts starting between 12:00 PM and 4:00 AM; as applied according to terms outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.

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 base schedule is Sunday – Thursday (position #1) and Tuesday – Saturday (position #2) but is subject to change. Supervision is received from the OCC Operations Manager/Lead Electrician.

The Oregon Convention Center is LEED Platinum Certified. We have one of the largest solar panel arrays on a U.S. convention center which produces 25% of the electricity we use. While we're striving to be the most sustainable event venue in the world and the first choice as a venue for green meetings, our commitment to sustainability is just one example of our dedication to a better tomorrow. Annually OCC hosts roughly 500 events with an average of $600 million in economic benefit for the region from the national and international visitors who attend conventions and events at the venue.

At the Oregon Convention Center we're passionate about cultivating diversity, advancing equity and practicing inclusion in all of the work we do. 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. 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. A current Oregon State Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician License or General Journeyman Electrician license or higher is required at time of employment. A valid state driver's license is required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a CPR certificate. Must be available to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Salary Range: $37.35 - $39.10 hourly

Benefits: Full benefits package

How to Apply:

Contact Name: Karen Painter

Contact Phone: (503) 797-1719