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Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), has been powering people and careers since 1937. Regarded as a world leader in power transmission, BPA employees are recognized for their industry expertise and a safety record that consistently outperforms the utility industry standards.

BPA owns and operates one of the nation’s largest high voltage transmission systems with more than 15,000 miles of line and 200+ substations in a service territory that covers all of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana, and outlying areas. BPA also operates large inter-regional transmission lines that connect to Canada, California, the Southwest and eastern Montana. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, BPA provides over a third of the power consumed in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to transmission, BPA helps fund and manage the largest fish and wildlife program in the world; invests in new renewable generating resources for the Northwest such as wind and geothermal projects; and is a leading partner in promoting energy conservation and efficiency programs.

Not only is BPA recognized as a world leader in transmission but BPA has received numerous awards including Oregon State’s “Families in Good Company”. How did we become a world leader? The answer is simple -- our people. And the best part of all, our employees get to work, live, and play in the great Pacific Northwest! You can learn more about BPA at www.bpa.gov.


BPA’s Substation Operators are highly-skilled positions and requires journeyman level experience in an electrical transmission utility that included switching and developing switching orders for transmission and distribution electrical equipment.


Tasks vary with the type of substation to be operated and include journeyman level tasks and conditions explained in our complete job announcement.. This position requires a current and clean driving record covering the previous three-years, a pre-employment medical and drug testing, and background investigation before starting to work. This position requires specific and detailed application requirements to receive full consideration. Go to: www.jobs.bpa.gov/job_search click on announcement on Announcement #7064-09-DH, SUBSTATION OPERATOR

BPA will pay a recruitment bonus in the amount of (22% of the annual wage rate) with a signed three year service agreement.

BPA will pay relocation assistance, when appropriate. The assistance offered includes:

  • Transportation of household goods up to 18,000 pounds
  • Temporary storage of household goods up to a maximum of 180 days
  • Transportation for employee and family to include airfare or mileage allowance
  • Per Diem expenses of employee

You must submit a complete application package to receive full consideration for this position.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris, at 503-230-3302.

Job Title Substation Operator
Post Details
Posted By Bonneville Power Administration
Location Pacific Northwest
Job Type Full-time

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