Port of Grays Harbor

Employment Opportunity:
Port Maintenance Crew – Industrial Electrician/Millwright


The Port is seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated individual with industrial electrical, instrumentation, journeyman level industrial facility and equipment maintenance, fabrication, and operations knowledge and experience. In addition to preventative and daily maintenance activities, the individual must be able to analyze, troubleshoot and develop solutions to correct plant mechanical systems, instrumentation and motor problems, mobile and fixed equipment, as well as lighting and electrical systems. In addition to utilizing electrical and millwright expertise, the person will be a member of the Port’s maintenance crew, and will participate in group or individual projects requiring millwright, mechanical, construction and related skills, as assigned.

Application Process & Schedule:

A Port employment application is required and should be submitted to the Port’s Director of Finance & Administration, PO Box 660, Aberdeen, WA 98520 no later than Sepetember 14, 2018 to receive full consideration. Obtain Application by phoning 360-533-9528, at 111 S Wooding St in Aberdeen WA, 98520 or download the employment application.

Compensation Package:

Position is part of a bargaining agreement with competitive wage and benefit package. Benefit package includes health plan, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. In addition, the Port offers a retirement plan, annual leave (vacation and sick leave), deferred compensation plan, and holiday pay.


High School diploma or equivalent required. Advanced education degree, coursework or training preferred, including trade schools, apprenticeships and certification programs.

Five (5) + years related work experience required, with emphasis in industrial electrical work including plant instrumentation and motor control systems, and millwright work. Experience should include demonstrated past success in these areas, particularly in analyzing and problem solving to correct and/or improve industrial plant systems and equipment. Additional experience or aptitude for mechanical and construction work in an industrial setting is desired.

Possess working knowledge of: computer hardware and software systems; welding and fabrication techniques; industrial electrical and motor control systems; repair and calibration procedures; and preventative maintenance best practices.
Must be able to work successfully in a team environment, as well as independently, build strong working relationships, and work well with customers, contractors, dock workers, co-workers and Port management. Must be able to follow written guidelines and procedures with accuracy, willing to learn and grow technically, and able to communicate well with others. Must be able to understand, adhere to and support industrial work safety rules.

Working Conditions

Must be willing to work overtime, rotating shifts and weekends. Rotating shifts may include day, evenings, early morning and weekend shifts to support customer cargo handling operations and other Port needs.

Work is performed primarily in an active marine terminal cargo yard around heavy equipment, rail crossings, trains, and truck traffic. Work environment requires constant attention to workplace hazards and application of safety procedures. Work may also be performed at port office and tenant-occupied buildings, Bowerman airport, docks, wharves, warehouses, conveyor systems, utilities and roads.

Port facilities are drug and alcohol free work environments. Tobacco use is prohibited in Port buildings, equipment, vehicles and operating facilities, and allowed only in specially designated areas by Port management.

Work can be strenuous, requiring standing for long periods and frequent work on ladders, scaffolds, catwalks, and man lifts or elevators. Work is sometimes required at heights over 200’. Conditions will vary and include dusty, dirty, hot, cold, windy and/or wet conditions. Work requires being outdoors for extended periods in varying and sometimes severe weather conditions. Work will at times be performed in confined areas, ditches, or other uncomfortable places including over-water and under docks. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Electrical work involves risk of injury from electrical shock, falls, and cuts; to avoid injuries, must be knowledgeable of and follow strict safety procedures.