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Transportation 1
Union Position
Transportation; SherwoodOregon (US-OR) 
Regular FT 
Posting # 3986  


The Role:


Performs basic maintenance on garage equipment and automobiles.


General Essential Functions:


  • Maintains, cleans and organizes garage and equipment.
  • Refuels, checks fluids, relocates and cleans services vehicles.
  • Assists in maintaining proper tire, tube, and battery inventories. Maintains and charges batteries.
  • Lubricates tools and motor vehicles. Services equipment and performs preventative maintenance.
  • Operates pneumatic tools, sandblast equipment, steam cleaners, pressure washers, battery chargers, and tire changing equipment.
  • Moves vehicles and/or equipment between centers and district locations.
  • Performs maintenance or minor repairs on vehicles and equipment, when qualified, under the supervision and/or direction of employees assigned to a higher level within the job family.
  • Provides temporary coverage for Transportation 2 as needed.
  • Trains, assists and provides feedback to less-experienced workers at the direction of the supervisor, which may include providing feedback to the supervisor on the progress of training.
  • Performs other tasks as required, including those in lower levels as referenced in the CBA, with training as needed.
  • Appropriately wears required protective equipment and safety gear.
  • Operates Company vehicles in compliance with state/local laws and Company policies and procedures.
  • Acts and communicates in a professional, respectful, and cooperative manner in connection with all activities associated with NW Natural.
  • Follows supervisory instructions and is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions and expectations.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
  • Demonstrates the Company’s core values and complies with all.

Come on your first day with:


  • Basic math and reading skills.
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Basic knowledge of the Company’s organization, inter-relationships, policies, procedures, processes, and department/work-specific requirements.
  • Ability to interface with employees and customers to answer questions or resolve issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work involving walking, standing, bending, twisting, wrist turning, grasping, lifting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or assuming awkward postures for 8+ hours.
  • Ability to hear normal voice at 3 feet; warning signals/horns during operations.
  • Near/distant vision for driving and reading information to complete work assignments.
  • Moderate/severe exposure to uneven surfaces, noise, vibration, high-speed rotating machinery, and odorant inhalation.
  • Manual dexterity is adequate to effectively use basic hand tools including, but not limited to, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Ability to do precision work requiring visual acuity, fine motor skills, and concentration.
  • Ability to safely operate Company vehicles/equipment and perform inspections and minor maintenance as necessary and in compliance with Company policies and state/local laws.
  • Valid OR/WA driver’s license, any required certifications and/or endorsements, and satisfactory driving record.
  • Basic knowledge of driving techniques for various truck/trailer combinations and coupling/decoupling trailers. Previous experience preferred.
  • Moderate exposure to chemical/gas vapors.
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 75 lbs.
  • Must obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A, within the qualification period and maintain current DOT certifications.
  • Must obtain forklift certification within the qualification period.
  • Subject to random drug testing.


 Qualification Period: 6 months

What we offer:


Work Life Balance -

  • 11 paid holiday which includes 3 floating holidays. 
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • Green Team / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council / Safety Team / Women’s Network
  • Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
  • Start with 16 Vacation Sick Time Days  


Financial -

  • Generous 401K company contribution and match. 
  • 15% Discount on ESPP
  • Wellness incentive program 


Discounts -

  • 20% off natural gas service 
  • Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
  • TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
  • Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless 


Hourly Rate: $25.32 


Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application


Deadline: 8/17/22


Disclosure: We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.


NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

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