Job Order #1280

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Posted Date: 11/14/2012
Job Category: Engineering
Position Title: Engineer Technician II *
Salary Range: DOE
Location: Portland, OR


Engineering Metering Technician





This position will provide support in; building, metering of industrial and end-use equipment, data collection, data analysis, and safety equipment technical support. The metering function is in support of the core EE technical functions including estimation of energy use and analysis of energy use patterns including; measurement and verification of energy savings inspection of efficiency measures and project and tracking and reporting energy savings.




  • Serve as technical expert in EE (Energy Efficiency) end-use metering equipment; track and recommend new metering technologies.

  • Facilitate and maintain EE end-use metering equipment inventory including calibration, periodic maintenance, warranty servicing, testing, repairs, upgrades, organizing storage and retirement, making and keeping records, and tracking systems.

  • Research appropriate equipment to meet ongoing engineering metering needs and provides purchase recommendations to appropriate managers or staff.

  • Presents purchase recommendations to Purchase Card holder (P-Card);

  • Submits Material Requisitions for approval by authorized representative.

  • Maintain EE web based inventory system; enter new equipment, maintain web site and database, and assist users in equipment checkout.

  • Ship equipment to field offices and job sites; ensure tracking and timely return.

  • Work with other internal deptartments to offer metering solutions, meter testing and resolve meter/software compatability issues.

  • Facilitate personal safety equipment usage as necessary, with the guidance of the Safety Office.

  • Maintain inventory of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consistent with work standards.

  • Coordinate with Safety Office to improve EE’s field work safety program.

  • Serve as staff expert in safety procedures and requirements for EE field work.

  • Coordinate and maintain safety checklists and safety manuals.

  • Coordinates annual safety training throughout the service territory. Works with 3rd party company to facilitate training.

  • Develop, support, and maintain specialized EE data acquisition systems (software and hardware).

  • Maintain and provide technical support for EE field laptop computers including software installation, updates and maintenance as necessary and approved by IT.

  • Perform field work at various residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural facilities located throughout service territory.

  • Operate, install, configure, and remove EE specialized metering equipment. The application of metering installations is limited to exposure to 480 VAC services and lower.

  • Inspect installations of energy efficiency measures for compliance with technical requirements and specifications.

  • Access metering data, organize and present results using spreadsheets, databases, and various specialized software tools.

  • Assist in developing specialized or complex metering systems for M&V plans.





  • College degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field or any equivalent combination of education is preferred

  • Position requires 5-9 years Engineering Technician background or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience in electrical metering instrumentation, data collection tools, building measurement and data logging equipment, computer operating systems and electrical systems.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products, such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook (Microsoft Office 2010 proficiency required).


General Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Meter Data Management systems, meter reading software and preferably MV-90 (standard for data collection and storage systems).

  • A working knowledge of energy efficiency, HVAC, lighting, building control systems, pumps and motors.

  • Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, detail oriented, able to prioritize work, and independently problem solve technical issues.



Additional Requirements:

  • Some travel (rough estimate of 15%) to field locations is expected for this position

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


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