Facility Energy Technician 2

Oregon Youth Authority/MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
March 12, 2023
Woodburn, OR
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Job Summary:
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is hiring a permanent, full-time Facility Energy Technician 2 to perform journey level work to operate, calibrate, and repair steam boilers or other multifaceted energy systems that generate heat, ventilation, air condition, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) in OYA buildings and facilities.

You will also maintain, operate and repair wastewater distribution and water treatment systems and perform or assist with other non-boiler related work such as performing a variety of semi-skilled work in the alteration, maintenance, and repair.

Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our recruitment process is of the utmost importance as we’re an agency filled with staff and youth from various backgrounds, cultures, and families.

Job Requirements:

  • Repair, replace and troubleshoot HVAC systems
  • Monitor building energy usage
  • Operate fuel and water supply systems
  • Collect and prepare samples as specific in the DEQ issued Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) permit as required for reporting to the DEQ on the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMF)
  • Supervise, instruct and train youth in building maintenance and construction skills, work habits, safety, housekeeping and proper use of hand and power tools
  • Repair walls, doors, windows, roofs, gutters, floor tile, all phases of building maintenance work
  • May require responding to emergencies, equipment failures, snow and ice storms outside of regular working hours
  • Position is subject to afterhours call back
  • May be required to work overtime
  • Requires heavy lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Exposure to temperature extremes, harmful chemicals, noise, poor lighting and air quality, and working in heating and plumbing tunnels, on ladders, scaffolds, high buildings or platforms and occasionally requires working in inclement weather conditions
  • Demonstrate the skill and ability to operate all vehicles and equipment that may be used to fulfill the job functions such as driving bus in mornings to pick up youth offenders and transport to work areas
  • Position may require the employee to travel to other OYA facilities located throughout the state
  • Daily contact with youth offenders who exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior
  • Position is located in closed custody facilities which requires, as a primary responsibility, strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to assure the custody, control and supervision of youth offenders

Staff is expected to be a positive example and role model for other staff and youth. The staff is to be supportive toward OYA, YCF and camps policies and procedures. Being a positive role model includes but is not limited to: reliability; dependability, regular and punctual attendance in order to provide consistent services and provide public safety; neat person appearance; treating all humans with respect; and being a law-abiding citizen. Each employee is to provide a positive, affirming environment which values their fellow employees and the people they serve.

All OYA employees are expected to work using safe work practices and to follow all policies regarding safe work practices. May be subject to a hostage situation.

Additional Information:
This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU). By joining and maintaining your membership with SEIU Local 503, the following benefits are available to you such as:

  • $2,500 life insurance policy paid for by your union, SEIU Local 503. This policy is in effect if you are an active member.
  • Up to $200,000 of additional life insurance can be purchased. Up to $100,000 member life, $40,000 spouse and $10,000 child is guaranteed within the first 90 days of new union membership.
  • Short Term Disability insurance is guaranteed if purchased within the first 90 days of new union membership.
  • Legal insurance enrollment is available to purchase within the first 90 days of new union membership.
  • Tuition reimbursement.


At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page. To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.

Compensation:  $3707.00 - 5657.00

Open Until Filled:
This recruitment will remain open until filled.

All OYA facilities and camps are tobacco free environments

NOTE: Workday will be unavailable between 5pm - 5am from Monday, November 28 to Friday, December 9. You will not be able to access your application in Workday during this timeframe.

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