Trades Assistant – JVA No. 23-017


    Employer: Commonwealth Utilities Corporation

    Opening Date: October 18, 2022
    Closing Date: UNTIL FILLED

    ANNUAL SALARY: $16,742.00 – $22,602.00 per annum, Non-Exempt

    The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the Rota Resident Manager or his/her designee. The Trades Assistant assists with the safe and efficient operation of all plant equipment and machinery including, but not limited to, incinerators, generators, operation of valves, plant production operations, and unloading of diesel fuel tank trucks to storage tanks.


    • Follows all safety and operations procedures during operations and maintenance activities;
    • Monitoring Plant systems as assigned;
    • Prepares job site for work including gathering and setting up materials and supplies, and setting work safety barriers for protection;
    • Gathers, cleans and returns equipment, materials and supplies used;
    • Cleans and maintains work site after project or repair work is complete;
    • Monitors equipment; takes readings and collects data; documents equipment readings; prepares and submits data and work reports;
    • Performs inventory spot checks to ensure adequate materials and supplies are available for daily work activities;
    • Assisting with equipment inspections, cleaning, corrosion control, and painting;
    • Operating incinerators; oil and water separator pump, servicing and preparing oil filters;
    • Maintaining grounds, trimming trees and removing debris and housekeeping;
    • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as

    Minimum Requirements:

    Education: High School Diploma/GED or ABE Program AS. Training and knowledge in operations repair,  and  maintenance of power generating and/or industrial equipment/facilities desired but not required.

    Knowledge of: Customer service principles; Basic mathematical concepts; Safety procedures and safe work practices; Modern office technology.

    Skills in: Operating heavy and light equipment machinery, hand and power tools required of assigned area; Adhering to safety procedures and safe work practices; Prioritizing tasks and managing time for efficiency; Identifying issues and solving problems; Providing attention to detail; Taking equipment readings and recording data; Maintaining activity logs and reports; Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications; Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Must Able to lift and carry heavy objects of 45 pounds and over, climb ladders, reach above the shoulders, stand, sit, crawl and kneel for prolonged periods and perform repeated bending. Recognize color codes, operate cranes and motor vehicles. Work inside around machinery in operation; in varying degree of temperature in tight or cramped (confined) work spaces, at heights, on ladders or scaffolds, and on slippery or uneven walking surfaces in close proximity to high and low voltage circuits and climbs stairs frequently. Occasionally use solvents, de-greasing agents, or other chemical agents, and be assigned to protracted or irregular hours of work. Work in environments exposed to dust, oil, grease, constant or excessive noise, vibration, and smoke and gas fumes. Work closely with others and/or alone depending on assigned daily activities. Must be available to work a 24/7 rotation shift to include weekends and holidays, may be on call for emergency response.

    All applicants may be tested and all applicants are subject to pre-employment drug test.

    How to Apply:

    Submit a completed CUC Employment Application, resume, and applicable supporting documents to the CUC Human Resources office located on the 3rd Floor of the Joeten Dandan Building on Saipan, Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (Except Legal Holidays). Applicants on the island of Tinian and Rota may submit their documents to their respective CUC Administration office. Application, resume and supporting documents can also be e-mailed to:

    Source: CUC