Job Shadows & Ride Alongs

Important notice: EPUD’s job shadow program is back! We are excited to once again offer this service to our community. Job shadows and ride alongs are available in the line work and tree trimming departments. For all other departments, please contact us to check availability.

Job Shadow & Ride Along Programs

EPUD offers year-round opportunities for individuals interested in observing one of the many career options in the utility industry.

  • Tree trimming and line work job shadows are full days, from 7 AM to 5 PM.
  • Other departments may conduct half or full-day job shadows depending on availability.
  • Requests must be made at least two weeks before the date of the job shadow.


Download a Model Release (PDF) form and Job Shadow/Ride Along Application (PDF). The completed application and model release form must be returned before the date of the Job Shadow or Ride Along. For more information, email Wendi McKay or call EPUD at (541) 746-1583.

Please note: Job Shadows are not available to applicants currently seeking employment with EPUD. They are intended for persons wanting to learn about the utility industry in general.