Nick Atchley

A Hydro Operator/Journeyman Electrician in Hydro, Nick Atchley has worked for the PUD since March 18, 2019.

He maintains the hydro plant, completes daily work schedules, and provides all electrical needs and projects for the site.

“I started electrical work just after high school,” he says. “I went to Perry Tech and completed a two-year course in Electrical Technology. I worked in the wind generation field during construction and as a Turbine Technician for two years. I also worked in the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) providing electrical support for the Carty cogen plant in Boardman, Oregon.

He has a wife and four children. His daughter, Cherish, is also a PUD employee. His son, Haven, is 25. He also has a twin boy and girl, Oriona and Orion, both 13 and active in sports and school activities.

“I enjoy time with my family and going home every night,” he says. “I worked in Alaska for the past 13 years. It’s great to be home.