Under general supervision, repairs, maintains, and installs electrical circuits, motors, controls, switchgear assemblies, and other electrical and electronic control equipment used in large metropolitan water distribution, wastewater treatment, and hydroelectric facilities; and performs related work as required.
This is a journey level classification in this series. This classification is distinguished from the Electrical Maintenance Supervisor and the Plant Electrical Maintenance Supervisor in that these classifications are responsible for planning, directing, and assisting the day-to-day activities of Electricians and other workers.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working Knowledge of: Standard terms, practices, procedures, and modern methods common to the electrical trade as practiced in utility plant processes involving high voltage equipment and electronic controls; shop mathematics; the use and operation of measuring and testing devices; hand tools and equipment of the trade; the National Electrical Code and the industry standard electrical safety requirements specified by the National Fire Protection Association; principles of electrical installation, maintenance, operation, and testing.
General Knowledge of: The maintenance and operation of hydroelectric and diesel power generating and related equipment; programmable logic controllers and relay ladder logic.
Skill in: Planning, laying out, and executing journey level electrical work in a safe manner; installing, maintaining, trouble-shooting, and repairing a wide variety of electrical and solid state electronic equipment used in power transfer and industrial process control for water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, and hydroelectric power plant operation; reading and interpreting wiring diagrams and specifications; making estimates of labor and materials; operating a motor vehicle safely.
Ability to: Keep records and make reports including preparing as built and shop drawings; learn to skillfully maintain, repair, and operate hydroelectric generating equipment; train and direct the work of subjourney level employees; coordinate the work of assigned team members as required on larger projects; and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledges, skills, and abilities as indicated above. Typical ways of acquiring these knowledges, skills, and abilities are:
Completion of the twelfth grade, or its equivalent, and either:
1) Eighteen months' experience comparable to the District's Electrical Worker III classification, including satisfactory completion of the appropriate courses and advanced on-the-job training, as specified in the District's Maintenance Trades Training Program; or
2) Attainment of recognized journey level status as an Electrician in general electrical Installation and repair work.
Must possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including sufficient agility to climb to a height of 65 feet and sufficient strength to lift and maneuver equipment to a weight of 90 pounds. Must possess good color discrimination related to wire color coding. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and work overtime in emergency situations or an occasional shift as a hydroelectric power plant operator in a relief capacity. May be required to be clean shaven as required to wear respiratory protection equipment.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATES & CREDENTIALS
Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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EBMUD values its employees and maintains competitive pay and benefits, provides meaningful and challenging work, maintains a safe, well-equipped workplace, uses current technologies, encourages innovation, implements organizational practices that value employee contributions, encourage learning, and promote employee wellness and work/life balance. EBMUD full-time employees are eligible for fully paid Kaiser medical coverage, Delta Dental Plan, Vision Service Plan, Flexible Spending Account and Retirement plan. EBMUD will reimburse employees 100% of tuition and textbook cost upon satisfactory completion of an approved course to the maximum amount of $3,500 per fiscal year. EBMUD provides employees with 12 days of vacation and 13 holidays, plus 2 floating holidays annually.