Bargaining Unit: Operating Engineers Local #3
Salary Code: 20
FLSA Designation: Nonexempt
Revision Date: 03/01/19
Under direct supervision of the Senior Electrician, performs routine electrical repair and maintenance assignments and assists in the more complex electrical work. Electrician–Apprentice is an entry level classification.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Disassembles, inspects, cleans, repairs, tests, and installs electrical motors, electromechanical devices, controls, contacts, switches, and other electrical equipment and components.
- Installs conduits and pulls wire.
- Troubleshoots and repairs buried communication cables.
- Performs routine electrical preventive maintenance.
- Troubleshoots, repairs, and calibrates telemetry equipment and revenue power meters.
- Installs and maintains lighting fixtures, outlets and heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
- Learns to perform major and complex overhaul, electrical troubleshooting and installation work.
- Collects data and records power meter readings.
- Assists with troubleshooting and may independently troubleshoot a variety of electrical equipment and components.
- Assists in rigging for transportation, removal and installation of motors and motor control equipment.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
Possession of a United States’ high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and successful completion of a certification in an electrician’s apprentice program (45 semester units) at an accredited, trade, or technical institution.
Note: Experience will not be accepted in lieu of the education requirement.
- Principles of electrical installation, maintenance, operation, and testing.
- Standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the electrical trade.
- The National Electrical Code and relevant Electrical Safety Orders of the California Division of Industrial Safety.
- The applicable safety and accident prevention procedures of the California Occupational Safety and Health Act.
- Learn to understand, interpret, and apply department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Read work instructions and safety labels.
- Safely operate and maintain assigned tools and equipment.
- Understand to read and interpret maps, electrical and engineering drawings, diagrams, sketches, plans, and specifications.
- Distinguish colors.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
- Operate a District vehicle and/or equipment observing legal and defense driving practices.
- Heavy lifting of supplies and materials up to 100 pounds.
- Use of hazardous materials.
- Possess the physical strength and agility to work outdoors in adverse climatic weather conditions.
- Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, and/or weed abatement chemicals.
- May stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, sit, stand, and walk for extended period of time.
- May be required to respond to emergency calls on a 24 hour-a-day basis on a rotating on-call schedule.
- Possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including the ability to climb stationary ladders up to 100 feet in height, work suspended above ground level (approximately 45 feet) in a bosun chair or aerial lift, and work in confined spaces, such as in excavations (approximately 20 feet below ground level), buried in dewatered pipelines and manifolds (ranging in size from 3 feet to 13 feet in diameter), and dewatered sumps and turnout facilities (approximately 30 feet below ground level).
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.
- Safety training in Western Area Power Administration High Voltage Switching is desirable.