Bargaining Unit: Miscellaneous Non-Supervisory Unit
Salary Code: 14
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Nonexempt
Effective Date: September 1, 2020
Under direct supervision of the Senior Electrician, assists in performing routine electrical repair and maintenance assignments and electrical work. Electrician–Assistant 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.
- Learns to perform basic routine electrical preventive maintenance.
- Assists with disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, testing, and installing electrical motors, electromechanical devices, controls, contacts, switches, and other electrical equipment and components.
- Assists with installing conduits and pulls wire.
- Assists with troubleshooting and repairing buried communication cables.
- Assists with troubleshooting, repairs, and calibrating telemetry equipment and revenue power meters.
- Assists with installing and/or maintaining lighting fixtures, outlets and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
- Learns to perform electrical troubleshooting and installation work.
- Learns to collect data and record power meter readings.
- May assist with troubleshooting a variety of electrical equipment and components such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Human Machine Interface (HMI), or Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
- 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 knowledge required by this position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
Possession of a United States’ high school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, or equivalent and must be enrolled in or will be enrolled within twelve (12) months of appointment in an Electrical Program from an accredited academic, trade or technical school. Certificate of completion from an Electrical Program must be be obtained within three (3) years of appointment into the position.
- Basic principles of general maintenance and operation.
- Standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment.
- 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.
- Learn 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 defensive 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 periods of time.
- May be required to respond to emergency calls.
- 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.