Bargaining Unit: Miscellaneous Non-Supervisory Unit
Salary Code: 23
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Nonexempt
Revision Date: March 1, 2022
Under general supervision of the Senior Electrician, performs and may direct a crew performing troubleshooting, overhauling, testing, repairing, and installing of electrical circuits, motors, controls, and equipment with low and high voltage. Electrician is a skilled 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.
- Installs, maintains, overhauls, repairs, troubleshoots, modifies, and tests all electrical equipment and components, including up to 7,000 HP synchronous motors, generators, motor control centers, potential, and current transformers up to 4,160 volts, large storage battery banks, high voltage switching and switchgear up to 115 KV, manual and combination starters, and control circuits.
- Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and tests complex and straightforward protective relaying, revenue power metering equipment and demand recorders, automatic telemetry control equipment, canal elevation and flow control equipment, automatic cathodic protection systems, SCADA systems, high voltage circuit breakers, and disconnects, and buried communications cables, and status of neighboring facilities.
- Installs, designs, programs, troubleshoots, and repairs, programmable logic controllers, and develops programs and support documentation for programmed logic control systems.
- Installs and maintains lighting fixtures, outlets, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.
- Installs, troubleshoots, and maintains radios, antennas, solar panels, switches etc., for the District’s wireless network.
- May design, develop and maintain replacement circuitry, revamp electrical facilities and electrical drawings.
- Inspects field contract work.
- Makes decisions affecting District, landowner, and water user facilities.
- Operates a personal computer and spreadsheet, and word processing and computer-aided drafting software to develop and maintain electrical schematics.
- Responds to emergency situations.
- Performs rigging for the transportation of motors and motor control equipment after their removal and installation.
- Installs and maintains corrosion control equipment with impressed current protection.
- 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:
Option 1: Experience: Six (6) years of full time, paid work experience at journey level, installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical equipment, wiring, and systems, up to and including 480 volts, in a commercial and/or industrial setting; or
Option 2: Certification: Possess a certificate of completion from an electrician apprenticeship program recognized by the California Apprenticeship Council, Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, or a state apprenticeship council authorized by the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, and
Experience: Two (2) years of full time, paid work experience at journey level, installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical equipment, wiring, and systems, up to and including 480 volts, in a commercial and/or industrial setting; or
Option 3: Experience: Four (4) years of full time, paid work experience as an Electrician Apprentice with the District; or
Option 4: Possess a United States high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and successful completion of 52-semester units in electrical related course work at an accredited academic, trade or technical school, and
Experience: Four (4) years of full-time, paid journey-level electrical work experience, preferably in commercial and/or industrial settings.
- Standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the electrical trade.
- The operation of a wide variety of electrical measurement, diagnostic, and testing instruments.
- Western Area Power Administration and District high voltage switching orders.
- The National Electrical Code and relevant Electrical Safety Orders of the California Division of Industrial Safety.
- Standard operating procedures of the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant and the Coalinga Canal.
- The applicable safety and accident prevention procedures of the California Occupational Safety and Health Act.
- The National Electrical Manufactures Association standards.
- The operation of an overhead crane, truck crane and other moveable and permanently mounted cranes up to 20-ton capacity.
- The operation of a wireless network and a point-to-point wireless telemetry control system.
- Understand, interpret, and apply department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Read work instructions and safety labels.
- Safely operate and maintain assigned tools and equipment.
- Read and interpret maps, electrical and engineering drawings, diagrams, sketches, plans, and specifications.
- Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public or other departments.
- Distinguish colors.
- Communicate effectively both orally 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.
Must qualify to be authorized by Westlands Water District and Western Area Power Administration to issue and receive clearances and perform switching at high voltage installations ups to 115 KV within 12 months of assignment.
- 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 and be expected to wear arc flash protective clothing.
- Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, and/or weed abatement chemicals.
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, sit, stand, and walk for an 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).
- Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.