Install, modify, test, calibrate, repair, replace, troubleshoot, and maintain medium and high voltage electrical distribution systems and associated equipment to include transformers, cables, switches, circuit breakers, mechanical and electronic recording instruments, mechanical and electronic control systems, and other circuit elements found in substations and/or power-generating facilities. Install, modify, connect, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair overhead and underground electrical distribution lines. Perform service on underground lines, substations, transformers, insulators, capacitor equipment, lightning arresters, switches, fuses, ground connects, and similar equipment. Determines jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required, procures materials, coordinates outages, completes work, places systems back into service. Responds to emergency calls and takes necessary actions. Plan the sequence of work and determine the nature of maintenance or repair needed. Determine the effects that alterations will have on the total system and for ensuring that lines and equipment function properly. Assist, review, and inspect work performed in-house or by contractors to ensure electrical systems are safe and reliable. Responsible for Maintaining records and single line diagram of UCI medium and high voltage systems. Assists in directing the work of other workers; conducts, logs, and reports safety training for the high voltage shop: writes switching procedure and reviews switching procedure written by others to ensure safety of equipment and personnel. May perform other electrical duties as required.
Hourly Rate $45.05 $45.05 $45.05
Current Department of Industrial Relations General Electrician (Journeyman) Certification
Minimum of five years' experience performing skilled high voltage work.
Knowledge and Ability to plan and perform work involving the installation, modification and repair of new and existing high voltage electrical systems and related electronic control and protective equipment with minimal guidance by others while maintaining work continuity when unplanned events cause disruptions.
Knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment and distribution lines such as transformers, switches, circuit breakers, recording instruments, control systems, series and parallel, circuits, line loading, line losses.
Knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and instruments used in shop and trade practices.
Knowledge of electrical codes, utility standards, and safety programs as governed by rules, regulations and guidelines of OSHA, EPA, NFPA, ANSI, equipment manufacturers, and others.
Skill in using and maintaining electrical tools and test equipment such as oscillators, phase sticks and rotation meters, digital test equipment, fault finding equipment, amp meters, voltmeters, meggers, graphic recorders, hot sticks, and insulated hoods/covers and tools.
Ability to use energy isolation procedures and special precautionary techniques (lockout/tagouts, barricades, warning signs, etc.)
Knowledge and experience to maintain and use personal protective equipment, insulating and shielding materials, insulated tools, grounding devices, and test instruments.
Must possess a valid California driver license and participate in the DMV Employee Pull Notice program.
Must be available to work overtime when required.
Experience in planning, directing, and training in high voltage work
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certified.
Physical, Mental, & Environmental Demands
To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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