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FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
May, 2005


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general supervision of the Water Operations Manager and/or Wastewater Operations Manager, performs a wide variety of skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment in support of assigned divisions within the Public Works Department; performs repair and installation work on process control electrical systems, water resource systems and equipment, alarms, communication equipment and other equipment; performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as assigned; and performs other related duties as required.

This classification is distinguished from all other technical classes of the City by its specialized assignments including work on high voltage systems. This classification performs the full journey level range of regular maintenance, testing and troubleshooting expected of a qualified electrician. Incumbents will be expected to work independently in installing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Performs highly skilled electrical and electronic installation, repair, service and maintenance work on a variety of electrical installations, systems, pumps and other equipment in City facilities, including high voltage (480) and SCADA systems.
  2. Installs, repairs, modifies, tests, troubleshoots, calibrates, and performs preventive and predictive maintenance on a variety of industrial electrical and electronic systems, components, and devices associated with municipal water and wastewater systems.
  3. Inspects and repairs motor control centers and variable frequency drive systems; installs, repairs and replaces outlets, lighting fixtures, switches, ballasts, conduit runs and distribution panels.
  4. Assists in planning and scheduling preventative maintenance programs; develops and implements emergency situation plans; makes recommendations to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  5. Inspects switch gears transformers, relays, motors, pumps, generators and a variety of other types of electro-mechanical equipment for proper operation and makes adjustments, repairs or replaces as directed; repairs, replaces, disassembles, assembles, installs and tests electrical apparatus equipment, telemetry and wiring for power, lighting and instrumentation as directed; works under the appropriate applicable provision of the electrical code, approved plans and specifications and standard industry practice.
  6. Designs, installs, and modifies new circuits and panels; plans, lays out and wires the work; reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams.
  7. Operates test instruments such as voltmeter, amp meter, ohmmeter, transistor checker, loop meter and other electronic-related equipment.
  8. Prepares and maintains a variety of written records and reports; reads and interprets electrical and mechanical drawings and specifications.
  9. Performs troubleshooting, repairs, programming and replacement of equipment and software associated with SCADA and other data management equipment.
  10. Performs special projects as assigned including installing and troubleshooting electrical issues for other departments.
  11. Attends meetings with wastewater, water, and public works staff as well as outside contractors regarding electrical issues; responds to questions and inquiries as necessary.
  12. Estimates labor, material and costs associated with repair, installation or modification work.
  13. Assists other staff installing/removing large motors and drives as necessary.
  14. Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics of electrical systems and internal components. Principles, practices, techniques, tools, and materials used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical or electronic systems and equipment. Principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems. Methods and techniques of maintaining, installing and repairing electrical systems and equipment. Operating characteristics and application of electrical test equipment. Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and calibrating electric and electronic systems and components. Instrumentation equipment and precision tools. Preventive and corrective maintenance techniques. Precautions necessary for working with high voltage. Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety, California Electrical Code and the National Electric Code. Blueprint and symbol identification. Basic principles of mathematics. Principles of expenditure control systems. Principles, practices rules and codes relating to work safety management. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Perform a variety of installation, repair, and maintenance duties on electrical equipment and systems. Inspect, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electrical and electronic malfunctions. Operate a variety of electrical testing, maintenance, repair, and installation equipment in a safe and effective manner. Use electrical test equipment. Operate hand and power tools competently and safely. Operate and maintain a computerized traffic control system and keep accurate and detailed records. Handle a variety of tasks with minimum supervision. Maintain required work logs, records and related operational and maintenance data. Prepare clear and concise written reports. Perform accurate mathematical calculations. Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, electrical diagrams and schematics, manufacturer instructions and directions. Perform assigned work in accordance with appropriate safety practices and regulations. Operate office equipment including computers. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Four (4) years of journey level experience in the repair, maintenance and installation of electrical equipment, electrical control devices or solid state electronic equipment or completion of an electrical apprenticeship program and two (2) years of journey level experience in the repair, maintenance and installation of electrical equipment, electrical control devices or solid state electronic equipment.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate driver’s license. Possession of an Electrical Technician certification is desirable.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Inside and outside environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Human Resources Division   
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Brentwood, CA 94513  
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