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Overview

Position Information

Under general supervision from the Wastewater Treatment Manager and direct supervision from the Electrical/Environmental Supervisor, to perform electrical and instrumentation work with a minimum of technical guidance.  Perform complex electrical work and preventative maintenance on electrical distribution systems, motors, pumps, and instrumentation; sewer and storm water collection and pumping systems; supervision of other technical and maintenance personnel; to perform related work as required.

Job Description

 

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Perform a variety of skilled tasks in the preventative maintenance, repair, installation, and calibration of electrical, electronic, telephone, pneumatic, hydraulic, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
  • Radio, telemetry, and instrumentation equipment, mechanical equipment, and analyzers.
  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain instruments and control systems to assist in the monitoring and control of plant and pumping station processes.
  • Assists in the development, construction, and installation of new electrical systems and maintenance, repair or replacement of electrical equipment.
  • Maintain electrical transformers, generators, solar systems, and medium voltage (480-600 volts) distribution and control systems.
  • Prepare specifications for purchases of parts and supplies.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Research and develop information needed by department management.
  • Operate computer equipment and software.
  • Develop field sketches and update record drawings of electrical systems.
  • Supervise and train less experienced personnel.
  • Prepare technical reports as required.
  • Perform related assignments as necessary.

 

Qualifications

 

Knowledge of:

  • Design, installation, maintenance, and repair of industrial electrical systems;
  • Occupational hazards and safety procedures related to the position;
  • Medium voltage distribution systems and supervisory controls;
  • National Electric Code and other appropriate standards and specifications;
  • Principles and techniques of repairing, calibrating, and maintaining wastewater plant instrumentation;
  • Electrical and electronic theory, pneumatic theory, industrial process control, mathematical computations to perform the work, tools and materials used in the development, construction, and maintenance of electrical equipment in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, including collection system pumping and storage facilities.

Ability to: 

  • Diagnose and detect faults in complex electronic and electrical equipment;
  • Fabricate various panels, control systems and conduit runs;
  • Safely use and care for a variety of tools and equipment;
  • Compute power and load requirements for medium voltage industrial systems;
  • Operate a variety of test instruments;
  • Read and prepare wiring diagrams;
  • Maintain accurate records, technical reports, and estimates;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Understand and interpret oral and written instructions;
  • Operate computer equipment and software.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of duties.
  • Observe all appropriate safety precautions as required, including Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, National Electric Code, National Fire Protection Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and City safety policies.

Education and Experience: 

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education:

Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be considered qualifying.  Course work or possession of specialized training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is preferred.  Successfully complete certification as a Grade II Plant Maintenance Electrical Instrumentation Technologist as issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 18 months of appointment.

Experience:

Four years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment in a water and/or wastewater treatment plant.  Experience in an industrial or commercial environment performing similar or same duties can be considered.

Experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic programmable logic control systems is desirable. 

Licenses and Certifications: 

Possession of a valid California Driver License.

 

Additional Information

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk and hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

The employee frequently must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color perception; and the ability to adjust focus to distinguish colors of electrical tape and electric wiring, and to hear audible alarms, such as chemical and equipment failure alarms.

Use of motor vehicle, generators, multi-meters, analyzers, oscilloscopes, pumps, gauges, common power and hand tools; shovels, conduit bender, wire stripper, wrenches, detection devices; mobile radio, phone, calculator, and a variety of electrical equipment.

 

 Environmental Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts is and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Some tasks may be performed in cramped quarters, and in a variety of atmospheric conditions, weather extremes and temperatures.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 48
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 30.50
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 40.88