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Electrical Utility Technician I/II

The Electric Utility Technician is a flexibly staffed position allocation. Under supervision, to
perform work in the installation, testing, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, monitoring, repair and modification of receiving stations, substations, equipment, devices, and appurtenances associated with the City's Electric and Broadband Utility's infrastructure and facilities, such as electric generation metering equipment, transmission, distribution, telemetering, revenue metering, communications and data systems; and to perform other specifically related work as required.

Electrical Utility Technician I: $6,047 - $7,649 per month
Electrical Utility Technician II: $6,484 - $8,206 per month

(May be appointed at either level, depending on candidate's current EUT level and
qualifications. If appointed at EUT I level, may be career ladder, at a later date, to the
II level, depending on performance and qualifications).

Electrical Utility Technician I – Under immediate supervision, positions in this entry-level job class typically perform progressively responsible duties that consti tute on-the-job training in all phases of skilled electrical utility work to gain the knowledge and proficiency necessary to acquire journey-level skills. Incumbents in this entry class will have one (1) year of experience in the maintenance and repair, and testing of electrical equipment as a journey-level electrician or journey-level electrical line worker experience.

Electrical Utility Technician II – Under general supervision, positions in this skilled, journeylevel job class perform the full range of a variety of technical, skilled and semi-skilled electrical utility duties with complete technical and working knowledge of all devices, equipment, infrastructure, and appurtenances used by the City's Electric and Broadband Utilities. Level II incumbents may assist, instruct, and provide support to entry-level I incumbents in the performance of duties assigned.

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

ALL LEVELS: Controls, installs, maintains, monitors, operates, programs, repairs, tests, and troubleshoots equipment, devices, and appurtenances associated with the City's Electric and Broadband Utility's infrastructure, including but not limited to: electronic metering systems, circuit breakers, transformers, fault interrupters, capacitors, timers, switches, lighting systems and emergency generator system. Performs low, medium and high-voltage Sub-station work in the operation and maintenance of an electric receiving and distribution substation; participates and assists in primary substation switching; installs and maintains various types of telecommunication and equipment to include SCADA, fiber optic equipment, Ethernet and phone systems; troubleshoots complicated control and relaying schemes; tests, maintains, and troubleshoots all components using computer software; reads and records findings from voltmeters and charts in substations; reads, records and calculates readings of revenue and equipment monitoring meters; maintains and tests storage batteries; responds to customer complaints and inquiries; controls and monitors the City's electrical distribution system; installs electrical revenue metering equipment and appurtenances; installs revenue metering and relay protection potential/current transformers, tests switches, and associated wiring; participates in
the design and work order processes for all related duties; performs pre/post inspections and installs/maintains new/existing commercial, residential, and electrical service equipment and electrical revenue metering; installs solar and renewable energy generation production metering equipment and appurtenances; prepares written switching orders and directs field switching operations; prepares written logs and reports of equipment test results and recommended corrective action; performs scheduled preventative maintenance; respond to emergency and trouble class; keeps labor, location and material records; attends Division monthly safety meetings and training; operates City vehicles; and performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

Position: Electrical Utility Technician I/II
Organization: City of Lompoc
Location: Lompoc,  CA 
United States
Salary: $6,353.26 - $8,035.89 Monthly
Posting Start Date: 7/30/2020
Date Posted: 8/4/2020
Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduation or General Education Diploma
Electrical Utility Technician I: One (1) year of experience in the maintenance and repair, and testing of electrical equipment as a journey-level electrician or journey-level electrical line worker experience.
Electrical Utility Technician II: Two (2) years of experience as a journey-level experience
performing related duties and training in advanced substation maintenance. Specialized
training or completion of college or trade school courses specializing in power substation and relaying or related electronics or electrical technology field highly desirable.

LICENSE REQUIRED: Possession of a valid and appropriate California driver's license. HAZMAT and Bucket Truck Rescue certifications are required. Possession of rubber gloving certification highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE OF: Methods, procedures, materials, tools and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical receiving stations, substations, circuit breakers and related equipment and facilities; principles, materials, installation methods, testing, maintenance and equipment operation used in distribution systems; general principles of electrical systems and electrical theory; principles of electrical and electronic repair, maintenance and system design; various electronic components and circuits; basic math; simple recordkeeping; tools used in electrical installation and repair work; electrical and other codes as applicable; constructions and inspection rules; safe work practices; first aid and the methods of applying resuscitation; safety rules and regulations applicable when working on or around energized equipment. In addition to above, Electrical Utility Technician II: Principles, methods materials and equipment used in the installation, testing, maintenance, operations and modification of electronics equipment; complex principles of electrical and electronic repair, maintenance and system design; computer controlled test equipment; complex control electric and electronic schematics; commercial/residential medium/low voltage electrical service equipment; commercial/residential electrical revenue metering equipment/devices; electrical power distribution system equipment; broadband WIFI communications equipment; advanced System Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment; and Real Time Automation Controller (RTAC) and digital relay protection solid-state devices.

ABILITY TO: Control, install, maintain, monitor, operate, program, repair, test, and
troubleshoot all equipment, devices, and appurtenances associated with the City's Electric and Broadband Utility's infrastructure; use precision instruments and testing equipment to obtain specified performance; use tools and equipment in performing phases of substation
maintenance work; use electrical equipment/instruments to locate and repair defects; operate computer-based equipment; write reports and maintain accurate records; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; understand and carry out oral and written instructions and directions; read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance; maintain control and remain professional and courteous in emergency and other work situations under adverse conditions; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
In addition to above, Electrical Utility Technician II: General principles of electrical
systems and electrical theory; troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment and devices; develop, control, and implement distribution system switching procedures; read and interpret schematics and blueprints; analyze electrical and electronic prints and schematics; read and interpret various diagrams, devices and computer generated data; work independently with limited direct supervision; and quickly, accurately, and effectively assess an emergency situation and take appropriate action.

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 functions.

PHYSICAL: Strength: Heavy - Exert force of 50-100 pounds occasionally, or 25-50 pounds frequently, or 10-20 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects. Frequently stand or walk, bend, stoop, squat, push/pull, twist at the waist, reach below or at shoulder level, and occasionally above shoulder level. Occasionally sit, crouch, kneel, and climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding, finger/type, perform simple and power grasping and fine manipulation. Frequently extend neck downward or from side to side and occasionally upward. Rarely crawl.
Vision: Visual acuity which could be corrected sufficiently to perform the essential
functions of the position; average depth perception needed.
 Hearing: Hearing ability to
effectively hear and comprehend oral instructions and communication.

MENTAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL: Work cooperatively and interact appropriately with those
contacted in the course of work, including the general public; read/comprehend simple material; utilize math skills; utilize writing skills; understand, remember and carry out complex job instructions. Respond quickly to changing priorities; deal with the general public; communicate effectively orally; work under pressure; work within deadlines.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Constantly work outdoors, occasionally indoors. Frequently work around machinery, drive or operate vehicles/equipment. Occasional exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, and odors, solvents, grease, or oil. Occasional exposure to excessive noises, chemicals, electrical energy and to slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Occasional use of computer. Rare exposure to flames/smoke, extreme temperatures and work at unprotected heights. Work both alone and with others. Incumbents must perform hazardous work under emergency and in all weather conditions.

Status: This listing expires on: 10/3/2020
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Organization Information
City of Lompoc
100 Civic Center Plaza

Lompoc,  CA 93436
United States
(805) 875-8206
Erika C Diggs