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Electrical Engineering Technician
SUMMARY: Under general supervision to provide para-professional office and field support to Engineering Division, uses specialized Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other software platforms to administer, create and edit technically accurate plans, drawings, technical documents, technical specifications, maps, representations and reports.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job flyer does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Creates, edits, reviews, and revises technically accurate drawings and maps for utilities engineering projects and special assignments, using specialized Computer-Aided Drafting (AutoCAD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other software platforms.
  • Creates special purpose maps, drawings, infographics, tables, diagrams, other representations and reports as directed; manages inventory of maps, databases and records.
  • Assists in asset management, ordering, purchasing and tracking of inventory items, generating purchase orders for equipment and materials, work order creation and data population including billable coordination with the Customer Service Division.
  • Interprets field notes, legal descriptions, and engineering symbols, and creates working drawings; performs research, field checks and survey work to verify and resolve discrepancies in location of facilities, utilities and infrastructure.
  • Updates utility assets across databases, platforms and programs according to As-Builts, asset inspections and field verification.
  • Responsible for administering and maintaining accurate drawing database, overall organization of the drawings and transferring data between platforms.
  • Enters, records and analyzes data and performs mathematical computations; Assists in the preparation of cost estimates and specifications.
  • Assists in preparation of project cost estimates including determining quantities and analyzing costs of materials.
  • Assists in the processing of Joint Pole, Small Cell Wireless and other requests and applications; Responsible for fulfilling public records requests.
  • Assist Engineering and Operations Divisions in the development of safe switching orders and route changes to ensure continuity of service and assist in the management of an organized database for switching programs and requests.
  • Assists with monitoring, maintenance, construction and repair activities associated with the telecommunications, internet and fiber optic services.
  • Assists Engineers in various field, office, test or inspection work in construction, mapping, design and data analysis in the areas of electrical generation, transmission and distribution, fiber optic network, water production and distribution and gas transmission and distribution.
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Position: Electrical Engineering Technician
Organization: City of Vernon
Location: Vernon,  CA 
United States
Salary: $6,688 - $8,130 (USD) Monthly
Posting Start Date: 9/1/2020
Date Posted: 9/1/2020


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by two (2) years/24 semester units from an accredited college or university in engineering technology, drafting, engineering mathematics or related fields; AND two years para-professional engineering work, including AutoCAD, GIS and/or Google Earth Pro computer experience. Experience preparing single-line and wiring diagrams is preferred. An Associate's Degree in Engineering or related field is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Terminology, nomenclature, methods, practices, techniques, and procedures for manual and computer mapping and drafting using computer-aided application software.

  • Engineering mathematics as applied to the computation or angles, areas, distances and traverses; Engineering maps and records; Technical report writing.

  • Basic knowledge and familiarity with electrical and communication system principles, procedures and components; fundamentals of alternating current circuits, and electrical safety policies and procedures; Customer service and public relations methods and practices.

Skill in:

  • Reading, understanding, and manipulating geographic information in a variety of data formats.

  • Reading and understanding plans, drawings, symbols, specifications, schematics, and field notes and making mathematical calculations including angles, areas and distances.

  • Reducing, interpreting, and applying field notes in the performance of drafting duties; Organizing data, managing multiple databases and preparing reports.

  • Ability to ensure accuracy of reference materials and coordinate distribution of drawings to field crews, contractors, etc.

  • Operating a personal computer, computer-aided drafting equipment, printers and plotters utilizing standard and specialized software.

  • Working effectively with others to develop solutions for problems; Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid California State Driver’s License. Engineer in Training (EIT) certification preferred.

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Status: This listing expires on: 10/31/2020
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Organization Information
City of Vernon
4305 S. Santa Fe Avenue

Vernon,  CA 90058
United States
(323) 583-8811
Human Resources Department