Industrial Electrician – Environmental Services Department (ESD)

San José - Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility | San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $85716.80 - $104,436.80 Annually
Open Date: 04/16/2018
Close Date: 05/31/2018

Position Description

About the Department

The San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) is responsible for the management of solid waste collection and recycling; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; community sustainability initiatives, and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD’s mission is to deliver world class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy. ESD is comprised of a staff of over 530 with a diverse set of skills and specialties among our team. ESD staff demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, environmental protection, and building good partnerships.

For more information about the Environmental Services Department, please visit @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Position Qualifications

Positions & Duties

The RWF is hiring Industrial Electricians. These positions will be located at the RWF at 700 Los Esteros Road, San Jose, CA 95134. The RWF is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The typical schedule for this position is day shift, Monday through Friday and infrequently the position may be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays if needed. Upon completion of probation, employees may elect to work a flexible work schedule such as four, ten hour days per week or an alternate work schedule of working nine hours each day with one day off every other week.

The Industrial Electrician performs journey-level electrical work in connection with the construction, maintenance, installation, inspection testing, repair and alteration of electrical power generating plant and substation machinery and equipment and other electrical equipment and systems found in the Facility and performing related work as required.

Key responsibilities and typical duties include but not limited to: maintaining, operating and adjusting electrical primary power substations ranging from 4160 to 115kv, including circuit breakers, relays, batteries and controls; testing low and high voltage electrical equipment including circuits, transformers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), high voltage switches, phase shifters, and electrical components of process control, telemetering, cathodic protection systems and electronic equipment boards; diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs or modifications; installing conduit and pulling wires for motors, control panels and lighting fixtures; reviewing work orders, maintaining activity logs, preparing requisitions and obtaining approvals for various projects; designing, fabricating and installing electrical systems and components to ensure code compliance; installing wiring and electrical equipment; determining precautions and following safe and effective work procedures; checking job sites for potential hazards; attending various meetings and acts as a liaison with contractors, vendors, and other departments; purchasing electrical supplies and filling out paperwork; coordinating purchases and choosing vendors; responding to emergencies including evaluating and taking required actions and determining if support is needed immediately; performing other duties of a similar nature or level.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Graduation or equivalent AND completion of a State or Federal approved apprenticeship program;

Experience: One (1) year of post-apprenticeship experience performing duties that include a minimum 12 kV or higher voltage substation construction, equipment maintenance, control and protective system troubleshooting and maintenance in an industrial, utility, and/or manufacturing environment.

Acceptable Substitutions: Successful completion of the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards - a Division of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Electrician certification exam or documented proof of completion of 8500 hours of both course work and experience in all of the areas covered in the State of California Electrician Apprenticeship Standards (as a Division of DIR) may be substituted for completion of a recognized Electrician Apprenticeship program. These areas include residential wiring, commercial and industrial wiring, intercom and signals, controls, underground work, trouble shooting, finishing and fixture hanging, solid state controls, and stock and inventory. Verification of California State Electrical Certification or Social Security Administration report may be required.

Licensing/Certification: Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California. Substation Maintenance certification meeting the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(2)(vii) is desirable.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

How to Apply

The Job ID for this job posting is #1800213. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to http://www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers
Contact Email: lisa.harding@sanjoseca.gov
Website: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers