Senior Industrial Electrician

Santa Clara Valley Water District | San Jose

Salary Range: See job description
Open Date: 10/13/2016
Close Date:

Position Description

Senior Industrial Electrician
$7,865.87 – $10,067.20 monthly-based on a seven-step salary plan
$94,390.40 – $120,806.40 annually-based on a seven-step salary plan


This position provides lead, oversight, and participation in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing a variety of journey level skilled electrical activities associated within their assignment. Functions are, but not limited to reviewing and participating in the work of staff responsible for the maintenance, repair, modification, and installation of electrical equipment used in the pumping and distribution of water. This position also ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Plan, prioritize, assign, schedule, and review the work of skilled electricians.
• Perform the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit, including electrical troubleshooting, installation, maintenance, upgrade, and repair work.
• Review and interpret diagrams and specifications and perform work accordingly.
• Coordinate technical maintenance and repair work with other District operations; ensure scheduled maintenance will not impact treatment and distribution operations.
• Establish and provide completion dates and project objectives.
• Assign, coordinate and support system upgrades and special projects.
• Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.

Ideal candidate’s background includes:

Advanced Knowledge of:

• Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an electrical.
• Modern and complex principles common to the electrical trades.
• Operational principles and characteristics of large motors, switch gear, standby generator, and high voltage substation equipment.
• Applicable codes and regulations including the National Electric Code and California Electrical Safety Orders.
• Methods and techniques of using a variety of measuring and test equipment and tools for electrical maintenance.
• Advanced methods and techniques of diagnosing electrical malfunction equipment.
• Principles of mathematics.
• Inventory control.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.


• 4+ years of experience of post-apprenticeship performing electrician and control system responsibilities in utility or in a large commercial setting, including a minimum of 2 years lead responsibilities.
• Establishing schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services.
• Making recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
• Recommending and assisting in the implementation of goals and objectives.
• Participating in the development of assigned budget program for equipment, materials, and supplies.
• Installing, maintaining, repairing, calibrating, inspecting, modifying, and testing varied electrical equipment including circuits, transformers, switches, motors, pumps, controls, power generating equipment, and electrical components of telemetering and cathodic protection systems; troubleshooting problems; determining needed repairs.
• Reviewing the electronic, electrical, and related portions of engineering designs and proposed facility modification and recommending operational improvements.
• Reviewing and analyzing repair service requests from clients; planning, developing and scheduling resources, equipment, and materials to complete assignments.
• Inspecting work performed by installation and maintenance contractors; evaluating work completed and work in progress.
• Managing electronic parts, inventory, materials, and supplies.

Position Qualifications


Four (4) years of post-apprenticeship experience performing electrician responsibilities in an industrial, manufacturing, utility, and/or large commercial setting.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by industrial or vocational training in electrical theory or practices.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid journey level certificate as issued by the State of California Journeyman Certification Board.

How to Apply

Closing Date for Applications: Open until filled. For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/scvwd
Contact Email: recruit@valleywater.org
Website: www.valleywater.org