SENIOR ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN
MONTHLY SALARY RANGE :
$6,893.48 - $7,247.80
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
Under general supervision, incumbents are the lead class
responsible for planning, scheduling, assigning, coordinating and
directing employees, and perform the more technically complex
electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance.
This class is distinguished from Plant Maintenance Supervisor,
which is the first-line supervisory level.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
* Performs maintenance and repairs on power generation and
distribution systems 12kV and below, including generators,
substations, transformers, grounding systems switchgear,
panelboards, circuits, back-up power systems, electro-mechanical
and solid-state protection and synchronization devices. Provides
technical assistance and operational troubleshooting on the 60kV
substation, including coordination with PG&E.
* Installs, test, adjusts, calibrates, modifies, and maintains
analog, digital and logic circuitry, microprocessor-controlled
devices, electrical and instrumentation elements, equipment,
cathodic protection systems, and components. Maintains, repairs,
configure logic, and programs supervisory control and data
acquisition systems, man-machine interface systems, programmable
logic controllers, and various communication protocols and
* Installs conduit and pulls and splices wires for motors,
control panels, lighting, fixtures, outlets and other purposes.
Maintains and repairs electrical motors, circuits, controls, and
* Makes load and performance computations, on a variety of
electrical and instrumentation circuits and systems. Observes safe
work methods and procedures and ensures the use of safety equipment
and precautions related to the work being performed.
* Provides technical assistance to operations, maintenance, and
engineering staff, instructs crew in work procedures and safe work
practices and troubleshoots equipment problems.
* Maintains written and computerized records of work performed,
calibrations made and materials used; records modification and
maintains as-built drawings; prepares a variety of written records
and reports related to the work. Maintains the computerized work
order system as it relates to instrumentation, supervisory control
and data acquisition systems, and electrical work. Develops
standard maintenance procedures and O&M manuals.
* Coordinates work assignments with other divisions; responds to
questions and requests as appropriate.
* Interprets and applies Instrument Society of America (ISA),
National Electric Code (NEC) and International Standards
Organization (ISO) requirements and standards in the accomplishment
* Reads and interprets plans, schematics, loop diagrams, wiring
diagrams, ladder logic diagrams, manuals and specifications;
designs modification as necessary.
* Requires offsite meetings, events, or jobsite visits.
* Directs the use and maintenance of a wide variety of hand,
power and shop tools, test equipment and other equipment related to
the work; operates trucks and equipment.
* Responds to emergency situations.
* May train, direct, and coordinate the work of others on a
daily and project basis; instructs others in proper work methods
and job safety.
* Performs basic to complex electrical instrumentation
installation, repair, and maintenance tasks.
* Plans, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of assigned
staff; leads and directs staff engaged in
electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, and
* Performs the most skilled duties; provides technical
assistance to crew members; instructs crew in work procedures and
safe work practices; troubleshoots equipment problems; performs the
necessary job functions to complete the tasks.
* Prepares estimates of materials, equipment, tools, labor
requirements and time required for assigned jobs, discusses
estimates with supervisors and establishes milestone completion
dates and cost/labor projections. Reviews progress and job results
* Monitors contractors work in progress at the jobsite;
recommends corrections and modifications as appropriate; provides
oral and written reports on contractor job performance.
* Conducts tailgate safety meetings; assists in developing and
presenting training programs, provides hands-on training; recommend
actions and programs to improve worker safety.
Possession of a high school diploma or GED AND four (4) years of
experience in electrical/instrumentation technology, or other field
closely related to water or wastewater plant
electrical/instrumentation work with two (2) years at or above
Possession of an Associate of Arts/Science degree or completion
of sixty semester units or equivalent quarter hours from an
accredited college or university in a related field AND three (3)
years instrumentation/electrical experience with one (1) year at or
above journey level.
Other Requirements :
* Valid California Class C Driver License prior to
* California Water Environment Association certification as an
Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade II is desirable.