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Electrician (Meter Shop)

  • Full Time
  • Redding, Calif.
  • Salary: $56.42 per hour
  • Posting End Date: August 15, 2021

Website City of Redding

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The City of Redding Field Services Division of the Electric Utility is seeking an experienced metering electrician for a full-time Electrician (certified, journey-level meterman, resulting from completion of a metering apprenticeship training program) position.

The desire is to fill a full time vacancy within the Meter Shop for the City of Redding Electric Utility. Under general supervision, the successful incumbent will be engaged in safely and efficiently performing  all classes  of electrical work involved  with the installation, testing, and  calibrating  of single phase and poly-phase watt hour meters and related equipment.  The position is responsible for processing meter shipments, recording information, tracking inventory and updating customer records. In addition the successful incumbent will assist with customer metering and power quality complaints, vandalism, power diversion and related metering issues.  Note: EXAMPLES OF DUTIES that relate to electric substations and power generation facilities are not relevant for this recruitment.

Ideal Candidate:

The  ideal  candidate  has  extensive  experience  deploying  and  troubleshooting  commercial  and residential AMR and AMI meters.  A skilled Meter Shop Electrician with the ability to wire primary and secondary instrument transformer-rated meter installations is highly desirable.

Typical Qualifications:

Education & Experience: Any combination of training or experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.  Typical education would include a high school diploma, or equivalent, with additional course work in electricity, electronics, and electrician apprenticeship training.  Typical experience would include five years of relevant journey-level experience.  In addition to metering experience, a background in the installation, operation and repair of substation monitoring and control equipment is highly desirable.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver’s license or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.

Examples of Duties:

Service, maintain, repair, test, operate, install, and calibrate all equipment and facilities encompassed by that of an electric utility, such as electric substations and power generation facilities and their respective control, metering, protective relaying, instrumentation, transformers, circuit breakers, supervisory, telemetering, monitoring, and communications systems and all associated apparatus; install, test, and maintain instrument transformers and revenue metering; operate, program, and maintain software and computer equipment related to maintaining inventory, metering, voltage recording, and AMI applications; perform recording voltage surveys at customers’ service panels; test, calibrate, install, service, repair and maintain devices and equipment; communicate and work with customers, contractors, other City employees and associated government agencies; and perform other related duties as required.

Additional Information:

Application Process:  Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application in order to be considered.  This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time with minimal or no notice.  Applications not submitted by the close of the recruitment may not be considered; therefore, prompt application is encouraged.

Incomplete applications may not be processed.  Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed to determine those best qualified to be tested.

Examination Process: An oral board interview, online written examination, practical exercise, or any combination thereof, may be administered.


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