Electrical Technician

Company Name: City of Redding
Phone Number: (530) 225-4065
City: Redding
State/Provence: California
Zip: 96001
Job Title: Electrical Technician
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Electrician
Posting Start Date: October 5, 2016
Salary: 6,961
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours
The City of Redding Public Works Department is establishing an eligibility list for the position of  Electrical Technician. The eligibility list established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the anticipated vacancy, as well as subsequent vacancies that occur during the life of the list.  Electrical Technicians perform all types of electrical  or electronics work on water treatment and supply facilities; wastewater collection and treatment facili­ties; traffic signals; airfield lighting systems; and all other City owned facilities.  Hazardous conditions are an extremely critical factor of this job, working in close proximity to energized equipment from low to 2400 volts.  Employees in this classification are subject to 24 hours per day emergency call-in.
Install, test, calibrate, repair and maintain process control equipment including, transmitters, recorders, PID loop controllers, ultrasonic meters and pneumatic and telemetry equipment; install, program, debug and modify process control equipment involving the use of PLCs and related communication network equipment, including PC based interface software, radio and hardwired SCADA systems and  variable frequency drive systems; research and design the purchase and installation of equipment to correct and/or upgrade existing electrical control systems as well as minor expansions, such as traffic signals and airfield lighting systems; verify equipment compatibility for interface to existing equipment; conduct routine maintenance on electrical control equipment, motor control and starter equipment, automatic transfer switches, standby power generators, and medium voltage switch gear; keep accurate and up-to-date records and notes on all related assignments; inspect contract construction projects and submittals; inspect and test equipment; develop punch lists for work to be completed or corrected during construction; and perform related duties as assigned.
Experience Required:
Knowledge of:  Motors, and motor controls, instrumentation & process controls, signal transmitters, teleme­try, alarm systems, medium voltage switch gear, drive systems, analog and digital electronics, commercial and industrial wiring practices, electrical codes and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) based control systems.

Ability to:  Interact effectively with the public and coworkers; diagnose and repair electrical and control problems; install, maintain, and repair electrical/electronics equipment; program, configure, de-bug and troubleshoot PLC equipment; climb ladders and scaffolds; operate bucket truck; work safely on energized electric equipment; and work in confined spaces.

Education & Experience:  Typical education would include a high school diploma, or equivalent, with post-high school college course work in electricity, electronics; or relevant training in a trade or vocational school.  Typical experience would include five years of progressively responsible relevant training and experience as an Industrial Journeyman Electrician which included training in PLC and VSD applications.

Special Requirements:  Possession of the appropriate California driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.

How to Apply:
Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application to the Personnel Department by the closing date and time in order to be considered.

Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge,WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Incomplete applications may not be processed.  Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed by subject matter experts and those applicants found best qualified will be tested.

Test Requirements: The examination may include an oral board panel, written examination, or any combination thereof.

Please contact the Personnel Department by the closing date if you require accommodation in the interview/examination process.  Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Posting End Date: November 1, 2016