The City of Redding Electric Utility is establishing an eligibility list to fill a current full-time vacancy for the position of Electrician as well as subsequent vacancies that occur during the life of the list. The position requires a working knowledge of utility substation operations principles, processes, and procedures and a comprehensive knowledge of maintenance and mechanical techniques/procedures, including safety procedures and techniques, and tools and equipment used in the installation, modification, maintenance and operation of high-voltage substation facilities; terminology and mathematics associated with substation activities; basic electronic and electrical theory. Under general supervision, the Electrician position perform all classes of electrical work involved with the installation, testing, repair, and monitoring of protective and supervisory equipment, control and instrumentation devices, revenue meters, station equipment, remote control devices, telemetering equipment, and recording instruments.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience deploying and troubleshooting electrical substations. Experience in commercial and residential AMR and AMI meters and the ability to wire primary and secondary instrument-rated meter installations would also be highly desirable.
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; perform recording voltage surveys at customers’ service panels; test, calibrate, install, fabricate, service, repair and maintain electrical devices and equipment; communicate and work with customers, contractors, other City employees and associated government agencies; perform inspections on electrical construction projects; read and field corrects construction drawings, wiring diagrams, and schematics; provide, maintain, and develop records, test reports, and test procedures for assigned work orders; operate, program, and maintain software and computer equipment related to maintaining inventory, metering, voltage recording, and AMI applications; perform other related duties as assigned.