Power Plant Supervisor (Don Pedro Dam)

Power Plant Supervisor (Don Pedro Dam)

  • Full Time
Wage or Salary:
$56.25 - $56.25 per hour

Under general supervision, to plan, assign, supervise, and participate in the work of crews engaged in the maintenance and operation of power plants, including the inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting, fabrication, design, operating switch and recording.



  • Plan, assign, supervise, and participate in the work of crews engaged in the maintenance and operation of the power plants.
  • Order materials and supplies.
  • Determine work methods and techniques.
  • Insure that equipment and materials are available to crews.
  • Inspect work sites to insure that work is done in accordance with accepted standards and safe work practices.
  • Maintain records of work accomplished and of time, materials, and equipment operation required.
  • Maintain a variety of records including those for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and prepare daily power, water and weather reports.
  • Dispatch assigned staff and equipment.
  • Confer with supervisors concerning work in progress and a new projects, and assist in the establishment of priorities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration.
  • Coordinate power plant activities with other District administrations, departments and divisions, and with outside agencies.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Maintain schedules, on call schedules, record and submit payroll time sheets.
    Research and supply information to other department and administrations.
  • Design and /or procure special tools and fixtures.
  • Write specifications for service contractor jobs.
  • Prepare budget requests and reports.
  • Transmission and distribution line patrolling.
  • Respond to emergency situations and be on-call as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned by supervisor.


Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the skills and abilities would be:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Four years of journey level experience in power plant maintenance and operation at Don Pedro power plant or similar facility.

Skills and Abilities

Interpersonal and Communication. Ability to: communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Technical and Analytical. Knowledge of: methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in the maintenance and operation of powerhouse facilities; and principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Ability to: use technical manuals; electrical, mechanical and civil blueprints; electrical test equipment; computerized analysis equipment; and machine tools, power tools and hand tools.

Administration and Operation. Ability to: effectively record, plan, assign and coordinate tasks; and prepare various reports.


Additional Information:


This position will be located at the Don Pedro Power Plant. Residency requirements will apply.

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license.
Must file a Statement of Economic Interest in compliance with Governmental Code Section 8100.
Must furnish own hand tools.

All power plant classifications permanently assigned to the Don Pedro Dam Powerhouse must live in a District house at the Don Pedro Dam Area.

This classification will be required to work a scheduled on-call period.  Employees who are assigned an on-call period have a response time obligation as listed below:

An on-call employee who is permanently assigned to the Don Pedro Lake Powerhouse must be able to arrive at the Don Pedro Lake Powerhouse, within thirty (30) minutes of the time they are called out.  The on-call employee must obey all applicable traffic laws when responding to a call out.


Item                                                                          Percentage Required to
Obtain a Passing Score
Oral Interview                                                                             70%

Medical Examination
This position may require a medical examination to determine medical fitness for performing the duties assigned to the position or classification. Drug testing in accordance with the FHWA regulations may also be required. (Details may be obtained from the Human Resources Department upon request.)

The Turlock Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, physical and mental disability, medical condition (cancer related), age (over 40), and marital status.

Assistance is available in filling out job applications for disabled individuals.

Applicants will be subject to drug testing in accordance with FHWA regulations, when the position requires a Commercial Driver's License.

The Turlock Irrigation District's bargaining unit positions are a part of an agency shop.

The Turlock Irrigation District provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with a disability in accordance with federal and state law.

Human Resources Department, via our web site at www.tid.org.

Applicants may apply starting Thursday, November 5, 2020 until Thursday, November 19, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.

Supplemental Questions are part of the application.
All applicants must provide answers.

Adam Bolanos
Human Resources Analyst
(209) 883-8620

To apply for this job please visit www.tid.org.