Utility Technician I

Company Name: City of Pittsburg, CA
Phone Number: (925) 252-6929
City: Pittsburg
State/Provence: California
Zip: 94565
Job Title: Utility Technician I
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Linecrew
Posting Start Date: May 3, 2018
Salary: $77,640.00 - $94,392.00
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

Pittsburg Power Company

The Pittsburg Power Company does business in the City of Pittsburg and on Mare Island through Island Energy.  Island Energy is a publicly owned Utility company that provides electricity and natural gas services at Mare Island, City of Vallejo. While Island Energy is small compared to traditional investor owned utilities, staff is available to work at a personal level to meet the needs of any customer, from residential to that of large commercial applicants.

There is currently one Utility Technician I vacancy is in electrical.

The Utility Technician I, performs a full array of duties assigned to classes in the Utility Technician series including providing responsible operation and maintenance of a utility distribution system with a specialization in (a) overhead and underground electric systems, (b) underground natural gas systems, or (c) both; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other duties as required.

The Utility Technician I classification is the journey level class in the Utility Technician series in which incumbents are expected to perform the full scope of assigned electrical duties, or gas distribution duties. This classification is distinguished from the next higher level classification of Utility Technician II by the latter’s performance of more varied and complex assignments requiring additional knowledge and training on both electrical and gas distribution systems. Incumbents are expected to use professional judgment and skill in the performance of assignments, which areas are subject to review, by supervisors.

The Utility Technician I receives general supervision from the Utility Supervisor or their designee.


Electrical: Operates and maintains underground and overhead electrical transmission and distribution systems with voltages up to and including 12kV; installs, inspects, maintains, and repairs electrical distribution system equipment and components in compliance to applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Electrical: Performs high-voltage electrical switching procedures to re-route distribution loads and/or safely shut down circuits for planned maintenance, repair or construction work; works with energized high voltage equipment with approved hotline maintenance equipment.

Electrical: Maintains constant vigil over all equipment of the plant to ensure proper function; may be on-call after hours and weekends to respond to unplanned electrical outage.

Electrical: Installs, inspects, maintains, and repairs metered electrical service connections to residential, industrial, and commercial customers; responds to electric customer calls for service and restores customer’s service, and if not, initiates emergency repair procedure; reads electric and gas meters for billing; performs electric service turn-ons and shut-offs.

Please visit www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us for a complete job description.

Experience Required:

Education and Experience:

A high school diploma with additional college or vocational course work or training in the gas or electric industry, or a related field and four years experience in the gas or electric industry.


Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license. Completion of an electric or gas-related apprenticeship or equivalent. Possession of a Gas Operator Qualification certificate within 12 months of appointment (if natural gas is area of responsibility).

How to Apply:

Application Process


Apply online: City of Pittsburg Employment Opportunities

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

First Review Date: May 31, 2018

Tentative Interviews: June 6, 2018

Posting End Date: June 3, 2018