Overhead Compliance Inspector - Oakland
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.
The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.
This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification. The Compliance Inspector conducts visual inspections of electric poles and enclosures by driving and or walking the electric distribution system to identify hazards that impact safety, company liability and / or asset life, pursuant to General Order 165. Various diagnostic tests are performed during detail inspections such and infrared imaging, pole shell testing and conductor height measurements. The individual will perform, repair work on poles and substructures as required.
By applying for this position, all candidates will be considered for both our Oakland & Hayward vacancies.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
• Must possess a valid Class A California Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one by day one of employment
• Completion of a state sanctioned and/or IBEW sponsored line worker apprenticeship
• Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and
Journeyman Lineman Knowledge Assessment (JLKA) prior to applying
• External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Journeyman Lineman Knowledge Assessment (JLKA) prior to interviewing
• Must pass the Journeyman Assessment for Lineworker Progression physical assessment prior to interviewing
• Must pass a Post-offer Physical Assessment (POPA) to meet the pre-employment requirements
• Must pass a drug screening and back-ground check as part of the pre-employment process
• Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day
• Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
• Ability to drive in all weather and road conditions
• Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
• Certified in Rubber Gloving procedures
• Prior, journey-level experience in electrical line work and inspection; familiarity with General Order 165
• Receives and reviews work assignments and routes; plans routes, checks directions and locations; obtains vehicle safety inspection.
• Drives company vehicle on designated inspections route and /or to off site training. Fuels vehicle at designated fueling stations as needed.
• Inspects the condition of overhead and underground distribution facilities which includes manholes and vaults which require ladder climbing and an environment with tight spaces.
• Walks, climbs, bend, kneel, crawls or squats to access structures and equipment. Lifts metal cabinet doors. Unlocks / re-locks gates, doors, enclosures and manholes, as needed.
• Uses hand and power tools to open access panels, lift manhole covers, remove or secure damaged equipment; remove broken parts or debris; make minor repairs to gain access. Uses metal detectors to locate buried facilities; infrared sensor to determine status of underground connections.
• Communicates in person, by phone and by radio with supervisors/public officials, customers and other departments regarding findings, identified problems, proposed solutions, and estimated time frames and to gain access, as needed.
• Duties also include performing detailed paper work, documenting work performed, to record site locations, findings, identified problems, proposed solutions, and estimated time frames. Keep records for equipment repairs and replacements. Uses log sheets to write up maintenance tags and describe findings in field for entry into database.
• Attends daily / regularly schedule tailboard meetings or communicates with supervisor to learn safety guidelines / potential hazards in compliance with Utility standard.
• Utilize hand held computers and Global positioning systems (GPS). Use digital cameras to document field conditions.
• Perform journey level line work and minor repairs that can be safely performed without help (e. g., remove low pole steps, repair broken ground moldings, repair high voltage signs and other PG&E identifiers on underground enclosures, remove / repair bolts on lids and locking devices on pad mounted equipment). Work as part of a construction crew, as needed.