Essential Duties and Responsibilities – essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Install, inspect, test, and repair CT and PT circuits on low and high voltage switchgear.
- Assists engineering as required to determine type of meters and related material necessary to accurately record electrical energy consumption.
- Install, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, upgrade, and test electromechanical and electronic meters.
- Wire transformer rated metering panels, pulse relays, and recorders.
- Troubleshoot complex metering schemes.
- Evaluate and document equipment testing performed.
- Configure various metering software packages and program electronic meters for rate and communication requirements.
- Install, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, test, and program telecommunications equipment associated with electric meters.
- Install and maintain various telecommunications equipment to provide data acquisition, i.e. ION meters and Meterlinks.
- Perform low and high voltage work on live circuits and related equipment.
- Install, test, and provide data interpretation for voltage and current recordings, power quality analyzers, and energy recording at customer and City owned sites.
- Inspect and approve substation, industrial and commercial, and residential service entrance equipment, i.e. switchgear and meter panels.
- Conducts the scheduled testing and circuit analysis of existing complex and standard revenue metering facilities for proper operation and accuracy.
- Troubleshoot radio and television interference complaints (RFI/TVI) and work with other crews to correct issues on the Utility side.
- Test, calibrate, and repair gas monitoring devices for use in confined spaces.
- Responds to vandalism and energy diversion cases and recommends appropriate actions to take.
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and
- Completion of an accredited apprentice program
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- General fundamentals of electrical theory, control relaying, protection relaying, control and power switching schemes.
- Knowledge of and background in digital solid state equipment and circuits.
- Ability to communicate with others, make sound decisions, and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
- Understand electrical codes including NFPA 70E, OSHA Regulations and other codes as applicable.
- Ability to use bench test equipment including but not limited to: TTR (Transformer Turns Ratio), Megger, AC/DC Hipot, multimeters and analyzers and other tools and equipment of the trade.
- Safe work practices and procedures including high voltage switching procedures.
- Safety requirements and precautions necessary while working with low medium and high voltage systems.Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other employees and the public.
- Effectively organize information and data
- Perform maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment commonly found in an electric utility.
- Read, interpret, and update electrical drawings, plans, diagrams and specifications, sketch electrical drawings to reflect as built systems.
- Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines.
- Ability to troubleshoot and analyze communication systems; communicate accurately orally and written; possess the ability to read electrical and communication distribution maps.
- Ability to keep accurate records of work using computer software when necessary.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
- Travel from site to site; exposure to high voltage and heights; lifting, climbing and stooping.
- Hazardous conditions are an extremely critical factor of this job,
- Work in small, confined areas.
- Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body when lifting heavy electrical equipment during installation, or when climbing in and out of the truck cab or bucket.
- Move electrical components or fixtures weighing up to 70 pounds short distances.
- Communicate orally both face to face and using a telephone or radio when receiving or communicating status of work assignments.
- Sit for extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will when working on ground level electrical facilities.
Class Spec Title 6:Special Requirements
- May be required to work on standby and/or pre-arranged or emergency situations.
- Possession of a valid California Driver's License
40.36 - 49.00 Per Hour
Palo Alto, California
Lineman/Lineworker - Journey Level
High School or equivalent
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