Senior Electrical Technician

CITY OF STOCKTON   Stockton, CA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on October 26, 2020





$6,893.48 - $7,247.80



Under general supervision, incumbents are the lead class responsible for planning, scheduling, assigning, coordinating and directing employees, and perform the more technically complex electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance. This class is distinguished from Plant Maintenance Supervisor, which is the first-line supervisory level.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)


  • Performs maintenance and repairs on power generation and distribution systems 12kV and below, including generators, substations, transformers, grounding systems switchgear, panelboards, circuits, back-up power systems, electro-mechanical and solid-state protection and synchronization devices.  Provides technical assistance and operational troubleshooting on the 60kV substation, including coordination with PG&E.
  • Installs, test, adjusts, calibrates, modifies, and maintains analog, digital and logic circuitry, microprocessor-controlled devices, electrical and instrumentation elements, equipment, cathodic protection systems, and components. Maintains, repairs, configure logic, and programs supervisory control and data acquisition systems, man-machine interface systems, programmable logic controllers, and various communication protocols and networks.
  • Installs conduit and pulls and splices wires for motors, control panels, lighting, fixtures, outlets and other purposes. Maintains and repairs electrical motors, circuits, controls, and control systems.
  • Makes load and performance computations, on a variety of electrical and instrumentation circuits and systems. Observes safe work methods and procedures and ensures the use of safety equipment and precautions related to the work being performed.
  • Provides technical assistance to operations, maintenance, and engineering staff, instructs crew in work procedures and safe work practices and troubleshoots equipment problems.
  • Maintains written and computerized records of work performed, calibrations made and materials used; records modification and maintains as-built drawings; prepares a variety of written records and reports related to the work.  Maintains the computerized work order system as it relates to instrumentation, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and electrical work.  Develops standard maintenance procedures and O&M manuals.
  • Coordinates work assignments with other divisions; responds to questions and requests as appropriate.
  • Interprets and applies Instrument Society of America (ISA), National Electric Code (NEC) and International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements and standards in the accomplishment of work.
  • Reads and interprets plans, schematics, loop diagrams, wiring diagrams, ladder logic diagrams, manuals and specifications; designs modification as necessary.
  • Requires offsite meetings, events, or jobsite visits.      
  • Directs the use and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools, test equipment and other equipment related to the work; operates trucks and equipment.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • May train, direct, and coordinate the work of others on a daily and project basis; instructs others in proper work methods and job safety.
  • Performs basic to complex electrical instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance tasks.
  • Plans, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of assigned staff; leads and directs staff engaged in electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Performs the most skilled duties; provides technical assistance to crew members; instructs crew in work procedures and safe work practices; troubleshoots equipment problems; performs the necessary job functions to complete the tasks.
  • Prepares estimates of materials, equipment, tools, labor requirements and time required for assigned jobs, discusses estimates with supervisors and establishes milestone completion dates and cost/labor projections.  Reviews progress and job results with supervisors.
  • Monitors contractors work in progress at the jobsite; recommends corrections and modifications as appropriate; provides oral and written reports on contractor job performance.
  • Conducts tailgate safety meetings; assists in developing and presenting training programs, provides hands-on training; recommend actions and programs to improve worker safety.



Possession of a high school diploma or GED AND four (4) years of experience in electrical/instrumentation technology, or other field closely related to water or wastewater plant electrical/instrumentation work with two (2) years at or above journey level;


Possession of an Associate of Arts/Science degree or completion of sixty semester units or equivalent quarter hours from an accredited college or university in a related field AND three (3) years instrumentation/electrical experience with one (1) year at or above journey level.
Other Requirements:

  • Valid California Class C Driver License prior to appointment. 
  • California Water Environment Association certification as an Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade II is desirable.