Electrician, Journey-Level - Bay Area Region

Pacific Gas and Electric Company | Oakland, CA

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Posted Date 3/24/2024
Description Requisition ID # 154636

Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Work Type: Onsite

Job Location: Oakland; Cupertino; Daly City; Hayward; San Carlos; San Francisco; San Jose

This job posting will be utilized to fill open Journey-level Electrician positions within the Bay Area Region of our service territory. Open positions could become available at any time based on business needs.

Department Overview

The people 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.

Position Summary

This classification is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 1245, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.

This position may be subject to Joint Apprentice Training Committee (JATC) review and approval. Provisional hires will be required to participate in targeted training to achieve journey-level knowledge of electrician roles and responsibilities.

Please note: Per letter of agreement (LOA) 23-36; All future employees who are hired, assigned, placed, or bid (after the execution date of this agreement) into one of the classifications listed (in agreement) and in the San Francisco Division ONLY is eligible for a 15% pay premium and will be subject to a "bid lock" for three (3) years. In addition, Peninsula, De Anza, East Bay, and Mission divisions are eligible for a 10% pay premium and will be subject to a "bid lock" for three (3) years.

Maintenance & Construction (M&C)

This is a Journey-level position that inspects, tests, repairs and replaces transmission and distribution electrical equipment. This candidate may be required to perform all types of substation switching included but not limited to field parallels, field loops, and line clearances as well as electrical maintenance and may perform field switching for substation assigned work.

  • Inspect, test, and troubleshoot substation electrical equipment.
  • Install and overhaul electric equipment and machinery, transformers, power circuit breakers, switches, and associated hardware.
  • Identify problems and research how to perform the necessary repairs via manuals, manufacturer's specification, and schematics. Then keep accurate records of the work done to the equipment.
  • Work with various types of electrical construction tools and equipment; work will include confined spaces and working at elevated heights.
  • Perform switching duties associated with 4KV-500KV high voltage equipment inside a substation.
  • Perform work duties that requires the lifting of a maximum of 100 pounds daily.
General Construction (GC)

For GC positions individuals must be able to travel and transfer to a new headquarters upon request at any time, throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home.

  • Reviews, verifies, and modifies prints and electric schematics. Lays out materials for installation, such as conduit, steel, wires, junction boxes, tools, etc. Places orders for supplies as needed.
  • Moves equipment to staging area. Performs safety preparation including performing high voltage protective grounding.
  • Uses power tools and hand tools to install equipment and systems, such as wire terminations, high voltage equipment, overhead and underground electrical and conduit systems, steel structures, control panels, metering and protection systems, air switches. Sets up rigging. Pulls wire.
  • May operate construction equipment, if qualified, such as crane truck, man lift, boom truck, bucket truck as part of installation, excavation, and compaction. Operates forklift to move and reposition equipment.
  • Uses hand and power tools, such as jackhammers, whackers, and shovels to remove and replace soil.
  • Removes old high voltage equipment, structures and other impediments prior to installation using heavy equipment, rigging and other tools.
  • Drives equipment on the job site (substation). May drive equipment from one job site to another. May drive a company vehicle to pick up tools or other equipment away from the job site.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and safe condition. Removes trash, debris, and excess materials. Picks up and reorganizes tools.
  • Overtime may be required.
PG&E is providing the hourly rate that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This position is subject to collectively bargained hourly wage rates and increases. The starting wage rate for this position is $62.91 - $66.08 per hour. This wage rate is specific to the locality of the job. The wage rate is based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License
  • Must show proof of successful completion of a Union Sanctioned Inside Wireman Electrician Apprenticeship
  • Ability to work in all types of weather extremes.
  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions.
  • Must be willing to travel/ transfer to new headquarters upon request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home (For GC positions)
  • Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays, and various work schedules.
  • Ability to work in remote work locations with potential exposure to poison oak, snakes, spiders, bees, mosquitoes, ticks, rodents etc.
  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • If hired as Provisional, must pass the provisional training plan within 12 months from hire date.
  • CA CDL Class A Permit, or equivalent, subject to 150% driver/vehicle ratio
Desired:
  • 3-5 years Journey level experience in commercial or industrial electrical construction
  • PG&E construction or utility experience
  • Experience with electronic or mechanical equipment
  • Instrumentation and Control experience
  • Motor Control experience
  • Electrical Substation or Power Generation experience
  • High voltage experience
  • Experience working with testing equipment and troubleshooting
Pre-Employment Testing:

PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program website.
  • Physical Test Battery (PTB)
  • Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving (WOI-D)
  • Electrician Assessment
Purpose, Virtues and Stands

Our Purpose explains "why" we exist:
  • Delivering for our hometowns
  • Serving our planet
  • Leading with love
Our Virtues capture "who" we need to be:
  • Trustworthy
  • Empathetic
  • Curious
  • Tenacious
  • Nimble
  • Owners
Our Stands are "what" we will achieve together:
  • Everyone and everything is always safe
  • Catastrophic wildfires shall stop
  • It is enjoyable to work with and for PG&E
  • A healthy environment and carbon-neutral energy system shall be the reality for all Californians
  • Our work shall create prosperity for all customers and investors
More About Our Company

EEO
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.

Employee Privacy Notice The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

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