Apprentice Communication Tech – GC

Job Posting Date: May 19, 2017
Requisition #: 54078379-E01
Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: IBEW T300
Business Unit: Information Technology and Supply Chain
Schedule: Full-time
City: Santa Rosa

Based in San Francisco, 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. And wedeliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, ‘Together, Building a Better California’ is not just a slogan. It’s the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We knowthat the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve theirquality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employerthat 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, protectedveteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Information Systems Technology Services is a unifiedorganization comprised of various
departments which collaborate effectively in order to deliver high quality technology solutions.
Telecom and Network Services (T&NS) Provides planning, engineering, documentation and third
tier operational supportfor PG&E Communication systems. Our mission is to provide a high
availability, cost- efficient Communication infrastructure that fuels PG&E’s vision to become leading
utility in the United States and a working environment that enables and promotesPG&E’s goals to
delight customers, energize employees, and enhance shareholder values.

Position Summary

The Apprentice Communication Technician is responsible for assisting qualified Journeyman
Technicians in installing, testing,retiring or removing the following equipment: microwave radios
with antennas and transmission lines; data, telemetry and supervisory systems, construct, enhance
and maintain computer and telephone network systems by assembling parts and equipment and
executing the job design package. These positions are system-wide, meaning you will be required
to travel throughout our service area in order to perform certain aspects of the job and travel to
remote locations independently. Travel may include accessvia helicopter, snow cat, snow mobile,
snow shoes, boat or hiking.


* Internal PG&E employees: Must have FCC or Equivalent license, qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skill Test (IST) examprior to applying for the position and for Apprentice Communication Technician Test (CTT) exam employees do not need to be qualified on the CTT test prior to applying but must be qualified prior to interview
* External and hiring hall applicants: Must qualifyon the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skill
Test (IST) and Apprentice Communication Technician (CTT) exam prior to interviewing
* Must have a valid California Class C driver’s License
* Must obtain a General Radio Telephone Operator License(FCC or Naber) or company approved
certificate on the report date (only apply for external candidates)
* Must also have experience with Communication or radios, electronics and have basic computer
* Must climb towers and work atheights

* Communication and construction experience


* Physical components of moves, adds and changes of computer and telecom equipment
* Mobile Radio transfers and installs; cell phone transfers;cable and fiber pulling; cable and wire
termination; installing of telecom equipment including ladder racks; DC power distribution and
housekeeping duties
* Will perform installation, field-testing and maintenance of Communication systems such as
intercommunication systems, voice and data switching systems, major operations computers and
clerical tasks.
* Drives Company van and pickup to transport materials and equipment to job site, as assigned.
Performs monthly vehicle inspections. Refuelsvehicle and checks oil, as needed. Cleans windows
and maintains interior housekeeping to ensure a safe and organized environment.
* Installs/maintains/repairs various types of communication equipment and devices in a variety of
locations, including ontransmission towers. Adjusts and calibrates microwave systems. Construct
and maintain electric and gas monitoring and protections systems. Provide emergency response to
Fiber Optic Network.
* Conducts visual and mechanical inspection of communicationsequipment. Performs tests and
troubleshooting of multiplex, fiber optics, microwave, PBX and telephone equipment. Operates
computerized testing equipment to test electronic and mechanical components


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