Power Plant Technician (IBEW) – Maxwell, CA

Job Posting Date: October 11, 2017
Requisition #: 54279885-E01
Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: IBEW T200
Business Unit: Generation
Schedule: Full-time
City: Maxwell

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

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages andoperates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses,184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The Colusa GeneratingStation broke ground in the fourth quarter of 2008, with Construction and Commissioning completed in Dec 2010. The plant is located 90 miles north of Sacramento just east of the interstate 5 corridor. This state-of-the-art 2 x 1 GE 7FA combined cycle power plantgenerates 530 MW with the ability to produce another 140 MW, utilizing Duct Burners during peak usage. The plant was designed using “dry cooling” technology – which uses 97% less water and produces 96% less discharge than a conventional water cooling system.Compared to older plants, this combined cycle plant will produce 35% less carbon dioxide while providing enough electricity for nearly 400,000 Northern California customers.

Position Summary

4 10 hr days day shift M-T or Tues – Fri

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

Performs general electricalmaintenance to include, but not limited to the wiring and disconnection of motors; replacement of thermocouples and fuses; pulling wire and performing electrical checks. Troubleshoot electrical process systems. Repair and configure process transmitters, controllers,VFDs etc. Reads and interprets mechanical flow diagrams, P&ID’s, and electrical single-line and wiring diagrams. Read and interprets hydraulic systems. Assists staff with the ordering of parts and inventory control. Applies safe work practices andparticipation in the station’s clearance procedures and performs data input into the work management system. Reviews and updates plant procedures to assure information is current and accurate. This position primarily works weekday day shift but may work weekends orovertime to support the needs of the plan. This position may require ability to work rotating 12 hour shifts.

Cognitive Requirements- Reasoning: Requires the ability to use judgment and reasoning in carrying out job duties. Decision: Requires the abilityto make decisions and take direction to/from others

Physical Requirements- Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Balancing:Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands, arms or on the shoulder. Climbing: Ascending or descendingladders, stairs scaffolding, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.


Minimum Qualifications:
-Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
-Must possess a validCalifornia Driver’s License
-Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
-Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
-Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
-Must be able to wear company providedPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)
-Minimum 5 years of Power Plant Electrical Maintenance or equivalent experience: such as Journey level electrical technician with 5 years of experience as a journeyman in heavy industry or processes.

-Demonstrated ability to read blue prints and troubleshoot systems
-Demonstrated knowledge of SAP
-Demonstrated work experience as a qualified Electrical Worker for up to 13.8 KV equipment.
-Demonstrated advanced oral and writtencommunication skills
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team player
-Demonstrated technical skills and experience with Microsoft Office products and programs
-Demonstrated GE Mark VI Programming/troubleshooting
-Demonstrated EmersonOvation Programming/troubleshooting
-Demonstrated PLC Programming/troubleshooting


Electrical – Journey level technician with 5 years of experience as a journeyman. Power plant or similar industry experience ispreferred. Duties include safely performing electrical work using all types of precision meters and instrumentation and is engaged in testing, repairing, installing, and maintaining all types of electrical equipment at various voltage levels. Tasks may include butnot be limited to the following: high and low voltage circuit testing, troubleshooting and repair, motor and electrical component installation, relay testing, calibration and setting, station battery maintenance, motor control center breaker maintenance, electricaltrip testing, generator testing and maintenance, breaker maintenance, electrical switching, maintaining accurate prints and drawings, insulation and wiring, job planning, research and documentation, predictive, planned, and corrective maintenance.


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