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Power Generation Telecommunications Technician (IBEW) - Burney, CA

Burney, CA, US, 96013

Requisition ID # 30339 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Power Generation

Job Location : Burney

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates 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).


Position Summary

Responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing the equipment associated with telecommunication infrastructure, network infrastructure and high voltage protection. Provide telephone, radio and computer hardware repair for local offices and field clients, including power plants, garages and service centers.



Problem-solve and assess computer and telecommunications issues using tools and test equipment; contact vendors and specialists as needed; may troubleshoot computer hardware, telephones, radios, microwave antennas, rectifiers, batteries, LAN/WAN, high voltage protection and other issues; some equipment may be located on towers.

Repair and replace computer hardware, radios and telephones; process repair and returns; coordinate with vendor and radio shop; complete disposal authorization and dispose of old equipment. Install computer and telephone, hardware and peripherals, mobile radios, field automation system (FAS) equipment, telecommunications devices, servicers, circuits, SCADA lines or other equipment.

Perform regularly scheduled maintenance on equipment and site surveys to check facility conditions; perform preventive maintenance on generators, batteries, radios and other equipment; maintain communication rooms and equipment by performing housekeeping and organizing supplies.

Maintain circuit, radio, FAS and other databases via computer; research accounting; retrieve and track work in electronic system; complete expense accounts; order parts; coordinate clearances; complete paperwork for repair and returns; email.

Drive truck/van to job sites in a variety of environmental conditions; may drive an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), forklift, bucket truck; fuel and inspect vehicle.

Attend safety and tailboard meetings.


The background of apprenticeship and experience must be such as to qualify the candidate to perform these duties with skill and efficiency


Minimum Qualifications

• Must be at least 18 years of age

• Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

• Must possess a valid California 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 lift 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day

• Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

• Must possess a valid Radio Telephone Operator License - FCC or Company-approved certificate

•Must be able to work in confined spaces

• Must be able to work with and/or around helicopters

• Must be able to climb towers and work at heights up to 300 feet


Desired Qualifications

•Successful completion of telecommunications technician apprenticeship

• Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering

• Associate degree or technical certification in IT, Computer Science or Electronics

• Good verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of computer hardware and radios


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.

  • Apprentice TeleComm. Tech Test
  • Physical Test Battery
  • Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

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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