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Electrician - Switching (IBEW) Cupertino

Cupertino, CA, US, 95014

Requisition ID # 25940 

 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Cupertino

 

 

Company

 

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 we deliver 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 know that 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 their quality 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 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.

 

Department Overview

 

The men and women 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 is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience

representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

 

This is a Journey-level position that is a Service Classification Employee 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.

 

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 system operator roles and responsibilities.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • 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.

 

Qualifications

 

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 obtain a California Class A permit within 3 months of hire and a Class A Driver’s License within 6 months of hire
  • 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 provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 100 pounds daily
  • Must be a certified Journey-level Electrician or have equivalent electrical field experience
  • Willingness to wear respirator
  • Must pass the Basic Switching Course [PSOS – 0250] within first 6 months of hire
  • Must live within 60 minutes of headquarters
  • If hired as Provisional, must pass the provisional training plan within one year from hire date

 

Desired:

 

  • 5+ years’ work experience as a Certified Journey-level Electrician in an industrial and/or generation work environment
  • Certification(s) in safety training including but not limited to certification from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or Mine Health and Safety (MHSA)
  • PG&E construction or utility experience
  • Relevant Hiring Hall experience
  • Instrumentation and Control experience
  • Power Generation or substation experience
  • Experience in Electric Operations for a Utility
  • Experience with electronic or mechanical equipment
  • Experience working with testing equipment and troubleshooting
  • CDLA with Tanker Endorsement, manual or automatic

 

 

Pre-Employment Testing:

 

  • 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.

Company
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

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.


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto