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Apprentice Gas Control Technician- Eureka (IBEW)

Eureka, CA, US, 95501

Requisition ID # 28326 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : Eureka

Department Overview

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers.  Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, 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 and is subject to collective bargaining.  


The Apprentice Gas Control Technician works under the supervision of a Journeyman Gas Control Technician and is engaged in the technology associated with the installation, adjusting, testing, operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic gas measurement, instrumentation and control systems and all other equipment appurtenant to the operation of gas facilities.  Employee must be able to work at elevated heights.  This position may be required to act in a lead capacity, supervising the work of other employees in lower classifications engaged in this work.


This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.



  • Drives mid-size and heavy-duty trucks, specialized equipment (i.e., all-terrain vehicle), and cars to job sites, which may be located in remote areas or in rugged terrain.
  • Installs/maintains/repairs mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic gas measurement, instrumentation and control systems and other equipment associated with the operation of gas facilities.  Examines, replaces, and/or repairs switches, lights, circuit breakers, panel boxes, transformers, relays, and controls.  Overhauls and repairs heat exchangers, compressors, motors, and fans; repairs electro-mechanical gear-operated equipment. 
  • Conducts visual, auditory, and mechanical inspections of equipment to determine the extent of repairs needed and to identify needed replacement parts.  Tests hydraulic pressures and electronic and mechanical components.  Uses computerized testing equipment to test or calibrate electronic components and to check failure codes.  Inspects and adjusts components on equipment to prevent premature failure of items. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License (or higher) by Day 1 of hire
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds a minimum of one time a day


Desired Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of instrumentation work experience
  • Experience with PG&E as a hiring hall and/or contractor
  • To better represent the communities we serve within a timely manner, applicants who live within 60 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference
  • 1 or more years knowledge of electronics, measurement and control experience, and equipment instrumentation/troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with maintenance of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)/LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) facilities
  • Completion of formal instrumentation education program
  • Basic computer skills including use of MS Windows operating system, MS office suite
  • Knowledge and working experience with gas regulation, measurement, and basic data communication techniques is desirable.
  • Basic math understanding and use including applied knowledge of Ohm's Law.
  • Knowledge and working experience with electrical power systems and equipment.



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.

  • Industrial Skills Test
  • Physical Test Battery
  • Entrance Exam for Apprentice Gas Control Technician
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Eureka