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Cable Splicer - General Construction (IBEW) - Richmond

Richmond, CA, US, 94804

Requisition ID # 19780 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Richmond

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 classification is represented by IBEW Local 1245, which has over 100 years of experience

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

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

electrical technician roles and responsibilities.

An employee who has the qualifications of a Cable Splicer, is familiar with the underground system and

has the experience and ability to analyze cable and equipment troubles quickly and to restore services

promptly by replacing fuses, switching, disconnecting defective cables or apparatus, making repairs,

etcetera. May be required to perform other underground work such us preparing cable racks, pulling in

and racking cables, maintaining equipment in the underground system, etc. Shall install and maintain

services, meters, and equipment including conduit and wiring up to the meter on customers' premises

and shall handle trouble in such installations. Drives a truck and operates the associated equipment as

assigned. Background of apprenticeship and experience must be such as to qualify an employee to

perform these duties with skill and efficiency. Shall be familiar with Company's standards, procedures

and safety regulations. This position requires a 2-year commitment per LOA 14-38.

 

This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to

random drug and/or alcohol screening.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

• Perform all necessary duties with skill and efficiency by performing maintenance on underground

transmission and distribution lines.

• Perform work in connection with the construction and maintenance of underground manholes,

vaults, splice boxes, duct lines and similar structures.

• Installs and maintains services, meters, and equipment including conduit and wiring up to the

meter on customers’ premises.

• Maintain equipment in the underground system.

• Prepares cable racks.

• Pulls and racks underground cables and wires into and out of pipes, conduits and duct lines.

• Splices cable of any kind or voltage for the connection of cable, transformers, junction boxes, and

other equipment in the underground or overhead systems or stations.

• Ensure effective customer and internal communication.

• Restore service to the public by installing / repairing services and all types of meters.

• Analyze cable and equipment trouble quickly and restore services promptly by replacing fuses,

switching, disconnecting defective cable on apparatus efficiently.

• Identify the location of and extent to which underground structures such as man holes and vaults

have been damaged and perform minor repairs safely on underground enclosures.

• Isolate Network grid secondary’s and Network Protectors (NP’s).

• Install and remove Recording Volt Meters (RVM’s) for power quality research.

• Physically demanding work that may include lifting, climbing, as well as going into confined

spaces.

• Drive trucks, vans, and equipment and operate the associated equipment as assigned.

• May work with crew or independently. May oversee a crew and its equipment engaged in pulling

underground cables and wires of all sizes, types, lengths and number of conductors into and out

of pipes, conduits and duct lines and other necessary work in conjunction with pulling of cables.

• Support and maintain a working relationship with other departments which include, Distribution

Operators, Service Opdrive erectors, Engineering, Estimating and Construction to improve

processes and ensure a high level of customer service.

• Working knowledge of applicable safety rules, programs and safe work practices.

• Expected to learn and follow safety and work procedures.

• Working knowledge of available mobile technical software.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum:

• Must be at least 18 years of age

• Must possess a High School diploma or GED

• Completion of formal Cable Splicer apprenticeship

• Must possess an IBEW journeyman card for a Cable Splicer or State or JATC certification

• Must be able to lift 90 lbs

• Able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

• Able to work and drive in all types of weather and road conditions

• Able to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays

• Able to travel to job sites as necessary

• Ability to complete and obtain a 40 hour Switchman Training Certification/Card

• Must pass Post-Offer Physical Assessment as a requirement of the pre-employment process

• If hired as Provisional, must pass the provisional training plan within one year from hire date

• Must qualify on Cable Splicer Assessment

• Internal PG&E Employees:

◦ Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) prior to applying

◦ Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License (or higher) by Day 1 of hire

◦ Must possess and maintain a valid Class A California Driver's License Permit by within 3 months of hire

• External and Hiring Hall Candidates:

◦ Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) prior to interviewing

◦ Must possess and maintain a valid Class A California Driver's License Permit by Day 1 of hire

◦ Must possess and maintain a valid DMV Medical Card by Day 1 of hire

 

 

 

 

Desired:

• Live within 30 minutes of headquarters due to emergency and urgent requests

• Experience as a cable splicer with familiarity of underground and network systems (lead training)

• Minimum of two years of experience as a Journey Cable Splicer

• Relevant PG&E/Hiring Hall experience

• Ability to install transition splices, clear cap, straight splices, terminations and other various

splices

• Ability to properly ground conductor cable and equipment

• Ability to install switches, transformers and banking transformers

• Ability to build risers

• Ability to tag and identify underground cable and equipment

• Ability to operate load break and dead break equipment

• Ability to phase lines and equipment

• Ability to make and trace service connections

• Ability to build to PG&E & G.O. 128 standards

• Qualified to work on primary and secondary voltages

• Ability to work on lead splices such as hot solder wipes

• Ability to work on network systems and its equipment

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 Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland