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Engineering Technician II (ESC), Mechanical Engineering Services - San Ramon

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 24582 

 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

 

 

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

 

Applied Technology Services (ATS) is a multidisciplinary team of 120 engineers, scientists, and technicians.  ATS has been providing technology-based innovative, high-value services to the company for over 40 years. The Electrical Testing and Project Support Unit provides a range of electrical testing and analysis services in support of Power Generation (Hydro, Fossil, and Nuclear), Electrical Transmission and Distribution, and Gas Transmission and Distribution activities.   

 

The Mechanical Engineering Services Unit provides a range of mechanical testing, analysis, and inspection services to Power Generation (Hydro, Fossil, and Nuclear), Electrical Transmission and Distribution, and Gas Transmission and Distribution.

 

Position Summary

 

This position is represented by the Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) subject to collective bargaining.

 

This position has a primary focus on field testing of mechanical systems and components for all PG&E Assets, including but not limited to All Types of Machinery, Substation Equipment, Buildings, Dams, Water Systems, Gas Compressors and Pipelines, Transmission and Distribution Equipment, etc.  Much of the testing will be out in the field.  Office/Lab work includes data analysis, data reporting, planning for emergent or ongoing work, equipment and procedure development and maintenance.

 

Travel Required: 50-80% of the time

 

Responsibilities

  • Hydro Condition Assessment:  Provide technical support for engineering staff to evaluate the ability for each hydro-electric power facility to safely shutdown and measure the relative change in efficiency of hydro-electric power facilities after major upgrades.  Requires on-site set up, testing, monitoring, and reporting of vibration, pressure, temperature, motion, power, and flow. The work will require acquiring and evaluating data and preparing a report.
  • Mechanical Testing & Analysis: Perform product, component, material strength and durability testing. Meeting testing requirements outlined in PG&E procedures, ASTM and ANSI Standards. Develop test plan, data formatting, review and report writing.
  • Instrumentation repair and calibration: Responsible for maintaining all field instrumentation, transducers, cabling and data acquisition systems to ensure reliability for field testing.
  • Lubricating oil analysis: Take samples on Hydro generation equipment, review data and provide feedback to clients on oil quality.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum:

  • AA Degree in Mechanical or Electronics technology or equivalent education and experience
  • 3 years of experience in testing of mechanical systems, instrumentation and transducers for measuring speed, force, displacement, pressure, temperature, flow, strain voltage and current

 

 

Desired:

  • AutoCAD drawing familiarity.
  • Experience with machinery alignment and setup
  • Experience with LabView programming environment
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand schematics and blueprints
  • Experience with Electrical/Electronic Troubleshooting, Fabrication and/or design.
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft office suite with emphasis on Excel and data presentation
  • Ability to work independently in the field at PG&E or customer facilities. This includes extensive travel, and some physically demanding work (climbing, lifting, etc.)
  • Proven ability to work safely within industrial environments.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude/ fabrication skills
  • Valid CA driver’s license

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