Industrial Electrician l/ll
Valley Water
San Jose, California 95118-3686

Job Description



Industrial Electrician l/ll

Valley Water



Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01347-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Raw Water

Closing: 10/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Description

Treatment Plant Maintenance Unit (Position Code 1032)
Industrial Electrician I: $7,404.80 - $9,476.13 Monthly
Industrial Electrician II: $8,586.93 - $10,994.53 Monthly

COVID - 19 vaccination requirement:
*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all new hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID -19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting).

Overview: Valley Water is looking for a skilled Industrial Electrician I/II with a passion for troubleshooting distribution and water treatment systems. This position will perform a variety of entry-level and/or journey-level skilled electrical work including the maintenance, installation, inspection, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical equipment and systems typically found in high-volume water distribution and water treatment systems. This position will be based out of any one of Valley Water's water treatment plants with work responsibilities residing throughout the valley. A company vehicle and tools will be provided to allow transportation between sites. This position requires 24-hour on-call responsibilities in rotating one-week durations after proper training has been established (typically, at one year).

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform maintenance, repair, inspection, testing, and installation of electrical and related equipment in large pumping plants and raw water distribution systems/water treatment plants and treated water distribution systems, and power generation facilities.
  • Test low and high voltage electrical equipment including circuits, transformers, small and large motors, high voltage switches, and electrical components of process control, telemetering, cathodic protection systems, and electronic equipment boards. Diagnose problems and determine needed repairs or modifications; install conduit and pull wires for motors, control panels, and lighting fixtures.
  • Interpret diagrams and schematics; perform work according to drawings; create as-built drawings of electrical installations. Inspect, maintain, repair, install, and test varied equipment including circuits, transformers, switches, motors, pumps, controls, power generating equipment, and electrical components of telemetering and cathodic protection systems; troubleshoot problems; determine needed repairs.
  • Make rough estimates of materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; order required equipment, materials, and supplies. Maintain accurate accounts of time, labor, materials, and equipment for work performed; complete daily logs; prepare oral and written reports as necessary.
  • Determine precautions and follow safe and effective work procedures, check job sites for potential hazards. Operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Experience for both levels Industrial Electrician I/II:
  • Industrial Electrician I: One (1) year of experience performing electrician responsibilities in an industrial, manufacturing, utility, and/or large commercial setting.
  • Industrial Electrician II: One (1) year of post-apprenticeship experience performing electrician responsibilities in an industrial, manufacturing, utility, and/or large commercial setting. In lieu of a journey person certificate, candidate should possess four (4) years of experience performing journey-level electrician responsibilities in an industrial, manufacturing, utility, and/or large commercial setting.
Ideal Skills and Abilities for Industrial Electrician I:
  • Learn basic electrical alternating and direct current theory.
  • Learn and explain basic AC and DC motor theory and operation.
  • Learn and explain basic electrical troubleshooting techniques.
  • Learn the proper maintenance, installation, and testing of a variety of electrical components and equipment. Learn to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Pass an electrical apprenticeship test.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • 12th grade supplemented by industrial or vocational training in electrical theory or practices.
  • Completion of some college level electronics, math, electrical engineering, or other field related courses.
Ideal Skills and Abilities for Industrial Electrician II:
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • To safely work with little to no direct supervision on a variety of electrical devices and controls associated with water treatment and distribution.
  • Maintain, repair, install, and test a variety of electrical components, circuits, and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot electrical circuits.
  • Operate various tools, instruments, and equipment used in the testing and repair of electrical equipment.
  • Analyze problems and develop effective solutions.
  • Proven ability to diagnose problems and determine needed repairs or modifications; install conduit and pull wires for motors, control panels, and lighting fixtures.
  • Interpret and explain Valley Water policies and procedures relating to electrical maintenance programs.
  • Interpret diagrams and schematics.
  • Determine precautions and follow safe and effective work procedures, check job sites for potential hazards and operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Ideal Knowledge for both levels Industrial Electrician I/II:
  • Knowledge of operations, services and activities of power distribution system maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of operational methods and practices associated with water treatment process.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of NFPA 70E requirements.
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of NEC requirements.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of LOTO, confined space entry, and hazardous materials handling.
  • Familiar with the use, operation, and maintenance of a variety of specialized electrical test equipment and tools.
Ideal Training and Education for both levels Industrial Electrician I/II
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Completion of a certification course in electrical systems for the Industrial Electrician I is ideal.
  • Completion of an Electrical apprenticeship program for the Industrial Electrician II.
  • 4+ years of military electrical training is acceptable.
Certificates in any one or more of these are desirable:
  • Industrial Electrician I - California State Electrical Certification, CWEA Grade I, Certificate of completion in any related electrical coursework or experience.
  • Industrial Electrician II - Journeyman's card, California State Electrical Certification or CWEA Grade II or higher.


Required License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination. To review the Classification Specification, please click here (Download PDF reader)

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.
COVID - 19 vaccination requirement:
*
Fully vaccinated means (1) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine, and (2) the person has provided proof of vaccination in a form consistent with the requirements for verification of vaccine status in the State of California's July 26, 2021 Public Health Officer Order.
**Limited Exemptions to Vaccination Requirement
An individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they:
1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine's manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable;
2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or,
3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely-held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.




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Date Posted : 09/20/2021