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Lead Electrical Technician

Company: Orange County Sanitation District
Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

invites applications for the position of:
Lead Electrical Technician

An Equal Opportunity Employer
$47.83 - $58.12

OPENING DATE: 10/01/20

CLOSING DATE: 10/29/20 05:00 PM


What do you value in your next job?

At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.

Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.

OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Lead Electrical Technician.

Under direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical equipment and systems from 0V up to 12KV to include power generation, operation thereof, synchronizes, parallels and transfers/switch plant load.

Performs preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance on electrical, generation and distribution systems including 12K volt generators, exciters, 12K volt circuit breakers, generator controls, 12K volt power transformers and motors up to 2,600 horsepower. Estimates time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; contacts other departments involved in the maintenance or repair of equipment; lays out job plans; requisitions materials as required. Able to read, maintain and update all electrical drawings, schematics and single line drawings.

The Lead Electrical Technician performs the more complex advanced-journey level functions and provides training to less experienced Electrical Technicians; oversees and performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance on assigned equipment; oversees and assists contractors as necessary. Position is responsible for ensuring that the crew is performing corrective and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, installations, and repairs such as: isolating power and ground wires; installing grounding cables; restoring power; inspecting equipment; checking voltage and amperage; installing electrical circuits; bending and installing conduit; and pulling wire and wiring circuits according to blueprints, electrical drawings, schematics and single line drawings.

This person will oversee and perform a variety of tests, samples, readings, and other necessary precautions to determine if equipment is showing any signs of deterioration. In addition, the Lead Electrical Technician will be responsible for creating written procedures for switching and Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO) for 12KV through 480 volts. Other duties will include verifying the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, compliance with standards and specifications, safety, and timeliness; training and mentoring staff; and assisting inspectors and contractors as necessary.


1. High school diploma or G.E.D., supplemented by specialized training or coursework such as relevant trade school in electrical technology or a related field; AND
2. Four (4) years of work experience maintaining, repairing and installing electrical equipment with at least two (2) years of experience performing duties comparable to an Electrical Technician II with the District.

Licenses and/or Certifications:
1. Valid California Class C Driver's License.


Vacancies: 1
(an eligible list may be established for future vacancies)

Apply online at:

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: October 29, 2020 before 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Hiring Salary Range: $47.83 - $52.74/Hour
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)


Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in and around District facilities; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform moderate to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders; to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; color vision to discerns electrical wires and gauges; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing up to 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements
Employees work in and around facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Standby and Call Back
Employees in this classification may be required to participate in standby duty and are subject to call back, which may include nights, weekends and 24-hour emergency call out with little or no notice. Any employee designated to serve on standby, or report to an emergency, and refuses to do such, shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Disaster Service Workers
All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Other Information
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSDs pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OCSD are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:

Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.

Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

Keywords: Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley , Lead Electrical Technician, Professions , Fountain Valley, California

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