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Electrician (IBEW)- Switching- Moss Landing

LocationMoss Landing, California;
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Requisition ID # 97182 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

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

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

This is a Journey-level position that is a Service Classification Employee that inspects, tests, repairs and replaces transmission and distribution electrical equipment. This candidate may be required to perform all types of substation switching included but not limited to field parallels, field loops, and line clearances as well as electrical maintenance and may perform field switching for substation assigned work.

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 system operator roles and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Inspect, test, and troubleshoot substation electrical equipment.
  • Install and overhaul electric equipment and machinery, transformers, power circuit breakers, switches, and associated hardware.
  • Identify problems and research how to perform the necessary repairs via manuals, manufacturer's specification and schematics.  Then keep accurate records of the work done to the equipment.
  • Work with various types of electrical construction tools and equipment; work will include confined spaces and working at elevated heights.
  • Perform switching duties associated with 4KV-500KV high voltage equipment inside a substation.
  • Perform work duties that requires the lifting of a maximum of 100 pounds daily.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver’s License
  • Must obtain a California Class A permit within 3 months of hire and a Class A Driver’s License within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
  • Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 100 pounds daily
  • Must be a certified Journey-level Electrician or have equivalent electrical field experience
  • Willingness to wear respirator
  • Must pass the Basic Switching Course [PSOS – 0250] within first 6 months of hire
  • Must live within 60 minutes of headquarters
  • If hired as Provisional, must pass the provisional training plan within one year from hire date


  • 5+ years’ work experience as a Certified Journey-level Electrician in an industrial and/or generation work environment
  • Certification(s) in safety training including but not limited to certification from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or Mine Health and Safety (MHSA)
  • PG&E construction or utility experience
  • Relevant Hiring Hall experience
  • Instrumentation and Control experience
  • Power Generation or substation experience
  • Experience in Electric Operations for a Utility
  • Experience with electronic or mechanical equipment
  • Experience working with testing equipment and troubleshooting
  • CDLA with Tanker Endorsement, manual or automatic

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.

  • Physical Test Battery
  • Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving
  • Must successfully complete Electrician Assessment


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