Cable Splicer (IBEW) - Oakland
Requisition ID # 147369
Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Work Type: Onsite
Job Location: Oakland
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.
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 is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to
random drug and/or alcohol screening.
PG&E is providing the hourly rate that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This position is subject to collectively bargained hourly wage rates and increases. The starting wage rate for this position is $62.79 per hour. This wage rate is specific to the locality of the job. The wage rate is based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.
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
- Maintains 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 cables 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
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.
- CA CDL Class A Permit, or equivalent, subject to 150% driver/vehicle ratio
- Knowledge of procurement strategies and processes and relevant regulatory framework as needed to perform at the job level
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 work shift schedule (evening)
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
- 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 varioussplices
- 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
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
- Post-Offer Phys Assessment Appr Cab Spl
- Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving
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.