GENERAL FUNCTION Under the direction of the Journeyman Wireman, this position is a combination of technical support for the Operations Department. The individual shall be required to demonstrate technical skills and proficiency as a Journeyman Electrician and must exercise considerable tact and diplomacy with other employees and customers.
This is a non-supervisory position.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs all of the duties of a Journeyman Electrician; and assists with duties of the Wire Department.
1. Responsible for acquiring and maintaining a General Electrical Contractors License from the State of Washington.
2. Performs technical analysis and troubleshooting of customer “line quality” problems.
3. Prepares bids, builds, maintains and repairs the electrical system for water systems as outlined by the Water Department Manager.
4. Maintains physical fitness capable of responding to the strength, stamina, mobility, alertness and concentration of the position.
5. Performs work under supervised conditions, as assigned, to learn the duties of the Wire Department.
6. Receives instruction, performs tasks, and prepares and maintains substation and equipment records and reports as assigned.
7. Responds to customer inquiries and/or complaints and troubleshoots customer electrical problems, power consumption concerns and related concerns as requested.
8. Installs, operates, repairs, maintains, tests and programs electrical equipment used in transmission and distribution systems.
9. Assists Journeyman Wireman and Lineman in all types of work in substations and the transmission and distribution system.
10. Uses a wide variety of tools and test equipment.
11. Drives electric utility vehicles and operates ancillary equipment in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
12. Performs bucket rescue, vault rescue and the ground portion of pole top rescue as necessary.
13. Assists with Wire Division record keeping.
13. Performs other related work and training activities as assigned.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT AND WORK INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: • All requirements pertaining to Journeyman Electrician • Generators, water heaters, water systems, surge protectors and UPS units. • Assists with working on transformers, load tap changers, regulators, reclosers, circuit switchers, motor operated switches and related equipment. • Substation steel structures, foundations, bus structures, switches, insulators, arresters, grounding, conduit and feeder terminations. • Electrical, solid state and microprocessor devices and wiring for voltage regulation, circuit protection and system control. • SCADA system, Remote Terminal Units, fiber links and transducers. • Potential transformers, current transformers and other metering devices related to substations. • Water pump control systems, VF drives, and monitoring equipment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Demonstrated proficiency in Journeyman Electrician skills. Good organizational skills. Ability to use high level of decision making skills using sound judgment and analysis of fact and circumstances. Ability to estimate jobs. Basic knowledge of mathematics, including simple algebra and fundamentals of trigonometry. Basic knowledge of the principles of electricity and circuits. Basic knowledge of computers and computer programs. Demonstrated ability to read maps, plans, profiles and specification sheets. Demonstrated ability to deal with stress. Ability to cooperate and interact with co-workers and trainees to accomplish training objectives. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to maintain interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy with fellow employees and customers. Knowledge of the Washington State Electrical Workers’ Safety Rules (WAC 296-45) and OSHA 1910.296.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is normally performed inside and outdoors under all weather conditions. Training is performed both in a classroom and outdoors under all weather conditions. A demonstration of physical strength will be required throughout the entire course. During system emergencies, individual is expected to work extended out-of-routine hours. Position requires climbing, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds. An employee in this position may be exposed to hazardous materials, gases and fumes.
High school diploma or G.E.D. and Journeyman Electrician’s card (State ELO1 License) are required. Electrical Administrator’s license is desired. Applicants must be 18 years old and be capable of meeting the requirements of the trade. Must successfully pass a physical examination and qualify for flagging, first aid and CPR certifications. Possession of a valid Washington State Class-A commercial drivers license is desired (ability to obtain a Washington State Class-A commercial driver’s license may be required). Must be willing to be available and responsive to emergency call-outs.
About Peninsula Light Company
In 1925 Peninsula Light Co. was founded as a member-owned electric cooperative located in Gig Harbor, WA and work began on the system.
Since December 1926 when the system was energized, PenLight has served the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas, and Fox Island in western Pierce County. PenLight is a “full requirements utility” of the Bonneville Power Administration.
The utility has grown to be the second largest cooperative in the Northwest, serving over 31,600 meters with 977 miles of line and 112 square miles of service territory.
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