Website Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Job Description:

An entry-level Electrical Test Technician receives intensive classroom and on-the-job instruction and training. The trainee is supervised by an Electrical Test Technician Supervisor and works as a trainee assisting journey-level Electrical Test Technicians in the performance of diagnostic tests, calibration, repair, maintenance, and adjustments on: high and low voltage electrical circuits, equipment and related material; meters, smart-grid systems, conventional and renewable generation resources, control circuits, instruments, relays and related equipment and materials; new locations; and performs related duties. A journey-level Electrical Test Technician: performs routine calibration tests of meters; performs routine electrical tests of material; assists in testing more complex electric instruments and equipment; tests electric meters, control and protective relays, instruments, transformers, and other equipment and materials; performs cathodic protection in underground and overhead structures; performs infrared inspection of high voltage overhead distribution systems; and builds and tests circuit boards, removes or replaces components, and tests communication levels, in regard to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Journey-level Electrical Test Technicians may occasionally lead a group of employees engaged in field or laboratory electrical testing; perform the more difficult and advanced functions of electrical testing; and perform related duties.

Job Requirements:

  • Six months of full-time paid experience and current employment as a helper or trainee for a utility performing work on equipment and circuits, construction and maintenance;
  • Completion of eight months in the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee training program sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power performing electrical work on equipment and circuits, in excess of 120 volts in the maintenance or construction of electrical systems;
  • Successful completion of three semester units or four quarter units from an accredited college, university, or trade school in physics, chemistry, electricity, or electronics;
  • Successful completion of the Pre-Electrical Craft Helper training course presented by the Los Angeles Trade Technical College;
  • Six months of full-time experience performing electrical work on equipment and circuits in the maintenance or construction of electrical systems while in the United States Armed Forces.

Job Details:

Company: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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