Cable Splicer (IBEW) - Various Bay Area Locations

Richmond, California
12 Aug 2016
25 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

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.

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

Potential Locations: San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, San Carlos, Daly City.

The Journey level Cable Splicer is engaged in splicing 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.

You must be able to work in a variety of outdoor locations and conditions and in all different and extreme weather conditions and temperatures. You must be able to work in settling grounds, on un-graded roads, and uneven surfaces, underground in confined spaces like trenches and manholes, and on ladders. You must be able to lift up to 90 lbs. alone. You must be able to work different work shifts.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Completion of formal cable splicer apprenticeship
• Must possess IBEW journeyman card for cable splicer or State or JATC certification.
• Must possess a valid California Class A Driver's License or the ability to obtain one by day one of
• Must be able to work unusual and/or extended hours
• Must be able to travel to various work sites as needed with limited notice
• Must be able to lift 90 lbs
• Ability to splice lead and plastic cables; both Primary and Secondary cable
• Internal PG&E employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Work
Orientation Inventory (WOI) exams prior to applying for the position
• External and hiring hall applicants: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) exams prior to interviewing
• Must pass physical skills assessment.

Desired Qualifications
• Ability to install transition splices, clear cap, straight splices, terminations and other various splices
• 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


• Perform underground work such as preparing cable racks, pulling in and racking cables, and maintaining equipment in the underground system
• 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. • Drive trucks, vans, and equipment and operate the associated equipment as assigned.
• 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 the pulling of cables.
• Perform work in connection with the construction and maintenance of underground manholes,vaults, splice boxes, duct lines and similar structures.