Cableman (IBEW) - San Francisco

San Francisco, California
12 Aug 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California.

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

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.

The Cableman is a physically demanding position with responsibilities that include analyzing cable and equipment trouble and restoring services promptly to customers while working with construction crews.

Rotating 24 hour shifts


Minimum Qualifications
•Must be at least 18 years of age
•Must possess a High School diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience
•Must possess a California Driver's License or obtain one by first day of employment
•Must possess an IBEW journeyman card for a Cable Splicer or State or JATC certification
•Minimum of two years of experience as a Journey Cable Splicer
•Experience as a cable splicer with familiarity of underground and network systems (lead training)
•Ability to work extended hours, shift work, as well as nights and weekends in emergency situation or at other job sites
•Ability to complete and obtain a 40 hour Switchman Training Certification/Card
•For internal candidates: qualified on the Physical Test Battery [PTB] prior to applying •For external and hiring hall: qualified on the Physical Test Battery [PTB] prior to interviewing
• Must pass physical skills assessment.

Desired Qualifications
•Live within 30 minutes of headquarters due to emergency and urgent requests •Relevant PG&E/Hiring Hall experience


•Perform all necessary duties with skill and efficiency by performing maintenance on underground transmission and distribution lines while ensuring that customers' needs and expectations are met and ensure effective customer communication
•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 structures have been damaged and perform minor repairs safely on underground enclosures
•Physically demanding work that may include lifting, climbing, as well as going into confined spaces
•May work with crew or independently
•Support and maintain a working relationship with other departments which include, Distribution Operators, Service Operators, 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.