Telecommunications Technician (IBEW) - Rodgers Flat

Location
Storrie, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Sep 2016
Closes
09 Dec 2016
Ref
53651805-E04
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Maintenance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Company

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

Power Generation maintains and operates PG&E's hydroelectric, fossil and renewable generation facilities, providing more than 4,000 megawatts of generating capacity for our customers. We are an organization of nearly 700 men and women dedicated to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective generation to California in an environmentally responsible manner. As an integral and active member of the company team, Power Generation contributes to PG&E's goal of becoming the leading utility in the United States.

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

Telecommunications Technicians, without direct supervision, will install, test and maintain telecommunications systems, including but not limited to intercommunication systems, telephone voice over IP systems, voice and data-switching systems, major operations computers, supervisory, power and telephone line carriers, microwave, SCADA Control systems , fiber optics, multiplex, radio - both voice and data, remote signal and remote control equipment, load frequency control, telemetering equipment, power systems including UPS, DC chargers and large battery banks. Must be able to trouble shoot from basic electronic schematics. Must use and maintain communication circuit prints. May be required to investigate, correct, or make recommendations to correct user station equipment, personal computers and related equipment problems, as well as radio and television interference complaints. May be required to install protective grounding on power systems.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-Must be at least 18 years of age
-Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
-Must possess a valid California Driver's License
-Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
-Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
-Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
-Must be able to lift 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day
-Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
-Must be able to work with and/or around helicopters
-Must be able to climb towers and work at heights up to 300 feet
-Must possess a valid Radio Telephone Operator License - FCC or Company-approved certificate
-Successful completion of telecommunications technician apprenticeship or equivalent experience
-Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Computer and Telecommunications Technician (CTT), and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) prior to applying
-External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Computer and Telecommunications Technician (CTT), and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) prior to applying
-Must possess a valid Radio Telephone Operator License - FCC or Company-approved certificate
-Successful completion of telecommunications technician apprenticeship

Desired Qualifications:
-Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering
-Associate degree or technical certification in IT, Computer Science or Electronics
-Successful completion of Telecommunications Technician Apprenticeship

Responsibilities

-Work safely and promote safety for yourself and others.
-Keep PG&E's IT systems operational to support both business and operational IT networks needed to provide electricity to our customers.
-Work with our Telecommunication Control Center to ensure that outages are minimized and clients are informed through a clearance process.
-Provide maintenance and repair of these systems in a timely and professional manner.
-Report problems to local management and escalate issues as need be.