Compliance Inspector (IBEW) - Various Locations

Oakland, California
02 Jul 2016
17 Feb 2017
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 wedeliver 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 knowthat 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 theirquality 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 employerthat 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, protectedveteran 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 thedelivery 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

The Compliance Inspector conducts visual inspections of electric poles and enclosures by driving and or walking the electric distribution system to identify hazards that impactsafety, company liability and / or asset life, pursuant to General Order 165. Various diagnostic tests are performed during detail inspections such and infrared imaging, pole shell testing and conductor height measurements. The individual will perform, repair workon poles and substructures as required. By applying for this position, all candidates will be considered for Cinnabar, Concord, Hayward, Oakland and Santa Cruz locations.

All Compliance Inspector classifications are represented by IBEW Local 1245



* Completion of a federal or state sanctioned apprenticeship with approved supporting
documentation and/or IBEW sponsored line worker apprenticeship.
* Valid Class A California driver's license or theability to obtain one by day one of
* Must be at least 18 years of age
* High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
* Ability to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
* Ability to lift and carryup to 100 pounds
* Ability to work and drive in all types of weather and road conditions
* Capable to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
* Ability to travel and transfer to a new headquarter upon request at any time;
throughout the entire PG&E service territory
* Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Journeyman Lineman
Knowledge Assessment (JLKA) prior to applying
* External must qualify on the Journeyman Lineman Knowledge Assessment(JLKA)
prior to interviewing
* Successful completion of Journeyman Assessment for Line-worker Progression
(Physical Assessment) prior to interviewing
* Must pass the following pre-employment requirements:
-Drug Screen
-Background Check
-Post Offer Physical (POPA)Desired


* Certified in Rubber Gloving procedures
* Prior, journey-level experience in electrical line work and inspection; familiarity with
General Order 165


Receives and reviews work assignments and routes; plans routes, checks directions and locations; obtains vehicle safety inspection.Drives company vehicle on designated inspections route and /or to off site training. Fuels vehicle atdesignated fueling stations as needed. Inspects the condition of overhead and underground distribution facilities which includes manholes and vaults which require ladder climbing and an environment with tight spaces.

Walks, climbs, bend, kneel, crawls orsquats to access structures and equipment. Lifts metal cabinet doors. Unlocks / re-locks gates, doors, enclosures and manholes, as needed. Uses hand and power tools to open access panels, lift manhole covers, remove or secure damaged equipment; remove broken partsor debris; make minor repairs to gain access. Uses metal detectors to locate buried facilities; infrared sensor to determine status of underground connections.Communicates in person, by phone and by radio with supervisors/public officials, customers and otherdepartments regarding findings, identified problems, proposed solutions, and estimated time frames and to gain access, as needed. Duties also include performing detailed paper work, documenting work performed, to record site locations, findings, identified problems,proposed solutions, and estimated time frames. Keep records for equipment repairs and replacements. Uses log sheets to write up maintenance tags and describe findings in field for entry into database.

Attends daily / regularly schedule tailboard meetingsor communicates with supervisor to learn safety guidelines / potential hazards in compliance with Utility standard. Utilize hand held computers and Global positioning systems (GPS). Use digital cameras to document field conditions. Perform journey level line workand minor repairs that can be safely performed without help (e. g.,remove low pole steps, repair broken ground moldings, repair high voltage signs and other PG&E identifiers on underground enclosures, remove / repair bolts on lids and locking devices on padmounted equipment). Work as part of a construction crew, as needed.