Electrician I or II

Website Otay Water District

Electrician I: $35.98 – $44.98 per hour (Effective July 1, 2024: $38.14 – $47.68 per hour)
Electrician II: $39.67 – $49.59 per hour (Effective July 1, 2024: $42.05 – $52.56 per hour)

Ideal Candidate 
Are you a self-starter with great attention to detail? Are you flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment, while focusing on safety? Do you have journey level skills working with complex electrical equipment common to a large water/wastewater collection system and its related facilities?

We welcome veterans and transitioning military. Are you a former member of the military with experience as an Electrician’s Mate (EM), Interior Communications Electrician (IC), Aviation Electronics Technician (AE), or similar occupation? Consider joining a team of hardworking employees who work to protect and preserve water, one of our most valuable natural resources. The experience you’ve gained during your service can continue to positively impact the world with a career at Otay.

The Otay Water District offers excellent benefits, a balanced work/life environment and is a leader in the industry.

About the Position and Department
This position may be appointed at either level depending upon qualifications and experience. This position in the Operations Department reports directly to the SCADA/Pump/Electrical Supervisor and performs skilled electrical work on various District electrical equipment. This position is a member of a dedicated, service-oriented team where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels.

The Operations Department is responsible for the operations, maintenance and repair of all Otay Water District facilities and equipment. Facilities include pipelines, reservoirs, pump stations, lift stations, and a reclamation plant for potable water and recycled water distribution, wastewater collections, and wastewater reclamation. The Operations Department has a staff of approximately 56 employees.

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection.  For earliest consideration please submit your application by June 23, 2024.  For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.

Examples of Duties:

Both Levels Include: 

  • Installs, maintains, repairs, and enhances electrical systems and components, including panels, switches, motors, controls, power output, solenoids, voltage controls, high and low cutout alarms, relays, transformers, Motor Control Centers (MCC), and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS).
  • Installs, maintains and repairs control circuits, pressure switches, floats, underground cables, circuit breakers, medium and low voltage switches, capacitors, conductors, insulators, heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment and various lighting fixtures, and other electrical apparatus.
  • Inspects, tests, and diagnoses issues with electrical systems and components.
  • Troubleshoots problems and makes timely repairs.
  • Pinpoints problems using a range of testing devices.
  • Completes and maintains thorough required documentation of all work activities, including, but not limited to repairs and service information of all preventive and corrective maintenance utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Ensures thorough documentation of all work activities within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Performs preventative maintenance on electrical systems and components.
  • Assists Management in the development and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in alignment with the District Strategic Planning.
  • Reads and interprets electrical plans, specifications, blueprints and sketches.
  • Operates and maintains electrical instruments and tools.
  • Runs conduit.
  • Pulls, splices and terminates wiring.
  • Works on underground wiring in trenches and vaults.
  • Bends and shapes conduit to specifications.
  • Operates power tools commonly used in electrical work.
  • Performs overhaul and repair work on a wastewater treatment plant, lift stations, recycled and potable pump stations, internal combustion engines, sewage/waste grinders, cranes, aerators and other related plant equipment.
  • Follows established safety procedures.
  • Initiates and purchases equipment, parts, and supplies used for mechanical and electrical system maintenance in compliance with departmental and Otay Water District procedures and upon Supervisor approval.
  • Participates in stand-by duties as required.
  • Operates District vehicles as required.

Electrician II may include:

  • Estimates labor and materials for minor electrical installations and repairs.
  • Lays out work on the project site.
  • Prepares reports of time and material expended.
  • Directs the work of assigned helpers.
  • Requisitions supplies, parts and materials.
  • Oversees and trains others in the installation and repair of electrical components.

For the complete job description go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.  

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

  •  Both levels require a valid California Driver’s License and safe driving record.
  • A State of California Electrical Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion is desirable.
  • CWEA Electrical & Instrumentation Certificate 1 is desirable for Electrician I.
  • CWEA Electrical & Instrumentation Certificate 2 is desirable for Electrician II.

Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements

  • Both levels require a High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Formal training in college, vocational school, or industry-recognized apprenticeship program is desirable.

Electrician I
Two (2) years of experience performing installation, repair and maintenance of electrical equipment.

Electrician II
Four (4) years of experience performing installation, repair and maintenance of complex electrical equipment preferably with devices common to a large water/wastewater collection system and its related facilities.

This position will be subject to random drug testing during employment.
This is an hourly, non-exempt position.
Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus. 
All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362. 

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