Under general supervision, this classification performs skilled work at the journey level.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.
Constructs, maintains, and repairs the electrical transmission and distribution system, including stringing wires, setting poles, trimming trees, and hanging transformers, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, and capacitors.
Connects, disconnects, repairs and replaces electrical services to customer facilities.
Installs test metering equipment on energized lines. Installs and performs maintenance work on overhead and underground street lighting system.
Pulls cable, racks cable, bores holes in walls, installs hangers and other facilities to facilitate hookups.
Works on poles connecting risers and making energized primary and secondary taps using established methods.
Constructs and maintains underground duct lines, vaults, pole risers, and outdoor switching stations.
Reads and interprets electrical plans and maps.
Locates trouble in primary and secondary lines and cables, replaces fuses for transformers, clears short circuits in lines, and determines the cause of trouble.
Performs all emergency repairs on the electrical transmission and distribution system.
Performs duties in the handling, cleanup and disposal of hazardous materials, related to an electrical utility system.
Drives vehicles such as line truck, digger/derrick, work truck, cable-pulling trailer or other City vehicles to job sites.
Works on energized 4kV and 12kV distribution circuits in the installation and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment related to overhead and underground systems.
Assists the crew supervisor in overseeing the work performed by apprentices and in their related training.
Applies electrical theory and technical expertise to the craft acquired through training and education.
May assume the duties of an Electrical Line Mechanic Supervisor I in his/her absence.
Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Applicable safety rules and regulations for the construction, maintenance and repair of electric utility systems.
California Public Utilities Commission General Orders (G.O.) 95 and 128.
Construction, maintenance and operation practices and procedures on electrical utility systems.
National Electric Code.
O.S.H.A. Rules and Regulations.
Provide exceptional customer service to those utilizing the Glendale Water and Power Department.
Carry out verbal instructions.
Climb power poles.
Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
Differentiate between different colors.
Establish smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Learn new skills and information required for the performance of job duties.
Lift the tools of the trade (up to 90 lbs.).
Operate light/heavy vehicles, power tools, and hand tools.
Perform the heavy physical construction aspects of the occupation.
Read, understand, and interpret electrical plans.
Read, write, and comprehend directions in English.
Work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Work in confined spaces.
Work necessary hours and times to accomplish goals, objectives and required tasks in a timely manner.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Be part of a team and work as a member of a team.
Cooperate with and abide by all Division rules and regulations.
Graduation from High School or attainment of a GED or CHSPE certificate. Completion of a formalized Electrical Line Mechanic Apprenticeship Program or an equivalent level of approved apprenticeship training.
Completion of the 600-hour Electrical Technician/Electrical Distribution Mechanic Trainee program offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District or an equivalent recognized electrical line mechanic training school, which includes climbing certification.
Valid Class C California driver's license.
A valid California Class "A" Driver's License is required prior to the completion of the probationary period. City will provide necessary training to obtain Class "A" Driver's Licenses during probationary period.
Employees in these classifications, who are required by applicable laws and regulations to have respiratory protection, shall comply with the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) requirements on Practices for Respiratory Protection.
Any City of Glendale employee who meets the minimum qualifications for this position, has completed probation or six months of City employment, and is occupying a permanent full-time classification on file in the Human Resources Department. Hourly City employees may be considered, provided that they furnish proof of continuous employment immediately preceding the final filing date, which would equal a minimum of six months of full-time service or 1040 part-time hours. (Civil Service Rule VIII 4-E).
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.
Exceptional Customer Service Policy The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.
With a heritage that spans a century, Glendale Water & Power is a municipal utility that serves the citizens and community of Glendale, California including over 34,000 water and 89,000 electric customers. Glendale Water & Power's vision is to provide our customers with reliable and sustainable water and power services that are cost effective and innovative. Glendale Water & Power helps our residents and businesses become wise stewards of the planet's natural resources and to wisely manage energy costs at home and at work through our Community Programs, Residential Water and Energy Efficiency Programs, and Business Programs.
Glendale Water & Power is a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3). For the second year in a row GWP has earned the RP3 designation from the American Public Power Association. We are one of 176 public power utilities out of 2,000 nationwide to earn this designation. The RP3 designation is awarded to those public power utilities that provide customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.