DEFINITION: Under immediate supervision, performs electrical and mechanical work in connection with the installation, testing and repair of electric meters, instruments and related equipment; performs related duties as required.
This is the trainee class in the Electrical Test Technician class series and incumbents learn the electric meter testing trade. The apprenticeship programs for incumbents is as follows:
First six months - Under direct supervision of the Senior Electrical Test Technician, cleans, tests and repairs single phase meters and assists in the field testing of electric meters.
Second six months - May conduct field tests and install single phase self contained meters up to 240 volts without direct supervision.
Third six months - Under direct supervision of the Senior Electrical Test Technician, cleans, tests and repairs polyphase meters and current transformers.
Fourth six months - May install and field test polyphase meters and wire current transformers without direct supervision.
Fifth six months - Under general supervision, installs and field tests polyphase primary metering equipment; tests and installs single phase and polyphase meters without direct supervision.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These functions may not be present in all positions in this class. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability.
Participates in the above described apprenticeship program.
Works with line crew, as a Line Mechanic Helper restoring electric services during and after normal hours of work.
Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include graduation from high school or equivalent and one year of experience in working with electric meters or equivalent to one year of course work/studies in the electrical field.
Knowledge and Skills: Working knowledge of basic electricity; electric test equipment; operation of hand tools and equipment. Skill in the operation of a personal computer.
Ability Level: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; maintain records; perform calculations in electrical in electrical load survey; maintain and calibrate test instruments in accordance with established standards; maintain effective working relationships; perform heavy manual tasks under varied weather conditions; work independently; follow oral and written instructions; observe proper safety precautions and procedures; care for tools and equipment; learn and perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the shop and in the field; work safely around energized conductors; operate a personal computer and utilize a variety of software programs; perform a variety of tests on meters.
Special Requirements: Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver's license within six months of employment and a satisfactory driving record.
Environmental Conditions Work is performed at assigned locations throughout the City of Azusa; field work may include exposure to heights, dangerous tools and equipment, high voltage, extreme weather conditions, and hazardous chemicals; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
Physical Conditions Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate equipment and tools requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Internal Number: Position #19-02
About Azusa Light & Water Dept
The Azusa water utility was established on April 1, 1901 with initial capital of $537.50. The City was a major shareholder of the Azusa Agricultural Water Company in addition to its municipal water system. Azusa has always relied on ground water to provide water to its citizens and businesses.
The Azusa electric utility was the successor to Azusa Electric Light & Power Company in 1904 for $2,300 and formally established its municipal electric utility. Electricity was purchased wholesale from the Sierra Electric Company and then distributed retail to our citizens and businesses. After Southern California Edison acquired Sierra Electric Company in 1917, Azusa began to buy electricity wholesale from SCE.
In the early 1980s, Azusa joined several other California municipal utilities allowing the Department to purchase energy in the open market.
Azusa participated in the construction of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and obtained a portion of the hydroelectric generation capacity from Hoover Hydroelectric Project in 1986. The city has since negotiated several power purchase contracts to become self-sufficient in electric energy requirements to supply its population....
On July 27, 1993 the Azusa Light & Water Department purchased the Azusa Valley Water Company. Today, the department serves approximately 16,500 electric and 23,000 water customers. Our customers enjoy one of the lowest electric and water rates in Southern California metropolitan area. We are proud to be part of the services provided by the City of Azusa.