Under general supervision, is responsible for a variety of tasks which include:
Plan, organize, and perform activities relating to the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems and equipment, including but not limited to motor control equipment, radio communication equipment, information systems and air conditioning systems and equipment.
Perform electrical troubleshooting and diagnose trouble under emergency conditions.
Develop and implement training program for all department employees in electrical skills necessary to provide safe, qualified assistance to electrician.
Monitor electrical projects utilizing outside electrical/communication system contractors.
Assist in the maintenance of SCADA system including Modicon PLC’s, Xycoms and Maple OIT’s.
Install and maintain the District’s computer cabling and networking systems.
Maintain tank and pipeline cathodic protection facilities.
Maintain and re-calibrate pipeline pressure and tank level transmitters.
Maintain accurate records and complete associated paperwork.
Maintain field inventory and purchase materials needed for electrical equipment and related facilities.
Review, report, and make recommendations on technical problems and system changes.
Meet, negotiate, and confer with consultants, regulatory agencies, contractors, and the public.
Assist in maintenance of engines and pumps.
Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
Advanced knowledge of electrical safety and the ability to work with high voltage equipment.
Knowledge of pumps, motors, electrical motor control equipment and telemetering equipment and the ability to troubleshoot the same.
Ability to work independently; organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
Able to think and act quickly in emergencies and detect unsafe conditions and practices.
Ability to interpret, analyze, and apply technical information.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including ability to compose business correspondence.
Possess computer experience to include data, telemetry, and word processing programs and keep accurate records.
Ability to exert moderate to major physical effort, typically involving some combination of lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, and kneeling.
Ability to respond to emergency duty requirements when necessary and be available for stand-by duty as necessary.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District employees and the public.
Willingness to work irregular hours in periods of emergency and heavy work load.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive Benefit Package that includes - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Cal PERS 2% @ 62, Union Pension, Voluntary 457 and paid sick, family sick and vacation.
About West Kern Water District
West Kern Water District has an irregular boundary which encompasses a service area of approximately 300 square miles in western Kern County. The District serves the incorporated cities of Taft and Maricopa, as well as the Westside communities of South Taft, Taft Heights, Ford City, Dustin Acres, Valley Acres, Fellows, Tupman, Derby Acres and McKittrick. There are approximately 7100 domestic service connections, with an estimated population of about 21,181. In addition to domestic service, the District provides water to an estimated 28 major oil producers at approximately 350 industrial connections.
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