Apprentice Communication Technician - GC T300 (IBEW) - Various Locations
Communications Technician Job in West Sacramento, CA
Requisition ID # 138623
Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Information Technology
Job Location: Davis; Bakersfield; Fairfield
IT T300 Maintenance and Operations maintains and operates PG&E's telecommunications, infrastructure, service centers and substation facilities. We are a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate effectively in order to deliver high quality technology solutions and support to our internal customers.
This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.
Apprentice Telecommunications Technicians, work as an assistant to or under the general direction of a Telecommunications Technician. They will assist to install, test and maintain telecommunications systems, including but not limited to intercommunication systems, telephone voice over IP systems, PBX, voice and data-switching systems, major operations computers, supervisory, power and telephone line carriers, microwave, SCADA Control systems , fiber optics, multiplex, radio - both voice and data, remote signal and remote control equipment, load frequency control, telemetering equipment, power systems including UPS, DC chargers and large battery banks.
Apprentice Telecommunications Technicians will trouble shoot from basic electronic schematics, both with and without assistance; install protective grounding on power systems and maintain communication circuit prints. They are responsible for investigating, correcting, and/or making recommendations to correct user station equipment, personal computers and related equipment problems; as well as radio and television interference complaints. The position is a General Construction position and individuals must be able to travel and transfer to a new headquarters upon request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home.
To better represent the communities, we serve within a timely manner, applicants who live within 50 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference.
Work safely and promote safety for yourself and others.
Keep PG&E's communication systems operational to support both business and communication networks needed to provide electricity to our customers.
Work with our Telecommunication Control Center to ensure that outages are minimized and clients are informed through a clearance process.
Provide maintenance and repair of these systems in a timely and professional manner.
Report problems to local management and escalate issues as need be.
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Starting Pay Rate: $54.86 per hour
Must be at least 18 years of age
Record of Residence within 50 miles of job description location
Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
Must possess a valid California Driver's License
Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
Must be able to lift 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day
Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Must be able to work with and/or around helicopters, bucket trucks and substations.
Must be able to climb towers and be comfortable with heights
Able and willing to perform physical activities as mentioned in the job posting (with accommodation, if required)
Able and willing to work in, with and around water
Work around poison oak, snakes, spiders, and insects.
Must weigh less than 275 pounds
Possess a valid Radio Telephone Operator License - FCC or Company-approved certificate
Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering
Associate degree or technical certification in IT, Computer Science or Electronics
Possess communication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstrated work experience/knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Ability to foster teamwork, collaborative environment
Possess Federal Communications General Radio Telephone License
SCADA & Substation Experience
Technical training background
You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program website.
Apprentice Communication Technician Test
Industrial Skills Test
Physical Test Battery
Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving