Every day at SMUD, we deliver power to more than 1.4 million customers throughout the Sacramento area. As a community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we have been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for over 70 years.
We are a recognized industry leader and award winner for our innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for our sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Through the efforts of the 2,200 people that power us, we work 24/7 to keep the lights on and provide our customers with innovative energy solutions.
We’re one of the region’s largest employers, with a reputation for attracting, developing and retaining some of the most talented employees around.
The Position Performs high voltage line inspection work requiring knowledge of construction standards and work procedures including GO95 128 & 165. Ensures job site safety. Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, repair and inspection of the District’s transmission and distribution systems.
Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
Retirement through Public Employees Retirement System
457 and 401(k) plans available
Flexible Savings Account
Short and Long Term Disability
Employee and Spouse Life Insurance
THIS IS A JOURNEY-LEVEL EXPERIENCED POSITION. YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A FORMAL LINEMAN/LINEWOMAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY PLEASE INCLUDE DOCUMENTATION OF THE FORMAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM YOU COMPLETED.
You will have the opportunity to attach your documentation during the application process online. If you fail to provide proof of a formal LINEMAN/LINEWOMAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM you will be considered not qualified for this position.
Initial Review, Qualifications Interview
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Work includes but is not limited to the following: (Note: While in general all functions/duties are essential, individual positions within this class may not require all.) This list is not intended to be complete or exhaustive. Inspectors will perform these duties as a fully qualified and experienced journey level:
Inspects high voltage distribution construction work for compliance with contract and local, state and federal laws.
Performs construction reviews of design documents and provides estimates for field changes.
Prepares job site records and progress reports.
Ensures technical adequacy of construction methods and techniques.
Document site as built conditions.
Work as qualified electrical worker to access energized equipment, analyze schematic diagrams, blue lining wiring diagrams, schedule and apply for clearances, perform primary switching, etc.
Performs work on lines energized @ 120V through 21 KV; tests on high voltage circuits; environmental clean-up and transports hazardous material
Installs/removes/terminates/splices various types of cable; streetlight equipment; work site protection devices; residential and commercial meters; various excavations; overhead & underground residential & commercial services
Assists electricians in wiring electric substations
Assists cable splicers in network underground systems.
Operates various types of equipment and vehicles (may require class A license); mobile data terminals
Installs/repairs cubicle/transformer wells, transformers, capacitors & related line apparatus, sprinkler systems, landscaping
Inspects trench, pull box and vault installation; customer service facilities
Instructs & directs sub-ordinates
Knowledge Of: Principles and practices of the Districts construction standards and work procedures: Basic safety rules, standards and procedures, use of hand & power tools; Cal/OSHA laws relative to line construction; State & Federal safety rules & regulations; Hazard identification; Basic math; Line construction methods, techniques & standards (G.O. 95 & 128); Rigging practices/principles/procedures; Material & tool nomenclature; Electrical theory/knowledge relative to line construction/phasing/grounding/line voltage/transformers; circuit labeling; Materials/methods/equipment used in high/low voltage line construction/maintenance & repair; Mobile data terminals; residential meters, street & dusk to dawn lights and their application. Skill to: Inspect line construction work for compliance to District standards Read & understand job & training manuals, safety procedures and their application on and around high voltage conductors & equipment; Read, interpret and follow written and oral instructions; Climb ladders; Maintain a positive work relationship/environment with peers & public; Perform physically demanding work for extended time periods; Operate motor vehicles, District radios & mobile data terminals, utilize computer applications for electronic mail, recordkeeping, word processing, spreadsheets and databases; work rotating shifts including weekends and holidays to facilitate workload; work in remote location and hazardous areas; use protective clothing and follow safety procedures; and, respond to emergency call out.
Education and Experience: Must possess the same knowledge, skills, experience, etc. as an Lineman/Woman as well as completion of an approved Lineman/Woman Apprentice program including three years climbing experience in overhead electrical distribution work; Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record; Reside in a location close enough to their reporting headquarters to allow a reasonable response time from residence under normal driving conditions within posted speed limits; Work overtime and emergencies; Be “On Call” and respond immediately to emergency call-outs; Work special schedules as required.
Successful completion of an approved high voltage electrical worker apprenticeship program.
Sacramento - Bradshaw
50142318 LINE INSPECTOR I
Additional Posting Info for Candidate
The purpose of this posting is to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill current and future Full-Time and Limited Term Line Inspector I vacancies.
This is an open/continuous posting and will remain open until enough qualified candidates are identified.