Cable Splicer/Electrician w/Class A

for SMUD

in Sacramento, CA

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About SMUD

As the sixth largest publicly owned utility in the country in terms of customers served, our innovative energy programs, customer satisfaction and service are known throughout the state and nation. SMUD's purpose is to provide solutions for meeting our customer's electrical energy needs. As a community-owned utility, SMUD's vision is to be a leader in customer satisfaction and a positive force in promoting community benefits. We offer a rewarding work environment, a diverse workplace, competitive salaries, excellent benefits and much more.

Job Description

Under general supervision, installs, maintains, repairs, and removes underground cables and other underground electrical equipment. Splices all types of underground cables within a full range of voltages, including but not limited to, fiber optic, communication, and low and high voltage power distribution and transmission cables.

Essential Functions

Cable Splicer/Electrician will perform these duties as a fully qualified and experienced journey level:

 1) Installs, maintains, repairs, and removes high and low voltage underground cables and other underground electrical equipment.

 2) Splices all types of underground cables within a full range of voltages, including but not limited to, fiber optic, communication, and low and high voltage power distribution cables.

 3) Operates, installs, drays, maintains and repairs electrical equipment associated with underground cable work (this ranges from cathodic and other protection systems, transformers, relays, switches, disconnects, switch boards, control systems, fire and smoke detection and control systems, ground fault protection systems, motors, and network protectors).

 4) Works on or around energized high and low voltage equipment.

 5) Operates equipment such as boom and bucket trucks, aerial equipment, pullers, and forklifts.

 6) Reads and interprets written documentation such as maps, mechanical and electrical drawings and schematics, and equipment technical manuals.

Qualifications and Desired Skills

Knowledge of: High and low voltage cable installation, splicing and terminating; Theory and operation of power transformers, circuit breakers, relays, fuses and limiters, and related electrical equipment; Basic electrical theory including mathematics and algebra, electrical terminology, electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics; hand/power tools and test equipment used in installation and repair of electrical equipment; appropriate use of English grammar in order to understand and comprehend instructions and communicate information; theory and operation of an Underground Secondary Network using transformers and network protectors such as Type MG-8, MG-9, CM-22, CMD; relaying associated with network protectors; techniques and practices used to splice and terminate a wide variety of high voltage cables using both kit and hand splice methods; theory and operation of 12-21KV underground radial distribution system, underground high-voltage transmission systems, and associated control systems; connection and termination methods associated with those systems.

Skill to: Comprehend and apply technical information in shop manuals and training texts; follow written and oral instructions for installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all groups of individuals; complete forms, requisitions, reports, and document work performed; perform work at heights, below ground in vaults, manholes and other confined spaces, and use ladders in a safe manner; perform required math calculations, including algebra and trigonometry; distinguish colors; safely lift and carry 80 pounds and move heavy cylinders; understand electrical maintenance procedures, electric schematics, and wiring diagrams; perform repairs on transformers, network protectors, high voltages switches, and related electrical equipment; troubleshoot electrical circuits and equipment using testing equipment, wiring diagrams, schematics, and vendor instruction manuals; use testing equipment such as ammeters, meggers, and multimeters; effectively communicate orally and in writing; and, apply basic computer skills.

Experience: Must have completed a formal/recognized apprentice program that includes, but is not limited to, splicing and terminating various types of cables, and installing, maintaining and repairing various types of electrical equipment used in Underground Commercial Distribution (Network) Systems.

Licenses/Certificates: Must possess and maintain a valid California Drivers License and a satisfactory driving record (not more than two moving violations in the last two years). A Class A drivers license is required (and in addition, the position may require a hazardous materials and tanker endorsements) within six (6) months of hire. Candidates appointed to positions requiring the possession/retention of a Class A drivers license must undergo an initial drug and alcohol screen and submit to random drug and alcohol screens as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Additional Information

Employment Type:Full-time


Posted By:Irene Nishida, at SMUD