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Sacramento Municipal Utility District High Voltage Electrician Advanced Apprentice with Class A in Sacramento, California

Title: High Voltage Electrician Advanced Apprentice with Class A

Department: Substation Maintenance


Sacramento, CA, US, 95817-1899

Category: Skilled/Craft/Trades

Minimum Pay Rate: $43.40 per hour

Maximum Pay Rate: $62.89 per hour

Apply by Date: 04/12/2024

Posting Type: Open

The intent of this job posting is to fill one regular, full-time position and establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill current and future vacancies for up to two (2) years.

We are posting this opportunity for a High Voltage Electrician Advanced Apprentice along with a Journey High Voltage Electrician. The department will be filling only one position at either level. If you are interested in being considered for a Journey High Voltage Electrician, you will need to apply to that requisition separately.

Please Note:

  • This position will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified applicants has been received but may close at any time after April 12, 2024 .

  • Only the most qualified individuals will be invited to a written examination.

  • Please reach out directly to SMUDrecruiter@smud.org if an accommodation is required. All requests must be received prior to the examination scheduled date and time.

  • Only those candidates who successfully pass the written examination will be considered for an interview.

  • Successful candidates may also be required to complete a hands-on skills assessment.

  • Provisions within Apprentice Agreement will be required.

RESUME REQUIREMENTS: This position requires your Completion of at least two years of a recognized Electrician apprenticeship program, or equivalent experience as it relates to the essential job functions for this position.

Please clearly explain in your resume or cover letter:

  • Please list your equivalent experience related to high voltage power transformers and circuit breakers, motor control centers, switchgear, batteries, battery chargers, large generators, motors; troubleshoot electrical circuits and equipment using testing equipment, wiring diagrams, schematics, and vendor instruction manuals; use testing equipment such as ammeters, meggers, and volt ohm meters.


SMUD is looking to fill High Voltage Electrician vacancies at the Advanced Apprentice level. At the Advanced Apprentice level, it is expected that the incumbent possesses knowledge of basic electronics including AC and DC with an emphasis on AC polyphase electrical theory; theory of operation of transmission and distribution electrical systems including electrical symbols, electrical drawing fundamentals and conventions to read mechanical and electrical drawings such as wiring diagrams, schedules, schematics and elementaries, one-lines and layout drawings; electrical repair procedures to identify and correct problems with electrical equipment and circuits; electronic and electrical components to troubleshoot, repair, and conduct preventative maintenance; electrical test equipment such as DC insulation testers (Megger), voltmeters, and ammeters and have the skill to troubleshoot electrical and electronic problems and provide necessary repairs; safely work around hazardous voltage under general supervision.


An Apprentice High Voltage Electrician learns and assists in performing skilled mechanical and electrical work in and about electric substations, underground systems, and power generating plants.

Nature and Scope

The Apprentice High Voltage Electrician is concerned primarily with learning the skills involved in the installation and field maintenance of electrical equipment utilized in the electric utility industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work may include, but is not limited to, the following: (NOTE: While in general all the functions and requirements listed are essential, individual positions and/or locations may not require all duties be performed.)

  • Follow all safety policies, procedures, practices, and exercise caution when performing duties.

  • Under general supervision, the Apprentice High Voltage Electrician will be assisting with the installation and removal of conduit, fittings, circuit breakers, transformers, voltage regulators, switchboard meters, relays, control panels, and termination and splicing of wire and cable.

  • Learning to test and service batteries; test, repair, and overhaul motors, generators, breakers, motor operated disconnects, and transformers.

  • Work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of distribution and transmission substations; pull wires and cables; lay out, measure, cut, install, and splice cable in distribution and transmission stations.

  • Responding in a timely manner to emergency conditions/outages.

  • Requires climbing ladders and steel structures.

  • Learning the switching that is done under direction from dispatch.

  • Operating District vehicles in the course of performing job duties.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Edcuation

Attend classes after normal working hours on a non-paid basis in order to obtain skills and/or knowledge required on the job; willingness to learn and operate a variety of tools/equipment/vehicles; must complete the Electrician/Cable Splicer apprenticeship training program requirements in order to advance to the journey level.

Required Licenses/Certificates

Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License (CDL) and a satisfactory driving record (not more than two moving violations in the last two years). Must also be able to obtain a Class A driver's license with tanker endorsement after completion of the required driver training class.

Knowledge Of

Mathematics, including algebra and trigonometry functions; and, basic electrical terminology and theory.

Skills To

Effectively communicate orally and in writing; use basic hand and power tools; basic computer skills; remember and follow written and oral instructions; read and interpret written instructions; complete forms, requisitions, and reports; develop and maintain effective working relationships; learn to perform work at heights, in vaults, and manholes below ground in a safe manner; learn to perform required math calculations, including algebra; climb; and distinguish colors.

Desirable Education

Progressively responsible experience testing, installing, commissioning, and maintaining electrical equipment in high voltage transmission and distribution substations and training equivalent to at least the 24-month level of a Substation Electrician Apprenticeship.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Computer and key boarding skills.

  • Work in radiation areas; under adverse conditions, such as extreme heat.

  • Willingness to work overtime as workload and deadlines require; and work on-call as needed.

Physical Requirements

Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) - Who We Are

As the nation's sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, we're proud of our reputation as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. Our employees tell us in our engagement surveys they're "Happy, satisfied and engaged" which helps create a workplace that best serves our customers. Sacramento was named as the 2nd happiest place to work in America by Forbes Magazine. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the world-renowned Napa Valley are within easy driving distance of our locations.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

SMUD celebrates diversity, and inspires an inclusive culture based on trust and respect to create belonging and connection among our employees, customers, and communities. By working together, we are powering positive, equitable opportunities for all. We aspire to be a workplace where you can be yourself, achieve your best, and thrive together.

An example of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is when SMUD signed the California Equal Pay Pledge in 2020. This requires equal pay for employees who perform “substantially similar work,” when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility at the time those employees started within that classification. As such, initial hiring salary range is not subject to negotiation and salaries will vary over time based on performance.

SMUD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications, merit, and business needs and interests.

Why Sacramento, California?

The capitol of California, Sacramento is the state's sixth-largest city, and the 35th largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis and several competitive community colleges. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of more than a dozen hospitals and shared services centers in the Sacramento region. Part of the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork food movement. Northern California is home to some of the country's top technology companies, including Google and LinkedIn, and a multitude of startups in many industries. Sacramento is home to the NBA Kings, the River Cats (AAA baseball), the Republic FC (soccer) and the San Francisco Giants, NBA Warriors and NFL 49er's aren't far away. Sacramento offers an affluent liberal arts community with Broadway, Mondavi Center, Crocker Museum and summer musical theater to name a few.

On-site Work

This role will be an on-site role that will require being in person at one of SMUD's campuses daily to complete work tasks.

SMUD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SMUD complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

SMUD expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of SMUD employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Req ID: 1277