The Santa Margarita Water District's Operations Department is
seeking to fill a vacancy within our Electrical Instrumentation
The District is unique, in that we perform a large portion of
our construction projects in-house. The ideal candidate would have
a strong electrical construction background, be proficient at
bending and threading OCAL/Rigid conduit, while possessing an eye
for detail. Most importantly, this candidate would be a team
player, display a strong sense of integrity, and be willing to work
on challenging projects.
This is a continuous recruitment that is open until filled.
Prompt application is encouraged. The review of applications will
The Hiring Manager will consider hiring at either level,
depending on the qualifications of each applicant. Please select
the link(s) below to review Salary, Essential Functions, Requisite
Abilities and Qualification Guidelines for each position.
Electrical/Instrumentation Technician II
Senior Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist
Under general supervision, performs routine, skilled electrical
maintenance, repair and new construction of electrical systems for
District water and wastewater equipment. Utilize a variety of tools
and test equipment used for the installation, maintenance,
troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems. Under direct
supervision, learns to perform routine maintenance, repair and
calibration of instrumentation equipment.
This is a journey level class.Incumbents are expected to have
the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the full
range of required duties/responsibilities with limited direction
The following is a non-exclusive list of essential
functions.These functions may not be present in all positions in
classes.When a position is to be filled, the essential functions
will be noted in the announcement of position availability.
Recognizes abnormally operating equipment and uses
troubleshooting methods and skills to diagnose, analyze and make
the required repairswith electrical and telemetry equipment, leased
phone lines, pump control and light systems, electrical motors and
and interprets maps, schematics, plans, blueprints and
Performs daily electrical/electronic preventative maintenance of
the District's water and wastewater systems.
Installs a variety of new and replacement electrical/electronic
equipment at District facilities.
Work safely with a variety of voltages from 24VDC to
Calibrates and repairs motors, motor control equipment, flow
meters, level recorders, pressure devices, RTU's monitoring,
sensing and telemetry equipment; performs electrical/electronic
maintenance, repair and calibration to a variety of safety
Observes safe work methods and safety practices related to the
work; cones and flags work sites to secure from traffic; uses
appropriate safety equipment.
Maintains detailed records on equipment repaired, time spent and
Inspects vehicles and performs minor maintenance; reports the
need for major repairs and service; fuels and lubricates vehicles
and related equipment; operates assigned vehicles skillfully and
safely; observes safe driving practices; operates and maintains a
wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work
Maintains detailed records and may be required to write reports
on equipment repaired, time spent and material usage; formulates
new standard operating procedures in compliance with laws and
Maintains and is accountable for assigned District tools.Keeps
tools in good condition and has tools repaired as necessary.
Responds to emergency situations during off hours as
Familiar with and utilizes specialized test equipment including,
but not limited to, digital and analog Volt-Ohm meters,
Megohm-meters, Ocilliscopes, Rotation meters, Power Quality
Monitors, Ammeters, Pressure Calibrators, Milliamp simulators,
motor winding testers, power
tool fault analyzers, and cable/conduit locators.
Perform a variety of skilled, complex and technical electrical
repair and maintenance of equipment related to the operation of the
water and sewer distribution system and wastewater treatment
Work under routine and emergency conditions, sometimes in severe
Work efficiently and safely with others.
Understand and follow instructions and directions.
Perform a wide variety of physically strenuous tasks.
Perform mathematical computations.
Diagnose problems, recognize worn or damaged parts and rebuild
equipment in field situations.
Troubleshoot, operate and properly repair electrical, SCADA and
Read, interpret and understand blueprints, construction drawings
Assist in training and supervising personnel.
Communicate and maintain effective relationships with others
including District personnel, contractors and vendors.
Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and
Properly place cones, barricades and warning devices and direct
traffic flow at job sites.
Exercise independent judgment and initiative without close
Meet the physical requirements established by the District.
Read, interpret and understand electrical drawings and PLC
Understand and enforce the Uniform Building Code, the National
Electric Code, and District specifications.
Education and/or Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided
the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job
performance.Example combinations include completion of a State or
Federal-sponsored Electrical Apprenticeship Program, Certificate of
Completion of a Trade School Electrical Program, Proof of
completion of a military service electrical program.
Oneyear of journey level experience in the installation, repair,
maintenance or alteration of electrical and electronic
Knowledge and Skill Levels
Considerable knowledge of methods, equipment and tools used in
the installation, maintenance and repair of motors, blowers,
electronic systems, telemetry and SCADA equipment; AC/DC drive and
programmable logic control; 4160 Volt (preferred); troubleshooting
techniques on electrical/electronic equipment; National Electrical
Code; accepted electrical practices and safety procedures; working
knowledge of both NFPA-70 and NFPA-70E.
Employees must meet the following requirements which are
necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this
class: communicate in person, in writing, and/or by telephone with
management, co-workers, and the public in face-to-face, one-to-one,
and group settings; use office equipment such as computer
terminals; stand for extended periods of time; have hearing and
vision within normal ranges; carry, push or lift up to 100 pounds;
occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch; sufficient manual dexterity to
operate equipment; work with electricity; walk on uneven terrain;
work in an outdoor environment with possible exposure to harsh
weather conditions, heavy equipment, dust, noise, and potentially
hazardous substances; work in confined spaces; work in trenches and
Possession of a Class C California driver's license and a
satisfactory driving record.
Possession of a Grade II Electrical/Instrumentation Certificate
from California Water Environment Association or ability to obtain
one within one year of employment.