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Electrical Technician II

Non-Exempt (Hourly) – General Bargaining Unit (Union)

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

2023 Salary Schedule
Step I Step II Step III Step IV Step V
$46.99 $49.33 $51.79 $54.39 $57.10

This position reports to the Irrigation department in Manteca and Ripon, CA.


Final filing deadline: Until filled.

A current DMV printout is required with all applications. Must pass pre-placement physical and drug screen.


Under supervision (Electrical Technician I) and general supervision (Electrical Technician II), performs skilled installation, maintenance, and repair of a wide variety of electrical, control, and mechanical systems used to treat and transmit drinking water and distribute irrigation water.


Electrical Technician I – This is the first level classification in the Electrical Technician series. Employees in this class perform duties related to the maintenance of the District’s water treatment plant and delivery systems. Employees in this position perform electrical and mechanical repair work, initially under supervision; incumbents learn and perform a variety of duties in the installation, maintenance and repair of treatment plant and irrigation pump stations, reservoirs, and distribution system equipment. This class is alternately staffed with Electrical Technician II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiencies that meet the qualifications of the higher-level class.

Electrical Technician II – This is the journey level classification in the Electrical Technician series, and is distinguished from the Electrical Technician I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Incumbents will possess the ability to diagnose malfunctions in a variety of electrical, instrumentation and mechanical systems. Incumbents will also have a working knowledge of various computer software applications along with the laws, rules, codes, and regulations relating to electrical system maintenance. Work in this classification covers the entire scope of the electrical trade and is performed independently, and may include acting as a lead worker with an assistant.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Installs, repairs, maintains, troubleshoots, inspects, tests, and replaces instruments, electrical circuits, transformers, switches, lighting fixtures, motors, outlets, control panels, electrical components of the telemetering, cathodic protection, and communications systems.
  2. Troubleshoots and performs diagnostic work on a variety of electrical equipment and gear reducers. Bends and installs conduit and pulls wire for motors, control panels, lighting fixtures, outlets and other purposes; makes cable splices of various sizes and difficulty.
  3. Updates wiring diagrams and drawings of electrical installations as changes aremade.
  4. Makes rough estimates of labor, materials, and supplies required to perform specific assignments.
  5. Inspects, maintains, repairs, and tests power generating and related equipment.
  6. Plans, repairs, and carries out preventative maintenance programs.
  7. May coordinate and oversee contracted electrical and instrumentationwork.
  8. Builds and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  9. Performs other work as required in cooperation with maintenance, such as pump repairs, lubrication, pipeline repairs, air compressor, or operated equipment repairs.
  10. Performs related duties as required.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Electrical Technician I/II

  • Codes, standard terms, practices and modern methods common to the electrical trade.
  • Use and operation of measuring and testing devices, hand tools and equipment of the trade.
  • National Electrical Code and Cal-OSHA.
  • Principles of electrical installation, maintenance, operation and testing.
  • Commonly used computer programs to include MS Office and Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS).

Electrical Technician II

  • Use and operation of measuring and testing devices, hand tools and equipment of the trade.
  • National Electrical Code and Cal-OSHA.
  • Principles of electrical installation, maintenance, operation and testing.
  • Commonly used computer programs to include MS Office and Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS).

Ability to:
Electrical Technician I/II

  • Plan, lay out, and execute electrical work.
  • Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, motors, and other electrical equipment.
  • Read and interpret wiring diagrams and specifications.
  • Keep records and make reports.
  • Use initiative and independent judgment with established guidelines.
  • Diagnose electrical and mechanical malfunctions in typical water treatment and irrigation equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Electrical Technician II

  • Coordinate the planning, scheduling and performance of needed electrical work.
  • Independently install, maintain and repair electrical equipment.
  • Read and correctly interpret codes, wiring diagrams and specifications.
  • Make accurate estimates, manage labor, and materials for a project.
  • Manage preventive maintenance functions, tracking preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance.
  • Use initiative and independent judgement.
  • Independently diagnose electrical, mechanical and control malfunctions in typical water treatment equipment.

Education and Experience Guidelines – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Electrical Technician I

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


  • Two years of electrical maintenance and repair work on water treatment plant, irrigation delivery or related equipment or completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in an appropriate trade, or technical school.

Electrical Technician II

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by additional technical courses in electrical maintenance, work safety, or a related field.


  • Four years experience performing electrical maintenance and repair work on a water treatment plant, irrigation delivery, or related process facility equipment.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. A good driving record of at least two (2) years duration, as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents. Possession and continuance of a driving record that does not cause adverse effect on the District’s automobile insurance rates is required. State of California Journeyman Electrician License is desirable.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in an outdoor setting, with travel from site to site; exposure to noise, potentially hazardous chemicals, electrical energy, and heights. May be required to work weekends, nights, unusual shifts, or be subject to emergency recall.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an outdoor water treatment plant or irrigation setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to climb ladders, stairs, and ramps; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate amounts of weight; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to perform physical work and be able to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

This job description has been prepared to define typical duties that an employee is expected to perform in this classification. It is not intended to limit the work which may be performed since other tasks may be assigned that are similar in nature. Further, specific duties may be changed or deleted from time to time as deemed necessary or prudent by the Manager.