1+ months


Port of Oakland
Oakland, California 94607
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
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Salary: $9,896 - $12,101 per month (36-hr work week)


Your Port. Your Community. Your Career.


When you join the Port of Oakland, you become part of a proud local legacy, an organization that touches virtually every resident with its services and programs. The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is in the top 10 busiest container ports in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port's real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.


The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for three vacancies in the classification of Port Electrician. The current assignments are in the following units: Aviation Facilities, Aviation Utilities and Harbor Facilities. The assignment in the Aviation Facilities unit is on the graveyard shift.


Under general supervision, the Port Electrician is responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing and servicing high and low voltage electrical systems. The incumbent observes proper work procedures and safety standards and meets the prescribed standards of the craft. The work requires thorough job knowledge and incumbents are expected to be fully qualified as electricians on both high and low voltage systems. A Port Electrician may direct the work of other Port Electricians, Electrician Helpers, Semiskilled Laborers, Youth aides or Construction aides. The incumbent will also perform related work as assigned.


Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Installs, maintains and services high voltage (601 volts to 12,000 volts) power distribution systems and lighting systems.
  • Installs and maintains electrical revenue metering systems for both high and low voltage electrical power service.
  • Installs, maintains and services conduits, cables, regulators, transformers, pull boxes and switches, fire and other alarm systems, indoor and outdoor lighting systems and railroad crossing control signals.
  • Services and repairs pumps, starters, motors and various other types of electrical equipment and apparatus; repairs and replaces broken or defective parts in motors, switches and fixtures, etc.
  • Tests for, locates and repairs trouble in high and low voltage electrical circuits and equipment; does some minor repairs and troubleshooting on communication systems.
  • Replaces and tests high and low voltage fuses and beakers.
  • Replaces and troubleshoots interior lighting, street lighting, area lighting and airfield lighting, including associated equipment and controls.
  • Plans electrical installation methods and installs electrical equipment and devices per the National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • Reads circuit diagrams and construction plans; compiles material lists for construction projects from plans; keeps records.
  • Splices and terminates high voltage cable and wire for underground and overhead HV feeders.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:


This examination is open to persons who have a combination of education and experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical combination would include the following:


Education: Graduation from high school.


Experience: Completion of an approved four-year electrician apprenticeship program with training in high voltage or other acceptable electrician-training program.


Licenses: Must possess a valid Class C driver’s license at the time and for the duration of appointment.


Additional Requirements: Incumbents in this classification may be assigned either to the airport or harbor work location. This classification requires each incumbent to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position. In addition, incumbents will be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182). This status must be maintained for the duration of employment.


If a position in this classification is assigned to the harbor work location the Department of Homeland Security requires all employee to be in possession of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Harbor.


Must be available for on-call duty as required by emergency situations, or as required for uninterrupted Port operations.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Knowledge of power transformer connections, power distribution switchgear and operating procedures; electrical systems in utility, industrial and commercial building construction; practices, tools, test meters, equipment and materials used in high and low voltage electrical trades; installation, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment; and safety equipment used and safety hazards encountered in working with or around energized lines and equipment involving high and low voltages.


Ability to work with high voltage systems (12KV) safely and efficiently; read and interpret electrical construction plans and diagrams of electrical circuits; learn and interpret national, state and local codes and regulations; work safely both indoors and outdoors with or near energized lines and electrical equipment; perform heavy manual work; operate motorized equipment; exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a team; work under deadlines and coordinate several concurrent assignments; and work with minimum supervision.


The Port’s compensation and benefit program ranks among the best in the region for public jurisdictions and is designed to reward performance and promote a balanced lifestyle, both at the workplace and away from the workplace, for our employees and their families. The Port is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and has been recognized as a FIT-Friendly Employer by the American Heart Association. We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan and paid leave.


To apply for this exceptional opportunity, view supplemental questions and/or obtain more details, please visit us at https://www.portofoakland.com/business/job-center/. Apply by February 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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Posted: 2023-01-26 Expires: 2023-04-26

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