Basic electrical theory including:
Working knowledge of OHM's law;
Working knowledge of AC circuit theory including ability to apply Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws;
AC impedance including inductance, capacitance and resistance;
The power triangle including apparent power, reactive power, real power, power factor and power factor correction;
Working understanding of the dynamics of an AC System during system transients;
Methods, materials and equipment used in the operation, control and maintenance of electric distribution systems;
Principles of electric distribution systems and equipment;
Safe work practices and procedures including Arc Flash hazards and minimum approach distances;
Comprehensive understanding of line work techniques including use of personal protective grounds, isolation and clearance points, phasing and phase rotation, primary and secondary voltages and associated work procedures;
English usage, spelling, grammar and vocabulary.
Develop, carry out and take charge of switching procedures for the City's electric distribution system;
Think and act quickly in emergencies, and to exercise sound judgment;
Dispatch appropriate personnel under normal and emergency situations;
Read and interpret electric single phase and 3 phase diagrams;
Describe the operation of fault interrupting devices such as fuses, sectionalizers, variable fault interrupting switches and substation breakers/relays;
Solve AC circuit analysis problems for single phase and 3 phase circuits;
Maintain accurate records, maps and status boards and prepare associated reports;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other employees and the public;
Effectively communicate via radio, telephone and in writing with other employees, agencies and the general public;
Maintain control and remain professional and courteous in emergency and other work situations under adverse conditions;
Follow oral and written directions and procedures;
Speak clearly and decisively;
Operate computer-based equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical combination is:
Equivalent to completion of high school, post high school coursework in electrical theory and reading and interpreting single phase electrical schematics and diagrams, or training through an electric utility apprentice program.
Minimum of four (4) years of qualified Electric Distribution Operator experience equivalent to that of an Electric Distribution Operator I with the City of Lodi.
Must be able to meet a 30-minute response requirement at time of appointment.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Possession of a valid Class "C" Driver's License from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt