SMUD’s Line Assets group is currently looking for 2 full time Troubleshooters to join our team. Overtime is paid at double strait time pay.
Benefits for this position include 401(k) with matching, 457, and CalPERS pension. SMUD also offers competitive health care, vision, and dental, as well as flexible spending accounts.
Every day at SMUD, we deliver power to more than 1.4 million customers throughout the Sacramento area. As a community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we have been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for over 70 years.
We are a recognized industry leader and award winner for our innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for our sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Through the efforts of the 2,200 people that power us, we work 24/7 to keep the lights on and provide our customers with innovative energy solutions.
We’re one of the region’s largest employers, with a reputation for attracting, developing and retaining some of the most talented employees around.
Under the general direction of Distribution System Operators, but with considerable freedom of independent action, a Troubleshooter operates, monitors, troubleshoots and repairs SMUD's sub-transmission and distribution system. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class exercises responsibility for investigating, isolating and, in some cases repairing causes of electrical outages in the overhead and underground (URD) electrical system, determining what materials/ repairs are required to restore service. This job class functions at the full working (journey) level of classification.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Line construction methods, operations and standards (G.O. 95 and related) to the overhead and underground electrical system; meters, transformers, switching, and regulating gear; SMUD, State and Federal safety rules and regulations; industry and SMUD methods of high voltage testing; basic electrical theory; meter reading; fault location methods; SMUD service requirements.
Recognize defects and make repairs in the overhead and underground (URD) electrical system under emergency conditions; analyzes electrical distribution equipment damage and determine materials, equipment and manpower needed to make repairs; prepare oral and written reports; accurately read, record, and report instrument indications; work independently; follow oral and written instructions; make decisions independently; read maps and drawings; work safely around and on high energy equipment; maintain a harmonious relationship with fellow employees and the public.
Typically, the skills and knowledge listed above are attained by working as a SMUD journey-level Lineman/Linewoman for a period of two (2) years.
Physical Requirements :
Willingness to reside in a location that is within 25 miles of ECOC – necessity will be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the needs of the individual vacancy; perform strenuous and hazardous work often involving long hours under adverse weather condition; work special schedules as required; be on call and respond immediately to call-outs.