Website City of San José

Requisition Number: 2300704

Salary Range: $76,689.60 – $93,225.60 Annually

Application Deadline: July 17, 2023

Industrial Electrician – San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, Environmental Services Department – (2300704)

About the Department

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a place where people do great work and make a difference. To see some of the first-rate work ESDers have accomplished in the past fiscal year, review the ESD 2019 Annual Report. For more information about the department, please visit our website or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and Instagram and San Jose Environmental Services on LinkedIn. Join us to make a difference!

Positions & Duties

Per the City’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all new hires to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical or religious exemption. “Fully vaccinated” means the employee has received two doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Please let us know immediately if you believe that you have a medical and/or religious exemption so you can be provided information on how to submit an exemption request and commence the interactive process.  Please be advised that if you are eligible and have not been vaccinated but plan to do so, you will need to provide proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at

The pay scale for this position is: $53.43 to $ 65.11 Hourly or $ 111,143.76 to $135,429.84 annually. It includes the 5% non pensionable pay. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.

* Electrician Certification Incentive Provision – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – ONLY. Effective July 24, 2022, employees who possess a California State General Electrician certification shall receive a 1% electrician certification incentive in addition to their base salary, each bi-weekly pay period. The employee must always have a valid California State General Electrician certification in order to be eligible for the electrician certification incentive. The electrician certification incentive is subject to the approval and determination of the Department Director or designee. Employees in classifications that require this electrician certification as a minimum qualification are not eligible for the electrician certification incentive. Payment of such incentive is not intended to impair or alter the City’s ability to transfer or reassign an employee.

The San José – Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) is one of the largest advanced wastewater treatment facilities in the nation and treats water from homes and businesses in the cities of San José, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and unincorporated areas within Santa Clara County. The RWF serves a population of over 1.4 million people and has the capacity to treat 167 million gallons of wastewater per day. For more information visit our website at

The RWF is hiring Industrial Electricians. These positions will be located at the RWF at 700 Los Esteros Road, San Jose, CA 95134. The RWF is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The typical schedule for this position is day shift, Monday through Friday and infrequently the position may be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays if needed. Upon completion of probation, employees may elect to work a flexible work schedule such as four, ten hour days per week or an alternate work schedule of working nine hours each day with one day off every other week.

The Industrial Electrician performs journey-level electrical work in connection with the construction, maintenance, installation, inspection testing, repair and alteration of electrical power generating plant and substation machinery and equipment and other electrical equipment, and systems found in the Facility and performing related work as required.

Key responsibilities and typical duties include but not limited to:

  • maintaining, operating and adjusting electrical primary power substations ranging from 4160 to 115kv, including circuit breakers, relays, batteries and controls;
  • testing low and high voltage electrical equipment including circuits, transformers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), high voltage switches, phase shifters, and electrical components of process control, telemetering, cathodic protection systems and electronic equipment boards;
  • diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs or modifications;
  • installing conduit and pulling wires for motors, control panels and lighting fixtures; reviewing work orders, maintaining activity logs, preparing requisitions and obtaining approvals for various projects;
  • designing, fabricating and installing electrical systems and components to ensure code compliance; installing wiring and electrical equipment;
  • determining precautions and following safe and effective work procedures;
  • checking job sites for potential hazards; attending various meetings and acts as a liaison with contractors, vendors, and other departments;
  • purchasing electrical supplies and filling out paperwork; coordinating purchases and choosing vendors; responding to emergencies including evaluating and taking required actions and determining if support is needed immediately;
  • performing other duties of a similar nature or level.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Graduation or equivalent AND completion of a State or Federal approved apprenticeship program;

Experience: One (1) year of post-apprenticeship experience performing duties that include a minimum 12 kV or higher voltage substation construction, equipment maintenance, control and protective system troubleshooting and maintenance in an industrial, utility, and/or manufacturing environment.

Acceptable Substitutions: Successful completion of the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards – a Division of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Electrician certification exam or documented proof of completion of 8500 hours of both course work and experience in all of the areas covered in the State of California Electrician Apprenticeship Standards (as a Division of DIR) may be substituted for completion of a recognized Electrician Apprenticeship program. These areas include residential wiring, commercial and industrial wiring, intercom and signals, controls, underground work, trouble shooting, finishing and fixture hanging, solid state controls, and stock and inventory. Verification of California State Electrical Certification or Social Security Administration report may be required.

Licensing/Certification: Possession of a valid driver’s license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California. Substation Maintenance certification meeting the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(2)(vii) is desirable.

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Irina Orozco via email at

Additional Information

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Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at This is an open until filled recruitment. The application deadline will be Monday, July 17,  2023 at 11:59 PM. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or at if you have any questions.

How to Apply

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