Industrial Electrician

City of Fresno CA | Fresno, CA

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Posted Date 1/12/2021

Industrial Electrician



SALARY: $6,658 per month

FILING DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled, or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.  Recruitment may close at any time.



Under supervision, Industrial Electricians perform skilled electrical work in the installation, maintenance, overhaul, repair and testing of power generating, transmission and distribution equipment, utility protective relays and controls, rotating equipment and their associated controls including variable frequency drives, PLC based controls, devices, and systems, standby and emergency power sources and other electrical equipment found in industrial facilities.


One vacancy exists in the Department of Public Utilities, Water and Wastewater Division and the Department of Transportation. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.


Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule 

RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state.  Reciprocity with other public California systems.  The City does not participate in Social Security.  Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with The City's 457 plan.

VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.


Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at 



Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and do not assure placement on the eligible list.


Completion of a recognized four-year electrical apprenticeship program, or equivalent; and two (2) years of experience as a journey-level Electrician in an industrial setting performing troubleshooting, repair, and installation transmission and power distribution equipment, large motors and motor control centers and programmable logic controllers.


60 semester units for an accredited college or university in a related electrical field and two (2) years of experience as a journey-level Electrician in an industrial setting performing troubleshooting, repair, and installation transmission and power distribution equipment, large motors and motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers.


Please attach a copy of the apprenticeship program completion, degree or transcripts. Applications lacking this documentation will be rejected.


NOTE: Six (6) years of full-time electrician work experience in an industrial setting performing troubleshooting, repair, and installation of transmission and power distribution equipment, large motors and motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers is accepted as an equivalent to 'completion of a recognized four-year electrical apprenticeship program and two (2) years of journey-level experience.


At the time of application, must possess and maintain for the entire term of employment in this class, a valid Class C California Driver's License. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.


Required to obtain a California State Electrician's Certificate of Competency within one (1) year of appointment, and maintain a valid certificate for the entire term of employment in this class.


The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.


How To Apply 

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.


ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.


Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS ECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.




The examination process may consist of the following: 


Application Review - Qualifying Only: Applications which meet the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the oral examination. Selection of the most qualified candidates will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for evaluation.


Oral Examination : 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate a candidate's knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of equipment used in industrial facilities, fundamentals of electricity and electronics, Cal OSHA regulations, ability to deal tactfully and effectively with supervisory and management employees, other employees and the public or other topics related to a candidate's training, experience and qualifications for the position of Industrial Electrician. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.


The oral examination date is to be determined.



Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period.  Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service.  Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score



The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Fresno web site. 


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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