Electrical/Instrumentation Technician

City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department | San Bernardino, CA

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Posted Date 8/27/2021



Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled routine electrical/instrumentation and/or electrical maintenance work; assists in construction, installation, maintenance and repair of water utility and water reclamation motors, panels, switches, regulators and lighting systems; assists with inspection, installation, maintenance and repair of instruments, controllers, and related equipment; works in and around low voltage (600V or less) panels and circuits; works under the appropriate applicable provisions of the National Electric Code, approved plans and specifications and standard industry practices; and performs related work as required.




This class is an entry-level technical class in the electrical series. This class is distinguished from the Senior level in that incumbents are not responsible for training lower level personnel, inspecting the work performed by contractors, performing more complex troubleshooting and diagnosis of electric and electronic problems and developing solutions to complex electric and electronic problems.  Incumbents at the higher level work under minimal supervision and possess greater skill and expertise in operation and maintenance of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.  Supervision for the entry level is received from a Senior Electrical and Instrument Technician or an Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor. 




An employee within this classification may be designated as a “key responder” and as such shall be required to respond to non-normal working hour emergency operational conditions.


Education:       High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent,




Experience:      A minimum of one year of full-time experience working in the electrical or instrumentation field, or three years experience in an electrical apprenticeship program. 




Certificates:      Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license required upon application.  For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required and a valid California Class “C” driver’s license is required within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c)




Must be able to respond to call—outs or emergencies including being on—call.


Must be clean shaven or have trimmed facial hair in order to properly use personal respirator and SCBA equipment.  Must pass a respiratory medical exam and be physically able to wear SCBA equipment.  Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing under extreme temperatures and hazardous environment.





Work involves exposure to potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals and infectious disease.  There is frequent need to stand, sit, stoop, walk and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.  Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 


Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in variety of environmental and weather conditions; to climb stairs and ladders daily; to transport materials and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds; to work in a boom truck with lift of 30 to 60 feet; and to work to heights of 150 feet.  Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction.  Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.  Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Salary: $35.4583 to $45.3896 hourly
Apply online at: www.sbmwd.org
Recruitment opens 8/30/2021 closes 9/26/2021.
(909)453-6091   EEO/ADA

Salary35.46 Hour
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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