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PG&E Power Generation Electrical Machinist (IBEW) -Auberry, CA in Auberry, California

Requisition ID # 33442

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Power Generation

Job Location : Auberry

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

*Offers for this position will be contingent upon review and approval by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC)*

This position is responsible for welding, machine work, and electrical work at hydro-electric facilities and for hydro maintenance, including repair or replacement of poor-performing pumps, governors, generators and other powerhouse components. Electrical Machinists will use work orders, blueprints, schematics and manuals, as necessary, to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems on hydro-electric equipment.

Travel required up to 20% of the time. Individuals may work at heights, confined spaces and in and around helicopters.


-Utilize work management system.

-Perform tasks assigned with safety as the foremost consideration.

-Perform welding and machine work on various equipment

-Perform varied prep work, hook-up of wenches, and obtaining clearances. Use pipe wrenches to secure pipe, and uses chain wrench to unscrew pipe

-Use air grinders, wire welders, saws, drills, and other pneumatic equipment to fabricate and repair worn or broken equipment and components, and to apply hard facing materials, to reduce wear from abrasion. Types of welding include SMAW, GMAW, and MIG. Work with blank stock steel to cut, punch, bend and shape and assemble brackets and replacement parts.

-Operate crane to remove deck plates; operate forklift or scissors lift to unload supplies and equipment; operate boom truck or truck crane to position equipment or machinery.

-Document accounting information by logging in, typing, and retrieving maintenance history on equipment and tools. Record daily diary and update maintenance log.

-Using phone or radio, communicate with vendors to order parts, supplies, and materials. Contact warehouse personnel for orders and delivery of stocked items.

-Maintain work areas in a clean and safe condition; pick up scrap metal, worn parts, welding materials, and dispose as necessary. Clean off equipment and work area, using air hose, broom, shop vac and steam cleaner; clean truck as needed. Load equipment, parts, supplies and tools. Stock incoming equipment.

-Request replacement parts and supplies; research part identifications and available locations; contact vendors and suppliers, as needed.

-Occasionally drive one-ton utility bed truck with 4-wheel drive to various jobs. Transport tools, equipment, and materials in truck bins.

-May be required to perform grounding of electrical poser systems.

-Drive safely on narrow mountain roads in all types of weather


Minimum Qualifications:

-Must be at least 18 years of age

-Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

-Must possess a valid California Driver's License

-Ability to work in all types of weather extremes

-Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions

-Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays

-Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

-Must be able to lift 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day

-Must be able to work with and/or around helicopters

-Must be able to work in a confined space and in elevated areas

-Must be able to perform work tasks from ladders, platforms, metal grating, scaffolds and/or ropes

Desired Qualifications:

-Journey level millwright experience

-Demonstrated experience to perform precision work with all types of machine tools

-Demonstrated experience with welding and rigging

-Demonstrated experience with electrical wiring

-Demonstrated understanding of electrical and/or mechanical theory

-Demonstrated ability to operate fork lift, man lift, and/or crane

-Demonstrated ability to repair, install, and maintain all types of mechanical and electrical equipment in an industrial or commercial type of facility.

-Relevant Hiring Hall experience

-Relevant PG&E Experience

-Possess electrical field experience in the military

Pre-Employment Testing:

  • Physical Test Battery