Pacific Gas & Electric Company Utility Worker - Gas T&D - Oakland (IBEW) in Oakland, California

Utility Worker - Gas T&D - Oakland (IBEW)

Date: Apr 16, 2018

Location: Oakland, CA, US, 94601-4993

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 12879

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : Oakland


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.

And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.

It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.

They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information

or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. As a whole, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

We are looking for an energetic and career oriented individual 25to join our Gas Transmission and Distribution team. The Utility Worker position is an entry level position in Gas Operations with advancement opportunities for motivated individuals who perform successfully. Work is predominantly outdoors and in all weather conditions. The individual must be able to work and drive safely, work extended hours, and wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment.

This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 60 years of experience representing employees at PG&E and is subject to collective bargaining. This position is a Department of Transportation (DOT) covered classification and is subject to random drug screening.

Job Responsibilities

General Duties:

  • Must work safely at all times as defined by PG&E’s safety standards and procedures.

  • Follow the direction of their journeyman, crew lead and/or supervisor at all times.

  • Must be able to read and comply with all required company standards and procedures.

  • Must work in a team environment.

  • Must be able to obtain a Class A Driver’s License within 12 months.

  • Must be able to pass Post Offer Physical Assessment.

  • Contribute toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.

Gas Transmission and Distribution Workgroup:

In addition to the General Duties listed above, candidates selected to work in Gas T&D will be required to perform the following:

  • Assist in construction and maintenance and other miscellaneous semi-skilled work.

  • With adequate training and under direction of a Crew Leader, may be required to: use hand tools, portable power tools, pavement breakers, spaders, tampers or compactors for work not requiring precision; perform pipe wrapping duties.

  • When working alone, may be required to be Operator Qualified to perform routine production Locate and Mark duties, routine production Leak Survey duties, perform pipe to soil readings, and Atmospheric Corrosion Surveys, and complete all required documentations associated with referenced tasks.

  • May perform rechecks in conjunction with production leak survey duties.

  • May be required to perform traffic control functions under the direction of a Gas Crew Leader.

  • May be required to maintain a commercial driver's license with a tank endorsement.

  • This classification, when qualified, is expected to take the necessary action consistent with duties they are capable of performing to assess a situation and make a field condition safe for Gas Pipeline Operations and Maintenance Workgroup.

  • Use of hand tools or portable power tools for cleaning purposes under direction, or other work not requiring precision.

  • Operate light duty trucks and associated trailers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

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

  • Internal PG&E employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) exam and Work Orientation Inventory Test (WOI), prior to applying for the position.

  • External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) exam and Work Orientation Inventory Test (WOI), prior to interviewing.

  • Must be able to lift and maneuver up to 90 pounds.

  • Must attend and pass Utility Worker Training course, provided by PG&E, during the initial weeks of employment.

  • Ability to work extended hours to include nights, weekends and holidays when required.

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather extremes.

  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions.

  • Must pass a Post-Offer Physical Assessment as part of the pre-employment process

Internal PG&E Employees:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License (or higher) by Day 1 of hire

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A California Driver's License Permit by within 3 months of hire

External and Hiring Hall Candidates:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A California Driver's License Permit by Day 1 of hire

  • Must possess and maintain a valid DMV Medical Card by Day 1 of hire

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in construction such as general electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, trenching equipment, welding, carpentry, farm ranch hand and/or landscaping.

  • Previous Military experience.

  • Graduation from a PowerPathway® Program is preferred.

  • Current Class A Driver’s License at time of application.

  • Current or past work experience with PG&E and/or Hiring Hall.

  • To better represent the communities we serve within a timely manner, applicants who live within 50 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference.