Job Specifications

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Date Revised: 03/23




Under direction, installs, repairs, and maintains a variety of electrical systems and equipment; and performs other work as required.


This single position class is assigned work at the advanced journey level to install, repair, and maintain a variety of electrical systems and equipment. Senior Electrician is distinguished from the Electrician and other classes in that the Senior Electrician performs installation, maintenance, and repair of the most difficult and complex electrical systems and equipment and may act as a lead worker which requires specialized knowledge to perform work assigned. This position may work irregular hours and be assigned on-call duty.


         Train lower level staff;

         Provide input on performance evaluations and scheduling;

         Install and maintain electrical panel boards, conduits, circuits, fixtures, motor starters and controls, switches, outlets and other electrical equipment according to approved codes;

         Repair electrical circuits and equipment such as generators, transfer switches, power control panels, alternators and distribution systems;

         Clean, repair and maintains electrical equipment such as controls, motors and generators;

         Identify causes for electrical failures or malfunctions;

         Replace worn or inadequate wiring;

         Test circuits and determine requirements for additional electrical equipment;

         Plan circuitry paths or modifies electrical systems to accommodate new construction or existing facility alteration;

         Climb ladders;

         Install panel boards, switch boxes, pull boxes and other related devices;

         Measure, cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other kinds of electrical conductor enclosures, which connect panels, boxes, outlets and other devices;

         Estimate costs and materials required;

         Read and interpret blue prints, schematic diagrams and sketches to perform installation, maintenance and repairs;

         Maintain records of work performed and prepare reports;

         May act as a lead worker to Maintenance Electricians;

         May supervise workers assigned to assist on various projects.



Thorough knowledge of:

Working knowledge of:

Ability to:

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. Typical ways to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of an apprenticeship program as an electrician and certification as such from the Apprenticeship Standards Division of the State of California Industrial Relations Department AND two years of full-time experience in commercial or industrial maintenance work.


Six years full-time, or its equivalent, progressively responsible experience in commercial or industrial electrical maintenance work. Two years must be at the journey level or higher.