High Voltage Electrician
UCI Series Concepts
Class Specifications – G.25
Lead High Voltage Electrician - 7783
High Voltage Electrician - 8154
To troubleshoot, repair,
install and service medium and high voltage electrical systems and associated
equipment; to operate, inspect and perform preventive maintenance on medium and
high voltage overhead and underground distribution systems; to prepare
estimates, and plan and manage own projects within allotted budgets; and to
perform related work as required.
High Voltage Electrician is a full journey level classification performing
skilled high voltage electrical work in accordance with the techniques of the
trade, based on completion of a recognized apprenticeship or its
equivalent. This classification is distinguished from other
classifications which may perform limited elements of electrical work by its
focus on voltage systems above 480 volts and equipment, and by the scope of
work and level of skill required. Positions at this level may direct the
work of less skilled helpers on projects, and train apprentices; and may work
independently or in conjunction with other crafts.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically
performed by incumbents in this classification. Individual incumbents may
not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent
will perform necessarily listed.
- Troubleshoots and repairs overhead and
underground distribution systems, including transformers, circuit
interrupters, reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulators, medium voltage
switches, utility poles, and supporting hardware;
- Replaces and installs medium voltage overhead
and underground electrical circuits and terminations;
- Fabricates and installs a variety of
components including but not limited to duct banks, cable runs, concrete
pads for electrical equipment, risers, transformer banks, and low voltage
- Operates various components on the medium and
high voltage distribution electrical system including isolation switches,
interrupters, capacitor banks, transformers, overhead fused cutouts, and
voltage regulators; isolates and clears sections of the system for
maintenance, installation and load shedding;
- Inspects overhead and underground
distribution systems, tests, and documents findings;
- Responds to emergency calls and takes
- Provides support for in house capital and
in-house projects with commissioning, testing and inspecting finished
- Uses personal protective gear such as hot
sticks, respiratory protection, and places or erects clearance tags,
barricades, warning signs and devices to protect others;
- Directs the work of unskilled and
semi-skilled helpers assisting in projects, assuring that proper safety
practices are followed;
- Provides on the job training to apprentices;
- Operates a variety of testing, calibration
and repair devices, tools and equipment including voltmeters, ammeters,
ohmmeters, insulation resistance testers, high potential test sets,
circuit breaker testers, etc.
- Coordinates work with customers, project
managers, other crafts, and inspectors; inspects job sites and reviews
detailed plans, drawings and oral directions to plan work;
- Prepares detailed estimates including labor
and materials, and prepares lists of materials;
- Assists other crafts as needed;
- Maintains tools and equipment;
- Maintains current knowledge of equipment and
materials through self-study and training;
- Prepares and maintains a variety of records
and paperwork regarding work performed.
Lead High Voltage Electrician
Under supervision, incumbents serve as work leaders
for high voltage crews and helpers assigned to a specific job. Incumbents typically transmit and explain
work orders; may make minor changes in material needs or modifications to
assigned work due to material delays or other problems; communicate work order
revisions, material delays or other problems to supervisor and await further
instruction; maintain time and material records; and perform the full range of
duties as outlined in the series concept.
Additionally, incumbents may have limited responsibilities for making or
modifying daily work assignments and for evaluating personnel.
High Voltage Electrician
Under supervision, incumbents perform the full range
of duties as outlined in the series concept.
Applicants for the positions in the High Voltage
Electrician and Lead High Voltage Electrician classifications are expected to
possess a certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited
trade school, or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to
journey level crafts status as a High Voltage Electrician.
- Electrical theory and terminology.
- Methods, materials, tools and equipment used
in the maintenance, repair, and testing of high and medium voltage
overhead and underground systems, and associated equipment.
- Safety and safe working practices pertaining
to high voltage electrical work, including ensuring clearances, and
working on energized lines and equipment.
- Laws, codes and regulations pertaining high
voltage electrical work, including NEC, IEEE, GO 95, and 128.
- Mathematics used in electrical calculations
- Job planning and basic estimating.
- Performing repairs, fabrication, operations
and maintenance of medium and high voltage electrical systems and
- Using testing equipment, and troubleshooting
complex electrical problems and develop effective resolutions.
- Operating and maintaining tools and equipment
of the trade.
- Establishing and maintaining effective
working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work such
as customers, project managers, inspectors, and other crafts, including
assisting others and working cooperatively.
- Maintaining records related to work performed
including use of computers.
- Reading and interpreting
plans, diagrams, drawings, instructions, and related technical materials.
- Planning and directing the work of
semi-skilled and apprentice workers.
Possess a valid California
driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.