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Communication Technician, Journey Level, Hydropower Generation

Company: SOUTH FEATHER WATER & POWER AGENCY
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Dear Hydro Professional: South Feather Water and Power Agency (SFWPA) is currently recruiting for a Communication Technician, Journey Level, Hydropower Generation. If you are tired of long commutes, congested communities, and work shifts that demand your presence when the rest of your family wants to recreate, consider joining our team at SFWPA. Oroville is located in the southeastern portion of Butte County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley. It is the gateway to the Feather River Canyon and the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. Lake Oroville offers fishing, house boating, swimming, picnicking, water skiing, and jet skiing. The area also provides excellent hunting and golf, as well as mountain bike, equestrian, and hiking trails. It is definitely a place you can live, work and play all in the same day. SFWPA's wage rates and benefits are very competitive, and include CalPERS retirement. To learn more about South Feather Water and Power Agency and the Oroville area in general, please visit the Agency's website ( If you are interested in being considered for this employment opportunity, please send your resume to the following email: Position Specification, Communication Technician, Journey Level General Job Description Under the direction of the Power Division Manager: As a journeyman, installs, operates and maintains data acquisition and control (SCADA), radio telemetry, microwave radio and mobile radio equipment; Performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual and automated tasks. Prerequisite Qualifications High school diploma or the equivalency thereof. Completion of a recognized three-year apprenticeship program, or equivalent college courses or military training. Five years of experience in the maintenance and operation of communications and control equipment. FCC First Class radio telephone license, FCC Second Class radio telephone license, or FCC General Radio telephone license. Valid California drivers license and satisfactory driving record. Basic Work Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Hourly Compensation Range: See Exhibit 'A' of the MOU between Agency and Union. Essential Job Duties: Task: Installs, repairs and maintains all communication equipment (telephone, microwave, etc.), electronic control equipment, telemetry, mobile radio equipment, and associated antennae. Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; stooping; kneeling; bending; squatting; walking over uneven ground and objects; climbing stairs; close and distance vision; speaking; hearing; use of hands to write and to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; upper and lower body flexibility; standing; lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying (regularly up to 25 lbs., frequently up to 50 lbs.; infrequently up to 100 lbs.); driving vehicle; climbing towers up to 200 feet in height. Task: Operates manual and power hand tools (drills, saws, benders, etc.). Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; close vision; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Task: Designs complicated electronic circuits. Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; close vision; hearing; use of hands to write and to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Task: Operates meters and test equipment. Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; stooping; kneeling; bending; walking; close and distance vision; use of hands to write and to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; driving vehicle. Task: Layout and planning of jobs for contractors and SFWPA crews. Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; walking; close and distance vision; hearing; speaking; use of hands to write and to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; driving vehicle. Task: Directs SFWPA crews in the installation of towers, antennae and communication equipment. Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; walking; close and distance vision; hearing; speaking; use of hands to write and to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; driving vehicle. Task: Trains other employees in the use of equipment or new techniques, including training operators in the use of the SCADA system. Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; walking; close and distance vision; hearing; speaking; use of hands to write and to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; driving vehicle. Task: Operates various electronic equipment (radios, computers, meters, calculators, test equipment, etc.). Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; walking; close and distance vision; hearing; speaking; use of hands to write and to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; driving vehicle; climbing towers. Tools and Equipment Used: Computer, calculator, manual and power hand tools, forklift, painting equipment, chain saw, test meters, small hand tools (soldering iron, wire wrap gun, small pliers, wire cutters, etc.), safety belts, Marginal Job Duties: Task: Driving vehicles in adverse weather conditions (e.g., heavy rain, snow, ice); installing snow chains on tires; clearing fallen trees (including operating chain saws) from roadways and facilities. Physical Demand: Sitting; standing; walking on slippery and uneven ground, snow and ice; close and distance vision; hearing; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; driving vehicle; lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying (regularly up to 50 lbs. for a distance of up to 200 feet). Environmental Demands: Outside: Regularly works outside in a variety of weather conditions ranging from below freezing and snow to +100 F. Inside: Frequently works indoors in temperature-controlled environment, as well as in confined spaces where temperature is not controlled. Fumes/Gases: Exposure to fumes and gases from solvents, lubricants, paints, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, and acetylene. Noise/Vibration: Moderate exposure to loud noise and vibration from large rotating equipment, air compressors, and falling water. Mental Requirements: Reading: Reads instructions, work orders, technical reports and operation procedures, safety manuals, letters, reports, memos, and messages. Writing: Reports, procedures, logs, messages, and instructions. Should have touch typing and/or keyboarding skills. Math: Ability to perform basic math calculations, including percentages, algebra, and trigonometry. Attention to Detail: Above average level concentration and attention to detail. Must be accurate and precise. Repetition: Routine daily work practices, especially relating to data collection. Judgment: Ability to work independently with little supervision, prioritize work, and make decisions regarding correct formatting of work and implementation of same. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to work with others to achieve desired goals. Social Skills: Ability to relate cooperatively with members of the public, utility personnel, and SFWPA Agency personnel. Communication Skills: Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts orally and written. Ability to understand communications from others. Create a Job Alert for Similar JobsAbout South Feather Water and Power AgencySouth Feather Water and Power Agency (SFWPA) is an independent special district formed under the Irrigation Code of the State of California. It provides treated water service to the communities of Oroville, Palermo and Bangor in southeast Butte County, as well as operates the South Feather Power Project, a FERC-licensed hydropower project. SFWPA is governed by a five-member elected board of directors. SFWPA is located 70 miles north of Sacramento on the east side of California's Sacramento Valley in the Sierra foothills of southeast Butte County. 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