Pacific Gas & Electric Company Safety & Infrastructure Protection Technician (IBEW) Multiple Locations in Napa, California
Requisition ID # 30247
Job Category : Environmental Management / Safety
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Job Location : Napa
PG&E Safety & Infrastructure Protection (SIP) Teams will provide direct defense of utility infrastructure and conduct safety and prevention, mitigation, and maintenance activities on company properties or rights of way year-round. In addition, SIP Teams will provide safety standby services to PG&E employees performing routine work activities. A SIP team is staffed by a SIP Crew Lead and a SIP Technician who operate a PG&E vehicle that meets the minimum capabilities of a Type 6 wildland fire engine. Both the SIP Crew Lead and SIP Technician are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). PG&E plans to have a minimum of 25 teams located throughout our service territory in high fire-threat areas, primarily in the Northern Region with additional teams in the Bay Area Region, Central Valley Region and Central Coast Region.
SIP Technicians will perform a variety of tasks under the general supervision of a SIP Team Crew Leader. Typical work includes providing emergency first aid at PG&E work sites, conducting PG&E safety inspections, asset protection standby (during “hot work”) at PG&E work sites, mixing and applying retardant to protect PG&E infrastructure, medical response standby services, and other duties as assigned.
Available positions are planned for the following locations: Santa Maria, Templeton, Monterey, King City, Hollister, Cupertino, Santa Cruz, Livermore, Concord, Napa, Santa Rosa, Clearlake, Ukiah, Garberville, Eureka, Redding, Rd Bluff, Willows, Chico, Oroville, Grass Valley, Auburn, Placerville, Jackson, Sonora, Oakhurst, Fresno, Dinuba, and Bakersfield. These locations may be subject to change due to business needs, but available locations will be in the PG&E service territory.
The position is a General Construction position and individuals must be able to travel and transfer to a new headquarters upon request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home.
This classification is represented by IBEW Local 1245, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.
This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.
Provide emergency first aid and medical standby at PG&E work sites
Conduct safety inspections including defensible space inspections and fuel hazard assessment at PG&E facilities
Support PG&E asset protection efforts including mixing and applying retardant
Accompany vegetation management crews during wildfire recovery to suppress incidental ignitions per the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) approval
Asset protection at PG&E-owned facilities and may accompany crews, as needed and during wildfires, as permitted by the AHJ
Mop up of fire-damaged PG&E assets as authorized by the AHJ
May perform PG&E emergency standby duties, as needed by a “competent person” (pursuant to RC 23487) in coordination with the AHJ or Incident Commander
Supports monitoring of weather conditions during potential Public Safety Power Shutoff events
May provide continuing medical and technical training and build safety awareness of crews (e.g. tailboards and work observations, confined space)
Maintain EMT/CPR/AED skills and certification
Maintain a status of being physically fit; per the negotiated standard, to include annual testing
Maintain all required training as agreed to by the parties
Participate in emergency drills including coordination with the AHJ
Required to maintain a Class C license
Required to participate in the Employer Pull Notice Program (EPN) with DMV
Other duties as agreed upon by the parties in support of PG&E Field Operations
Guides for out of area/mutual aid crews during major events
Debris Clean up after a major event
Patrol duties to observe and report out on facilities.
OEC and Base Camp support
May support local spill response and clean-up efforts
Facility Inspections, including but not limited to walk arounds
May perform fire extinguisher inspections
May assist in the development of fire response playbooks
May provide medical and safety training
Exterior Substation Patrols – to include installation and corrections for encroachments (e.g. vegetation removal, animal abatement, inspection of facility locks; crushed rock around fence exterior perimeters; install/replace visual barriers on fencing, visual inspection of cameras lights.
Provide labor support to crews at the direction of a Crew Foreman
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must possess a high school diploma or GED
Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license by day one of employment
Ability to work in types of weather conditions
Ability to drive safety in all weather and road conditions
Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
EMT-Emergency Medical Technician 1 certification by Day 1 of hire
Incident Command System 100 and 200 certifications or equivalent
Basic fire safety training which may include Cal Fire Basic Academy, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Firefighter 2 Certification, California State Fire Marshall Firefighter 1 Academy, National Fire Protection Association Firefighter 1 Certification, military firefighter training or equivalent.
If the Company acquires fire apparatus that requires specific licensing, the Company reserves the right to require incumbents to acquire said licensing at Company expense.
Ability to obtain other motor vehicle licensing as required by the company based on business need
Three (3) years of fire protection related experience OR
Cal-JAC journey certificate in firefighter EMT or firefighter paramedic
Associate degree in Fire Science, Natural Resources, Forestry, Business or other closely related field
Local government/wildland agency experience
National Wildfire Coordinating Group L-180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service Certification
S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior certification
Emergency Medical Technician EMT Paramedic certification
State Fire Marshal company officer certifications
PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program website.
Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving
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