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Southern California Edison Instrument Control & Electrical Tech, 8732 in Redlands, California

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Inspects, tests, services, repairs and installs indicating, recording and automatic control instruments such as flowmeters, pressure gages, thermometers, controllers, regulators, chlorinators and similar components. Maintains, repairs, and installs computerized control systems, both hardware and software components. Following general diagnostic and characteristic instructions, locate causes of defective performance of digital and analog logic control systems and equipment, reports test findings, and replaces or repairs electronic, pneumatic, or mechanical component parts as required. Uses portable pressure gages, manometers, potentiometers, conductivity bridges, signal generators, oscilloscopes and similar test equipment. Performs preventive maintenance including cleaning and lubricating parts, fitting shafts and bearings, cleaning and adjusting timers and contacts, replacing defective electrical and pneumatic parts and wiring, installing and repairing tubing, adjusting and calibrating instruments, adjusting phasing, aligning stages, and repairing various electronic and pneumatic components associated with the maintenance of digital and analog control systems, including combustion, feedwater, seam temperature and similar system control instrumentation. Analyzes and replaces or recalibrates faulty component parts as required. Testsflue gas, reads meters, records data and prepares reports as required. Installs and maintains electrical equipment in station and allied properties. Test and inspects generators, synchronous cables, capacitors, other electrical apparatus used in generation, transmission, and distribution. Performs high voltage and power factor insulation tests. Tests the synchronizing and phase rotation of generators. Tests for and locates faults on control, power, and lighting circuits; potential and current transformer and switchboard wiring; motors and starters; and similar devices on AC and DC circuits. Works on energized electrical equipment using required personal protective equipment and/or live line tools as directed and instructed. Performs general cleaning and housekeeping duties.

Required Testing:

  • Applicants who are identified to continue in the selection process will be invited to test via-email and are encouraged to immediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting - Link to Information Guides at

  • Please reference test(s) : Instrument Control & Electrician Technician (5105, 2178)

  • Candidates who have previously passed the assessment(s) may not need to retest again for this position.

NERC/CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection)

This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being awarded a position, the successful qualified candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. The successful qualified candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.

  • Email Monitoring. Applicants who are identified to continue in the selection process may be invited to test.Invitations to test will be sent to the email address used during your application. Please monitor your email account daily to ensure no important communications regarding your application status or invitation to test will be missed.Email communications for testing will come from and .

Self-Scheduling. Certain tests will allow you to self-schedule your testing time.These invitations to self-schedule will need to be completed within 3 days from the date of the email invitation.There is limited availability, so we encourage you to coordinate with your supervisor (for SCE employees) and schedule your session immediately.


Knowledge of: Basic power plant systems and their operation. Electrical and pressure instruments and devices as used in complex analog and digital control systems and functions of their component parts as related to power plant systems, and Transmission Distribution equipment. Tools, methods, materials and techniques used in repair, adjustment and testing of these systems, including computerized tooling and interface hardware and software. Theory of electricity, mechanics and instruments as related to installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Materials, methods, practices and tools used in installation and maintenance of transformers, oil switches, regulators, motors, generators, switchboards and allied equipment. Principles of Physics and advanced mathematics, County and State Electrical Code; commercial or industrial wiring; proper and safe use of cleaning agents. Safety rules and regulations, first aid procedures, environmental regulations and procedures as they apply to the work site.

Ability to: Detect and correct faulty instrument and control device operation. Install instruments for special studies and tests. Inspect, overhaul, repair and calibrate instruments and control devices. Read, interpret and work from electrical and mechanical diagrams. Analyze problems involving logic as related to overall control process. Apply electrical theory to practical applications as encountered in power plant and substation maintenance. Read, interpret, and modify blueprints, specifications and wiring diagrams. Work safely on and around high voltage energized equipment. Perform heavy manual labor; work on towers, ladder, scaffold and/or platform and racks as necessary. Proficient in computer software systems and communication protocol. Perform switching checker duties during switching operations and performs switching operations as directed. Maintain a valid California Class C Driver’s License. The knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job are of a level comparable to those normally acquired through courses taken in obtaining a high school education, additional technical study, and knowledge of complex digital and analog control systems and equipment; plus background experience normally attained in a similar technical field or journeyman electrician.

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