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PG&E Electric T&D Equipment Operator (IBEW)- Willits in Willits, California

Requisition ID # 39203

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Willits

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

The Transmission and Distribution Equipment Operator- Division (Electric) operates, maintains, and drives utility equipment such as line trucks, bucket trucks or cranes, for the purpose of installation, maintenance, and reconstruction of electric facilities. Also handling materials associated with such work.

Work is predominantly outdoors and in all weather conditions. The individual must be able to drive safely, work extended hours and wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment.

This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operates a Dozer smaller than D-4 or equivalent, with or without a side boom or equipment; Rough terrain crane Grove, Drott, Pettibone, up to and including 5 ton; Loader P.T., 1 1/2 thru 3 cu. yds., without sideboom; and Crane swing, self-propelled, up to and including 5 ton.

  • Operates a Hydrauger, Gas/electric hoist, Motor Patrol less than 115 HP, when not grading to stake or grade, Trencher Boom Type, Concrete Pump, Tensioners and Puller, Large Snow Cats, Drill Liner, self-propelled air track or equivalent, Cross Country Vehicles and Flume washer.

  • Operates a three-axle truck, truck with derrick and special body, boom truck without a personnel bucket under 10 tons.

  • Operates a transports truck and trailer engaged in loading, transporting, and unloading heavy construction equipment throughout a geographic area or the company system.

  • Setting and removing poles in close proximity to energized primary

  • Must be able to retain knowledge and learn new skills such as framing, construction standards and work procedures

  • Support crew daily in all aspects of underground and overhead electric line construction operations and maintenance

  • Able to take order and follow directions



  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A California Driver's License Permit by Day 1 of hire

  • Must possess and maintain a valid DMV Medical Card by Day 1 of hire

  • Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays

  • Must be able to lift heavy loads of up to 100 pounds, utilizing ergonomic principles at least one time a day

  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


  • Mechanical background

  • Familiar with trucks and components

  • Ability to read gauges and load charts

  • Crane certification

  • Forklift certified

  • Line crew experience.

  • Excavater experience

  • Dozer experience, heavy equipment

  • Class A California Driver’s License

  • Relevant construction experience

  • Ability to read and interpret job prints and instructions

  • Experience operating miscellaneous equipment such as drills, chainsaws, trucks, trackers, etc.

  • To better represent the communities we serve, applicants who live within 30 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference

Pre-Employment Testing

  • Physical Test Battery

  • Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively recruits and hires a diverse workforce.