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Electrical Power Plant Controls Technician

US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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Skilled Trades


The Electrical Power Plant Controls Technician (EPPCT), or Technician hereafter, shall have a strong knowledge and skill in electric power controller trade.  The Technician shall be qualified (i.e. appropriately licensed, certified, etc.), skilled and knowledgeable in maintaining, repairing, trouble-shooting, monitoring, installing, and operating power plant systems including, but not limited to, generators, transformers, switching stations, distribution and transmission lines, circuit breakers, substations, control panels and building systems.


The Technician must be able to read, interpret standard construction blueprint and operating manuals. The Technician shall have a basic knowledge of how the work relates to other trades and is capable of using all electric power system trade related tools and equipment. Some basic mathematics is required to help compute utility related requirements. 


Operations – The Technician shall perform outages and support construction activities as necessary. The Technician shall operate, repair and maintains applicable tools and equipment relating to the trade. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The Technician shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirements.


Processing – The Technician shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of electric power controller tasks. The Technician shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.


Housekeeping – The Technician shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.


Technical Support – The Technician will receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.


Meetings/Conferences – The Technician shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.


Briefings – The Technician shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


Updates - The Technician shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The Technician will comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.


a) Valid California "C" State driver’s license.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).



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