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$35.96-$45.51 hourly / $6,233.00-$7,888.00 monthly / $74,796.80-$94,660.80 yearly


Under direction, installs, repairs and maintains a variety of electrical systems and equipment; and performs other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single position class is assigned work at the advanced journey level to install, repair and maintain a variety of electrical systems and equipment. Senior Maintenance Electrician is distinguished from the Maintenance Electrician and other maintenance classes in that the Senior Maintenance Electrician performs maintenance and repair of the most difficult and complex electrical systems and equipment and may act as a lead worker which requires specialized knowledge to perform work assigned. This position may work irregular hours and be assigned on-call duty.

Typical Tasks

Train lower level staff; provide input on performance evaluations and scheduling; installs and maintains electrical panel boards, conduits, circuits, fixtures, motor starters and controls, switches, outlets and other electrical equipment according to approved codes; repairs electrical circuits and equipment such as generators, transfer switches, power control panels, alternators and distribution systems; cleans, repairs and maintains electrical equipment such as controls, motors and generators; identifies causes for electrical failures or malfunctions; replaces worn or inadequate wiring; tests circuits and determines requirements for additional electrical equipment; plans circuitry paths or modifies electrical systems to accommodate new construction or existing facility alteration; climbs ladders; install panel boards, switch boxes, pull boxes and other related devices; measure, cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other kinds of electrical conductor enclosures, which connect panels, boxes, outlets and other devices; estimates costs and materials required; reads and interprets blue prints, schematic diagrams and sketches to perform installation, maintenance and repairs; maintains records of work performed and prepares reports; may act as a lead worker to Maintenance Electricians; may supervise workers assigned to assist on various projects.

Employment Standards


Thorough knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of installing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems and equipment;
  • The tools and equipment used in installing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems and equipment;
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedures; Working knowledge of:
  • The National Electrical Code and the California Electrical Safety Orders;
  • The National Fire Protection Agency 70 E Electrical Safety.

Ability to:

  • Lead / oversee subordinate workers and perform skilled advanced journey level work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment;
  • Install, repair and maintain a variety of electrical systems and equipment;
  • Trace and identify causes of electrical failures or malfunctions and restore to approved operating standards;
  • Plan and modify circuitry paths and record changes made on blueprints, schematics, plans and drawings;
  • Read, interpret and work from blue prints, schematic diagrams, plans and specifications;
  • Determine work methods and types of materials to be used;
  • Order and maintain stock of materials and supplies;
  • Review work to ensure that code requirements, safety regulations and safe work practices are observed;
  • Maintain a safe working environment;
  • Lift and carry tools and equipment as needed;
  • Work in an aerial lift as needed;
  • Estimate materials and costs of electrical installations and repairs;
  • Maintain accurate records of work assigned and prepare reports;
  • Supervise workers assigned to assist;
  • Perform other related work as assigned.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. Typical ways to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

 Completion of an apprenticeship program as an electrician and certification as such from the Apprenticeship Standards Division of the State of California Industrial Relations Department AND two years of full-time experience in commercial or industrial maintenance work.


Six years full-time, or its equivalent, progressively responsible experience in commercial or industrial electrical maintenance work. Two years must be at the journey level or higher.


  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. Note: Candidates with an out of state license may apply and go through recruitment and examination process, however verification of California License must be provided at time of appointment.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid certification by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations as a General Electrician OR a C-10 license issued by the California Contractors State License Board.
  • Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required.


Bargaining Unit: 41

EEOC Job Category: 07

Occupational Grouping: 36

Worker's Comp Code: 1160

CLASS: MG5; EST: 3/1/2017; REV: 7/1/2017;