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$33.96-$42.94 hourly / $5,886.00-$7,443.00 monthly / $70,636.80-$89,315.20 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 journey level to install, repair and maintain a variety of electrical systems and equipment. Maintenance Electrician is distinguished from other maintenance classes in that specialized knowledge is required to perform work assigned. This position may work irregular hours and be assigned on-call duty.

Typical Tasks


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, power control panels, alternators and distribution systems; 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; assist in installing panel boards; install 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 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;

Working knowledge of:

The National Electrical Code.

Ability to:

  • 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;
  • Read, interpret and work from blue prints, schematic diagrams, plans and specifications;
  • Maintain accurate records of work assigned and prepare reports under supervision;
  • Assists in determining work methods and types of materials to be used;
  • 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.

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.


Five years full-time, or its equivalent, progressively responsible experience in commercial or industrial electrical maintenance work.


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. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required.


Bargaining Unit:  41

EEOC Job Category: 07

Occupational Grouping: 36

Worker's Comp Code: 1160

CLASS: MG9; EST: 9/1/1985; REV: 7/1/2017;