Electrician (#RC0410)
$32.38-$39.36 Hourly / $5,612.59-$6,822.14 Monthly / $67,351.10-$81,865.69 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs skilled work in installing, altering, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems and equipment; and does related work as required.


This is the journeyman level class in the Electrician series. An employee in this class is responsible for the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment. Work involves responsibility for performing tasks in accordance with standard procedures and practices of the electrical trade. This class differs from that of Sr. Electrician in that an employee of the latter class is responsible for supervising the work of Electricians or sub-journeyman helpers.


  • Installs, alters, maintains and repairs electrical wiring systems, fixtures, motors, generators, transformers and other electrical equipment, installs conduit and wire.
  • Repairs and maintains automatic controls, electric switchboards, voltage regulators, power and lighting panels, fire alarm systems, water heaters, and air conditioners.
  • Inspects and tests electrical systems, equipment and apparatus; locates and corrects defects such as grounds, open circuits and short circuits in electrical systems.
  • Maintains and repairs sterilizers, heaters, fans, floor scrubbers, circulating pumps, food mixers, slicers, dishwashers and other electrical equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on a variety of equipment, such as switchboards, electrical motors, heating and air conditioning units.
  • May estimate time and materials for assigned tasks; keeps work records.
  • Performs minor work in related building trades.


Experience: Two years of journeyman level experience in the electrical trade.

License and  Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver's license.


Principles and theory of electricity; practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of the electrical trade; electric motors, testing devices, generating and control equipment; occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions in working with electricity; electrical codes.


Install, alter, repair, maintain and locate defects in a variety of types of electrical equipment and systems; read and interpret sketches, diagrams and blueprints; care for equipment used in the electrical trade; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC0410; EST: 9/1/1959; REV: 4/23/1975;