Electrician, Pool Posting (SEIU)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Jul 15, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Parks and Recreation Utilities

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Maintenance and Engineering

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Step 76: $34.68/hr (Minimum) to Step 99: $45.33 (Maximum)
This is a SEIU Union Represented position under Pay Grade 301
External candidates: Compensation will start at (minimum) hourly rate

Posted Date

July 15, 2019

Closing Date

October 15, 2019
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Reports To

Section Manager Power & Mechanical Maintenance

Days Off

Variable, As Assigned

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, with similarly situated positions within the department.
Position will be responsible for performing the full scope of skilled installation, maintenance and repair work on both the traction power system (which powers the revenue vehicles) and all other high and normal voltage equipment and system required for the operation of BART District facilities.

Essential Job Functions

Following a pre-established schedule, performs preventive maintenance, testing and adjustment of all electrical systems, equipment and components required to power the rail vehicle system
Performs preventive maintenance, testing and adjustment of all electrical systems, equipment and components found in offices, shops and other District facilities
Installs, maintains, repairs, and modifies a wide variety of industrial systems and equipment such as 110 volt to 4180 volt systems, 1 KV to 34.5 KV controls, transformers, motors, motor starters and controllers, generators, lighting and back-up emergency lighting systems, cathodic protection systems, fire alarm systems, and lead/acid and nickel cadmium battery powered equipment
Installs conduit and pulls wires for motors, control panels, lighting fixtures and other purposes
Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems in a variety of electrical equipment and performs repairs as required
Suggests improvements and works with engineering and other maintenance staff regarding modifications
Uses diagnostic test equipment and precision measuring devices in the course of the work
Reads and interprets diagrams, engineering drawings, manuals, schematics and work orders
Measures, tests and inspects completed work to confirm adherence to specifications
Maintains records of work performed and parts and materials used
Operates District vehicles to reach equipment to be serviced including specialized high-railed vehicles used on tracks
Follows proper safety procedures

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of an apprenticeship program in the electrical trade.
Experience: One (1) year (full-time equivalent) verifiable journey level experience in the installation, maintenance or repair of varied electrical systems and equipment.
Experience with high voltages and industrial or plant equipment is desirable.
Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid California Class "B" commercial driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record (SEE NOTE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS).
Must be physically capable of working in confining work spaces
Willing to work occasional emergency overtime
Must be able to walk long distances over various terrain including, but not limited to, uneven, wet, or inclined ground
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders to a height of 90 feet
Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds to waist level
Must be able to work overhead with hand and power tools
Must wear respirator
Knowledge of:
Methods, equipment, tools and materials used in the installation
Maintenance and repair of varied industrial electrical equipment and systems
Use and care of power and hand tools of the trade
Use and operation of electrical measuring and testing devices
Trouble-shooting and diagnostic techniques;
Shop arithmetic as required for the electrical trade
Safe working practices; applicable codes and regulations.
Skill in:
Diagnosing operational problems in heavy industrial electrical equipment and systems and determining parts and labor required for repairs
Performing preventive maintenance on electrical systems and equipment
Reading and interpreting engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, manuals and work orders
Working effectively both independently and with a crew
Understanding and following oral and written directions
Maintaining accurate records of work performed and materials used
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work

Selection Process

The Employment Office will screen Bid form applications and resumes against the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further consideration.
The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and will additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and a panel interview.
Outside applicants will not be considered until all SEIU Local 1021 employees who have applied and meet minimum requirements have been considered first.

Application Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the "Bid Form" process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates.

External applicants may only apply on line, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.


Applicants can still apply without a California Class "B" commercial driver's license, however, must obtain within 120 days of start date. Valid and current California Class "B" permit must be obtained and will be required prior to official start date if conditional offer is awarded.
Valid California Class "C" driver's license is required with a a satisfactory driving record.