Electrician, SEIU (Pool Posting)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Nov 25, 2019
Full Time

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 & Engineering- Traction Power

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

SEIU Maint Worker III
Step 76: $35.17/hour - Step 99: $45.97/hour
External candidates will start at Step 76

Posted Date

November 25, 2019

Closing Date

February 28, 2020
Initial screening will begin on December 6, 2019.

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.
The selected incumbent 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 systems 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;
  • May operate cranes or other equipment as required for repair;
  • Follows proper safety procedures; answers patron questions regarding work activities;
  • Requests supplies through supervisor or from stock.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of an apprenticeship in the electrical trade
Experience: One year of journey level experience in the installation, maintenance or repair of varied electrical systems and equipment. Experience with high voltages and industrial or plant equipment are desirable.
Other Requirements:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class B driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record (SEE NOTE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS);
  • Must be physically capable of working in confining work spaces and 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 Electrician 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

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application. 

The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview.  Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied 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.

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 may involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first.

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.

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.