General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Experienced Electrician (Maintenance) in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 17237BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Experienced Electrician (Maintenance)

Job Category: Facilities

City: Palmdale

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for leading the repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, wiring, switches, and alarm systems used for the distribution and utilization of electrical energy in accordance with applicable building codes and safety regulations. Interprets blueprints, drawings, layouts, and other specifications, and troubleshoots electrical malfunctions. Tests electrical equipment for safety and efficiency. Inspects circuits and wiring. Operates, maintains, updates, and repairs the computerized Energy Management Control Systems and may assist in other facility department operations such as plumbing, carpentry, and painting. Acts as a lead and provides direction to less experienced staff.

Essential Functions:

1.Repairs, maintains, troubleshoots and installs electrical systems and equipment up to 12kv including motors, transformers, wiring, switches, fuses, and alarm systems used for the distribution and utilization of electric energy in accordance with applicable building codes.

2.Repairs electrical problems with building equipment and wiring including air compressors, A/C compressors, boilers, air handlers, machine tools, and pumps. Measures resistance, voltage, and amperage. Measures, cuts, bends and installs conduit and pulls wire.

  1. Tests and repairs electronics including PLCs, circuit boards, and motor controls

  2. Tests and repairs Backup generators and transfer switch equipment.

5.Installs and maintains access control systems including card readers, gate operators, intercoms, and cameras. Develops circuits for special applications.

6.Operates, maintains, updates, and repairs the computerized Energy Management Control System.

7.Installs alarm systems, CCTV monitors, cameras, and pan/tilt/zoom controls in the installation of access control systems.

8.Represents the department as a primary contact and may represent the organization with external vendors.

9.Acts as a lead and provides direction to less experienced staff.

10.Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

11.Other duties as assigned or required.

12.Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.


Job Qualifications:

Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a two-year technical degree or trade school equivalency as well as five or more years of progressive experience in operation, repair, and maintenance of electrical equipment Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education. Must demonstrate considerable understanding of electrical principles, theories and concepts.

Must possess: (1) a valid California driver's license with a good driving record verified by the DMV; (2) complete knowledge of building and electrical codes, safety regulations, and local construction industry practices; (3) complete knowledge and use of electrical hand tools and voltage or amperage measuring and recording devices; (4) the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts and other mechanical drawings as well as the ability to assess situations and make judgments that will impact the operation of the entire facility; and (5) excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report information while giving direction to less experienced staff. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.