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Sacramento , California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Engineering Technician - Entry



Under supervision, performs a variety of sub-professional office and field engineering tasks associated with electrical engineering support; equipment and material inspection, testing, and modification; and related assignments and projects. 

This is the entry-level classification in the Engineering Technician series.  Individuals in this class are members of a crew performing field survey work under a variety of conditions under close supervision.  This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician (Journey) class, which works with greater independence and involves providing general directions to lower level engineering staff.  The capable entry-level employee will learn to perform increasingly important and complex assignments.



Position Type

Regular - Full Time


No. of Openings



Pay Scale Group



Base Salary Hourly Low



Base Salary Hourly High



Selection Process

Qualifications Interview, Hiring Interview


Major Duties & Responsibilities

Work includes but is not limited to the following: (Note: While in general all functions/duties are essential, individual positions within this class may not require all.)  This list is not intended to be complete or exhaustive.
Develops, maintains, documents and manages standards, specifications, and associated archives under the general guidance of technical leads; uses of Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, SAP and other pertinent software.
Develop construction assembly drawings using AutoCAD 2D and 3D and other advanced features.
Assists in the development, maintenance and revision of engineering standards and manages communications tools as needed.
Performs receipt inspection of materials and equipment to ensure conformance with specifications and standards, and to establish suitability for installation.  Records findings and generates reports to document non-compliant materials and equipment. 
Performs routine repair of materials and equipment at various locations, to ensure suitability for field application.
Supports maintenance of the Design & Standards Web Page; works directly with IT support personnel as needed to maintain format, functionality, data links and current information for use by Department and SMUD personnel. 


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:  Mathematics to perform basic arithmetic, trigonometric, and statistical computations; proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling; primary program objectives and functions of assigned area; mandated workplace/field safety training relevant SAP modules. Adobe Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with and/or ability to learn GIS for accessing information. Must be proficient with AutoCAD and 3D solid modeling[GM1] .
Skill to:  Read and interpret maps and construction drawings; read calibrated graduations; learn to set up; perform routine technical and administrative work; understand and follow complex or brief oral and written instructions; communicate effectively and clearly in English in person and by telephone with other staff; work in a safe and effective manner; meet and deal tactfully with contractors[GM2] , other employees; . follow safety procedures; learn SMUD Distribution standards, application and format; learn and use software programs such as databases and analysis tools
Education and Experience:  Equivalent to completion of sufficient formal and/or informal education and relevant work experience to provide the necessary knowledge and skills.



Desirable Qualifications




Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record (not more than two moving violations in the last two years). 


Position Location

Sacramento - Bradshaw


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