Plant Electrician (Rover)
Central Arizona Project - Phoenix, AZ

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Please Note: This is a rover position, which means that the reporting point is CAP headquarters in Phoenix. However, the position will be assigned to work at facilities across CAP on a weekly basis. Extensive in-state travel from Monday - Thursday is required.

To perform a variety of electrical work related to the operation, maintenance, repair, trouble-shooting and installation of electrical and electronic equipment on the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Such equipment includes pumping and generating plants, substations and headquarters facilities, check structures and turnouts, which are critical to the efficient and safe delivery of water to the customer.


DUTIES (An asterisk next to the duty signifies that it is considered to be an "essential function" of the job)

* 1. Maintains, tests, repairs and troubleshoots complex electrical and electronic systems. 40%

* 2. Performs switching of high voltage equipment (certified switchman) under safe clearance procedures. 10%

3. Operates overhead cranes and hoists to safely, economically and efficiently install and maintain equipment owned or to be maintained by the CAP. 10%

* 4. Checks, revises and updates electrical schematics, drawing and diagrams as required. Maintains continuing records of all calibration tests on equipment along with files of preventive maintenance records. 10%

* 5. Works under the direction of a supervisor or a work leader, but because of the remote locations, must possess the ability to make independent decisions to complete work assignments in a timely and safe manner. 10%

* 6. Proficiently uses tools and equipment common to the trade to adjust, repair, calibrate, install and test electrical equipment. 20%

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:


Education, Training and Experience: Completion of an approved apprenticeship training program or equivalent training and experience in a closely related field such as Industrial Plant Electrician.

Three (3) years experience as a Journeyman Electrician in the related field, or completion of a CAP apprenticeship program.

Certifications or Licenses: Must have completed a State Certified Apprenticeship program for Industrial Electrician or Protective Relay Technician, or have an equivalent combination of education, experience and demonstrated ability. Functional testing is required.


Independence: May work independently under minimal supervision. Proceeds on own initiative while being responsible for safety, quality and performance of assigned tasks. Works under the direction of a Supervisor or Work Leader, but because of the remote locations must possess the ability to make independent decisions to complete work assignments in a timely and safe manner.

Impact: Analyzes engineering and manufacturer's data. Develops and follows test procedures in accordance with engineering and manufacturer's specifications. Applies IEEE and other industry standards to test equipment. Interprets, evaluates, and provides recommendations from test data. Provides preliminary designs to engineering on equipment modifications.


Type: Communicates with a number of people within the CAP organization including but not limited to managers, supervisors, engineers, work leaders, electricians, control center operators, and clearance coordinators. It is also necessary to confer with engineers, technicians, consultants, and representatives of outside organizations and utilities.

Purpose: Communicates for the purpose of transferring test results, interpretation of data, coordinating work on equipment, issuing and releasing clearances, verifying meter readings and maintaining a level of safety in remote locations.


May be required to fill in on a temporary basis for work leaders or supervisors. These assignments are usually of short duration (1-2 weeks). May act as temporary work leader on large projects requiring instructing, assigning, reviewing and planning work.

Supplemental Information:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that persons in this position will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Demands: Essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected vision. Example: must be able to see, read and interpret handwritten and printed documents, correspondence, manuals, office papers, computer screen, etc., including seeing various colors. Must be able to see to operate work equipment.

Also essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected hearing which is necessary for the ability to hear and comprehend voice communications as well as the ability to speak to communicate to individuals on the job. Must be able to hear to operate work equipment.

Essential job requirements involve one or more of a combination of physical movements such as standing, walking, kneeling, reaching, climbing, bending, crawling, stooping, twisting, squatting, pushing and pulling; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls objects exceeding 50 pounds and grasping and manipulation of work objects.

Essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected vision. Persons in this position must be able to see, read, edit and interpret multicolored text and symbols on a color terminal screen. Must be able to read SOP documents, memoranda, written and printed instructions, phone directories, graphs, tables, diagrams, fine print and various colors.

Also essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected hearing which is necessary for the ability to hear voice communications, telephone communications and two-way radio communications and computer generated audible sounds with an assisted or unassisted hearing device. When utilizing or working in the vicinity of vehicles, must be able to hear to assure that employee safety precautions are met and road safety laws are followed.

A valid Arizona driver's license is an essential job requirement. Persons in this position must have the ability to see and to hear in order to drive a CAP vehicle on improved and unimproved roads. In addition, they must assure that road safety laws and road safety precautions are followed.

The person in this position may work in confined spaces from time to time.

Operating a vehicle for CAP business is an essential function of the job. Must maintain a valid Arizona driver's license, verified by a periodic motor vehicle record check, in order to drive any vehicle on CAP business.

Work Environment: Persons in this position may work in a pumping plant, along the canal, and/or inside CAP structures. The pumping plants and office structures are heated and cooled. Persons in this position drive vehicles or equipment on improved and unimproved roadways. Outside working conditions are dependent on the weather, which involves extreme heat in the summer (temperatures over 100 degrees) and cold in the winter (temperatures below freezing). Some work activities are performed inside of CAP structures that are non-heated and non-air-conditioned. Noise levels are generally minimal, however, they can be excessive for brief periods of time. The person in this position moves about using various conveyances such as an elevator, stairway, walk ramp and/or overhead crane. From time to time persons in this position are required to work at heights off the ground or floor ranging from 5 to 25 feet, using ladders, scaffolding and/or hoist chairs. Occasionally works indoors in either a single-level or upper-level structured office building which is heated, air-conditioned. Persons in this position work in the field having to walk up and down extremely rough terrain. Persons in this position will have exposure to flora, fauna and the natural habitat of the desert environment.

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