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Under general direction from the Generation Supervisor, to install, modify, maintain and operate the District's generation facilities.

This is a non-exempt position and is part of the Utility Services and Maintenance Bargaining Unit.


Operate a variety of power generation and auxiliary equipment including gas turbines, hydraulic turbines and their support systems, evaluate and adjust machine operating parameters, monitor control and emission systems, perform various mathematical calculations; install and maintain power plant electronic/electrical control systems, electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic equipment; modify power plant systems as directed including design, fabrication and assembly; operate gas and arc welding equipment; operate and maintain high voltage electrical switchgear; operate various equipment including fork lifts and trucks; perform overtime and/or emergency work as required; operate mobile cranes. This position may involve seasonal or full time shift work and weekend work, including the possibility of rotating shifts.


Other duties as assigned.


Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program for Generation Technician or Two (2) years of journey level generation experience in a related area involving electrical or mechanical maintenance and operations is required for the journey level position. Twelve (12) months experience in a related area for the apprentice level.

Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the installation, operation, maintenance and modification of electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Ability to read and understand technical drawings, sketches, plans, specifications and maintenance manuals; use electrical, electronic and mechanical tools, instruments and equipment skillfully and safely; perform switching operations in accordance with District safety rules and operating orders; work effectively either alone or in conjunction with other employees, and with a minimum of direct supervision; work cooperatively with others; prepare clear, complete and concise reports and records; follow oral and written instructions.

Special Requirements: Must have a valid California Class C driver license. Attainment of crane certification is required subject to management discretion and must be maintained thereafter. Attainment of a California Class A driver license required subject to management discretion and must be maintained thereafter.  Residency:   Residence within a 20‑mile radius of the Generation Technician's assigned primary work station must be established within six (6) months of appointment to this position and maintained thereafter.  The Generation Department's primary work stations are defined as: McClure Generation Station (639 S. McClure Rd., Modesto, CA); Woodland Generation Station (920 Woodland Ave., Modesto, CA); Ripon Generation Station (1015 S. Stockton Blvd., Ripon, CA). Apprentice Agreement:  The Apprentice Generation Technician position will be required to sign an Apprentice Agreement prior to beginning work. 


rev. 10/2013