Pay Range 16 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$18.7910$28.1865
Hourly (42 hrs.)$17.8962$26.8443
Hourly (56 hrs.)$13.4222$20.1332

Apparatus Technician I

Range: $39,085.31 - $58,627.96 (16)
Position Number: 6363

This position performs technical duties in the repair of electrical distribution equipment.
Assists with installing, repairing, testing, and maintaining electrical distribution and substation distribution equipment, including transformers, reclosers, oil switches, circuit breakers, regulators, and capacitors
Assists with repairing, testing, and maintaining street light equipment
Assists with substation oil maintenance as required
Assists with maintaining accurate files and records as required
Assists with maintaining components and supplies, including test kits, oil, and fuses
Assists oil spill coordinator in cleaning up oils spills for leaking or damage oil filled electrical equipment and maintaining required EPA records
Assists with disposing of old distribution equipment, contacting and negotiating with salvage companies
Assists coordinator for department safety gear, changing out and testing lineman rubber gloves and rubber sleeves to comply with OSHA standards, performing annual utilities line truck and bucket truck testing
Assists with weed control spraying at substation and generator sites
Assists with inspecting TOC reports on new transformers, cleaning and organizing transformer yard and transformer repair building
Assists with painting distribution equipment
Responds to after-hours calls when as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned

Knowledge of the procedures and practices used in the repair and maintenance of distribution and substation equipment.
Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of street light control circuits.
Knowledge of the operation and repair of oil filtration equipment.
Knowledge of state and federal regulations for the disposal of PCB equipment.
Knowledge of state and EPA regulations for oil spills.
Knowledge of computer operations.
Skill in maintaining files and records.
Skill in the repair and maintenance of electrical distribution and substation equipment.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in painting.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Engineering and System Planning Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, and relevant federal and state laws and regulations.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied technical duties in the repair and maintenance of electrical distribution equipment.  The need to respond to emergency situations contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in the maintenance and repair of the city’s electrical transmission and distribution system.  Success in this position provides safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy delivery.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, vendors, and disposal companies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed at work sites.  The employee may be exposed to much noise, machinery with moving parts, or irritating chemicals, and may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.