Pay Range 17 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$19.7423$29.6135
Hourly (42 hrs.)$18.8022$28.2033
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.1016$21.1525

Apparatus Technician II

Range: $41,064.00 - $61,596.00 (17)
Position Number: 6364

This position performs technical duties in the repair of electrical distribution equipment.
Installs, repairs, tests, and maintains electrical distribution and substation distribution equipment, including transformers, reclosers, oil switches, circuit breakers, regulators, and capacitors
Repairs, tests and maintains street light equipment
Performs substation oil maintenance as required
Maintains accurate files and records as required
Maintains components and supplies, including test kits, oil, and fuses
Serves as oil spill coordinator; cleans up oil spills for leaking or damage oil filled electrical equipment and maintains required EPA records
Disposes of old distribution equipment, contacting and negotiating with salvage companies
Serves as coordinator for department safety gear, changes out and tests lineman rubber gloves and rubber sleeves to comply with OSHA standards, performs annual utilities line truck and bucket truck testing
Performs weed control spraying at substation and generator sites
Inspects TOC reports on new transformers, cleans and organizes transformer yard and transformer repair building
Paints 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.