Pumping Plant Electrician

Central Arizona Project   Phoenix , AZ   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 14, 2022
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Salary  $44.10 Hourly
Location  Greater Tucson (Marana), AZ
Job Type Full-Time
Department Twin Peaks-Sandario
Job Number 1045
Closing 6/20/2022 11:59 PM Arizona
Overview & Purpose


Reporting location is in Tucson, Arizona at our Twin Peaks and Sandario Pumping Plants.


About the Pay

Note:  The target starting pay of $44.10 does not reflect the full range which currently goes up to $49.00 per hour. The compensation typically increases quickly within the first two years of successful performance and proven mastery of skills.


About Central Arizona Project

Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, delivers the state's single largest renewable water supply and serves 80% of the state's population.

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We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy a team oriented and safety focused work culture. The close community of a small company is driven to help fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, and significant investment in employee training and development. Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment. CAP is truly a great place to work!


About the Responsibilities 

The Electrician performs as an electrical multi-craft journeyman with local pumping plant operations responsibility in a heavy industrial hydroelectric environment consisting of up to 60,000 horsepower vertical, synchronous pumping and generating units and supporting auxiliary equipment such as: control valves (up to 132-inch), compressors, bridge cranes, governors, heat exchangers, strainers, trash rakes, radial gates, piping and hydraulic systems.  Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on a wide variety of high, medium and low voltage electrical systems requiring proficiency in: rotating machinery, power circuit breakers, power transformers, protective relays, electronic control systems as well as various predictive test techniques and procedures. Understands and possesses the skills necessary to locally operate, configure, isolate, troubleshoot and return to service large pumping and generating plants or other related facilities and systems.  Performs switching operations and holds clearance orders to provide safe working boundaries or zones of equipment isolation from sources of hazardous energy. 

This position is subject to call outs to a variety of operational emergencies on and off hours. 

Work assignments are primarily at pumping plants and other system facilities in a specific geographic area, but at times throughout their employment may be assigned to work at other locations across the Central Arizona Project system, as needs dictate. These locations and facilities are located geographically through Arizona.

About the Qualifications
Having completed a state or federal certified electrical apprenticeship, OR possessing the equivalent combination of education, related experience and demonstrated ability; PLUS at least three (3) years of journeyman-level work experience in an industrial electrical environment with technical and specialized knowledge is required to be successful in this position. Also, a valid driver's license, good driving record, and a high school diploma (or GED) are required. 

Please note that this position has some physical requirements and pre-employment physical testing would be required upon offer.  Click HERE to see the full position descriptions on the CAP website for more specific details about job duties, physical requirements, and working conditions.

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If you are experienced and highly skilled in the responsibilities of this job (mentioned above), have a team-focused positive approach to work, and are looking for a rewarding career with a stable organization in the Tucson area, then we encourage you to apply online today! Your water, your future.