Senior Compost Electrical & Instrumentation Technician (SB-319-21E) TLC-Kettleman City

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Kettleman City, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: $7,873.00 - $9,782.00 Monthly USD

Job Description


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Tulare Lake Compost

The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees. Tulare Lake Compost (TLC) is a state-of-the-art, 175-acre facility located near Kettleman City in Kings County, California. At the facility, an eco-friendly process is used to combine agricultural green wastes from the Central Valley with biosolids from Los Angeles County to create an optimal mixture for composting. The facility currently has the capacity to transform up to 100,000 wet tons per year (wtpy) of anaerobically digested and dewatered biosolids into valuable, nutrient rich, Class A Exceptional Quality compost. TLC is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County as part of their diversified biosolids management program.

To perform complex, specialized work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of computer process control and high voltage electrical equipment and systems, and to work in conjunction with the other Senior Compost Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians at this facility in support of the daily operations and maintenance of the composting facility.

Under general supervision of the site operations superintendent, the incumbent assembles, installs, maintains, calibrates, troubleshoots and repairs and/or replaces sophisticated electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment or systems, including high voltage electrical equipment or computer-based process control systems; operates, maintains, calibrates and repairs pneumatic or electronic testing and measuring instruments; maintains records and prepares reports on maintenance and repair work, calibration readings and related data; assesses inventory and orders parts, supplies, and equipment; instructs and trains lower-level classes; reads, interprets and prepares schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; drives to and performs inspections and conducts tests on new construction and repair work to determine conformance with design requirements; estimates labor and material costs; organizes, cleans and maintains a maintenance shop; ensures the safety of those who enter the maintenance shop area and those assisting in performing electrical maintenance tasks; plans and coordinates preventive maintenance programs; coordinates the work of contractors; maintains NFPA70E certification, and performs related duties as required. This position may require emergency and scheduled overtime, weekend and holiday work and may require on call duty or rotational weekend standby duty as required.


A valid California Class C driver license - AND - One year of experience in the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County performing the duties of a Compost Electrical and Instrumentation Technician or Electrical and Instrumentation Technician - OR - Three years of journey level experience performing installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems - OR - Two years of journey level experience with an associate's degree in electrical, electronic or instrumentation technology, or a closely related field.


A knowledge of: Theories, principles, practices, tools and safety considerations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; high voltage electrical equipment and computer-based process control systems; plant operational systems; composting operational systems; occupational hazards and safety regulations of both of the trades -AND- the ability to: Utilize specialized tools and equipment of both trades; independently troubleshoot and repair sophisticated electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital or analog control equipment and systems, high voltage electrical equipment and computer-based process control systems; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; maintain records and prepare reports; estimate labor and material costs; coordinate work with contractors and other trades; independently perform difficult assignments; instruct and train lower-level apprentices in trade techniques.


This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.

The salary listed is tentative and subject to meet and confer obligations and final approval.

Please apply online at within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or on-line application. Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please confirm your email address is included in our application, and add to your contact list.
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.

  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 30%, a performance test weighted at 40% and an interview weighted at 30%. Written Test and Performance Test will be conducted at the Tulare Lake Compost facility.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.
The recommended candidate must undergo a job related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test. Candidates are also subject to a review of their DMV records for moving violations, chargeable accidents or more serious charges. Initial salary placement will be based on the candidate's qualifications.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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