Electrical & Instrumentation Technician -Journey Level (LA-110-23E) Carson

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Warren - A.K. Warren Water Resource Facility, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: $8,251.00 - $10,252.00 Monthly USD

Job Description




(3 Positions)

Our Wastewater Management Department is recruiting for Journey level Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians in Carson at our Joint Water Pollution Control Plant. The essential functions of this position are to perform progressively more skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation, computer process control, and electrical equipment and systems.

The agency consists of 24 independent special districts serving about 5.5 million people in Los Angeles County. We operate and maintain the regional wastewater collection system, which includes approximately 1,400 miles of sewers, 49 pumping plants, and 11 wastewater treatment plants that transport and treat about half the wastewater in Los Angeles County. Over the last 60 years, the Sanitation Districts have been the nation's largest producer of recycled water.

The positions offer a 9/80 schedule of Monday-Thursday (6:00am-3:30pm) and the working Friday (6:00am-2:30pm). Regular Days Off (RDO) are alternating Fridays. After hour, overtime, and weekend callbacks will sometimes be required. This is an excellent career opportunity with comprehensive benefits including: medical, dental, retirement, along with paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Additional benefit information can be viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications.

Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Electrical and Instrumentation Repair, incumbents assemble, install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair and/or replace electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; operate, maintain, calibrate and repair pneumatic and electronic testing and measuring instruments; maintain records and prepare reports on maintenance and repair work, calibration readings and related data; order parts, supplies and equipment; instruct lower level classes in the series; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; perform math calculations related to the trades; drive to and perform inspections on new construction; maintain shop area; and perform related duties as required.

The ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN is the journey level class of the series. Incumbents perform a wide variety of skilled tasks utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of the trade.


Candidates must possess four years of experience performing progressively responsible installation, maintenance and repair work on instrumentation, computer process control and electrical equipment and systems. Candidates may substitute twelve units of college course work or completion of one year of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field for one year of the required experience -OR- candidates may substitute completion of a two-year degree or certification program in instrumentation, electronics or electrical technology, or a closely related field for two years of the required experience.


The competitive selection process for ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN may cover a knowledge of : Theories, principles, practices, tools, math formulas and safety considerations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; plant operational systems. The ability to : Utilize specialized tools, math formulas and equipment of the trade; independently troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital and analog control equipment and systems; read, interpret and prepare schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches and equipment specifications; maintain records and prepare reports; independently perform difficult assignments; instruct lower level apprentices in trade techniques.


  • All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.
  • The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 25%; a performance exam weighted 25% and an interview weighted at 50%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.

Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment application. Check your e-mail regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications are sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered e-mail address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list.

NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, as well as a reference check, background, check, DMV report, and a drug test.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts convert waste into resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources .

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at lavila@lcsd.org or (562) 908-4288 extension 1329.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage people with disabilities and people from historically marginalized communities to apply.


  • CALPERS: The Districts belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and all monthly status new hires will be enrolled in CalPERS. Most new hires will be enrolled in the defined benefit formula of 2% @ 62 in accordance with the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and are required to contribute to the plan (7.75% for the 23/24 fiscal year). Those who qualify based on current or previous public service may be enrolled in the defined benefit formula in place on December 31, 2012, which was 2% @ 55 and are considered “classic” members. For “classic” members, the Districts pay the “employee share.” Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information regarding contribution rates. Although Districts employees are exempt from Social Security, employees are required by federal law to contribute a percentage of their salary for Medicare coverage.

  • DEFERRED COMP MATCH: For some bargaining units, the Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits.


Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements.


  • MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2024, the Districts contribute $2,202.87 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage.

  • DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment (sooner for some bargaining units), or during subsequent open enrollment periods.
  • VISION: Employee paid.
  • LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates.
  • VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year.
  • SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month.

  • PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Some bargaining units allow up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons.

13 paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule.

Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work.

For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000.

  • A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
  • Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
  • Clear policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety programs.
  • Carpool opportunities with monetary incentives depending on the worksite.
More detailed benefits information can be found here: Districts Benefits

NOTE: The provisions of this posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this posting may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Updated December 29, 2023

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Warren - A.K. Warren Water Resource Facility, California United States View Map