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Hydroelectric Plant Electrician Apprentice (6457)

Hydroelectric Plant Electrician Apprentice

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: PL65
  • Class Code: 6457
  • Established: 03/04/1971
  • Revised: 02/21/1984
  • Title Changed: --


Under close supervision as an indentured apprentice, to learn progressively skilled work installing, repairing and maintaining electrical equipment in hydroelectric generating or pumping plants; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

This class is designed for entrance and performance in an apprentice program leading to journeyperson status as a Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I. Persons in this class are indentured apprentices in training under pro visions of apprenticeship standards and written apprenticeship agreements as defined in Chapter 4, Division 3, of the Labor Code. Inability to maintain satisfactory progress in the academic and vocational work of the apprentice ship program is sufficient cause for separation from the program.

Typical Tasks

Assists a journeyperson Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I and receives training in the installation, repair, and maintenance of wiring circuits for electrical equipment, motors, and control devices; learns to disassemble, repair, and reassemble motors, generators, large transformers, oil and air circuit breakers, disconnect switches, voltage regulators, power switchboard, and other electrical equipment; learns electrical trouble shooting and to diagnose trouble under emergency conditions; learns to test and service storage batteries; learns to install conduits, pull wire and do control board wiring; participates in after-hour classroom and/or home study training in trade-related courses necessary to complete his/her training.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Service Assistant (Maintenance and Operations).



Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Basic arithmetic and algebra; electrical fundamentals and mechanical principles.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; learn rapidly; follow directions; acquire acceptable work habits such as punctuality, skill, neatness and dependability; work safely; make satisfactory progress in the prescribed academic and practical work in an approved apprenticeship program for Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to work under close supervision; willingness to improve knowledge and efficiency by completing related courses as directed.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Completion of courses in or knowledge of blueprint reading or drafting, electronics, geometry and physics.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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