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Electrical Test Technician (7512) (D) (Revised 3-2-23)

DWP - Joint
4 weeks 1 day ago

$83,332 to $107,156; $90,118 to $111,958; and $95,839 to $119,057


  1. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.
  2. Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.
  3. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to

An entry-level Electrical Test Technician receives intensive classroom and on-the-job instruction and training. The trainee is supervised by an Electrical Test Technician Supervisor and works as a trainee assisting journey-level Electrical Test Technicians in the performance of diagnostic tests, calibration, repair, maintenance, and adjustments on: high and low voltage electrical circuits, equipment and related material; meters, smart-grid systems, conventional and renewable generation resources, control circuits, instruments, relays and related equipment and materials; new locations; and performs related duties. A journey-level Electrical Test Technician: performs routine calibration tests of meters; performs routine electrical tests of material; assists in testing more complex electric instruments and equipment; tests electric meters, control and protective relays, instruments, transformers, and other equipment and materials; performs cathodic protection in underground and overhead structures; performs infrared inspection of high voltage overhead distribution systems; and builds and tests circuit boards, removes or replaces components, and tests communication levels, in regard to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Journey-level Electrical Test Technicians may occasionally lead a group of employees engaged in field or laboratory electrical testing; perform the more difficult and advanced functions of electrical testing; and perform related duties.