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Electrician and Instrumentation Technician

Arcata, CA


Due to an internal promotion, the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District is seeking a highly skilled Electrician and Instrumentation Technician to add to our team.  While this is not an entry-level position, we are willing to train the right individual with strong prior experience.  This position installs and maintains new equipment; troubleshoots and repairs existing equipment, and programs and calibrates a large variety of electrical and electro-mechanical equipment including high voltage distribution systems, hydroelectric power generation equipment, water pumps, cranes, and telemetry systems.  The ideal candidate will have a wide skill-set, including the ability to work on small millivolt systems up to large 12kV high voltage distribution power.  Preferably, the applicant’s skill-set  will also include PLC programing, SCADA system diagnostics and wireless technologies.  HBMWD fosters a strong team environment.  The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work both self-sufficiently as well as in a team environment.


While this is typically a Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm position, the workload of this position can change on a daily basis and as such, overtime, weekends and holidays are required as needed.  Because this is a Safety-Sensitive Position, a pre-employment physical and drug screen are required.  Candidate must possess valid California driver’s license and have (or be willing to acquire, with the District’s assistance) Grade 2 Water Distribution (D2) and Grade 2 Water Treatment (T2) certifications within the first 2 years of employment.  The salary range for this permanent, full-time position is $5,364 - $6,520/month, plus a terrific benefits package.

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Employment applications are also available at the District Main Office (828 7th Street, Eureka).  Completed applications can be dropped off at the District Main Office or mailed to HBMWD, PO Box 95, Eureka, CA 95502-0095.

Electrician & Instrumentation Technician Job Description

Applications accepted until position is filled. 


Located in the heart of the Redwood Empire on California’s northwest coast, the District provides water to the cities and communities in the greater Humboldt Bay area.

The District operates two water systems:

A regional water wholesale system that supplies drinking water to seven municipal customers, serving over 80,000  people in Humboldt County, and delivers untreated water to industries located on the Samoa Peninsula.

Additionally, the District operates a hydroelectric generating facility, dam and reservoir at Ruth Lake


Equal Opportunity Employer

The District is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. District policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

The District is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the District and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the District.


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Job Descriptions

General ManagerDistrict SuperintendentBusiness ManagerMaintenance/Electrical SupervisorWater Operations Supervisor (Chief Operator)Assistant Maintenance/Electrical SupervisorAssistant Water Operations Supervisor (Back-Up Chief Operator)Water Operations SpecialistElectrician/Instrument TechOperation & Maintenance Techinician (Shift Operator)Maintenance MechanicOperations /Customer Service SpecialistHydro Operator/Ruth Representative Maintenance WorkerSenior Regulatory Analyst Accounting and Human Resource SpecialistRegulatory AnalystExecutive Assistant and Board SecretaryAccounting and Human Resources AssistantCustomer Service and Accounting AssistantRelief Hydro Operator and Ruth Representative Internship GIS CAD Tech

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