Southern California Edison System Communication Technician (9957) in Alhambra, California

Job Description

Energy for What’s Ahead

Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

About Information Technology at SCE

The role of IT goes beyond the traditional Information Technology “service provider.” Many of the innovative ideas and projects that shape the company’s future and move SCE forward are dependent on technology. IT employees are at the heart of these projects, collaborating, designing and executing technology solutions that are transforming our industry.


  • Monitor and test the Company's Telecommunication network using Element Management Systems, Network Management Systems, computers, and specialized test equipment.

  • Diagnose, isolate, and correlate system problems, establish priorities, dispatch personnel, and work with peers, associates, clients, and other agencies to meet service levels and insure reliability of the communication network.

  • Determine network and client impact, and make notifications to relevant parties.

  • Contact internal and external organizations to prepare planned maintenance programs, schedule outages, inform them of system problems and/or coordinate repair activities.

  • Expedite or escalate issues as necessary.

  • Create and maintain logs, reports, trouble tickets, and procedures.

  • Work from drawings, specifications, manufacturers’ manuals and instructions to construct, test, operate, maintain, and repair telecommunications equipment.

  • Supervise technicians as required.



  • Knowledge of:

  • Applied theory of electricity and electronics, basic engineering principles, communications theory, work methods, use of test & measurement equipment, computers, software, and safe work practices required for indicative duties listed above.

  • Accident Prevention Rules; elements of supervision; and applicable portions of Union Agreement needed to supervise and perform work on a variety of communication apparatus and equipment.

  • Ability to:

  • Apply the required knowledge to supervise and perform Communication Technician work; work from oral and written instructions, blueprints, wiring diagrams, specifications and previous experience; use tools and instruments; perform skilled mechanical work and heavy physical labor.

  • Remotely or locally diagnose, and isolate problems in the telecommunications network and make or recommend necessary repairs.

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • The knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job are of a level comparable with those normally acquired through a 2-yearcollege degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and considerable Company experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of Telecommunication equipment.


  • Applicants who are identified to continue in the selection process will be invited to test via-email and are encouraged to immediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting - Link to Study Guides at

  • Please reference test Junior Communication Tech Test (2982), Communication Technician Test (2983), and EE Tech Test Word Test (5107), Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s) may not need to retest again for this position.

  • Candidates must be available to test during the following time frame: 12/4 -12/14.


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY).