Skilled Craft Job Details

We have a variety of skilled crafts positions at SMUD. We offer challenging and rewarding positions in a variety of fields, from entry/apprentice levels through journey, senior, and foreman levels.

The following is a sampling of skilled crafts apprenticeships at SMUD:

Facility Stationary Engineer Apprentice:  

Assists with and learns skilled mechanical/electrical systems repair and maintenance of buildings, garages, warehouses, substation and other district facilities such as: HVAC/Refrigeration, Electrical/Mechanical, Carpentry/Painting and Civil Maintenance.

Qualifications: Basic math and algebra.

Salary: $27.62-$40.39/hour

Hiring Process: Written exam


Cable Splicer/Electrician Apprentice:

Learns to perform work in the installation, maintenance, repair, and removal of underground cables and other underground electrical equipment. Splices all types of underground cables within a full range of voltages, including but not limited to fiber optic, communication, and low and high voltage power distribution cables.

Qualifications: Mathematics, including algebra and trigonometry functions, and basic electrical terminology and theory.

Salary: $35.06-$51.21/hour

Hiring Process: Written exam


Electrician Apprentice:

Learns and assists in performing skilled mechanical and electrical work in and about electric substations, underground systems, and power generating plants.

Qualifications: Mathematics, including algebra and trigonometry functions, and basic electrical terminology and theory.

Salary: $33.78-$49.36/hour

Hiring Process: Written exam


Heavy Duty Equipment Operator Apprentice:

Operates diesel or gasoline powered construction and road maintenance equipment on a large variety of work; makes running repairs and adjustments to equipment; and does general maintenance work during periods when equipment operation is not required.

Qualifications: Safety laws, regulations, and practices.

Salary: $30.98-$45.27/hour

Hiring Process: Performance exam


Lineman/Linewoman Apprentice:

Learns to perform work at the journey level in the installation, maintenance, and repair of distribution electrical systems including the hazards of working at elevations above ground, in trenches and vaults, as well as around and with energized equipment.

Qualifications: Basic math to determine cable lengths, calculate voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits.

Salary: $36.87-$53.88/hour

Hiring Process: Written and performance exam


Maintenance Carpenter Apprentice:

Assists with and learns to perform a wide range of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and fabrication work associated with SMUD's building and auxiliary facilities including those requiring specialized skills in woodworking and cabinet making.

Qualifications: Will gain knowledge of basic carpentry principles, methods, materials and tools required to make repairs to buildings and structures involving carpentry, cabinet making, and painting.

Salary: $27.16-$39.71/hour

Hiring Process: Performance exam


Vehicle Mechanic Apprentice: 

Assists and learns to diagnose and repair SMUD vehicles and equipment. Performs maintenance and repair work on automotive equipment, trucks, construction equipment, and other special equipment.

Qualifications: Will gain knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the repair and overhaul of gas and diesel engines, vehicle components and related equipment; basic hydraulics; and safe working procedures.

Salary: $26.58-$38.75/hour

Hiring Process: Performance exam