Pacific Gas & Electric Company Garage Subforeman in San Francisco, California

Garage Subforeman

Date: Mar 14, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 12415

Job Category : Transportation

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Francisco


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Transportation Services Fleet Department at PG&E is the premier provider of service and repair of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment throughout the PG&E service territory.

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

The Garage Subforeman will:

-Maintain a safe working environment for fleet personnel at all times.

-Ensure that all personal safety protective equipment is in working order and used when required by all personnel.

-Conduct and document all safety tailboards meetings & maintain records.

-Assist in all safety accident investigations and Nurse Report Line.

This position is a DOT covered classification and is subject to random drug screening.

Job Responsibilities


  • Possess the ability to prioritize and manage the workload and assign job duties.

  • Work well with other Employees and foster teamwork and a can do attitude.

  • Ensure that all Fleet Employees adhere to the Company’s Employee Code of Conduct Policy

  • Conduct tailboards and communicate with employees regularly.

  • Ability to mentor and train other employees.

  • Ensure that all regulated vehicles and equipment are not over their regulated requirement due dates.

Daily/Weekly/Monthly Job Tasks:

  • Audit and close work orders(WO) in Fleet Anywhere (FA); work finished queue should be empty at the end of shift/day

  • Review open WO queue to ensure WO’s are finished in a timely manner

  • Check to confirm all open WO’s are in delay before the end of day

  • Review all Pending Service Requests (SRs) in queue for future work needs of the area

  • Assist with employee timesheet in FA, full shift entered each day, clock in / clock out. Ensure Timecard is submitted by end of shift.

  • Ensure campaigns are scheduled and completed as soon as possible upon release

  • Review and schedule all Preventative Maintenance (PM) work and assign to mechanics as needed for the week.

  • Ensure Mechanics are filling out PM check list items correctly and filing forms

  • Open and assign work orders prior to the mechanics arrival – have work ready for them

  • Review daily transfer report and transfer vehicle to current locations for all garages in our area.

  • Ensure daily/weekly/monthly environmental inspections are completed (fuel island, waste oil, and monthly garage audits).

  • Review soon due report PM schedule to ensure the correct PM is assigned to a vehicle. (case in point, last week a dump truck in Burney had P inspection assigned to it…it is not a PERP vehicle and did not have an auxiliary engine)

  • New vehicle deployment on SharePoint updates. Schedule the work on the new unit and ensure we get the old unit out of service within the 3 day time frame.

  • Vehicle disposition, ensure when a vehicle is turned in by the client we get that unit entered into the system. The process is the same as if client turns a unit in to us as no longer needed or the vehicle is to be sent to auction.

  • Schedule, Track, and manage farm outs.

Client Support:

  • Respond to client request to support client requests within business policy.

  • Act as a liaison between Fleet Services and the Client to maintain an open line of communication with the Clients and Fleet Manager.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License by day 1 of hire

  • Must possess a valid Class A license by 6 months of hire

  • Must possess a valid Class A Driver’s Permit by day 1 of hire

  • Must have passed California DMV medical exam by day 1 of hire

  • 4 or more years’ experience as a certified Journey-level Mechanic working with light, medium and/or heavy-duty equipment service and repair

  • Ability to work in all types of weather extremes

  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions

  • Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)

  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds a minimum of one time a day

  • Must be capable of climbing on, under and around equipment.

  • Must be capable of bending and twisting using proper safety techniques.

  • Must be physically able to kneel, squat or crawl as needed.

  • Live within 50 miles of listed headquarters

  • Must have own tools and tool box.

  • Four years of experience in mechanic maintenance, operations, or training (in similar areas) with three years of supervisory experience


  • Minimum one year experience with air brakes

  • Minimum one year experience with hydraulics

  • Minimum one year experience with heavy duty diesel equipment and/or vehicles

  • Minimum one year experience with regulated inspections such as Cal OSHA Boom Inspections and CHP BIT Inspections

  • Minimum one year experience with vehicle electrical systems and electronic computer-controlled systems

  • Demonstrated experience with welding and fabricating

  • Demonstrated experience with reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints

  • Maintenance Supervisor Training Leadersip

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland