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7430-Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician

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Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician

Job classification

TitleAssistant Electronic Maintenance Technician
Overtime eligibility Covered (Non-Z) - Nonexempt
Labor agreement Electrical Workers, Local 6
Effective dateJuly 02, 2015

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jan 06, 2024

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $51.9875 $54.5500 $57.2875 $60.1750 $63.1625
Rate /biweekly: $4,159.00 $4,364.00 $4,583.00 $4,814.00 $5,053.00
Rate /year: $108,134 $113,464 $119,158 $125,164 $131,378

Job description



Title: Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician

Job Code: 7430


Under supervision, assists in performing skilled technical work including, but not limited to, the installation, calibration, maintenance, testing, trouble-shooting, repair, and modification of electronic equipment, and related control system components; and performs related duties as required.


This class is the beginning level in the electronic maintenance technician series. Positions in this class assist higher level technicians in the maintenance of circuits, components and related equipment used in connection with the operation of electronically controlled light rail vehicles. Other assignments may include assisting in the maintenance of electronic communication systems, telemetering, and remote control equipment. Incumbents in this class generally start work in an apprentice or training capacity and then graduate to higher assignments requiring less supervision.




According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Assists in the repair, of mobile communication equipment such as 2-way mobile radios and docking stations and in the replacement of mobile equipment and/or repair of antennas and cable harness on vehicles; repairs and performs operational checks on ancillary mobile communication equipment such as microphones, MDT docking station light bars, relay boxes, and power supplies.

2. Assists in calibrating Automatic Vehicle Location equipment on ambulances, firetrucks, transit vehicles (NEXTbus),and other City vehicles

3. Assists in the modification of other communications equipment such as Fire Department Firehouse PA/Intercom amplifiers and transit vehicles PA systems.

4. Assists in the initiation and/or maintenance of records; documents the maintenance, installation, removal and modification of electronic systems and equipment.

5. May operate and use specialized tools such as: pencil soldering irons, coaxial cable crimpers, volt-ohm meters, coaxial cable TDR and VSWR meters, and various power tools

6. Assists in the installation, modification, or removal of radio base stations and wireless backhauls at various radio sites (e.g., SFMTA Radio Shop, DT Radio Shop).

7. Assists in the installation of mobile radio equipment, mobile data computers, and vehicular radio modems on various specialized City vehicles such as police cruisers, motorcycles, fire engines and trucks, fireboats, ambulances, street sweepers, pump trucks, and other utility and passenger vehicles.

8. Assists in the installation of burglar alarm and video camera systems on City buildings.

9. Orders and tracks repair parts needed; assists in locating part numbers, equivalent replacement devices, vendors and suppliers.

10. Assists in interfacing with vendors and suppliers in gathering initial estimated costs of new or replacement equipment and services.

11. Maintains and organizes the parts room by tracking and maintaining appropriate level of inventory.

12. Operates motor vehicles to respond to service calls, work sites and conduct other work-related activities.


Knowledge of: electronics and electrical principals, theories, practices and procedures involved in the operation, preventive maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, testing, modification and/or installation of various electrical and electronic systems and equipment; safety procedures necessary to conduct work in RF (Radio Frequency) environment.

Ability to: operate hand and power tools, test equipment, and sensitive electronics equipment; speak clearly and to understand directions and advice; read and to write reports clearly and effectively; operate vehicles


Skills in: troubleshooting and testing various electrical, electronic and radio communication systems and equipment; following logical procedures with regard for consequences in problem solving; making circuit calculations, interpreting and utilizing schematics and technical publications; .


These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


Completion of high school, supplemented by at least two (2) years of electronics training at a junior college or recognized vocational institution or its equivalent, which may include military electronics training school.


One (1) year of industrial electronics work, including fabrication, installation, calibration, maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair of electronics systems and equipment;

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver´┐Żs License


Nature of Work: Involves considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; continuous exposure to physical and working conditions where moderately serious injuries may occur; exposure to working conditions that are somewhat disagreeable in underground locations; and may require lifting up to 50 lbs. May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Normal color vision and a high degree of mechanical dexterity are required. Work in this classification requires proficiency in computer software applications.


To: 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician

From: Entrance


AMENDED DATE: 2/19/2009; 07/02/2015

REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.


Standard information

Disaster service work

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jan 06, 2024 (Y) $51.9875 $54.5500 $57.2875 $60.1750 $63.1625
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $50.8375 $53.3500 $56.0250 $58.8500 $61.7750
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $48.6500 $51.0500 $53.6125 $56.3125 $59.1125
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $46.2250 $48.5000 $50.9375 $53.5000 $56.1625
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $46.0000 $48.2625 $50.6875 $53.2375 $55.8875
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $44.4375 $46.6250 $48.9625 $51.4250 $53.9875
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $43.1375 $45.2625 $47.5375 $49.9250 $52.4125

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table