Control Systems Technician

Southern California Edison



Alhambra, CA


Position summary

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Control Systems Technician at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow.

In this job, you’ll be part of a team responsible for repair, install, test, replace, inspect, and maintain computers and computer support equipment within the subsystems associated with Process Control Computer Systems.

As a Control Systems Technician, your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Provide maintenance support to our Process Control Computer Systems including logic boards, auxiliary memory, disk drives; Input/Output and Interface Systems including remote terminal units; Human Machine Interface Subsystems including displays, keyboards, video walls; Data Communication Subsystems including modems, multiplex, data circuits, media converters, tone transmitters and receivers; Analog Control Subsystems including time standard equipment, frequency detection and control equipment, digital chart recorders.
  • Support Equipment Subsystems including uninterruptible power systems, air-conditioning systems, water cooling/heat exchangers, fire detection and suppression systems, auxiliary generators, automatic electrical switchgear, electrical switchboards, electrical wiring installation.
  • Keep blueprints, wiring, and logic diagrams updated.


The essentials

  • Associate degree in Electronics, Electric Engineering, Computer Technology, relevant technical field, or equivalent experience with SCADA systems or Process Control Systems.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean abstract.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with little to no assistance.
  • Must be able to travel frequently throughout Southern California Edison’s 50,000 square mile service territory, including to remote rugged locations and some overnight travel.
  • Advanced electrical and electronic theory to include solid state, integrated circuit technology, and computing technology, as applied to digital data acquisition, digital computer systems, analog metering and control systems, and communication systems.
  • Apply required knowledge and work from written or oral instructions, blueprints, factory maintenance manuals, component data books, wiring diagrams, logic diagrams and schematic diagrams. Use advance analog and digital test equipment such as datascopes, storage oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, db meters, frequency selective voltmeters.

The preferred

  • Knowledge and/or experience supporting SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).
  • Nomenclature and function of apparatus required to install, replace, test, inspect, maintain or repair, down to the component level, process control equipment and related facilities.
  • Communicate effectively with Grid Operations personnel, other craft personnel, and external customers.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in electronic technology training
  • Three (3) or more years of experience with solid state, integrated circuit technology, and computing equipment.

You should know…

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!
  • Position will require up to 70% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.
  • Relocation does not apply to this position.
  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Please access our Information Guides to reference test:  Control Systems Technician (Test 2993). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.
  • 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.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.

Why you should apply for a job to Southern California Edison:

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