Utilities Plant Electrician

City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department | Energy, Environmental, and Utilities

Average Wage for this Career

$66,700** *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


About Utilities Plant Electrician

Meet Mario Lopez, Utilities Plant Electrician I, who tells us all about his role with the City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department. A Utilities Plant Electrician tests, troubleshoots and repairs electrical problems, both minor and major, in automatic main power controls, feeders, panels, sub-panels, and electrical components. Mario earned a Certificate for his job at the Western Electrical Contractors Association. Learn more with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Water and Wastewater Competency Model.

Education Resources

Environmental Innovation & Engineering Academy at Oceanside High School

Career and Technical Education program

Electrical Training Institute Pre-Apprenticeship program
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Certificates and Professional Development programs
Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc.