Switchgear Technician – Cerritos, CA

Position Summary:
Under general guidance of a lead, the switchgear technician performs a variety of maintenance and testing on electrical equipment.

Responsibilities & Duties:
Work on low and medium voltage circuit switchgear including; GE, Westinghouse, Powell, ABB and ITE

  • Troubleshoot, rebuild, retrofit, test and repair low, medium and high voltage switchgear. This also includes, teardown and assembly of breakers, contractors and related switchgear and electrical apparatus including:
  • Medium-voltage switchgear up to 3100A, vacuum circuit breakers ATS, 15.5kv, 4.16kv, 60 kHz, and 6/6V, 50 Hz
  • Low voltage switchgear up to 3000A, air circuit breakers, ATS, 480v, 60 Hz, and 400v, 50 Hz
  • Occasional overnight travel required

Desired Skills & Experience:
• High school diploma or GED; prefer electro-mechanical training from trade school
• 3 plus years of 480 volt to 15kv circuit breaker experience preferred
• Prefer testing skills and understand fundamental electrical and mechanical testing producers

  • Experience at an OEM breaker manufacturer a plus
  • Working knowledge of power systems, power circuits, and other switchgear apparatus desirable
  • Experience reading and interpreting schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Must be able to correctly use tools and testing equipment including, megger, digital multi-meter, hi-pot tester, oil dielectric strength tester, multi-amps relay tester, primary and secondary injection set, cable fault detector and oscilloscope
  • Must be available to work overtime, nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must be willing and able to travel overnight, multi-day, out of town jobs
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Company Description:


RESA Power is the industry leader in electrical life extension products and services with many locations across the United States and Canada. We are experts in servicing major power distribution and control markets and have one of the largest inventories of obsolete and hard-to-find components in the industry.


Teamwork: Working towards common goals with our internal, external and local teams

Reliability: Group of trusted professionals serving our internal and external customers

Progress: Always building upon yesterday to build a stronger today

Sustainability: Commitment to bringing benefits to our team, business and society

Additional Information:
Type: Full-time
Functions: Testing and field services
Location: Cerritos, CA
Travel: 20%
Industries: Light Manufacturing / repair/ overhaul/ Field Services and electrical installations

To apply, please send resume to careers@resapower.com 

RESA Power is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.



For questions and to learn more

Contact us at: careers@resapower.com