Job Overview


About the Agency

Join the staff of Reclamation as a  Communications & Instrumentation Mechanic. Become part of a team responsible for assembly, installation, maintenance, testing and repair of electronics and electrical equipment in support of water operations for Shasta Dam, Keswick Dam, Trinity Dam, Lewiston Dam, associated powerplants, facilities and auxiliary equipment.

This is a full-time permanent position located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office (NCAO), duty station, Shasta Lake City, California. For more information on the NCAO visit: For more information about Shasta Lake City visit:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


The Communication & Instrumentation (C&I) Mechanic installs, maintains, tests, calibrates, aligns, modifies, overhauls, troubleshoots, and repairs a variety of complex electronic and electro-mechanical equipment, such as fixed and mobile voice and data communication equipment (i.e., VHF, UHF, fiber optic and microwave radio), surveillance equipment, generators, power transformers, power circuit breakers, current transformers, electronic voltage regulation, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system equipment, power system stabilizers, data logging and control equipment, sound systems, telemetering, flow metering, protective relaying, electronic relays, revenue metering, and sophisticated panel boards that indicate meters and recorders, fiber optic cabling, high speed data cable, and uninterruptible power systems.

Performs microprocessor-based programming, i.e., solid state devices, sonic liquid level devices.

Uses various analog and digital test equipment such as ohmmeters, ammeters, voltmeters, watt meter, transistor testers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, frequency meters, logic analyzers, communications test sets, spectrum analyzers, time domain reflectometers, high speed communications test equipment, and PC-based test equipment.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to remote project sites.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation: Travel and relocation expenses are authorized. Eligibility for specific relocation services will be determined at the time of selection. However, use of Relocation Services Contract (Guaranteed Home Sale) will not be authorized.