Utility Electrician

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Utilities
  • Salary: $52,956.80 - $74,152.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope

General Purpose: Under general supervision performs installation, maintenance, modification and repair of industrial electrical systems involving process controlled industrial equipment. This is a journeymen level industrial electrician position. Much of the work is performed on or around large medium-voltage equipment such as pumps, blowers, fans transformers and other equipment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Performs installation, maintenance and repair of medium voltage equipment, booster stations, motors and related control equipment;
  • Performs installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of low-voltage and medium 3-phase voltage equipment and switch gear, other electrical systems and components;
  • Locates, plans and carries out repair of system and component failures;
  • Locates and repairs defects in electrical systems, which involves the performance of difficult electrical tasks;
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair VFD's, Motor Soft Starts, and MCC starter buckets;
  • Prepares installation and repair cost estimates;
  • Troubleshoots/maintains equipment controlled by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC);
  • Prepares and maintains work records, including work orders, maintenance and repair logs, vehicle inspection forms, daily work logs, compliance reports and other documentation.
  • Maintenance and operation of electrical motors.
  • Assures the safe operation of equipment, systems and facilities.
  • Trains and provides vocational development of subordinates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Create or revise electrical site plans, comment and redline construction plans.
  • Troubleshoots and maintains equipment used by PLC's to meter system processes.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; graduation from a four (4) year recognized electrical apprenticeship program or school; and three (3) years' experience as a journey level electrician; and Journeyman level Electrician Certification.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • City policies and procedures.
  • Principles, practices, methods, materials and tools used in maintenance, installation, repair and modification of industrial electrical and electronic systems.
  • Safety standards and practices in the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment used in water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Basic Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • And adherence to NFPA 70 and National Electric Code (NEC), or latest applicable code
  • Safety standards and practices and OSHA regulations.
  • Principles of documentation, record keeping and records management.

Skill in:
  • The use of special tools and equipment required for electrical system maintenance, repair, testing and installation, including but not limited to voltmeters, ammeters and ohmmeters.
  • Establishing cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Safe and efficient operation of trucks and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Reading and interpreting work orders, customer complaints, technical and repair manuals, electrical schematics, O&M manuals, maps and general correspondence.
  • Interpreting assignments from blueprints, sketches and material takeoffs.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Additional Information

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License; previous experience in a water/wastewater treatment plant or similar environment preferred. Occasionally, this position will be required to perform after hours, on call or emergency responses.

Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors and in public facilities.

Reports To: Water Resources Supervisor/Water Resources Manager

Supervision Exercised: None

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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