Utilities Electrician

  • 009204

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, maintains the electrical and instrumentation systems at the water and wastewater treatment plants and lift stations; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Provides maintenance and required repairs on electrical systems in water and wastewater treatment plants and lift stations including 4160 volt switch gear, radio controlled and computerized motor controls and programmable controllers and other related electrical equipment.
  2. Orders replacement parts and equipment.
  3. Performs record keeping and maintains files on work performed and schedule for maintenance or repair.
  4. May assist in the installation of electrical conduit, wire systems, motor components and related electrical devices.
  5. Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices.
  6. Responds to emergency calls for service on a call-out basis and works outside normal working hours as needed.
  • Knowledge of electrical circuits.
  • Knowledge of wastewater collection and operation, wastewater and utilities facilitates construction and maintenance, and related rules, regulations, ordinances and laws.
  • Knowledge of proper use of tools and safety practices.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of machinery, pumps and motors.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and circuitry.
  • Skill in responding quickly to critical situations, and carry out work assignments as instructed.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints.
  • Ability to install, troubleshoot, repair and operate electronic and electrical equipment and related circuitry, computers, and other related equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to effectively operate two way radio.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves standing, walking long distances, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, and reaching with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to sit, climb or balance, grasp, push and pull. The employee is exposed to outside elements, and must be able to work below ground levels, climb, and run. Work requires light to heavy lifting. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing. This position will also require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years experience as an industrial electrician, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A Journeyman Electricians’ license and a valid Florida driver’s license are required.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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