Industrial Electrician II/III

Fairfax Water | Lorton, VA

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Posted Date 9/08/2021

Under general supervision of a Supervisor, and/or an Industrial Electrician III, performs skilled electrical work and work associated with the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and controls used in all Fairfax Water facilities.

$49,504.00 - $81,078.40 Annually

Performs skilled electrical/HVAC work associated with the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment by:

  • Conducting preventive maintenance activities according to schedule on all electrical operated equipment and systems to include: motors, switchgears, lighting systems, fire alarms, motor controls, UPS, SCADA, and other systems and equipment.
  • Installing and repairing electrical equipment and HVAC systems based on work orders assigned.
  • Troubleshooting, analyzing, recommending corrective action and repairing high and low voltage switchgear, motors, generators, control circuits, fire alarm systems and other related electrical devices, systems and equipment. Repairing and troubleshooting high voltage (13.2 to 4160) and low voltage (480/277 to 120/208) switchgear.
  • Reporting complex electrical problems to the Supervisor.
  • Making frequent inspections of all HVAC equipment failures and irregular operation, and recommending corrective measures to improve efficiency and reliability.
  • Investigating and analyzing causes of equipment failures and irregular operation, and recommending corrective measures to improve efficiency and reliability.
  • Installing, calibrating, modifying, updating, testing, repairing, rebuilding, replacing and performing preventive maintenance tasks associated with all types of HVAC equipment to include: gas and oil-fired commercial boilers, water and fuel feeds, power sources, burners, control circuits, associated components such as electrical wiring and circuits, blowers, air handlers, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, air conditioning units, ducts, thermostats, pumps, piping systems, radiators, and heating and cooling coils, testing and treating the water in HVAC systems, and other HVAC equipment used in all Fairfax Water facilities.
  • Aligns motors, pumps and hydro-turbines.
  • Utilizing the Integrated Enterprise System (SAP) for work orders, updating notifications, confirming work orders, and recording time completion.
  • Assisting the Supervisor and Industrial Electrician III in reviewing, modifying and improving existing systems.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Typical Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or GED and a minimum of three years applicable industrial electrical and HVAC experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Possession of a valid Journeyman or Master Electrician's License.
  • Possession of a Journeyman Mechanical License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required in order to meet the minimum requirements of an Industrial Electrician III.
  • Possession of a CFC License or the ability to obtain one within a year.
  • Good knowledge of motor controls, motor circuits and high voltage.
  • Good knowledge of electrical theory and of the methods, practices, equipment and tools used in electrical systems and equipment.
  • Good knowledge of electrical construction and maintenance including installation of all sizes of electrical cables, wire, and switches.
  • Good knowledge of County and National electrical codes applicable to installation, maintenance and repair work.
  • Good knowledge of safety codes and accident prevention practices.
  • Must be able to read electrical drawings and schematics.
  • Must be able to locate and correct defects in electrical systems and equipment.
  • Good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of pneumatic controls.
  • Good knowledge of HVAC theory and the materials, methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the operation, installation and maintenance of HVAC equipment.
  • Good knowledge of HVAC electrical and electronic control circuits including computerized control systems.
  • Must obtain Forklift certification.
  • Must attend Fairfax Water HAZWOPER and First Aid/CPR training.
  • Must be able to work overtime and standby as required.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to work at other Fairfax Water locations as required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors and the public.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test.  This position is subject to random testing after hire.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Must reside within a 29 mile radius for after-hour emergency call-outs.

Supplemental Information

  • Ability to perform heavy manual work under varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift 75lbs.
  • Ability to climb and work from elevated tanks, ladders and scaffolds.
  • Ability to distinguish colors of electrical wiring.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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