This posting will be used to fill a Full Time, Permanent, Safety Sensitive, Electrical Technician II position in the Department of Public Works for Anne Arundel County Government. It is Electrical Technician work at the II (intermediate) level in the Bureau of Utilities, Department of Public Works. Work involves the performance of intermediate level preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance activities on the electrical equipment systems installed in the collection and treatment of municipal wastewater and the production, storage and distribution of potable water.
$48,859.00 - $68,557.00 Annually
NATURE AND VARIETY OF WORK
Work involves responsibility for performance a variety of intermediate level maintenance activities that support the efficient and safe operation of wastewater and water pumping stations and treatment plants. Work is primarily electrical in nature but may include some instrumentation and mechanical duties. Work assignments include the independent performance of intermediate level preventative maintenance tasks, inspection of the operating conditions and performance of electrical equipment and systems, installation of electrical components and circuits, performance of intermediate level troubleshooting and corrective maintenance and assisting others in performing advanced corrective maintenance tasks on electrical equipment and systems. Work also involves executing specific instructions from a senior co-worker or supervisor. Work is inspected while in progress and upon completion by senior co-workers or supervisors for quality, effectiveness and safety.
The Electrical Technician I, Electrical Technician II, Electrical Technician III, and Senior Electrical Technician are differentiated on the basis of skills, certification, licensing, and demonstrated ability to perform specified skills as defined in the Qualifications Standards of the Maintenance Career Program Manual, a separate component of the skill-based EXCEL Flexible Worker Program.
Employees in this classification are designated essential employees and must report to work as scheduled under all weather conditions with frequent exposure to outdoor temperatures. Employees may be required to work overtime, holidays, weekends and standby duty. The work of this class requires the ability to distinguish the colors of green and red, frequent bending, climbing, stooping, reaching, walking, crawling in tight spaces such as sewer pumping station wet walls and valve vaults where odors and gases are present.
(Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for this class. They are not intended to include all of the essential functions of the class.)
Performs intermediate level preventative maintenance activities on electrical equipment and systems used in wastewater and water utility infrastructure (cleaning, lubricating, adjusting, inspecting and minor repairs) independently.
Measures and records performance of electrical equipment and systems. Checks results against original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) specifications.
Performs intermediate level troubleshooting and corrective maintenance on electrical equipment and systems, including power distribution circuits, motors, motor control circuits, lighting circuits, environmental control systems (HVAC) and other equipment used in wastewater and water utility infrastructure.
Assists senior co-workers in troubleshooting and corrective maintenance activities on electrical equipment, including power distribution circuits, motors, motor control circuits, lighting circuits, environmental control systems (HVAC) and other equipment used in wastewater and water utility infrastructure.
Performs on-the-job training of operations and maintenance personnel on the operation and user maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.
Transports equipment and tools to and from work sites, operates and maintains equipment, tools and safety devices which are designed to lift, move, transport, repair, inspect and measure or protect.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of AC and DC electrical theory.
Knowledge of series and parallel circuits.
Knowledge of national and local electrical codes.
Knowledge of industrial electric power distribution for the service inlet to the electrical device.
Knowledge of the basic hand and power tools used in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment.
Knowledge of the components and devices used in the maintenance and repair of electrical systems (conduit, boxes, wiring, over and under current protection).
Knowledge of the hazards of working on and near electrical and electro-mechanical equipment and the appropriate safety measures to observe.
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, equipment and devices employed in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and systems.
Skill in the use of various test equipment and devices to measure electrical voltage, current, resistance and continuity.
Skill in troubleshooting electric motor problems (grounds, shorts, phase imbalance, single phasing).
Skill in installing and troubleshooting simple electrical components.
Skill in installing electrical conduit.
Skill in maintaining building and lighting circuits.
Skill in repairing the motor control circuits of Environmental One sewage grinder pumps.
Skill in the use of a bucket truck to perform maintenance activities on above ground fixtures and circuits.
Skill in reading sketches, blueprints, control diagrams, manufacturer's specifications and other technical documents related to the maintenance of electrical and electro-mechanical systems.
Skill in planning and sequencing work required to accomplish tasks both independently and as the lead worker of small work groups.
Ability to successfully complete a registered electrical apprenticeship and to obtain certification.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, and co-workers.
Graduation from high school; maintenance career path certification as an Electrical Technician I; two (2) or more years of experience in the installation and maintenance of industrial electrical equipment and systems; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator's license.
NOTE: This position is safety sensitive and employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) ;and Alcohol testing.
Note: Preference will be given to candidates with INDUSTRIAL experience in the installation, maintenance and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's).
Preference will also be given to candidates with experience in the installation and maintenance of complex electrical motor control circuits.