Plant(s) Journeyman Electrician (01)

City of Lynden | Lynden, WA

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Posted Date 5/23/2022

Maintenance Electrician performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical, mechanical and electronic systems, including but not limited to, the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and related facilities and systems. This position primarily supports the City’s water and wastewater operations, but also completes electrical tasks for other City facilities.


Education and Experience
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Must possess and maintain a current and valid Washington State Journeyman Electrician (01) license. License must be up to date and will be verified at time of application.
• Minimum four (4) years of experience as a General Journeyman Electrician (01) per WAC 296-46B-970 and experience with commercial control panels, soft-starts, level controls and programmable logic controllers.
• Completion of an approved apprenticeship training program and/or completion of industrial, electrical, vocational or technical school training program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment.
• NEC and WAC

Skills & Ability to:
• Proficiently use electrical/electronic tools and equipment.
• Basic computer software and use: word processing, e-mail, data entry, etc.
• Use and safely operate a variety of hand and power tools.
• Operate motor vehicles of various sizes and weights.
• Work safely.
• Perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time.
• Communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other departments and the public.
• Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Work independently in trouble-shooting and correcting problems.
• Prioritize work and adjust to changing conditions as needed.
• Remain calm and follow established procedures during emergency situations.
• Represent the City in a positive and professional manner.
• Support and promote the City’s mission, vision, and core values in all aspects of job performance.

Special Requirements
• Must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance at the time of hire for work-related travel.
• Must pass appropriate background checks.
• Ability to work on-call status for 24-hour emergency call-out; typically for one-week periods.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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