Continued increased workload results in our search for an additional electrician who, under limited supervision, will perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of County properties, roads, and bridges, alternating between Highway and Maintenance Units as needed.
Essential duties as electrician can include installing, altering, and removing electrical wiring and conduit; installing electrical fixtures, safety disconnects, and switches; reading and working from electrical drawings or sketches; locating and diagnosing trouble in electrical systems or equipment; troubleshooting problems such as voltage drops; working standard computations re. load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment; inspecting and perceiving unsafe or faulty conditions in generation, distribution, and utilization of electricity, including wiring, and testing starters for various motors within appliances and mechanical systems; performing clean-up activities; and observing safety rules and procedures.
Essential duties performed as maintenance technician when not working as electrician can include a variety of preventive maintenance tasks such as basic rough and finish carpentry, caulking, basic cement masonry, drywall, painting, patching roofs or walls, replacing glass, changing light bulbs and batteries, repairing ballasts and light fixtures, unstopping toilets, repairing and replacing door knobs or locks, assembling and moving furniture, repairing furniture, or maintaining grounds. Duties can also involve dumping, spreading, and tamping asphalt to repair joints; patching broken or eroded pavement; clearing debris from catch basins, culverts, ditches, and drains; operating equipment such as mower, snow plow, tractor, weed whacker, truck; and responding to emergency or off-hours calls.
Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma or GED; a minimum of one year’s experience in electrical work related to essential duties specified above; working knowledge of tools, methods, standards of practices of electrical trade; working knowledge of established state and national electrical codes; skill in using tools of electrical and construction trades, including measuring and testing instruments; knowledge of variety of building maintenance procedures and techniques. Incumbents must be available to work extended shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Competitive benefits package starts first of the month following 45 workdays and includes 90% employer-paid PPO health and prescription plan, vision insurance, defined benefit pension plan, optional defined contribution plan, sick time, life insurance, 12 paid holidays, and ample time-off provisions. Starting wage is $16.43/hour for a 40-hour workweek; $18.85/hour at one-year anniversary. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER