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PW Industrial Electrician

City of Boise

This is a Full-time position in Boise, ID posted February 7, 2021.

Performs skilled electrical installation, alteration, inspection, and maintenance of complex industrial and all-purpose electrical systems in support of public works utilities. Completes in-depth and timely troubleshooting and repairs of all industrial related equipment. Provides general facility maintenance activities to equipment and fixtures in other city owned facilities as needed. Trains workers in electrical safety and maintains a clean and safe working environment. Works with a great deal of independence under general supervision.
Performs Journey-level electrical work on industrial and commercial machinery troubleshooting, conducting repairs, installation and maintenance of electrical systems including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), motor control cabinets, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, generator back-up systems, motors, panels, switchgear and related electrical components throughout wastewater facilities and other public works utilities. Anticipates impact of equipment failure or takes specific components off-line and devises workarounds as appropriate. Accepts assignments in the form of verbal and written orders that may be accompanied by sketches, diagrams or blueprints. (50%)

Performs maintenance on all electrical systems and equipment within the industrial wastewater treatment plant facilities and other utilities. Assists with preventive maintenance procedures on instrumentation equipment. Gathers equipment information and assists with development of preventative maintenance procedures. (20%)

Inspects equipment for repair and replacement needs. Assists in material and equipment selection for supply and inventory levels. Creates, updates and archives electrical prints and schematics. Records labor times, service intervals and equipment replacement through a computerized asset management program and creates reports on current industry trends. Participates in weekly safety meetings and training classes. (10%)

Performs industrial, commercial, and standard electrical installations, repairs and maintenance to other city owned facilities and equipment outside of Public Works utilities. (10%)

Assists mechanics with the maintenance and repair of wastewater valves, pumps and other process equipment and facilities. Leads and trains registered electrical apprentices on general assignments, proper electrical installations and safety procedures. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%

Job Requirements:
Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

Five years’ industrial plant electrical experience performing Journey-level work installing, maintaining and conducting repairs on industrial electrical systems.

Functional knowledge of electrical installation requirements; the appropriate use of lock out/tag out safety procedures; relevant occupational hazards and standard safety precautions; appropriate use of programmable logic controllers; variable frequency motor drives; reduced voltage starters; medium voltage (4,160 volts) and high voltage (34,500 volt) electrical equipment and systems; uninterrupted power supplies and systems; fire alarm systems; HVAC control circuits; phone systems; large generator back-up systems; automatic emergency transfer switches; test instruments such as multi-meters, power monitors, ammeters, meggers and line tracers.

Working knowledge of the National Electric Code, state and local requirements for the installation and maintenance of industrial related electrical systems.

Ability to operate a computer on a near daily basis; utilize and learn various computer programs; act as a signing Journey Electrician for permits and inspections; fully utilize, read, update and create complex electrical schematics, ladder diagrams, prints, plans and drawings; accurately troubleshoot and repair complex motor controls and a large variety of critical electro-mechanical systems; repair and replace defective parts in motors, generators, pumps, relays, switch gears, controllers, motor control centers, power monitors, HVAC controls, emergency and alarm systems and other electrical equipment and components; operate basic computer programs; carry out verbal and written instructions of assigned work and determine job requirements, sequence of repairs, parts acquisition and labor time estimates; report to facilities in the case of an emergency; work a rotating on-call shift; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of city employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Idaho Master Electrician license and ten years of industrial plant or wastewater treatment plant electrical experience such as performing Journey-level work installing, maintaining and conducting repairs on industrial electrical systems and troubleshooting problems within industrial electrical systems.

Functional knowledge of confined space procedures and rescue.

Licensing And Other Requirements
Journey-level Electricians license issued by the State of Idaho.
Valid Idaho driver’s license.
Ability to obtain an Idaho Wastewater Treatment Class I License or Operator in Training (OIT) within six months of employment.

Special Requirements
All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Applicants must be able to pass, or have:

    Driving Record Check

Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post – Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.

This position is required to handle hazardous materials that if mishandled, place the general public at risk of serious injury.
The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds and rarely lifting/carrying up to 75 pounds. Also the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds, occasionally pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds and rarely pushing/pulling up to 75 pounds. The noise level is occasionally very loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity. Additional physical efforts include: ability to climb ladders and operate lift equipment.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees work in/at heights, confined spaces and are exposed to mechanical, electrical hazards. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Work is performed in and around large machinery and electrical machines, pumps, and related equipment; in areas with moving equipment; above and around large pools of waste water. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids, and chemicals. Additional environmental conditions include: exposure to biological and chemical hazards.
This position works: a rotating on-call shift, and is contacted in the event of an emergency to report to the facility.


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