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Plant Electrician
 
JOB CODE:151250
 
PAY GRADE:1160
 
SALARY RANGE:$30,079 - $41,636
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general supervision of an employee of a higher classification, performs journeyman level electrical work in construction and maintenance activities at a Wastewater Treatment facility. Work involves performance of skilled electrical tasks in inspecting, installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. This includes construction and installation of new systems, and alterations to existing electrical facilities, primarily in public works and utilities. May direct the work of subordinates at a work site. Assignments are usually given either orally or in writing. An employee of this class may be on twenty-four hour call. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Installs, maintains and repairs wiring, lighting, and electrical systems on City-owned facilities and utility systems; ensures that electrical systems and control panels are safe and operable. Responds to trouble calls as needed to repair electrical systems, air systems and mechanical systems as requested; determines cause of problem; identifies needed materials and equipment to perform tasks; gets quotes on materials and supplies; files purchase orders and invoices. Uses a variety of electronic testing equipment to ensure accuracy of diagnosis and repair; maintains simple activity records and completes job orders. Operates various hand tools and some heavy equipment; maintains equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. Works on high voltage lines and equipment.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles and practices of the electrical trade. Knowledge of methods, tools and materials in the repair and maintenance of electrical systems, air systems, and mechanical systems. Knowledge of local and national electrical codes. Knowledge of safety precautions and electrical hazards common to electrical work. Knowledge of pumps and motors used in the lift stations, and of instrumentation. Skill in the use of electronic testing equipment. Skill in the operation of hand tools and heavy equipment used on a project. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and supervisors. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to diagnose electrical problems and determine the time and materials required to make the repair. Ability to read electrical diagrams and to follow written and oral directions. Ability to direct the work activities of an assistant onsite. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, and three years journeyman level experience in electrical construction and maintenance work.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.