Charles City

Full time



Position Summary:

Under general supervision, perform work in the installation, construction, modification, repair and maintenance of electrical apparatuses, equipment, and systems; act as lead worker to other classified staff in the area; and perform related work as required.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoots repairs and maintains electrical distribution systems including electric motors, electric controls, fire alarms, and process equipment.
  • Ensures fire alarms and emergency electrical systems are operational.  Performs testing on alarm systems.
  • Installs, troubleshoots, and repairs new equipment and systems. (Performs both electrical and mechanical repair)
  • Monitors work done by outside contractors for adherence to National Electrical Code Requirements and reports back to supervisor.
  • Assists in the writing of specifications for repairs and new construction.
  • Operates power hand tools and other specialized electrical equipment.
  • Reads electrical circuit diagrams.
  • Requisitions material and supplies from stockroom.  Calls vendors to discuss needs for parts and supplies and recommends purchases and suppliers.
  • Maintains appropriate service and repair records. Uses CMMS system for work order documentation.
  • Research purchases and inventories equipment parts, chemicals, and supplies.
  • Responds to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.
  • May train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area.
  • Assists and serves as backup to other Facilities employees.


Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma supplemented by completion of a Union, private (in-house), military, or trade school apprenticeship program that includes theory and on-the-job work.
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science in Electricity or Electronics preferred.
  • 5-8 years previous experience
  • Make rouge sketches, estimate cost, time, and materials of electrical work.
  • Analyze and respond safety and appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on switch gears and transformers.
  • Read and comprehend plans and blueprints as appropriate to trade.
  • Perform heavy physical labor.
  • Train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area.
  • Follow and give oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.
  • Thorough knowledge of electricity theory and methods, materials, tools, equipment and systems used in the electrical trade.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to the electrical trade.
  • Computer logic and programming.
  • Inspection of identification, and knowledge of all electrical distribution systems (24-12K volts).
  • Methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment.
  • Safety precautions to be observed in the maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical equipment.
  • Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to:
  • Lifting equipment (up to 50 lbs. unassisted)
  • Bending, standing, climbing, or walking.
  • Safety use manual tools and power equipment common in the construction trades.
  • Must be able to handle hazardous materials safely and tolerate exposure to electrical and other environmental hazards.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to walk or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, kneel, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently.
  • Must be able to work scheduled 40 hours with the ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Must be comfortable working in varying temperatures.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of 5 to 50 lbs.
  • Regular reaching, bending, stooping, and twisting.
  • Repetitive motion and substantial movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.