Industrial Electrician Iii

Lorton, Virginia
$56,957.47 - $94,929.54 Annually
Mar 18, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered.

Fairfax County’s Wastewater Management Program is a nationally recognized Utility of the Future and its wastewater treatment plant, the 67 million gallon per day Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant, is a multiple year NACWA Platinum Award winning facility. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then the Wastewater Treatment Division is the place for you.

  • Under supervision of industrial electrical supervisor, plans and guides the work of a crew consisting of apprentice and journeyman level industrial electrical workers.
  • Participates in the maintenance and repair of electrical control panels and electrical circuits, motors, distribution centers, breakers, pumps, motor controls, switch gears, relays, regulators, and other electrical or electronic equipment.
  • Monitors the inventory of repair and replacement parts, supplies and initiates purchase requests as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and procedures; diagnoses and troubleshoots electrical circuits where a blueprint or schematic may not be available.
  • Creates schematics and inserts into the plant online O&M manuals.
  • Troubleshoots complex electrical problems on motors up to 1250 HP and generators up to 2500KW.
  • Installs and programs variable frequency drives; performs a variety of highly skilled tasks in the maintenance of 3-phase low and medium voltage up to 4160 volts for industrial electrical equipment.
  • Participates as an organizer and leader in the maintenance, repair, rebuild, or rehabilitation of the plant electrical equipment and control systems, utilizes wastewater related computer software to maintain work orders, requisition parts, supplies, and online O&M.
  • Makes necessary repairs and replacements, and tests effectiveness of corrective action; installs, modifies, and replaces circuits, controls, motors, and other electrical equipment in accordance with electrical code and safety guidelines.
  • Installs circuits for power, lighting and equipment using all types of wiring methods (rigid metal conduits and conductors).
  • Responds to routine and emergency service calls after normal working hours, performs related duties as required.

The appointee to this position will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as-needed basis.

Illustrative Duties

( The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all -inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • Troubleshoots the most complex high voltage equipment, control and power system failures to determine the cause and corrective action required;
  • Performs inspections of power distribution centers, motor control centers and other electrical control panels and equipment;
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical systems and equipment up to 5000 volts and 4000 amps;
  • Makes necessary repairs and replacements, and tests effectiveness of corrective action;
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and/or installs main switchboards, main and branch circuits breakers, disconnects and wiring devices such as switches, convenience receptacles and dedicated receptacles, possibly without the aid of a blueprint or schematic because of equipment age;
  • Leads and performs major or complex installations and repair projects;
  • Performs predictive and preventive maintenance in accordance with manufacturer recommendations on electrical equipment;
  • Utilizes computerized maintenance management and/or Enterprise Asset Management system to maintain records of work required, work performed, work hours and repair parts and materials used;
  • Utilizes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems to troubleshoot electrical problems;
  • Utilizes Variable Frequency Drives and Programmable Logic Controllers to troubleshoot and make repairs;
  • Plans, assigns and oversees the work of more junior industrial electricians as well as daily training of the less experienced industrial electricians and provides input to supervisor for performance appraisals;
  • Responsible for compliance with safety standards and regulations on the assigned shift and work station;
  • Maintains records and inventory of repair and replacement parts and supplies to ensure availability of parts to minimize down-time of equipment;
  • Effectively communicates with customers, employees and supervisors;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports and monitors unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to the following:
graduation from high school, or a GED issued by a state department of education or equivalent; plus six years of experience as an industrial electrician.

  • A valid motor vehicle driver's license
  • A valid Commonwealth of Virginia Master Electrician's license

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, and a medical examination to the satisfaction the of employer.

Four years of experience in the industrial electrical field and two years of experience as lead industrial electrician.

Capable of climbing ladders and steps. Capable of lifting 50 pounds. Capable of adequate color perception. Working conditions may include inclement weather, as well as being exposed to hazardous. Ability to read and write. Exposure to airborne substances, hazardous chemicals, work outside in inclement weather. Work in elevated underground and closely confined areas. Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.