Industrial Electrician Iii

Burke, Virginia
$56,957.47 - $94,929.54 Annually
May 13, 2023
Jun 24, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs a variety of highly skilled tasks in the maintenance of three-phase industrial electrical equipment up to 4160 volts, including circuits and other related electrical equipment in the Wastewater Pumping Stations. Performs preventive/corrective maintenance, 24/7 to maintain continuous operation of electrical equipment. Provides daily input to Industrial Electrician Supervisor regarding performance of Electrician I's & II's. Identifies required parts from equipment diagram or parts lists and requisitions necessary parts to restock repair or replace all electrical equipment throughout the pumping stations. Assists in the reviews of as built drawings for identification and isolation of lines, equipment. Utilizes computer and software to maintain work orders, requisition parts, for preventive and corrective maintenance, online time and attendance, training, and MS Outlook. Installs and programs variable frequency drives. Performs work on systems with hazardous chemicals that are acidic, highly corrosive, heat producing and potentially explosive. Performs work in permit confined spaces, hazardous areas that require respiratory protection and personal protective gear, slippery and wet conditions. Attends required electrical training to ensure work performed. Complies with the regulatory requirements, national electric code and BOCA. Employee performs diagnostic work up to the Programmable Controllers (PLC) and Digital Control System (DCS). Performs other electrical work as requested. In the absence of supervisor oversees the daily operation of the electrical section including oversight of the Industrial Electrician I's & II's.

Requirements and Responsibilities of the Job:
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with the Wastewater Collection Division safety programs and guidelines.
  • Complies with DPWES Safety Competencies.
  • Is subject to 24-hour on-call and may be required to report to work during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents to fulfill emergency service duties. The appointee(s) must make every reasonable effort to be accessible for communication. During unscheduled leave or administrative leave declarations by the County Executive, emergency service personnel are required to report for work. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
Note: Top of the pay scale is available based on experience, skill and education. Overtime is available and paid at 1.5 times your hourly rate.

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.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)
  • Master level knowledge of the standard practices, tools, and equipment of the electrical trade;
  • Master level knowledge of applicable county, state and national electrical, NFPA and safety codes;
  • Thorough knowledge of safety regulations and procedures as well as common hazards and precautionary methods for working with electricity.
  • Thorough knowledge of computers, Variable Frequency Drives, Programmable Logic Controllers, Computerized Maintenance Management and/or Enterprise Management Systems, Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition systems and diagnostic measures;
  • Working knowledge of supply and policy and procedures;
  • Ability to distinguish different color wiring;
  • Ability to use computers;
  • Ability to read and interpret diagrams, schematics, blue prints and manuals;
  • Ability to train and lead subordinates, less experienced industrial electricians and employees from other sections;
  • Ability to lead other employees;
  • Ability to work in confined spaces;
  • Ability to comprehend confined space training;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with customers, employees and supervisors.

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.

  • Experienced with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Experience using computers.
  • Experience working as a lead worker.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.

Able to lift 50lbs. Drive 1/2, 3/4 and 1ton utility truck and operate hoisting equipment, stooping and extended standing. Frequent exposure to loud noises and rare exposure to airborne substances and routine climbing. Ability to distinguish colors. Has to enter confined spaces with weight restriction of 310 pounds. Ability to drive county vehicles to and from job sites/ pumping stations throughout the county to perform electrical work. Ability to drive inclement weather. Ability to routinely climb ladders and stairs. Ability to stoop and stand for extended periods. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

NOTE: Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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.