Arlington, Virginia
Jan 13, 2017
May 08, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $23.13 - $38.06 Hourly
$1,850.40 - $3,044.80 Biweekly
$48,110.40 - $79,164.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: Water Pollution Control Bureau - 3402 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia       This is an on-the-job training/work program at Arlington County's Water Pollution Control Plant.  However, possession of NEC Master Electrician License is required.

The program is a structured, defined process for training, certifying and compensating employees as they move through an apprenticeship to the full-performance Electrical Power Technician (Licensed) position within two years of hire date. The program includes the following:
  • Clearly-defined expectations of accomplishment at each level for continued employment with the County;
  • Permanent status with the County is granted after completing training and certification requirements for full-performance Licensed Electrical Power Technician (LEPT); and
  • Extensive County-paid internal and external training.

The full performance Electrical Power Technician (Licensed)  is responsible for designing, installing, maintaining, and repairing complex industrial electrical equipment and systems in the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) and the Water and Sewer Lift Stations. The employee works in the field, at the input-output level, diagnosing and resolving complex electrical problems on a wide variety of rotating, moving and heavy equipment including high voltage (483V and 4160V) distribution centers, motor control centers, three-phase motors, control panels, alarms, sump pumps, variable speed motor controllers, pumps, generators, presses, conveyor belts, lighting system and underground cable. Additionally, the employee performs diagnostic work up to the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and the Digital Control System (DCS) Iode. 

Specific duties include:
  • Performing predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance using a variety of diagnostic tools, historical data, blueprints, factory specifications and the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS);
  • Analyzing system failures or condition to determine root cause or potential for breakdown; evaluating problems or work assignments to determine scope of project, to set priorities, to project resource needs and to plan follow-up activities;
  • Leading projects including documenting work and maintaining records;
  • Coordinating work with other agencies or contractors;
  • Assisting in the training of staff; and
  • Monitoring work and systems to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and County codes, regulations, standards and mandates.

Work is performed in an industrial environment and involves exposure to hazardous chemicals, strong odors, drafts, noise, dust, grease, and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, lifting light to heavy objects and equipment, and working in confined spaces.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum:  High school diploma or the equivalent plus three years' progressively responsible experience performing electrical preventive and corrective maintenance in an industrial setting.  See Special Requirements below

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement. A year of directly-related technical school training beyond the high school level, completion of an applicable apprenticeship program or a college degree in Electrical Engineering or a directly-related field may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement.
 Special Requirements: 1) Must possess NEC Master Electrician License.

2) Must be able to pass a respirator fit test and work in confined spaces.

3) Must have the ability to distinguish between different electrical wires based on color.

4) Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information:

Work hours are 6:00 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday; must be available for holdover and/or callback in emergency situations.

The Electrical Power Technician (Licensed) Apprenticeship Program is a pay pilot within the Arlington County Government. The entire pay range is from $48,110 - $79,164 reflecting entry as a trainee through the top of the career pay scale. Entry pay and pay progression is based on meeting training, certification licensing and experience requirements.

Permanent status with the County is not obtained until completion of training and certification requirements for the full-performance position. All employees in the program must complete all stated requirements within the specified time frames, or they will be subject to separation from County employment.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." 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 has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.


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