Exterior Electrician

Dulles, Virginia
Aug 22, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Full Time
Exterior Electrician - (MWAA-17-12038) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-12038 Job Title: Exterior Electrician Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: Washington Dulles International Airport, VA Post Date: 08/21/2017 Job Description:


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Your Journey Begins With Us!  

Join our Team!

Position Title

Exterior Electrician

Announcement No.


Salary Range

T19, $27.77 - $36.10

Position Type

FT, Permanent


Washington Dulles International Airport, Engineering & Maintenance Department, MA-221A

Opening Date


Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Please Note: This position is a 24-hour, 365 days a year operation. Shift employees earn a 10% shift differential on top of base pay for evening and night work; 25% premium pay for working Sunday; and holiday pay (a 100% premium).



Have you ever wondered who runs Reagan National Airport? Or Dulles International Airport? Or the Dulles Toll Road? We do! We’re the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and we’re looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us continue our tradition of outstanding service to travelers in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2016 alone, we served more than 44 million air passengers. We offer an array of benefits programs, including vacation, retirement, and health benefits. Whether you are traveling the world or plotting your career path, your journey begins with us.  




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The selected candidate will serve as journey (full performance) level Exterior Electrician. The Exterior Electrician Installs, tests, adjusts, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs/replaces, and modifies a full range of electrical distribution systems (consisting of medium voltage (600v-34.5\69kv)) underground and overhead power lines, airfield lighting systems and navigational aids, street and parking lot lighting systems, AC/DC and programmable control systems, as well as standby generator systems, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and battery systems. Performs related functions.

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To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure. 

1.     A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED), or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

2.     Four years of progressively responsible experience (post high school) in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and systems, which includes one year specializing in installation, test, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of medium voltage electrical equipment and systems, such as, but not limited to, generators, transformers, switches, circuit breakers, control systems, rectifiers, regulators, and similar equipment. This includes knowledge of the theories, principles, requirements, and standards of the electrical trade. (A Journey License as an Electrician is evidence of four years of progressively responsible electrical trade experience, but is not, by itself, evidence of the one year of experience specializing in installation, test, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of medium voltage electrical equipment and systems, as specified.)  

3.     Ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 90 days of hire, or placement, into the job.

4.     A valid state driver’s license in good standing. 

5.     Must be able to work various shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays.


The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but are not required to be rated qualified for this job.

1.      A Journey License (or higher) as Electrician.


2.      Substantive experience in operating, maintaining, and repairing airfield lighting systems, switchgear, traffic signals, and/or overhead lighting.


3.      Experience working safely in a skilled trade on a busy airfield or in an equivalent work environment such as, but not limited to, work in a skilled trade requiring prolonged concentration and attention to detail amid maritime or motor freight cargo loading/unloading, or other types of near-constant movements/operations that require continuous situational awareness and alertness due to continually changing circumstances and events.


4.      Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).


Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s).  If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.



A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.