Industrial Electrician Ii (maybe Underfilled)

Burke, Virginia
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Sep 08, 2019
Sep 28, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Installs, maintains and repairs complex industrial electrical equipment and systems in wastewater pump stations. Works in the field, diagnosing and resolving complex electrical problems on a wide variety of rotating, moving and heavy equipment including high voltage distribution centers, motor controllers, pump, generators, presses, lighting systems and underground cable. Troubleshoots, repairs and installs variable frequency drives (VFD's). Performs diagnostic work up to the programmable logic controllers (PLC) and the digital control systems (DCS) lode. Performs predictive and preventive maintenance in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations on electrical equipment. Creates work orders, requisitions equipment and parts. Performs work in a safe manner according to all regulations; participates in safety training and reports unsafe conditions.

Safety Responsibility: Engages in safe working practices and complies with Wastewater Management Division safety programs and guidelines. Complies with DPWES Safety Competencies. .

Note: Wastewater Management positions are responsible for providing uninterrupted sewer service to residents during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies. This position may be designated as emergency service personnel at any time by the DPWES Director or Division Director. As such, this position 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. You 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.

Illustrative Duties

  • Troubleshoots high voltage industrial equipment, control and power system failures to determine the cause and corrective action required;
  • Performs journey level tasks in the maintenance and repair of 3-phase and single phase electrical equipment;
  • Performs inspections of 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 circuit 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;
  • Performs predictive and preventive maintenance in accordance with manufacturer recommendations on electrical equipment;
  • Creates work orders and documents;
  • Assists in maintaining records and inventory of repair and replacement parts and supplies to ensure availability of parts to minimize down-time of equipment;
  • Utilizes Computerized Maintenance Management system and/or Enterprise Asset Management system to monitor, create and close out work orders;
  • Utilizes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems to troubleshoot electrical problems;
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and installs Variable Frequency Drives;
  • Utilizes Variable Frequency Drives and Programmable Logic Controllers to troubleshoot and make repairs;
  • Performs routine start-up and testing of emergency generators;
  • May serve as a lead over Industrial Electrician I's;
  • 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

  • Journey level knowledge of the standards, practices and equipment of the electrical trade;
  • Journey level knowledge of applicable county, state and national electrical, NFPA and safety codes;
  • Working knowledge of computers, Variable Frequency Drives, Programmable Logic Controllers, Computerized Maintenance Management and/or Enterprise Management Systems and Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition systems and diagnostic measures;
  • Working knowledge of safety regulations and procedures as well as common hazards associated with working with electricity;
  • Working knowledge of supply and policy and procedures;
  • Ability to distinguish different color wiring;
  • Ability to read and interpret diagrams, schematics, blue prints and manuals;
  • Ability to use a computer;
  • 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; successful completion of an approved electrician's apprentice program and four years of experience as an industrial electrician.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Industrial Electrician I (Grade S18, 44,998.93 - $74,998.14). 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; successful completion of an approved electrician's apprentice program and two years of experience as an industrial electrician.

The successful candidates possesses the following:
  • Experience using computers;
  • Work experience in an wastewater collection setting or similar environment;
  • Experience working as a lead worker;
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills
Must have and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's License. Must have and maintain a valid Commonwealth of Virginia Journeyman Electrician's license.


With or without reasonable accommodation. This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on a keyboard, and lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work in confined spaces with weight restriction of 310 pounds for the use of a safety retrieval system requiring a harness and tripod. Must be able to distinguish color wiring. Must be able to stoop and stand for long periods of time. Subject to working in adverse weather conditions and may be exposed to raw waste.

Note: Ability to drive 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton utility truck and operate hoisting equipment

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

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.