Interior Electrician Operator in Charge

Washington D.C
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 29, 2019
Full Time
As an Interior Electrician Operator in Charge (OIC), you will respond to emergencies and troubleshoot interior electrical systems and equipment at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport.

Interior Electrician Operator in Charge (OIC)

This is a journey (full performance) level job in the Interior Electrician series.

Serves in the Electrical Division of the Engineering and Maintenance Department at either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport.

Responds to emergencies and trouble calls during assigned evening, night, and weekend shifts (65% of the time). Maintains or restores electrical service/equipment or shuts off equipment and uses the overtime list to call in additional personnel or requests contractor support. Performs preventive maintenance on day shift (35% of the time). Performs related functions.


Responds to emergencies on electrical systems and equipment, such as malfunctioning automatic doors/gates/baggage conveyors or public address systems, inoperative or unsafe elevators and escalators, shorts in control panels, tripped breakers, and blown fuses.

Troubleshoots and evaluates problems. Takes or recommends actions to repair, adjust, or shut off equipment. Uses the overtime list to call in a door systems mechanic or electronics mechanic; notifies Supervisor of serious problems.

Maintains record of trouble calls, action taken, and any problem(s) encountered.

Performs electrical preventive maintenance work (e.g., replacing contacts and springs on circuit breakers; checking motors and control centers on switchgear; and cleaning armatures and replacing bearings on motors for HVAC equipment, fire pumps, and conveyor systems; and checking voltages, batteries, and battery chargers on emergency and battery lights).

Use drawings and blueprints to help in troubleshooting electrical problems.

Follows safe-clearance switching procedures to create temporary outages, as required.

Uses tools and equipment of the trade (e.g., lineman's pliers, socket set, amp probe, hydraulic knock-out punch, volt meter, multi-meter, conduit threader, wire puller, and hot stick).

Performs other duties as assigned.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and systems.

Two of the five years of experience must include specializing in installation, testing, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of electrical equipment and systems, such as, but not limited to, air conditioning and air handling controls, interior lighting systems, emergency lighting systems, integrated circuits, programmable logic controllers, motors, pumps, starters, suppression circuits, switches, switch gears, parallel and AC and DC circuitry, and similar equipment.

One of the five years of experience must be include journey level experience with primary responsibility for service and emergency procedures and demonstrating the ability to make decisions and direct actions to maintain or restore service until relieved.

A License as a Master Electrician is evidence of five years of progressively responsible electrical trade experience but is not, by itself, evidence of the two years of experience specializing in testing, diagnosing, maintenance, and repair of a range of electrical equipment and systems, as specified.

Full performance (journey) level knowledge of, and skill in, low voltage electrical equipment and systems installation, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair/replacement. This includes knowledge of the theories, principles, requirements and standards of electrical work.

Knowledge of the mechanical and electrical functions of automatic doors/gates, public address system, escalators, elevators, and fire alarm systems, and ability to diagnose malfunctions and make adjustments/repairs or shut off for safety.

Skill in using tools, test equipment, schematics, wiring diagrams, blueprints, and other equipment in journey level electrical work.

Ability to analyze data and information (including blueprints and schematics).

Ability to work safely and knowledge of the safety rules, regulations, and procedures needed to do so.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer, computerized work order and time and attendance system.


A Journeyman Electrical License (or higher).


A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).


A state driver's license in good standing.


Operates vehicle airside and landside (requires AOA permit).

Work requires moderate to heavy physical exertion (exerting 20 to 40 pounds of force or lifting objects up to 80 pounds). May work in a cramped position or at heights of 50+ feet.

Is subject to possible electrical shock and exposure to potentially hazardous materials. Wears personal protective equipment as necessary.

May operate aerial lift truck, scissor lift, or forklift to work on overhead electrical systems.

Is subject to hold over or recall on a 24 hour basis for essential services and emergencies.

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.


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

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