Industrial Electrician I/II

Lorton, Virginia
We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package.
Oct 26, 2021
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time

Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for a Industrial Electrician I/II.  This position will position will be filled at either the level I or II depending on the education and experience of the selected candidate. 

This position under close supervision of a Supervisor, and/or Industrial Electrician II/III, provides assistance with the installation, maintenance and repair, electrical and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and controls used in Fairfax Water facilities.

Essential functions include:

  • Assists with the daily electrical operations of Fairfax Water treatment plants, distribution systems, and related pumping facilities to assure its production and reliability of equipment.
  • Assists with the completion of new installations and preventive maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
  • Maintains lighting systems and assisting in the maintenance of fire alarm systems.
  • Makes frequent inspections of all HVAC equipment to assure proper operation required by the preventive maintenance program.
  • Lubricates HVAC components; changing oil and filters, cleaning and dusting coils, fans, motors, condensers and evaporators; checking and calibrating electrical and pneumatic controls in accordance with the preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Assists in installing, calibrating, modifying, updating, testing, repairing, rebuilding and replacing all types of HVAC equipment to include: gas and oil-fired commercial boilers, water and fuel feeds, power sources, burners, control circuits, associated components such as electrical wiring and circuits, blowers, air handlers, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, air conditioning units, ducts, thermostats, pumps, piping systems, radiators, and heating and cooling coils, and testing.
  • Assists in trouble-shooting, corrective action and repairing of high voltage (13.2 to 4160) and low voltage (480/227 to 120/208) distribution systems.
  • Willingness and ability to use and learn the Integrated Enterprise System (SAP).
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.




  • Graduation from high school or GED and minimum of one year electrical and/or HVAC experience (preferably in an industrial environment), or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Must successfully complete a four-year electrical apprenticeship program and become a licensed Journeyman Electrician within 5 years of enrollment in the program. Must be enrolled in a four-year Mechanical apprenticeship program or HVAC Mechanical Classes at NVCC.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory, the functions and maintenance of electrical systems, tools and equipment and safety regulations.
  • Ability to read and work from drawings and electrical schematics.
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC theory and the materials, methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the operation, installation and maintenance of HVAC equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC electrical and electronic control circuits including computerized control systems.
  • Obtain Chlorine Fluorine Carbon (CFC) Universal license.
  • Must obtain Forklift Certification.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.
  • “Fairfax Water requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to legally required exceptions.”

About Fairfax Water

Fairfax Water is a respected leader in the drinking water industry, supplying drinking water to nearly two million people in the communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Herndon, Vienna, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax City.  We are Virginia’s largest water utility and one of the 25 largest water utilities in the country, serving one of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. We aim to uphold customer trust by providing water of exceptional quality and reliability at a reasonable price, supporting the high quality of life and economic vitality of Northern Virginia.

To review the full requirements for the position please go to our website at and apply online.  Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and a defined benefit retirement plan.