Master Electrician

City of Austin | Austin, TX

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Posted Date 5/30/2024
Description Minimum Qualifications
Master Electrician:

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus five (5) years of experience in repair, testing, maintenance, or installation of electrical systems or equipment.
Licenses or Certifications:
  • Master Electrician License issued by the State of Texas.
Notes to Applicants

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This position requires a Master Electrician License.Staff hired at the Master Electrician level will be more heavily involved in managing contracts and overseeing contractor performance, running service calls, cleaning up electrical panels, and managing utility-wide electrical projects. They will be working with both energized and non-energized equipment.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:
  • A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for the position
  • Please detail on the application any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs included on the application. Please include contact information for previous employers. As we are not accepting resumes, a complete application is essential
If you are selected to interview:
  • Your electrical skills and skill level in Microsoft Office 2016 Word, Excel and Outlook will be assessed, with a required minimum passing score of 70%.
If you are selected as a top candidate:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution
  • And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date
  • Job offers are contingent upon passing a Criminal Background Investigation.
  • If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program , you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.
All Austin Water work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite - including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience providing high level customer service and resolution to electrical concerns
  • Basic skill level using Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system or online work order system
  • Experience installing and monitoring energy gauges
  • Experience managing electrical contracts and monitoring contractor performance
  • Background in City of Austin's electrical code
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Pulls wire, conduit, cable, etc.
  • Connects power cables to equipment - i.e. generators, alarm systems, lighting systems, etc.
  • Uses various electrician hand tools - i.e. snips, screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, etc.
  • Operates soldering tools.
  • Reads profiles and blueprints.
  • Measures, cuts, and bends wire and conduit using rulers and hand tools.
  • Installs wire, conduit, coaxial cable, etc. Installs conductors.
  • Splices electrical wiring (i.e. strip insulation), twists wires together, solders, tapes, applies terminal caps, etc.
  • Operates various power saws (i.e. radial arm, skill, etc.), drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, electronic testing equipment, cable finding equipment, and equipment testers.
  • Assists other trades with electrical problems.
  • Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
    May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluations, training, and guidance to others.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    • Knowledge of the City and National Electric Code.
    • Knowledge of safety rules and procedures when working with energized electrical equipment.
    • Knowledge of building codes applicable to level of construction.
    • Knowledge of equipment tools and materials used in electrical maintenance and construction.
    • Knowledge of City permitting process.
    • Skill in the use of hand tools common to the electrical trade.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees, tenants, and the general public.
    Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA
    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

    The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
    Salary35.79 Hour
    Per Diem

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