Industrial Electrician and Technician

OptimERA xG | Unalaska, AK

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Posted Date 4/15/2024
Description Department: OptimERA Tech

  • Full-Time
  • Hourly
  • $35 - $50 per hr (DOE)
  • Per diem
  • Housing / Travel / Vehicle
  • Medical / Dental / Optical / Life-flight
  • 401(k) with match
  • PTO + Federal Holidays
  • Maternity / Paternity leave
Ideal Applicant:
  • Not afraid of challenging working environment (cold, wind, rain, snow, long hours).
  • Wants to work overtime.
  • Motivated, pays attention to detail, takes pride in their work, the job isn't done until its done.
  • Wants to learn and adapts to new situations quickly.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Good with electronics and software interfaces.
  • Rises to the occasion, isn't afraid of a challenge.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Stays calm in tense situations.
  • Willing to travel, work in remote locations and likes small towns.
Purpose of Position: Electrician technicians will work under the direction of the Operations Branch of OptimERA Inc. Technicians will carry out daily maintenance tasks, field service calls and assist with all new construction projects related to industrial, commercial and Telecommunications installations. Electrician technicians will be responsible for all code compliant new construction, repairs, maintenance and required upgrades to ensure code compliance. The ideal technician is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment. Electrician technicians shall be able to interact directly and indirectly with customers and vendors in a professional manner to help remedy service-related issues with a strict level of confidentiality. Electrician technicians may be required to provide daily supervision and facilitate on the job training of an apprentice throughout their employment.

Position's Customer(s): Service level customers, management, internal employees, vendors and Accounting.

Essential Duties of Position:
  • Daily Tasks - 40%
    • Perform routine checks of Operation Sites and Job sites.
    • Assist with service calls and carry-out troubleshooting of customer services, both remotely and in-person
    • Perform general maintenance of customer equipment
    • Perform routine site upgrades & maintenance; Cable organization, generator maintenance, inventory, cleaning and other duties as assigned
    • Perform new installation of consumer level fixed-wireless and dedicated service connections at customer locations
  • New Site Installation and Development/General Electrical Contracting support - 25%
    • Assist with site visits to new locations
    • Assist with development of material take-offs for new site construction
    • Mobilization and inventory of materials received for site construction
    • Install communications cabling, electrical infrastructure, enclosures, structures and apparatuses and power systems as required for new site construction
  • Construction and Maintenance - 10%
    • Maintenance of existing communications sites, grounding, bonding and physical hardware checks.
    • Assist with erection of new towers and structures
    • Inventory and maintenance of safety equipment
    • Maintenance and documentation of required site signage
    • Attend position specific training as required
  • Documentation and Reporting - 25%
    • Organization, documentation and orderly filing of installed Equipment and associated manuals and reference materials.
    • Documentation and labeling of cabling, electrical circuit and panel schedules.
    • Track hours and report task performed and billable hours as required in a timely manner as required on a Daily, Monthly or as assigned schedule.
Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience with the industry and technologies related to the development, deployment, and operation of a telecommunications company.
  • Familiarity with microwave technology, both licensed and unlicensed.
  • Experience with troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical componets.
  • Strong organizational, project management, problem-solving skills and multi-tasking abilities.
Years of Experience required to meet minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience as a Journeyman electrician.
  • Basic Microsoft Office and computer skills, with the ability to become familiar with company-specific programs and software's related to; Troubleshooting, configuration, development and Human Resources.
  • Minimum of 2 years Industry related experience with preference given to experience in telecommunications and/or industrial power and controls.
Level of Education required to meet minimum qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED required.
Certifications Required: State of Alaska Certificate of Fitness for unlimited Electrical Journeyman

Reporting Relationships:

Position reports to: Employer Electrical Administrator or Direct supervisor

Number of Direct Reports (if applicable): 1 - Apprentice as assigned

Physical Requirements: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to use a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday, perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment. Must have the ability to communicate orally, both in person and over the telephone. Ability to lift and carry up to (50) lbs. and work in cramped spaces. Sufficient balance for occasional use of a step ladder. Sufficient hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes (fumes and odors, dust, low light conditions.) Sufficient strength, dexterity, and coordination to perform job duties.

Working Conditions: Position will include mostly field and site work but will include Central Office network/clerical environment work. Limited travel to remote sites throughout Alaska and to lower 48 States is expected in the performance of job duties. Ability to work extended hours without notice in order to resolve service impacting issues. Minimal clerical and office work is expected.

Salary42.50 Hour
Per Diem
Per Diem Offered

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