Electrician - Maintenance Mechanic

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) | Raleigh, NC

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Posted Date 3/06/2023
Description Learn more about what it's like to be a member of Team RDU!

RDU Airport Authority provides a world-class customer experience for millions of passengers traveling to or through the airport. Our organization honors leadership, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and respect. We're known for innovation, and we need skilled professionals to match our team. Here at RDU, we've created a culture that attracts bright, passionate, and caring people who sincerely want to do their best for our internal and external partners.Our organization offers a dynamic, fast-paced environment that promotes teamwork, creativity, and collaboration.As a team member at RDU, you can expect to make a difference through your work, to have a direct impact on the achievement of a very meaningful mission, to advance your career trajectory, and to have room for fun and fulfillment in your daily life.

Does this sound like the challenge that you have been searching for? If so, please consider applying for the Maintenance Mechanic (Electrical)position supporting either our Fields or Facilities Departments at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.

At RDU, your career goals guide our efforts. Most importantly, here at RDU, we fly high and help people find freedom. Freedom to land in a place that fits today, and one that fits in the future. Freedom to find clarity in chaos, to lean into transition and achieve growth. Freedom to thrive, on both sides of the equation. RDU provides an opportunity to work with an awesome team, all dedicated to our core values of Learning, Integrity, Team, Excellence, and Respect.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


The Maintenance Mechanic performs skilled mechanical and utilities maintenance duties for the Airport Authority in the maintenance and repair of electrical and utility systems and equipment.


Fields Department:

  • Maintains and repairs 3 phase; 5000 volt, 480/277 volt and 208/120 volt electrical systems
  • Checks operation and performs preventive maintenance and repairs for Airfield lighting and control system
  • Checks operation of and performs preventative maintenance and repairs for emergency power generators, automatic transfer switches, mobile generator sets, electrical vaults, motorized gates, sluice gates, and electric deer fence
  • Repair and maintenance of traffic signals, lighting systems on the street, parking lots and the parking deck using aerial lifts, bucket trucks, ladders, and scaffolding
  • Locate underground utilities (electrical, water, sewer)
  • Checks and repairs sewer lift stations and irrigation pump stations including motors, pumps, control circuitry, alarm circuitry, and equipment as needed
  • Assists with snow removal efforts and other inclement weather-related needs
  • Working an on-call shift determined by co-worker rotation for response to emergency situations
  • Performs related work in support of grounds keeping and maintenance functions (grass cutting, painting, fence repair, masonry, cleaning)
  • Performs related work as required
Facilities Department:

  • Checks operation, performs preventative maintenance, and assists with repairs for:
    • Emergency power generators, automatic transfer switches, generator paralleling switchgear and distribution system
    • Electrical switchgear, transformers, buss duct, motor control centers, and variable frequency drives
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains:
    • 3 Phase; 4,160 volts, 480/277 volt and 208/120 electrical systems.
    • A variety of pumps, from 1 hp to 100 hp throughout the airport
    • All lighting throughout RDUAA campus. Including fluorescent and HID using ladders and aerial lifts
    • Checks operation. performs preventive maintenance, and repairs to automatic sliding door systems and UPS systems
  • Performs additional related work as required

  • Maximum - Based on qualifications
  • Minimum - $22.02



  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Associate Degree or Apprentice Program


  • 2 years of experience in the electrical trade

  • 4 years of experience in the electrical trade
Licenses or Certifications:


  • Valid NC Driver's License and ability to obtain NC CDL License within 6 months of start date.

  • NC Registered Journeyman's Certificate

Knowledge of:

  • The operation of various types of aerial lifts including work at heights up to 60 feet
  • Working knowledge and experience of mechanical and utilities systems
  • Safety rules and regulations required in the electrical trade
  • Hand tools, power tools, testing equipment, and industrial equipment
  • Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment used to document work, inventory, and work orders
Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • English grammar, spelling, punctuation
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios
Ability to:

  • Handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively
  • Move from one job to another as needed
  • Accurately identify color coded cables and wires, in variable lighting conditions
  • Read schematics, blueprints, and other technical documents
  • Work on 480, 277 and 240 volt systems
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries

The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Work is generally performed indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. May on occasion be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels, such as from office equipment or overhead aircraft.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • The position requires extended intervals of walking and standing, indoors and outdoors. The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly to move objects.

At RDU, you're not just a blip on the radar. We appreciate you and care about your health, happiness and future.Here's a snapshot of our awesome benefits!

  • Work-Life Harmony
    • Paid Vacation Leave
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • 11 Paid Holidays
    • Flexible Holiday Options
  • Health and Wellness
    • Comprehensive Wellness Program
    • On-site Fitness Classes & Employee Fitness Center Access
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) - with matching employer contributions
    • Flexible Spending Accounts - medical and dependent care options
    • Opportunities for employer paid or discounted insurance plans
  • Financial Wellness
    • Tuition assistance and career development
    • Shift Differential pay
    • 401(k) plan, Traditional and Roth options - with matching employer contributions
    • 457(b) plan, Traditional and Roth options
    • NC Pension Retirement Pan
    • Employee Discounts - cell phone service plans, RDU Airport Terminal stores and restaurants.
Please see the Raleigh Durham Airport-Authority statement on Equal Opportunity Employment located athttps://www.rdu.com/careers/rduaa/

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary22.02 Hour
Per Diem

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