Electrician-City of Manitowoc WWTF

City of Manitowoc
Job Description
Position Title:                 Electrician
Division:                         Wastewater Treatment Facility
Status:                            Full time Non-Exempt
Normal Workweek:      Monday – Friday (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Reports to:                    Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent
Directly Supervises:      No supervisory responsibilities
The employee performs a variety of a skilled and technical nature, in the electrical systems and repair of electrical equipment and mechanical equipment in the WWTF. Electrician takes a lead role in planning and performing electrical repairs and all electrical issues at the WWTF. This position must be able to read, interpret, and work from schematics, wiring diagrams, ladder logic, and blueprints. In addition to electrical work, an employee spends time in the general maintenance of the WWTF and all of its buildings and associated equipment.
  • Performs predicative, preventative, and corrective duties in the maintenance, repair and installation of Motor Control Centers (MCC’s), instrumentations, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and the facility buildings and grounds.
  • Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains instruments and control systems that monitor and control plant equipment.
  • Assists in the development, construction, and installation of new electrical systems and repair or replacement of existing electrical equipment including; starters, relays, switches, overloads, and medium voltage (480 volts) distribution and control systems.
  • Develops field sketches and updates lighting panels, identifies and labels circuits and breakers, updates record drawings, blueprints, and the schematics of plant electrical systems.
  • Performs physical plant rounds to monitor and inspect all facility equipment including: electrical system switchboxes, transformers, control centers, motors, pumps, compressors, HVAC units, boilers, blowers, and buildings and grounds.
  • Tracks electrical supplies, selects, and orders electrical supplies and repair parts for corrective repairs to electrical system, process equipment, motorized equipment, and all other related ancillary utility equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance work orders that include: change out of lubricants, alignment and adjusting belts, packing, greasing of bearings and lubrication of moving parts, and replacing filters, gaskets, and other wear items.
  • Regularly confers with supervisors on job priorities, work progress, and electrical and maintenance issues.
  • Must work effectively individually as well as within a group on large projects. Electrician works closely with maintenance staff, operators, and outside contractors.
  •  Performs regular and recurring tasks independently and takes corrective action when difficult or unanticipated problems occur.
  • Responds and reports when called upon for emergency equipment repairs or unusual plant problems, which includes nights, weekends, or holidays.
  • Operates all phases of the WWTF equipment and controls.
  • Adjusts and/or repairs emergency lighting, grounds lighting, weir washers, and clocks.
  • Leads other plant staff when working in groups on electrical or large projects and provides direction to employees assigned in the performance of task/work orders.
  • Electrician may work with and/or assist other City departments.
  • Performs other utility work as required.
Education:                     High school diploma and certificate as a journeyman electrician with a
                                        minimum of 4 years’ experience. Candidate may also qualify with an
                                        equivalent combination of licensure, experience, military training, or
                                        education as determined by management.  
Experience:                   A minimum four years relevant electrical work experience preferably in an industrial setting involving machinery and equipment similar to that found at a wastewater treatment facility.                                                                                                                                                   
Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver’s license. A certificate as a journeyman electrician.
Other Requirements:    Understands duties and performs work tasks in a safe manner in
                                         accordance with the safety programs, policies, and protocol of the
                                        WWTF facility. 
This position must have a strong electrical knowledge and skills, as well as, the hazards and safety precautions used in a modern wastewater treatment facility; must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate percentages and apply these skills to the wastewater facility when needed for plant electrical operations; and have the ability to use hand and power tools, calculator, telephone, hand-held radio units, and able to navigate and use a computer.
BACKGROUND CHECKS- Condition of Employment
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manual Dexterity:        Position requires good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary for use of a multi meter, megger, programming HMI touch screens, variable frequency drives, hand and power tools, SCADA computers, and operating motorized equipment.
Physical Effort:            A great deal of walking is required to physically inspect equipment and the facility including ascending and descending ladders and climbing up and down stairways of three to four levels. Will be required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, grab, twist, push and pull in performance of daily duties. Requires vision and hearing requirements of normal ability, or corrected by glasses and/or hearing aids. The individual must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
 Working Conditions:   The individual must be able to withstand all environment conditions within reason. Normal electrical and maintenance tasks will demand exposure to the elements at anytime and for extended periods. The employee must be able to use appropriate safety and protective equipment in environments of hot or cold temperatures, excessive noise, vibration, greasy and oily equipment, noxious odors, hazardous chemical locations, confined space conditions, electrical shock situations, and in dealing with wastewater itself. Safety toe shoes and safety glasses are required to be worn when working at the plant. All employees in this are subject to drug and alcohol testing as required by law.
This position description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position.  The description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the duties of employees under supervision.  The City of Manitowoc retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment.
This job description is not a contract for employment.
The City of Manitowoc is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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