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2704 - Industrial Electrician

at Pima County

Posted: 10/2/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2852672

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is in the Regional Wastewater Reclamation. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

Salary Grade: 49

Performs journey-level industrial electrical maintenance, repair, diagnosis, trouble-shooting, construction, fabrication, and preventive maintenance in an industrial environment. This classification is distinguished from the Trades Maintenance Specialist and Trades Maintenance Specialist-Senior classifications by its focus on industrial electrical work being performed in an industrial work environment.

An assessment may be administered.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Performs and/or assists in the installation, maintenance, or repair of industrial electrical systems rated at 480 volts or higher in County facilities;
Maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and installs 480vac motors, submersible pumps, complex motor controls, and pump controls in an industrial setting;
Maintains power, lighting, control systems, and process alarm wiring systems in overhead cable trays, underground duct banks, vaults, and manholes;
Maintains electrical equipment in OSHA classified spaces (explosive hazardous rated locations);
Troubleshoots industrial control systems, AC/DC variable speed motors, variable frequency drives (VFD), and soft starters;
Recommends electrical system requirements for facilities and conducts technical inspections on new installations of electrical systems, modifications of existing equipment, motors, and related electrically operated apparatus;
Determines routing, location, and method of installing industrial wiring, conduit, equipment, fixtures, and accessories from complex industrial drawings, wiring diagrams, blueprints, specifications, and sketches;
Operates and maintains medium voltage (15kV) substations including protective relays and controls;
Tests, calibrates, and programs breaker trip settings and functions;
Performs scheduled inspections and reviews of electrical panels, performs proper preventative maintenance on all associated electrical equipment, and upgrades electrical equipment;
Identifies and documents all electrical enclosures and electrical equipment within facilities and maintains accurate labeling in all panels, motor control centers (MCCs), junction boxes, and switch gear;
Follows proper safety protocols on electrical equipment;
Prepares work schedules and coordinates maintenance schedules with integrated teams;
Prepares technical reports of electrical operational issues;
Performs calculations involved in the operation of sizing electrical circuits, transformers, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) units, panels, breakers, starters, box and conduit fill and wire sizes;
May oversee and consult with outside electrical and construction contractors to assure compliance with National Electrical Codes and Regulations (NEC) and Pima County specifications, rules, policies, and regulations;
Responds to electrical emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications


1. Completion of an industry-recognized electrical apprenticeship program and three years of journey-level industrial experience as an electrician maintaining industrial electrical systems and distribution lines of at least 480V.


2. Five years of journey-level industrial experience as an electrician maintaining industrial electrical systems and distribution lines of at least 480V.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.): 
  1. At least five (5) years journeyman-level electrical experience, including three (3) years electrical troubleshooting in an industrial setting. 
  2. Experience with/knowledge of industrial equipment such as motors, motor controls, control panels, generators, VFDs (variable frequency drives), PLCs, switchgear, and transfer switches. 
  3. Experience interpreting electrical plans, diagrams, blueprints, schematics and applicable NEC (National Electrical Code). 
  4. Experience with/knowledge of electrical safety practices and OSHA regulations.

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred QualificationsThe hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant’s suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services’ review and approval of the candidate’s driving record.
Special Notice ItemsPost offer physical will be required. The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history.  A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. Some positions may carry the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, asbestos, or wastewater and sewage products, therefore special medical screening prior to or during employment may be necessary to assure employee health and safety.

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