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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3124 - Electrician Technician

Job Description

UNION: Local 399 

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty supervising the work of skilled electricians performing installation and service work on diversified equipment and facilities; performs related duties as assigned.

Employees in this class perform responsible sub-professional electrical work. Work is assigned by a higher level position and is performed in accordance with applicable codes and standard trade practices. A professional electrician will provide working guidance to subordinate personnel.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Assists professional electricians with designing, installing and repairing a variety of electrical equipment including electronic controls, switchboards, control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers and various other types of electronic equipment involving transistor circuits
• Assists with establishing balance loads
• Assists in designing and installing the apparatus of complex circuits
• Helps diagnose electrical problems and replace or repair parts as necessary
• Helps detect and replace defective control modules, test and make adjustments
• Helps prepare wiring diagrams to record all changes
• Maintains adequate inventory of electrical supplies
• Recommends ordering of supplies and maintains various work records
• Keeps supervisor informed of all tasks
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Practices, tools and terminology of the electrical trade
• Electrical codes
• Electrical theory
• Shooting and testing techniques
• Associated hazards and safety precautions
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Making repairs to electrical wiring, fixtures and equipment
• Working from plans and specifications and in following rough sketches and verbal instructions
• Laying out work
• Estimating time and material needed for a job
• Keeping accurate records
• Troubleshooting systems related to area of assignment
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; and two years of experience in industrial electrical work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

The work environment characteristics 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.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, high or precarious places and other related conditions and situations.

This position requires a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Depending on the assignment, this position requires the incumbent to be enrolled in an electrical apprenticeship program or the completion of some electrical trade courses.