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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3127 - Electrician

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
UNION: Local 399

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty as an Electrician on highly diversified equipment; performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is skilled work of the journeyman's level with responsibility for the performance of highly specialized electrical maintenance and repair operations involving hazardous working conditions associated with 480 volt three phase circuits and requires following special high voltage safety precautions. Work is performed under general supervision from the Senior Electrician and the Electrical Systems Supervisor and is performed in accordance with applicable codes and standard trade practices. Working guidance may be provided to Electrician Technicians.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

• Plans, lays out, installs and repairs a variety of complex electrical equipment including electronic controls, switchboards, control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers and various other types of electronic equipment involving transistor circuits
• Establishes balance loads
• Lays out and wires complex circuits
• Diagnoses electrical problems and replaces or repairs parts as necessary
• Detects and replaces defective control modules, tests and makes adjustments
• Prepares wiring diagrams to record all changes
• Recommends ordering of supplies and maintains various work records
• Directs and instructs the work of Electrician Technicians where necessary and is responsible for the safety of their assistants
• Makes modifications to older equipment to keep it operating
• Keeps supervisor informed of modifications
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
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 regarding high voltage and electronic circuitry
• Electrical codes
• Electrical theory
• Trouble 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 complicated 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
• 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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; completion of electrical trade courses plus six years experience in industrial electrical work including electronic circuitry; or two years of experience as a Journeyman Electrician; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
This position requires a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Depending on the assignment, the incumbent will be enrolled in a plumbing apprenticeship program or require completion of plumbing trade courses.