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Assists an Industrial Electrician II or III in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems and equipment up to 5000 volts and 4000 amps. Monitors electrical power distribution throughout the plant using power monitors or the SCADA system. Maintains equipment and associated controls as a part of the preventive maintenance program. Replaces and/or repairs lighting fixtures, emergency lights and exit lights throughout the plant; makes repairs to equipment. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on various equipment including motors up to 1250 horse power and generators up to 2500 kilowatts. Installs circuits for motors and motor controls and equipment using all types of wiring methods (i.e., rigid metal conduits up to four inch, armored cables). Assists in troubleshooting, repairs and/or installation of main switchboards, main and branch circuits breakers, disconnects and wiring devices such as switches, convenience receptacles and dedicated receptacles. Troubleshoots or assists in troubleshooting/repairing live electrical circuits with voltages up to 600 ac. Diagnoses problems and repairs/replaces failed lighting systems and controls as well as electromagnetic and electronic ballasts on lighting equipment. Operates assigned service vehicle and maintains inventory of spare parts. Makes costs and material estimates. Collects data for preventive maintenance system and maintains activity logs. Responds to routine and emergency service calls after normal working hours. Follows safety regulations and procedures. Position is located at the Wastewater Treatment plant in Lorton, Virginia.


Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education or equivalent; successful completion of an approved electrician's apprentice program and two years of experience as an industrial electrician.


Must have and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's license. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment. Applicant must be capable of climbing ladders, steps, and lifting 50 pounds. Working conditions may include inclement weather, as well as being exposed to hazardous conditions. Subject to 24-hour call back and must, therefore, be able to work emergency overtime.


Knowledge of basic electrical theory and the functioning and maintenance of electrical motors and controls. Knowledge of the tools, materials and testing equipment utilized in electrical trade; some knowledge of safety regulations and accident prevention practices. Ability to acquire a working knowledge of blueprints and schematics. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Position is located at the Wastewater Treatment plant in Lorton, Virginia.

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