Water Industry Maintenance Electrician (Ft. AP Hill)

American Water - Bowling Green, VA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $40,000 - $57,000 a year
Provide general direction and oversight of electrical plans during planning and development of new or renovated plant and lift station projects. Performs other related functions and duties as assigned or as they become apparent and necessary. This position is required to carry out tasks with a minimum of directions. The person must demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and ability to complete jobs with and without help from others.

Key Accountabilities:
Responsible for all project electrical work , including but not limited to, installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical equipment, lighting, outlets, switches, wiring motors, motor controls, instrumentation installation and troubleshooting, SCADA system hardware maintenance, start-up testing, control panel maintenance, and power tools.

Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers. Coordinates and communicates with project personnel as well as other outside entities to ensure operational reliability and environmental compliance.

Capable of conducting duties in a safe, efficient manner that will insure safety to themselves, co-workers and the public. Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies. Reports unsafe conditions.

Participation in the following safety programs plus other safety programs identified by AW:

Respiratory Program

Lock-out Tag-out Program

Bloodborne Pathogen Program

Chlorine Safety Program

Confine Space Program

Fall Protection & Climbing Safety Program

Hazard Communication Program

Hearing Conservation Program

Hot Works Program

Pipe Plug Safety Program

PPE Safety Program

SPPC Program

Ability to properly utilize precision tools and instruments (electrical test equipment, thermo graphic analysis and vibration equipment)

Ability to properly utilize tools required by the job, including but not limited to, hand tools, power tools.

Capable of written and verbal communication to all necessary entities.

Demonstrates knowledge, ability and understanding of electrical tasks normally associated with water distribution and wastewater collection systems, as well as electro-mechanical related equipment.

Must have a thorough knowledge, understanding and ability to read and interpret electrical blueprints, schematics and ladder logic drawings.

Knowledge of and access to electrical commercial and industrial codes as defined by NEC, OSHA, NFPA

Understands and can operate basic computer software, including RSLogix and RS Link’s ladder logic electrical control diagnostic software. Has an understanding of computer hardware, SCADA and wiring instruments.

Education/ Experience:
High School diploma, GED, or experience in related field.

3-5 years as an electrician working with 480-volt electrical systems

Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License

Certification as a licensed electrician desired, but not required as equivalent experience and training can be substituted.

Work Environment:
Subject to outdoor/indoor elements and to temperature changes, hot/cold, walking, kneeling standing, lifting, and bending. Must be able to lift up to 75lbs

Cuts grass with riding mower, push mower and weed eaters

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