Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology, and have fun while you're doing it?
Join the team at Planning and Public Works, and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and Raise a Family. Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees. We are seeking a highly motivated, customer service driven, detail oriented individual to join our team as a Wastewater Treatment Specialist – Electrician. If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of our team, then look no more!
This highly skilled Industrial Electrical work supporting the Chambers Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (CCRWWTP), the Cascadia Treatment Plant, pump stations and electrical systems throughout Pierce County. This is a great opportunity to work with equipment, systems and facilities that are predominately new, state of the art electrical/safe equipment. We place a high value on staff safety and training, providing all necessary personal protective equipment, tools and equipment of the trade. Our three major facilities are new and or recently upgraded, the CCRWWTP location is a spectacular and world class location. This position provides the successful candidate essential and predictive work, competitive pay, benefits and retirement. There are opportunities for innovation and process improvements, to provide input and have your fingerprints on projects. This is a great opportunity to be part of an organization that is a leader in the Wastewater industry, and join a group of electricians who take their work serious and provide professional products.
In terms of growth and development, this role as a WW Maintenance Specialist-Electrical, puts you in a position to best hone your leadership skills to prepare for eligibility for a future Supervisor role.
Why It's a Great Department:
The Planning and Public Works Department has an excellent reputation for being an employer that is committed to providing top-notch service to its customers. Our goal is to be the Best Public Agency and your role can help us get there. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as the opportunity to be a part of an organization that prides itself on customer service.
This fun team is filled with intelligent and hardworking people. They have high expectations and strive to meet them consistently. Our employees take pride in what they do – meeting customer's needs, protecting our environment and preserving it for our community.
How to be Successful in the Role:
We are looking for a candidate who is experienced in industrial electrical systems and equipment with an EL01 license from the State of Washington (ME01-Masters is also acceptable). The successful candidate will have knowledge and skills in NEC Hazardous locations requirements, maintenance, testing and installation tools of the trade;15 kV experience is a plus. This person must have the ability to work in confined spaces, from heights and use fully contained fire rated suits, in addition to other physical demands of the job. Our immediate expectations are that the successful candidate can perform Journeyman Electrician (Industrial) work, bring a positive attitude with flexibility and a willingness to learn and align in the direction the organization is moving. It will be vital that the person understands the significance of their role, and our responsibility to our customers (the residents of Pierce County), regulators and the environment. You will work daily with other electricians, maintenance and operations personnel to complete tasks and projects; the ability to be a team player and work well with others is critical. We all depend on each other's knowledge and experience to not only perform the work but to keep each other safe throughout the day. Basic computer skills will also be necessary to perform components of this job.
As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.
Core Daily Responsibilities
Monitor power distribution voltages, power consumption and demand utilizing portable and system power monitoring equipment.
Repair and perform maintenance on motor controllers consisting of electro-mechanical, variable frequency, magnetic drives, power conditioners and related equipment.
Install, adjust, reconstruct and inspect all components of electrical systems, controls, lighting, wiring, motors and electrical power distribution systems to 15kV, and power generator to 1.25MW.
Research and order parts for repairs, new projects or modifications of existing electrical systems or equipment. Provide pre-bid and construction review of engineering drawings, specifications, and submittals for improvement projects with outside firms.
Provide oversight of electrical installations for compliance with prevailing codes.
Lead, train, provide direction and instruct other employees as required.
Provide red line updates of changes to design plan schematics, wiring diagrams, and service manuals.
Assist in the preparation of annual power budget for all associated sites. Work closely with power utility provider customer service, dispatch, and engineering to provide cost- effective and reliable electrical power source.
A classification description with a more detailed list of essential functions can be found here.
MINIMUM RECRUITING REQUIREMENTS:
A high school diploma or GED and have served a four-year apprenticeship in the electrical field.
Formal schooling from a vocational technical school with a certificate as an electrician and coursework in electronic controls and instrumentation is desirable.
A current ELO1 license as a journeyman electrician issued by the State of Washington is required. However, a State of Washington MEO1- Masters license may be considered along with the applicants work experience. Physical assessment by a County-approved examination may be required prior to employment.
Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License.
NOTE: A safe driving record is critical for this position. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be required to provide a current drivers abstract prior to your interviews.
This position either supports essential functions of Pierce County and/or essential recovery functions for the future. Interviews may be conducted remotely to comply with social distancing directives and start dates may need to be flexible.
If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision. Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?
Pierce County Human Resources 4301 S Pine St, Suite 200 Tacoma, Washington, 98409
(253) 798-7480 For Sheriff's Department positions: 253-798-6250
Planning and Public Works strives to support a livable Pierce County. Planning and Public works infrastructure, facilities and services protect the environment, improve public health and safety, contribute to economic vitality, and enhance the quality of life in our community. Pierce County Planning and Public Works is responsible for the maintenance, operation, preservation and improvement of 1550 miles of county roads with 145 bridges, a regional sewer system with 100 pump stations and over 700 miles of pipe, a regional stormwater system with 67 miles of levees and over 500 ponds, solid waste facilities, ferries, and airports.