Electrician I- Lead

King County   Maple Valley, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 24, 2022
Apply Now
Summary

NOTE: This recruitment had previously closed on 05/11/22 11:59 PM. If you have already applied, you need not reapply as your original application will be considered.

The Operations Section of the Solid Waste Division (SWD) is recruiting for an Electrician I. We are looking for a highly skilled journey-level electrician who will construct, troubleshoot, maintain and wire a wide variety of equipment and conduct preventative maintenance programs. This could be your dream job! 
    
Here’s Why….
 
Awesome Benefits: Besides competitive wages, County offers benefits that are unmatched by most private employers. This includes:
 
  • Free health insurance for you and your dependents (An approximate value of $4968.00 per year compared to a private health plan)
  • A pension plan with approximately 10% employer contribution
  • A Deferred Compensation plan with a low participation fee 
  • 13 days of paid holidays, 14 vacation days, and 12 days of sick leave per year.
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability coverage and Term-life insurance
  • Employee discounts for services and more….
 
Competitive Wages: A starting wage of $41.7533/hour (Step 6 of range 56) with a top rate of $45.9083/hour (step 10). (These are 2021 rates and may go up after the new labor contract is approved). 
 
Work-life Balance: If you are looking for a job that values your life outside work, this is your position. While you may get opportunities to work overtime and earn more wages, the working conditions for this union-represented job allow you to prioritize your life after work.
 
Development Opportunities: Solid Waste Division believes in developing its employees. You will have plenty of opportunities for career advancement based on your skills and interests.
 
Serving the Community: Working for King County and the Solid Waste Division is more than a paycheck – you will be an integral part of a mission-oriented organization focusing on environmental collaboration and innovation to make the lives of our citizens better.
   
Examples of Job Duties:
 
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on (0-1000) volt systems.  Familiar with switchgear, ancillary equipment, flare station components. 
  • Troubleshoot and assess electrical power, lighting, control and equipment to determine cause of electrical and equipment failure. 
  • Repair damaged electrical equipment, panels, conduit and conductors. 
  • Install electrical systems in new construction. 
  • Install, modify and upgrade new and existing electrical systems, component parts and other related electrical equipment in compliance with municipal and national electrical codes. 
  • Evaluate existing equipment, provide recommendations for future electrical needs and anticipate costs. 
  • Maintain current equipment with preventive maintenance measures. Perform visual inspection and conduct cleaning including variable-speed drives, motors, motor control centers and programmable controllers. 
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic digital communications control systems, combined electronic fire alarm and smoke control systems, closed circuit TV security systems, electronic door security controls, electronic elevator security controls, intercom and paging systems, pneumatic tube carrier systems, fans, pumps and their motor control equipment, digital card reader systems, cameras, parking gates and roll-up doors, motion sensors, door monitoring systems, and kitchen equipment. 
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair power distribution systems including but not limited to lighting distribution and low-voltage switching, power distribution panels and circuits, emergency generator and related heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and power transfer switches. 
  • Perform troubleshooting, maintenance, or installation of blower systems and industrial flares 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
 Required Knowledge, Experience, and Skills: 
 
  • Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated experience in an industrial setting. 
  • Minimum three (3) years working knowledge with different electrical equipment and their functions to include but not limited to lighting, motors, pumps, gas systems, generators, panel interfaces, fans, heating & cooling. 
  • Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated experience working with industrial systems and processes. 
  • Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated experience in applying safety practices for electrical voltages (0-1000), mechanical and environmental hazards, i.e. chemical, gasses and confined spaces. 
  • Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated knowledge of federal, Washington State and local electrical codes. 
  • Demonstrated skill in installing complete electrical systems 
  • Working knowledge with electrical tools, materials, use of hand and power tools 
  • Demonstrated skills in technical reading and writing skills 
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting methods and techniques 
  • Demonstrated skill in reading and interpreting electrical instrumentation and test equipment 
  • Demonstrated skill in repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment 
  • Skill in reading blueprints and schematic drawings 
  • Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act 
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Necessary Special Requirements:
 
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to other work locations during the course of the work day/shift.
  • Valid Washington State Journey Electrician (01) Certificate
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete professional reference checks and pass a physical examination.

Working Conditions:
 
Union Membership: This position is represented by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 46.
  • Work Schedule: This position works a 40-hour workweek; 5-8 Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.
  • Work Location: Primary work location is Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, which is located at 16645 228th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA  98038 with various locations throughout King County, WA.
  • Physical Requirement/Environment: The candidate may need to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. The candidate must have the ability to work inside/outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, inclement weather while at various heights and/or within confined spaces, at all Solid Waste facilities and other adverse conditions such as odor, high volume noise, dust and heavy traffic.

  Application Instructions:
 
  •  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
  •  Applicants must submit an (1) On-Line Application including the Supplemental Questions, (2) Copies of applicable Certifications and/or Special Licenses.
  •  If you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact Jemima McMahon by phone (206) 477-4002 or email at jemima.mcmahon@kingcounty.gov.
   

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

01
How many years of demonstrated experience do you have in an industrial setting? NOTE: Your application materials must demonstrate your years of experience in this area.
  • More than 0, but less than 1 year of experience
  • At least 1, but no more than 3 years
  • At least 3, but no more than 5 years
  • 5 or more years
  • No experience
02
How many years of working knowledge do you have with different electrical equipment and their functions to include but not limited to lighting, motors, pumps, gas systems, generators, panel interfaces, fans, heating & cooling? NOTE: Your application materials must demonstrate your years of experience in this area.
  • More than 0, but less than 1 year of experience
  • At least 1, but no more than 3 years
  • At least 3, but no more than 5 years
  • 5 or more years
  • No experience
03
Do you have experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the following electrical systems? NOTE: Your application materials must demonstrate experience in the areas you checked.
  • electronic digital communications control systems
  • combined electronic fire alarm and smoke control systems
  • closed circuit TV security systems
  • electronic door security controls
  • electronic elevator security controls
  • intercom and paging systems
  • pneumatic tube carrier systems
  • fans, pumps and their motor control equipment
  • digital card reader systems
  • cameras
  • parking gates and roll-up doors
  • motion sensors
  • door monitoring systems
  • kitchen equipment
  • None of the above
04
How many years of demonstrated experience do you have working with industrial systems and processes? NOTE: Your application materials must demonstrate your years of experience in this area.
  • More than 0, but less than 1 year of experience
  • At least 1, but no more than 3 years
  • At least 3, but no more than 5 years
  • 5 or more years
  • No experience
05
How many years of demonstrated experience do you have in applying safety practices for electrical voltages (0-1000), mechanical and environmental hazards, i.e. chemical, gasses and confined spaces? NOTE: Your application materials must demonstrate your years of experience in this area.
  • More than 0, but less than 1 year of experience
  • At least 1, but no more than 3 years
  • At least 3, but no more than 5 years
  • 5 or more years
  • No experience
06
Which of the following electrical voltages do you have demonstrated experience in applying safety practices? Check all that apply. NOTE: Your application materials must demonstrate a minimum of three years' experience in the areas you checked.
  • 120
  • 208
  • 240
  • 277
  • 480
  • 600
  • 660
  • None of the above
07
Do you have a minimum of three years of demonstrated knowledge of federal, Washington State and local electrical codes?
  • Yes
  • No
08
Do you have a valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to other work locations during the course of the work day?
  • Yes
  • No
09
Do you have a valid Washington State Journey Electrician (01) Certificate? (Your certificate will be requested as a part of this recruitment process.)
  • Yes
  • No
10
The incumbent may need to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. In addition, the incumbent must have the ability to work inside/outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, inclement weather while at various heights and/or within confined spaces, at all Solid Waste facilities and other adverse conditions such as odor, high volume noise, dust and heavy traffic. Do you have the ability to work in the above mentioned capacity?
  • Yes
  • No
11
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
12
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

Required Question