City of Fort Wayne

Maintenance Technician II - Electrical

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Working under the direction of the Supervisor of Facilities and Trades, the incumbent plans, lays out, installs, services, and maintains facility security and fire detection systems; installs, maintains and repairs electrical power and service wiring
Job Code: 2021196
Posted On: Monday, 12th July 2021
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., overtime may be required
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $23.3893 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Supervisor of Facilities and Trades, the incumbent plans, lays out, installs, services, and maintains facility security and fire detection systems; installs, maintains and repairs electrical power and service wiring, control panels, and related solid state equipment; and installs, services and maintains facility locks, hardware and keys. The incumbent also performs all other general maintenance technician requirements as assigned. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

OPERATIONS/Judgement

  • Installs and repairs conduit, high and low voltage systems, lighting circuits, panels, regulators, transformers, relays, circuit breakers, switch boxes and related electrical components;
  • Installs electrical service to new room additions and offices, also maintains existing building electrical service;
  • Reads and works from blue prints and wiring diagrams and has the ability to work from wiring specifications;
  • Plans, lays out, installs, services and maintains facility security and detection systems of the Parks Department;
  • Redesigns, or upgrades obsolete or incorrect schematics, equipment, and systems;
  • Installs, maintains and repairs Parks Department fire and intrusion systems and related equipment;
  • Assists with review and design of electrical security systems;
  • Sets up temporary power for various community activities such as Johnny Appleseed Festival, Christmas lighting at all three youth centers as well as the Community Center on Main Street;
  • Possess knowledge of approved code requirements and safety standards;
  • Installs repairs and maintains emergency lights and timers’
  • Works efficiently and confidently in elevated environments, i.e. bucket trucks, scaffolding and roofs;
  • Understands written and oral instructions;
  • Installs, repairs and maintains the BEST LOCK system;
  • Maintains necessary records, reports and inventory for all security systems;
  • Works with, advises and guides non-departmental contractors with security installations in existing or new facilities;
  • Performs all duties in accordance with standard operating procedures and regulations.

DIAGNOSTIC/PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

  • Trouble shoots and repairs electrical components to HVAC equipment;
  • Services and repairs a variety of electric appliances;
  • Services raised lighting such as ball diamond and parking lot lights;
  • Performs minor non-related electrical repairs similar to maintenance technician work, such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and general facility repair work;
  • Diagnoses electrical and/or security alarm failures;
  • Maintains and troubleshoots electrical issues at all the Parks department buildings;

EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT

  • Provides own hand tools;
  • Operates a variety of tools such as all types of power hand tools, all varieties of wood working power tools, cutting torch, gas welding, sweat soldering and brazing, and all safety equipment as required;
  • Operates a variety of vehicles including skid loaders, forklifts, tractors, lifts, bucket trucks, dump trucks with equipment trailers and other vehicles as required;
  • Maintains all equipment, tools and systems in a clean and orderly condition;

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepares necessary equipment and material needs to be requisitioned for all security systems and lock requirements;
  • Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions;
  • Completes non-security electrical work or emergencies as assigned;
  • Assists in training of other employees;
  • Assists employees of equal or higher classification
  • Performs other duties as required.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Incumbent may direct the work of others assigned to assist.

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 the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.;
  • Four (4) years experience working in electrical trades;
  • Must have an Electrical Journeyman card;
  • Must have knowledge of approved code requirements and safety standards;
  • Must be able to work overtime and/or in emergency situations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Incumbent is expected to carry out complex varied and standardized assignments. Incumbent is required to understand low and high voltage, AC/DC single and three-phase system layout and troubleshooting, with moderate exposure to solid-stated circuitry troubleshooting and repair. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Indiana driver’s license with for hire endorsement.
  • Maintains current AHA CPR/First Aid Certification;
  • Confined Space Entry certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee lifts 75 pounds and carries the weight 50 feet.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Physical effort involves heavy lifting and bending exerted for short periods of time.

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.

Recurring work conditions involves chance of injury with moderate exposure to dust, inclement weather and electrical hazards.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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