Lead Electrician – Instrumentation and Electrical

City of Corvallis, Public Works Published: 5/6/2019
Corvallis, Oregon
Job Type
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Position Summary

Perform duties to protect public health and the environment through effective process control instrumentation and electrical distribution at the City's Water Treatment Plants, Wastewater Reclamation Plant, and associated off-site facilities.  Responsibilities include maintaining instrumentation and electrical systems, and keeping records with a computerized maintenance management system.  These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.

Essential Functions

Schedules, coordinates, plans, assigns, directs, evaluates, documents, and reviews the work of technical staff and contractors who are engaged in the installation, testing, calibration, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment, devices, controls, machinery, instrumentation and related appurtenances.

Evaluates systems for hazardous conditions and initiates corrective action.

Plans, schedules, and performs work in accordance with preventive maintenance and asset management programs.

Coordinates work assignments, and communicates activities with co-workers. Prepares work plans in advance of tasks outlining work scope, safety measures, and impacts to stakeholders.

Researches information for instrumentation and electrical system repairs and new systems or applications. Selects and purchases instrumentation and electrical supplies. Assists in budget preparation process.

Develops scope of work for bid proposals, conducts bid evaluations, and assists with development of contract documents. Oversees, manages and/or assists in the progress of consultant and contractor related projects. Participates in the process to update Utility Master Plans.

Participates in the design review process for new and or existing infrastructure.

Maintains test equipment, parts inventories, technical literature, drawings and files.

Responds to emergency calls, including after-hours response. Position may involve working overtime and on weekends as needed.

Revises, updates, and creates instrumentation and electrical manuals and records regarding equipment operation and performance. Maintains records and reports consistent with local, County, State, and federal requirements.

Assists and directs seasonal employees and other work groups as needed. Cooperates with and assists other co-workers in performance of tasks.

Conforms with all safety rules and practices, and performs work in a safe manner. Maintains job-site safety for self and co-workers and minimizes hazardous conditions. Trains and ensures coworkers follow safety practices in work methods and procedures, including work performed on high-voltage electrical systems, equipment and devices.

Performs as a member of a team, assisting with development of work group goals and objectives, and contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives. Maintains effective work relationships.

Acts ethically and honestly; applies ethical standards of behavior to daily work activities and interactions. Builds confidence in the City through own actions.

Complies with all Administrative Policies. Performs work in accordance with Council Policies and Municipal Code sections applicable to the position.

Delivers excellent customer service to diverse audiences. Responds to customer service requests, questions and complaints. Maintains a positive customer service demeanor and delivers service in a respectful and patient manner.

Arrives to work, meetings, and other work-related functions on time and maintains regular job attendance.

Operates and drives a motor vehicle and/or equipment safely and legally.

Qualifications and Requirements

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.

Limited Supervising Electrician's license or equivalent is required at time of hire.

Twenty four months of verifiable work experience related to instrumentation and controls and electrical maintenance. Work experience should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in accordance with the essential functions of this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Supervising Electrical skills in maintaining instrumentation and electrical equipment.

Skills in mentoring and training of Plant Journeyman for electrical installation approval.

Advanced knowledge of codes, ordinances, regulations, electrical power distribution, and system design pertaining to the area of responsibility.

Advanced understanding of SCADA and DCS systems that are used to monitor, operate, and troubleshoot plants and off-site facilities.

Ability to troubleshoot and repair variable frequency drives (VFD), industrial process automation and advanced relay logic control systems, electrical systems, electronic equipment, and devices.

Ability to create, read, and interpret engineering drawings, specifications, manuals, and technical literature. Advanced computer skills utilizing software packages including Microsoft Suite, AutoCAD, and other specialty software.

Advanced knowledge and understanding of work-related safety practices, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations, particularly in regards to electrical safety or work in confined space and hazardous conditions.

Able to communicate effectively both written and oral; able to analyze and prioritize workload; effective customer service and interpersonal skills.

Ability to get along well with co-workers.
Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving.

Special Requirements
Training and competency related to Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space Entry, Electrical Safety, Energy Control, First Aid and CPR certification, Forklift and Crane operation certification, and Fall Protection or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment.

Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Oregon Driver's License.

Must be able to respond within 30 minutes to the Utilities Technical Services Shop for after-hours calls or emergencies prior to the end of probationary period.

Capable of advanced decision making regarding assessment of immediate situations, available options, and selection of appropriate methods and procedures, material availability and ordering, equipment utilization and response to customer issues.

Demonstrable commitment to sustainability.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion.

The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.

Additional Information

This is a non-supervisory position.  This position leads assigned employees which includes scheduling and assigning work; mentoring, coaching, and training; reviewing work for completion; evaluating performance and providing necessary feedback to employee; setting work standards; effectively recommending necessary corrective action to the supervisor; and participating in hiring and termination decisions.  Ability to perform the duties of the positions assigned to lead.

In the performance of job duties, the employee is routinely required to perform skilled, moderate manual labor with occasional periods of sustained effort; climb ladders and stairs; work in confined spaces; work from heights or overhead; stand or walk for extended periods of time and negotiate uneven and irregular ground surfaces; bend, push/pull, twist and squat; have sufficient manual dexterity to use small hand and power tools in the confines of instrumentation and electrical systems; hear changes in frequencies and identify abnormal equipment noises; distinguish color-coded components; utilize personal protective equipment including negative pressure respirators; and smell chlorine.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and have correctable visual acuity of 20/40 to perform the essential functions of the position.

In the performance of job duties, the incumbent may use the following tools and/or equipment: multi- line phone system; personal computer including word processing, spreadsheet, database software, treatment process control system interface, and computerized maintenance management system; copy and fax machines; calculator; hand and power tools; specialized electrical testing tools; automobile or truck and trailers; and other related tools and appropriate personal protective equipment.

The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. The noise level in the indoor work area is typical of most shop environments, with some telephones, personal interruptions, small equipment, air tools and background noises. Outside work includes exposure to a variety of hazardous situations on a recurring basis including adverse weather conditions, production equipment, loud noise, confined spaces, raw sewage and byproducts, hazardous chemicals, environmental hazards, live utilities, high and low voltage electrical, and air borne hazards.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants must submit an online application. Click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/corvallisor/jobs/2460280/lead-electrician-instrumentation-and-electrical?keywords=lead&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs to submit your online application.  This position will remain open until filled with a first review of applications after 5:00 pm June 20, 2019.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application; however applicants are encouraged to include a resume.

"The City of Corvallis is Committed to Excellence in Customer Service Through its Employees."
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in Compliance with ADA.