Rail Transit Facilities Electrician - Seattle, WA

Employer: Metro Transit

Job Description:
Rail Transit Facilities Electrician
Salary: $108,846.40 - $115,606.40 Annually
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Multiple job types-career service and/or temp
Department: MTD - Metro Transit
Job Number: 2021TB13344
Division: Rail
Closing: Continuous

This recruitment is open continuous; first consideration will be provided to those who apply before May 13, 2021.

Metro Transit's Rail Division is responsible for operating and maintaining Link Light Rail service on a 20.4-mile route from the Angle Lake Station south of Sea-Tac Airport to the University of Washington Station, expanding to Northgate in early 2021. Plans and/or construction are underway extending the system to the north, east, south, and west. Expansion over the next five years alone will include the addition of more than 20 stations and 40 miles of light rail track. The light rail line is a critical part of the region's transportation network and carries more than 79,000 weekday daily riders.

This position will perform a variety of journey-level electrical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems, equipment, and hardware at Link Light Rail Operation Maintenance Facility.

Who May Apply: This career service position is open to the general public. Additional consideration will be given to King County career service employees. This recruitment may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future career service, and Temporary (TLT) vacancies that may occur over the next twelve months.

Forms and Materials Required: An on-line King County application and completion of supplemental questionnaire are required.

Work Schedule: This non-exempt position is overtime eligible. Employee in this position must be willing and able to work one of three shifts (day, swing or graveyard), including any combination of days off. The workweek and scheduled hours may vary. Work shift is subject to change based on seniority bid system and needs of the business. In addition, this position has on-call responsibilities and must respond to emergency situations as needed

This recruitment will mostly be hiring for the graveyard or swing shift. All shifts are straight eights. Dayshift: 6:00am-2:00pm; Swing shift: 1:30pm-9:30pm; Graveyard: 10:00pm-6:00am

An Employer to Be Proud Of:
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this public transportation industry.

Great Benefits:
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit). We offer a generous benefits package including fully paid medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner. A generous sick leave and vacation plan, paid holidays, and participation in the Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

Additional Benefits:
Yearly tool allowance
Safety clothing, uniforms and equipment provided
Transit pass good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit
Current IBEW 77 contract pays all overtime as double time

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Troika Braswell
Sr. Human Resource Analyst

Job Duties:
Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. We model and apply our equity and social justice shared values, behaviors and practices across all of the job duties listed below:
- Perform administrative tasks related to evaluating work requests, designing and estimating, organizing and scheduling labor, materials and equipment to complete projects; write work orders using applicable software applications; maintain associated documentation, records and logs.
- Install electrical systems in new construction; install, modify and upgrade new and existing electrical systems, component parts and other related electrical equipment; repair damaged electrical equipment, conduit and conductors.
- Evaluate existing equipment, provide recommendations for future electrical needs and anticipate maintenance and repair 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, electronic door security controls, electronic elevator security controls, intercom and paging systems, fans, pumps and their motor control equipment, digital card reader systems, parking gates and roll-up doors, motion sensors, and door monitoring systems.
- 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 fire system confidence tests per National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA).
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
- Journey-level knowledge and skills in the electrician trade.
- Knowledge of local and Washington State electrical codes as well as the National Electrical and National Fire Protection Association codes.
- Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act. Knowledge of electrical theory and basic electronic theory. Knowledge of electrical tools and materials.
- Knowledge of electrical instruments and test equipment.
- Knowledge of and compliance with applicable safety standards and requirements. Knowledge of basic mathematics and construction terminology.
- Skill in repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. Skill in reading blueprints and schematics.
- Skill in installing complete electrical systems.
- Skill in reading, interpreting, maintaining and repairing a variety of instrumentation. Skill in completing time and materials estimates.
- Skill in using a variety of hand and power tools, multi-meters and diagnostic equipment. Skill in written/verbal communications.
- Skill in using computer software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
- Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Strong customer service skills.

The most competitive candidates will have the following desirable qualifications:
Current work experience as an electrician within an industrial facility environment performing maintenance and troubleshooting
NICET I/II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies), FA-1/FA-ITM, SC-1/SC- ITM (Smoke Control)
Necessary Special Requirements:
- 4 years Journey Level Experience
- Washington State Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
- Washington State Journey Electrician Certificate – EL-01 and ability to maintain.
- Must obtain type FA-1 license from the City of Seattle Fire Department within 6-months of hire date within 30 days of obtaining the NICET II OR 6 months if you already hold the NICET II and/or ESA/NTS Certified Fire Alarm Technician (CFAT) Level II
- Must obtain NICET II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) within 24-months of hire and ability to maintain.
- Work Environment: Work is performed in confined spaces with appropriate safety precautions and equipment. Electricians will work on ladders and in motorized reach equipment in excess of 60 ft.

Selection Process:
- Applications will be screened to determine whether candidates meet minimum qualifications. Candidates presenting evidence that they meet or exceed the qualifications noted above may be invited to participate in a test, hands-on exercise and/or panel interview process.
- Test: There will be may a written onsite test as part of the selection process
- Interviews: Panel interviews
- Employment offers will be finalized after candidates have successfully completed reference checks and a drivers abstract review.

Union Membership: This position is represented by IBEW L77.
Class Code: 8213100

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.

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 your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Agency: King County
King County Administration Bldg.
500 4th Ave. Rm. 553
Seattle, Washington, 98104
Phone: 206-477-3404
Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/3066732/rail-transit-facilities-electrician?keywords=HVAC&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $108,846.40 - $115,606.40 YR

Posted on July 21, 2021

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