WSDOT- Journey Electrician- Bainbridge Island, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a Journey Electrician to perform skilled/journey-level marine electrical work in accordance with Federal, State, and US Coast Guard (USCG) regulations. This position supports our Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility in its mission to provide preventive maintenance and emergency repair for ferry vessels and terminals.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you/the Journey Electrician will:

Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Issues on Vessels and at Terminals
Vessel propulsion, steering, lighting, power distribution, alarming and monitoring, communications, surveillance, cathodic protection, and integrated battery systems
Use electronic diagnostic tools, and read drawings, blueprints, and technical documents.
Ability to respond to equipment failures and vessel breakdowns 24/7.
Insulation resistance testing.
Fiber optic systems cleaning and fusion splicing.
Inspection and maintenance of electrical motors.
Construction of new electrical systems.
Relay and PLC-based controls on vessels and terminals.
Diagnostics of PLC, PLC controlled systems, motors, motor controllers, advanced electronic equipment, and complex control systems.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a Marine Electrician
Journey-Level status as a Marine Electrician
Four (4) years in the marine electrical field.
Successful completion of an accredited vocational electrical program.
Ability to install, troubleshoot, and repair AC and DC electrical systems up to 4160VAC and 900VDC systems including vessel propulsion, steering, lighting, power distribution, alarming and monitoring, communications, surveillance, cathodic protection, and integrated battery systems.
Possess specialized skills, including installing and maintaining fiber optic systems, PLCs, software-controlled electronics, HMI’s, AC motors and controls, AC generators, large DC motors, motor rebrushing, commutator repair, testing, and generators, use of electronic diagnostic tools, ability to read drawings, blueprints, technical documents, and advanced knowledge in AC/DC theory with a background in electrical troubleshooting.
Must have the ability to respond to equipment failures and vessel breakdowns 24/7 in order to sustain service reliability within the fleet of vessels and terminals.
Annual fit test, which includes the ability to obtain a skin-to-rubber seal.
Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or the ability to obtain and maintain within 90 days of hire.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Generators (over 200 kw) and controls equipment experience preferred.
PLC certifications for Siemens, Allen Bradley, and ABB desired.
AutoCAD or equivalent drafting software experience preferred.
Journey level (EL01) Washington State Labor and Industries electrical license required for work on Terminals.

Important Notes
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. An exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensuring that our staff experiences the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum of 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine your salary. Therefore, the “Work Experience” portion of the application must be completed in as much detail as possible.
To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum of three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal-opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam-era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Renee Mason, at [email protected]. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-WSF-C0310m in the subject line.

Contact Person: Renee Mason
Email: [email protected]
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $5,947.32 /MO

Posted on February 21, 2023

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