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City of Chattanooga TN Industrial Electrician 1 in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Industrial Electrician 1


$1,404.65 - $1,807.73 Biweekly $36,521.00 - $47,001.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time


Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Supplemental Questions

Incumbents in this classification are responsible for performing journey-level maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment associated with wastewater, storm water and leachate transportation and treatment. Duties may include troubleshooting and repairing electrical equipment, performing preventative maintenance, designing and building control systems and interfaces, building and troubleshooting telemetry and radio systems, fabricating and maintaining a variety of electrical systems and providing guidance to contractors. Work requires limited supervision.


This is the second level of a three level Industrial Electrician series.

Work Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Work Location: 455 Moccasin Bend Road at the MBWWTP

Examples of Duties:


(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

May serve as a lead to Industrial Electrician Apprentice staff to include assigning and monitoring work, training staff on work methods and procedures, and providing direction.

Troubleshoots and repairs a wide variety of electrical equipment, utilizing a wide variety of tools and equipment including conduit benders, knock-out punches, crimping tools, high voltage sticks/gloves, band saws, drill presses, sand blasters, pipe threading equipment, welders, torches, gauges, calibration equipment, electrical metering equipment and applicable diagnostic equipment.

Designs, builds, installs, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates and cleans a wide variety of instrumentation and electrical equipment which includes PLCs, variable frequency drives, AC/DC motor starters and controls, variable speed drives, high/low voltage switch gears, circuit breakers, transformers, power supplies, interior/exterior lighting, sump pumps, level control systems, filter presses, timers and timing relays, flow meters and controllers, chart recorders and indicators, gas sensors, dissolved oxygen meters, suspended solids meters, pH meters, ampere meters, voltage meters, RPM meters and/or other related meters, instrumentation and equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance on a variety of electrical and instrumentation equipment.

Installs various pumps such as sewage, chemical and water pumps.

Additional Functions

Performs general cleaning and maintenance on vehicles, equipment and tools in order to maintain proper working condition which includes inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, and washing and cleaning equipment and shop areas.

Prepares and maintains a variety of forms, correspondence, reports, work orders, requisitions, diagrams, measurement statements and/or other applicable documentation.

May be required to use, carry and answer their cell phone as determined by their job duties and the department head.

Shall be required to be on call, carry and answer a pager or cell phone.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of any combination of relevant education, training or experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job will be considered.

Examples of relevant education include a High School Diploma or GED.

Examples of relevant experience include one year experience in electrical maintenance, electrical control maintenance, electrical preventive maintenance or electrical construction.

Associate's degree with course work emphasis in Electrical Maintenance, Instrumentation & Control Maintenance preferred.


City of Chattanooga Board of Electrical Examiners Electrical License or Master Plant Electrician License

Class D TN Driver's License

Supplemental Information:


Knowledge of fundamentals of electricity including their application to the operation of high voltage substation equipment; electrical circuits; applicable tools and equipment of the trade; industrial safety practices and procedures; high voltage electrical systems; electrical programming, low and high voltage test equipment; plant UPS and DC systems; electro-pneumatic, electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical systems; City of Chattanooga Electrical Code; motor theory, maintenance, and alignment practices; electrical theory; basic mechanical systems; underground utilities; and work zone safety practices and principles.

Skill in using a computer and related software applications; troubleshoot electrical problems in an industrial facility; installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical conduit, wiring, and controls; utilizing applicable tools and equipment of the trade; and, communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, dusts, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting and work space restrictions.


Safety Sensitive: Y

All employment offers are made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized.

All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.

Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.

The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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