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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$73,902 - Salary
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Salary = $73,902 Annual Flat Rate

Description of Job Responsibilities

Electricians perform electrical work at the journeyman's level while installing, maintaining, altering and repairing of electrical systems and equipment. Under the general supervision of an Electrician foreman, or an Electrician Sub-Foreman, Electricians Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.


Acceptable applicants will possess the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; AND
  • Electrician Journeyman License; AND
  • Master Electrician License (Preferred, But Not Required); AND
  • A valid driver's license with a safe and acceptable driving record

Tasks and Duties

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, and other components.
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
  • Direct or train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.
  • Place conduit, pipes, or tubing, inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
  • Assemble, install, test, or maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Perform business management duties, such as maintaining records or files, preparing reports, or ordering supplies or equipment.
  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
  • Construct or fabricate parts, using hand tools, according to specifications.
  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit or moving or lifting heavy objects.
  • Repair light fixtures, lamps & ballast
  • Troubleshoot electrical circuit faults (Power: Motors & Power Circuits).
  • Repair power circuits and repair or replace motors (Replace broken & burned-out receptacles, switches, circuit breakers & fuses).
  • Troubleshoot electrical control circuits (PLC controls, HVAC Systems & VFD)
  • Troubleshoot fire alarm systems, smoke & heat detectors, home and speakers.
  • Perform new electrical construction & renovation (Layout and install power & lighting circuits).
  • Layout and install data & phone conduits (Surface & Recessed).
  • Order supplies as needed through Foreman for electrical construction & maintenance.
  • Miscellaneous clean-up after repairs or installations.

This position will close on December 4, 2020

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Wayne County is committed to a policy of non-discriminatory practices. No person may be excluded from participation in any activity under the jurisdiction of the County of Wayne on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, pregnancy, weight, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other legally protected status under state, local or federal law.

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