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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$80787 per year
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Our county headquarters is based in the automotive capital of the world, giving us access to the latest technology and resources. We are committed to providing our communities with quality services and facilities that will make them thrive. We invite you to explore our many vibrant communities and discover all that we have to offer! Wayne County knows no boundaries when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply. Welcome aboard!


The Electrician Journeyman will be responsible for all the duties listed, but not limited to the following below: performs electrical work at the journeyman's level while installing, maintaining, altering and repairing of electrical systems and equipment. This includes repairing of electrical wiring and fixtures. Ensures that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Works under the general supervision of an Electrician foreman, or an Electrician Sub-Foreman, or a Department Executive. This position is available for second shift only.

  • Coordinate, schedule, train and assign work to electricians.
  • Supervise Electrician staff.
  • Work independently with little supervision & perform other duties as assigned
  • Conduct health and safety inspections.
  • Plan, layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or 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.
  • Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
  • 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 repair or installation.

This is a second shift position.


At the time of application, eligible persons must have:

  • A valid Electrician Journeyman Card; AND
  • High school diploma or equivalent; AND
  • Valid driver's license and a safe and acceptable driving record; AND
  • Completion of Apprenticeship Program
  • Candidates considered for placement in this classification will be subject to multiple Criminal background investigations.
  • Master Electrician NOT REQUIRED BUT PREFFERED.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit

Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

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