Electrician, Tacoma, Washington

Created 11/24/2021
Reference 479703
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Tacoma
Salary $42.98 Hourly
Position Description

Tacoma Public Utilities is creating an eligible list for Electrician. We are seeking experienced journey-level electrical workers to diagnose, install, repair and/or maintain electrical equipment, electrical systems and electrical control systems. The work includes varied electrician assignments involving the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical equipment and systems.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Diagnose and repair malfunctions in electrical equipment and control systems such as boilers, pumps, motors, generators, air compressors, fire alarms, dryers, refrigerators, overhead doors, lighting and other electrical devices.
  • Troubleshoot systems which include some electronics.
  • Install electrical distribution and utilization equipment and supporting systems including main, feeder and branch panelboards; motor controls; dry-type transformers; lighting fixtures, contactors and controls; power outlets, control devices and heaters; grounding, computer cables or cathodic protection systems; and the electrical systems of other building systems such as fire alarm, physical access control, security, and communications.
  • Run conduit and pull wire for new and existing electrical installations.
  • Install, modify or rewire existing electrical installations.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Purchase and order electrical supplies or parts from vendors, warehouse or distributors.
  • Review and interpret blueprints, electrical schematics, and project plans and specifications of electrical equipment installations.
  • As-build electrical installations before, during and upon completion of projects.
  • Replace fuses in power and control circuits.
  • Change lamps, ballasts and drivers in fluorescent, incandescent, HID and LED lighting fixtures.
  • Install temporary power systems for special events or to aid in construction activities.
Performance of duties will include working with electrically energized parts, and working from heights with ladders, boom trucks or on catwalks.

Reporting locations may vary. Tacoma Power has an immediate vacancy for an Electrician.


  • Requires completion of an accepted four-year apprenticeship training program and journey-level electrician status (or an equivalent combination of education and/or training and/or experience)
  • Hold and maintain an Electrical License (EL-01).
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter
  • Valid first aid, CPR card; and flagging card. Cards must be obtained prior to completion of probationary period with maintained thereafter.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Interested individuals should complete the online application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored by an evaluation committee. Supplemental questions will be scored on the basis of information provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration.

Individuals given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen.

This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.
Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
Employer City of Tacoma, WA

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