Bridge Maintenance Electrician, Seattle, Washington

Created 11/25/2022
Reference 580544
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Seattle
Zip 98104
Salary $44.61 - $48.25 Hourly
Position Description
Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability - are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT’s core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,100 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle’s public mobility.

SDOT has a wonderful opportunity for a Bridge Maintenance Electrician (Electrician). If you have experience with diagnosing and performing installations and repairs on complex electrical systems, you might have a place on our Bridge Maintenance team. Come help keep Seattle moving!
Job Responsibilities
  • Diagnoses and repairs malfunctions in electrical equipment or control systems such as boilers, pumps, motors, generators, air compressors, fire alarms, dryers, refrigerators, overhead doors, electrical equipment on bridges, or other electrical devices.
  • Troubleshoots systems which include electronics.
  • Installs lighting fixtures, power outlets, control devices, heaters, thermostats, computer cables, or cathodic protection equipment. Runs conduit and pulls wire for new and/or existing electrical installations.
  • Modifies or rewires existing electrical installations.
  • Conducts preventative maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Purchases and/or orders electrical supplies or parts from vendors, warehouses, or distributors.
  • Reviews blueprints, electrical schematics, project plans, and specifications of electrical equipment installations.
  • Replaces fuses, and changes lamps in fluorescent, mercury vapor, and incandescent lighting fixtures.
  • Installs temporary power systems for special events.
  • Maintains a commitment to working effectively in a multicultural workplace with a diverse customer base.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completion of an accepted four-year apprenticeship training program and journey-level electrician status.
OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.

Though not requirements, strong candidates will have some of the following experience or are able to describe comparable experience:
  • Willingness to join rotating 4 to 5-week on-call Stand-by calendar.
  • Demonstrated independent thinking capabilities.
  • Positive approach and flexibility to change in a fast-paced environment.
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions in a professional manner.
  • Ability to lead and help train less-experienced staff.
Other Requirements:
Work Environment / Physical Demands:
  • Works occasionally with electrically energized lines when power cannot be disconnected.
  • Works at heights with ladders, boom trucks or on catwalks.
  • May be required to stand, lift and manipulate objects weighing it excess of 50 pounds, bend, walk or crawl for long periods or work in confined workspaces.
  • May require handling or working with toxic and/or hazardous substances.
  • Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Additional Information

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: Completed NEOGOV online application.Supplemental questionnaire responsesCover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including a potential background check and pre-employment physical.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate - City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2022 4:00 PM Pacific
Employer City of Seattle, WA

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