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Maintenance Electrician

Hiring Agency: Paulding County
Ends: December 2, 2020
Full Time

Maintenance Electrician   

Water System




Industrial Electricians will perform skilled work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment for the PCWS water and wastewater facilities and lift stations. Equipment voltage will range from 120-4160 VAC. Will respond to after hour emergency calls, completing administrative duties, and assessing equipment and systems for acceptable performance levels. Maintenance Electricians have a role in using and maintaining the information provided by a CMMS.




  • Oversees maintenance by maintaining existing equipment and related components; troubleshooting fixtures. Performs electrical maintenance by testing for power; replacing lamps and ballasts; replacing and/or installing receptacles and switches; replacing existing light fixtures and security lighting; and completing repairs to the panel box.


Troubleshoots and repairs Motor Control Center panels, Variable Frequency Drives, and PLCs


  • Oversees lift station repairs by assessing and maintaining lift and pump stations and troubleshooting and repairing electrical components as required. Assists with HVAC troubleshooting.


  • Repairs equipment by assessing wiring and piping; determining wiring methods; and installing wiring, conduit, boxes and switches, and providing temporary power as required.


  • Manages emergency calls by aiding in locating short circuits; removing and replacing burnt receptacles; replacing damaged wires and breakers; and providing emergency power if required.






  • Knowledge of treatment process equipment used in these facilities.


  • Knowledge of maintenance activities required for electrical, instrumentation and control systems.


  • Knowledge of safety management and safety programs applicable to the plant environment including lock out/tag out, confined space, ladder safety, respirator and emergency evacuation training, etc.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations.


  • Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports, including the use of CMMS and SCADA.


  • Skill in problem solving.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Water Plant Supervisor and/or Maintenance Team Leader assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor or team leader spot-checks completed work for accuracy, compliance procedures, and the nature and propriety of the final results.




Guidelines include the plant permit, relevant state and local codes, industrial safety standards, and county and department policies and procedures. The electrician will seek advice on interpretation of these guidelines from the Plant Supervisor or Maintenance Team Leader.




  • The work consists of varied technical duties. Troubleshooting of complex mechanical problems contribute to the complexity of the position.


  • The purpose of this position is to deliver appropriate mechanical maintenance in a safe and effective manner. Successful performance contributes to a safe and efficient water plant operation.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, and vendors.


  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange technical or business information.





  • The work is typically performed on the job site or workbenches while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity and distinguishes between shades of color.


  • The work is typically performed in a combination of environments including within the treatment areas of the plant, outside, and in a workshop.


  • The work will require the use of appropriate personal protective equipment related to plant operations and maintenance.











  • Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational or technical nature which may be obtained with a two-year associate’s degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, or vocational school. Years of experience may substitute for education.


  • Four or more years of related experience as an industrial electrician.


  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain GAWP Water/Wastewater Maintenance Technologist certification.


  • Valid GA Class C Driver’s license.


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