• Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

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Work involves performing professional electrical maintenance and repair of equipment and fixtures in public buildings and structures or the repair of high voltage industrial electrical systems and equipment which includes the following: large motors, fans, pumps, and various other computer controlled industrial size electrical equipment in a large building or industrial setting. An employee in this classification receives overall objectives and resources available and develops deadlines, projects, and work to be done in consultation with the supervisor. The employee plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most of the conflicts that arise, and coordinates work with others, as necessary; also interprets policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Work assignments are received through work orders and verbally. Work is performed independently with latitude for determining materials; work is subjected to inspection by a supervisor and inspectors from the local jurisdiction during construction and upon completion. The employee keeps the supervisor informed on the progress of assigned tasks.


  • Turns breaker switches off and locks switches out in order to allow for electrical repairs.
  • Tests electrical components and wiring using appropriate equipment such as volt-meters, ohmmeters, thermal guns, and frequency meters.
  • Repairs, overhauls and maintains transformers, regulators, controls, switches, meters, motors, conduits and other electrical and commercial grade equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains emergency power generation systems including switch gear and generators.
  • Tests high voltage electrical equipment including circuits, transformers, high voltage switches, phase shifters, and electrical components of process control, telemetering, cathodic protection systems, and electronic equipment boards.
  • Maintains and repairs high voltage (i.e., > 4160V) wiring systems and associated equipment.
  • Conducts preventative maintenance by checking the general condition of the equipment and the operating specs (e.g., timing on controllers, temperature and moisture levels of equipment, functioning of all bearings on motors, checks for loose connections).
  • Repairs and maintains industrial power generation and associated power distribution systems including switch gear and generators.
  • Diagnoses and repairs problems with relay logic control systems.
  • Installs transformers, regulators, controls, switches, meters, motors, conduits and other electrical equipment in new or existing facilities.
  • Installs electrical systems, fixtures, and associated equipment in keeping with all applicable local, state, and/or federal codes.
  • Reviews blueprints, schematics, and other technical specifications in order to plan installation of electrical systems.
  • Integrates new electrical systems including wiring, breaker boxes, fixtures, equipment, and/or heavy machinery into existing facilities.
  • Pulls motors and replaces them in order to ensure equipment is functioning properly.
  • Connects electrical wiring between controls and equipment, according to wiring diagrams, using electrician's hand tools.
  • Obtains and maintains required certifications, permits, or other necessary documentation.
  • Reads and interprets information on blueprints and wiring diagrams to troubleshoot problems with equipment or integrate new equipment with existing systems.
  • Interacts with various individuals from different agencies (e.g., Alabama Power) to perform work as needed (e.g., coordinate power shut off, adapt equipment, etc.).
  • Conducts annual inspections of high voltage sites in jurisdiction.

  • Written Communication and Comprehension
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Cognition, Learning, and Memory
  • Leadership and Management
  • Mathematical and Statistical Skills
  • Oral Communication and Comprehension
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Professionalism and Integrity
  • Psychomotor Abilities
  • Self Management and Initiative
  • Sensory Abilities
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal
  • Technical Skills
  • Written Communication and Comprehension


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Driver's License.
  • Journeyman’s Electrician Card from the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board.
  • Experience reading a ladder diagram used to document industrial control logic systems, troubleshoot, and repair electrical equipment.
  • Experience using Industrial electrical work, such as work with motor drive units, variable frequency drive, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and medium and high voltage switch gear.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website: http://www.pbjcal.org/


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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