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Airfield Maintenance Electrician

Salt Lake City Corporation

This is a Contract position in Draper, UT posted August 27, 2021.

Overview: This classification is reserved for positions with primary responsibility to provide full performance level work on airfield lighting systems.Working as a fully licensed electrician, incumbent maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs airfield lighting systems and some airport navigational aids with strict compliance to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and recommendations.

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on lighting systems and other exterior or interior electrical systems at journey level.

May perform electrical work in other areas as assigned including: street and area lighting, facility power distribution, transformers, motors, switch gear, automated control systems and similar apparatus.

Leads and assists with training and certification of apprentice-level maintenance electricians.

Except as stipulated below, requires license by the State of Utah as a journey level or master electrician.

May serve as a lead worker on an assigned crew.Position will remain open until filled.

May close any time without notice.

Responsibilities: Performs routine tasks involving maintenance and repair of runway and taxiway edge lights, lighted signs, PAPI’s, and REILS.

Performs preventative maintenance tasks on airfield lighting system equipment in accordance with FAA guidelines.Troubleshoots and diagnoses system or equipment malfunctions using various test instruments and tools.

Plans, installs and modifies building lighting and power distribution systems in conformance with the National Electric Code.

Maintains electrical equipment including motors, switch gear, lighting, telemetry and similar apparatus by making appropriate repairs and adjustments.Works with contractors and may inspect their work to ensure compliance with Airport specifications.

Plans, installs and maintains all airfield lighting systems and some navigational aids with strict compliance to the FAA regulations and recommendations.Repairs or replaces faulty wiring and damaged equipment and distribution systems.

These include indoor and outdoor systems and may be underground or concealed.

Requests required maintenance of related facilities such buildings, vaults and associated equipment.Designs electrical systems for various equipment and facilities including specifications, availability of needed equipment, installation time and costs; then takes appropriate actions to ensure proper installation and operation of said equipment at facilities.

Remodels existing facilities in compliance with specifications and codes.Rebuilds various types of equipment such as: Lighting and distribution equipment including runway and taxiway lights, motors, pumps, switches, transformers and related equipment as needed.

May be required to follow precise instructions.Maintains various precision telemetry and other automated control systems, which may include water distribution systems to regulate pressures and flows, or navigational aids such as PAPI and VASI.

Must be able to make precise adjustments to the function and/or aiming of these devices.Performs routine repairs and maintenance on airport emergency generators.Reads blueprints and drawings and must be familiar with various methods of design and symbols commonly used in electrical schematics.Maintains accurate records of work performed and time and material used.

Maintains inventories of equipment and replacement parts.

Performs preventive maintenance and may create maintenance schedules.

Recommends material procurement.Trains or assists in the training of subordinates, including apprenticeship maintenance electricians.

May perform general maintenance duties in one or more craft or building trades other than electrical.

May operate heavy equipment including aerial platform vehicles, trenchers, and backhoes.Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Possession of a current license with the State of Utah as a Journeyman or Master Electrician.

Experience including airfield lighting maintenance and repair is desired but not required.Knowledge of electrical motors and motor controls, wiring, pumps and lighting systems, and general mechanical ability.

Must be familiar with the use of hand tools commonly used in the electrical trade.Knowledge of building and electrical codes.Valid drivers license or driving privilege card.

May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License, depending on needs of the assigned area.

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