Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Electrical Mechanic (#20007343)

General Statement

Under supervision, performs skilled manual work in the installation and maintenance of electrical circuits, apparatus, machinery and equipment.

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, adjusts and maintains electrical equipment and controls in water reclamation plants, pumping stations and sewage collection control structures.
  • Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs motor vehicle electrical systems and components.
  • Performs necessary rigging in handling equipment and operates cranes, hoists, sludge diggers and bridges to expedite installation and repair work.
  • Lays out raceways by bending, cutting, threading heavy wall conduit, flexible conduit, and EMT and cable trays. Installs conduit fittings and pull boxes. Pulls wire/cable and makes terminations to complete electrical installations in a workmanlike manner.
  • Installs and removes hold cards to de-energize, isolate and clear electrical systems operating at 600 volts or less as necessary to protect equipment and personnel.

Other Job Functions

  • Is responsible for the custody and care of all tools and equipment used in performing electrical mechanic work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions

Typical duties involve exposure to industrial equipment or operations including working near operating mechanical equipment and loud noise. Duties may also involve working in close proximity to or in conjunction with construction activities. Work may be performed in a variety of weather conditions and may involve working in confined spaces or at heights. Duties could include contact with hazardous or toxic materials and exposure to noxious odors.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the electrical trade.
  • Considerable knowledge of the national electrical code and other relevant codes and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
  • Skill in the use and care of the equipment and tools of the trade.
  • Ability to plan, lay out, install and repair wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment.
  • Ability to make electrical repairs to motor vehicles.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent and completion of an approved apprentice training program for Electrical Mechanics, or an equivalent combination of experience and training totaling five years.


Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Promotional Requirement

  • None

CLASS: 20007343; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 8/1/2016;