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Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion. We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council. We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.
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This position maintains, upgrades, and troubleshoots plant electrical problems. Work involves performing maintenance, upgrades, installation, and troubleshooting of electrical components and equipment that pertain to the City's water treatment processes, structures, and assets; repairing, maintaining, or replacing electrical equipment/components (breakers, starters, transformers); maintaining, connecting, and disconnecting electrical motors up to 480v; inspecting electrical instrumentation and performing minor repairs. This position determines health life of critical electrical equipment and instruments and provides solutions to pending and/or post electrical component failures.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains the electrical aspects of equipment critical to operations
• Conducts preventative maintenance activities by inspecting motors, pumps, fans, and electrical distribution equipment regularly; cleaning, checking, and tightening connections in electrical equipment; and using a thermal testing device, and vibration monitor.
• Troubleshoots and diagnoses electrical malfunctions.
• Repairs, maintains, or replaces electrical equipment and/or components such as breakers, starters, transformers, small motors up to 5hp.
• Analyzes the mechanical and electrical condition of motors.
• Installs and/or replaces conductors as necessary.
• Must be able to properly install various forms of conduit, such as PVC-Coated, Rigid Galvanized Conduit, Rigid Aluminum Conduit, PVC-Schedule 40
• Disconnects electrical connections on electrical equipment as necessary for maintenance, repair, replacement.
• Maintains facility lighting.
• Maintains UPS batteries, changing as required
• Makes additions, extensions, and or alterations in electrical systems by modifying wiring and hardware as directed by supervisor.
• Performs calibrations on electrical & instrumentation devices (for example, types of calibrations will include but are not limited to: turbidity meters, chlorine analyzers, venturi meters, etc.)
• Builds Control Panels as required.
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of electrical circuits, and ability to read electrical schematics and electrical construction diagrams.
• Knowledge of electrical repair tools and devices.
• Knowledge of electronic instrumentation.
• Skill in using electrical repair tools and devices.
• Ability to obtain a City driving authorization.
The work is medium work and requires applying 30 pounds of force frequently and exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crouching, feeling, grasping, handling, perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, distinguishing among sounds, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity in data, color, observations, equipment, inspections, and walking.
The work is medium level work, requiring the following physical demands at any given time:
Stand for long periods of time. Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
Must also be able to bend or twist their body, climb ladders and scaffolds, kneel, stoop, distinguish sounds at normal speaking levels. Have ability to reach above head, use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects (up to 50lbs).
Work is performed in an environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands. Requires working on-call as scheduled.
Technical school education/electrical trade program, or associates degree from an accredited school, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work/industry/military/apprenticeship/job specific experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job functions in the electrical maintenance field.
• Five (5) years of related work experience.
• Requires valid driver’s license
$53,883.00 - $59,869.00 Commensurate with Experience
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.
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