The role of the Master Electrician is to ensure the proper and safe operation and maintenance of the complex electrical systems and subsystems. A Master Electrician performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the installation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of electric energy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Installs and monitors performance of installed electrical equipment for hazards, adjustments, or replacement.
Repairs, installs, replaces, and tests electrical circuits, equipment, and appliances using appropriate tools and testing instruments.
Leads, guides, and/or trains other electricians in applicable procedures and techniques.
Repairs and maintains motor control centers and programmable logic controls (1000 volt and below).
Plans electrical secondary system additions or modifications.
May perform work of lower level electricians.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
Reads, employs, and updates electrical panel schedules.
Uses hand tools and testing instruments.
Inspects and tests electrical equipment, lighting, signal, communication, and power circuits.
Replaces faulty switches, sockets, and other elements of electrical systems.
Inspects completed work for conformance with requirements of local building and safety codes.
Estimates time and material costs on electrical projects.
Requisitions new electrical supplies and equipment.
Document all work in the CMMS system.
Identifies and corrects unsafe working conditions with management oversight.
Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.
Applies all applicable OSHA and related local safety requirements to all assigned work.
Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
Serves as a lead electrician repairing, installing, replacing and testing electrical circuits, equipment, and appliances.
Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment using testing instruments such as ammeter, ohmmeter, voltmeter, testing lamp, or growler.
Dismantles electrical machinery and replaces defective electrical or mechanical parts such as gears, brushes, and armatures.
Mounts motors, transformers and lighting fixtures into position and completes circuits according to diagram specifications.
Develops, under management supervision, capital project scope and budget for equipment replacements and energy conservation opportunities.
Verify and implement preventive maintenance standards on all electrical distribution equipment. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
BS/BA degree(s) preferred from an accredited institution with 4 years of related Electrical experience. Education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. High school diploma or GED, and a minimum of 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Possess a valid Master’s Electrician License as defined in the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations section 216, and active in the District of Columbia Industrial Trade Board of Electricians.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of secondary electrical systems including planning additions or modifications on secondary circuits.
Ability to use appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test 1000 volt and below electrical circuits, equipment and appliances.
Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
Ability to diagnose and repair electrical controls, industrial motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers for secondary systems 1000 volt and below.
Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
Ability to read commercial electrical blueprints and apply NEC through the full range of commercial and industrial maintenance and construction work.
Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
Ability to install and maintain motors, welding equipment, lighting fixtures, generators, circuit breakers, and transformers as appropriate to the position.
Ability to isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment.
a) Troubleshooting and repairing malfunctions in secondary (1000 volts) circuits and systems including cutouts, switchgears and transformers;
b) Isolating faults in 1000 voltage distribution system and replacing cable runs;
c) Operating all 1000 voltage controls and switchgears including repairing and replacing those;
d) Leading, guiding and/or training other electricians in applicable procedures and techniques.
Conditions of Employment
CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained within 6 months of date of hire.
Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
Possession of a valid driver's license is a requirement for this job.
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
This position is not represented by a labor union, but is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement through Electrical trade.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a not a primary part (more than 50%) of job.
Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, bio hazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, faculty, students, university officials and the general public.
Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. TFS has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.