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Journey Level Electrician (Equipment)

Company: Government jobs
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

This position is responsible for maintenance and repairs on a broad range of Port-owned equipment including container gantry cranes, straddle carriers, automobiles, and other powered equipment. Work includes troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems, motors, PLCs, engines, drive train components, hydraulic systems, and other related items.

Primary Functions

  • Inspect, repair, service and maintain container cranes, straddle carriers, equipment elevators, container spreaders, and other types of heavy equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems, motors, PLCs, engines, drive train components, hydraulic systems and other related items.
  • Provide equipment maintenance support during vessel and terminal operations.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and service manuals.
  • Assist with project estimating including researching parts availability.
  • Enter work order data in CMMS and maintain equipment performance records.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience

    Minimum education is a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent and trade school, related military or college-level training in the electrical field.

    Minimum of five (5) years' experience performing a variety of skilled equipment electrical work.

    Washington State certificate as general journey level electrician (01), specialty electrician certificate in equipment repair (7E), or related master electrician certificate(s), and extensive knowledge and experience with drives and PLCs highly preferred.

    Must have First Aid/CPR training and must maintain a valid Washington State driver's license and/or CDL as required.

    Additional Requirements

    Must be willing to work any shift including overtime. Field responsibilities include walking, climbing, bending, crouching, and being exposed to various outside noise, heights, and weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

    Must have knowledge in the areas of troubleshooting, service and repair of motors, drives, PLCs and electrical systems. Must be physically capable of performing journey level job tasks. Must adhere to all Port policies and procedures. Must have the ability to read and accurately comprehend manuals, specifications, memorandums, regulations and policies pertaining to job responsibilities and employment requirements and be able to assist in estimating job costs. Must be attentive to learning new methods and equipment that will improve and enhance a safe working environment, expedite job completion and promote efficiency. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and have a communication style that builds positive inter-departmental and customer relations. The ability to understand and communicate how personal job performance relates to the achievement of the Port's goals and the ability to interact effectively and positively with the public and with co-workers is required. Must have the ability to follow instructions and work independently, be punctual and have good attendance and be physically capable of performing the demands of the job.

    This individual must demonstrate a caring customer service attitude, a strong commitment to operational excellence and be able to display behaviors and a commitment to the organization's core values. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the organization's culture is built on the following values: Integrity and Transparency, Excellence, Adaptability, Stewardship, Teamwork and Partnerships, Health and Safety, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Port seeks candidates who can align and model these values both internally and externally and understand what it means to carry out these values in their everyday work. We value an individual who also brings an impeccable work ethic, is honest, models a high level of integrity and displays enthusiasm, energy, and a drive to succeed.

    The Port of Tacoma has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of Port employees, their families, and the public we serve, as well as to meet the requirements of Executive Order 14042, which requires federal contractors like the Port to adopt and enforce a mandatory vaccination policy. Effective 12/8/2021 the federal mandate and Port policy have been suspended due to a federal court injunction until further notice.

    In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Port of Tacoma and ILWU Local 22, Article VII-Personnel Practices, Section 7.7, Qualified Port employees will have preference on job openings within their own union.

    The successful candidate must possess (or obtain within 30 days of employment) a valid driver's license. Candidate must be able to successfully complete a post-offer drug screen and background investigation, with some positions requiring a post-offer physical. Candidate must also be able to obtain/maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), which is a program managed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Information on this program can be viewed at https://www.tsa.gov/twic.


    As an employer of choice, the Port is proud to offer an excellent benefits package. This includes medical, prescription, vision and dental with no out-of-pocket premiums and full coverage for employee, spouse, and all eligible dependents. In addition, the Port offers vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave, paid parental leave, participation in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and a Port-funded Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) account for out-of-pocket health related expenses for employees and their eligible dependents. The Port's benefits package is valued between 45%-55% of base salary.

    01 Do you have a minimum of a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

      02 Do you have trade school, related military training, or college-level training in the electrical maintenance field?
      • Yes
      • No

        03 How many years of professional experience performing a variety of skilled equipment electrical work do you have?
        • 0 to less than 3 years
        • 3 years to less than 5 years
        • 5 years or more

          04 Do you have Washington State certificate as general journey level electrician (01), specialty electrician certificate in equipment repair (7E), or related master electrician certificate(s)?
          • Yes
          • No

            05 Do you have knowledge and experience working with drives and PLCs? If yes, briefly describe below. If no, enter N/A.

            * Required Question

Keywords: Government jobs, Tacoma , Journey Level Electrician (Equipment), Professions , Tacoma, Washington

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