City of Wichita Signal Electrician - 625 - Public Works & Utilities in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: This is electrical work maintaining, replacing, installing and changing traffic signals, controllers, and related equipment. Work is performed in the field and in the shop. Work is directed by a higher level technician or technical supervisor Examples of Work Performed: Replaces bulbs, cleans lenses, adjusts signal heads, and services fixed-time, electromechanical and solid-state controllers, maintain & repair communications equipment. Checks and repairs field wiring and loop detector amplifier units. Checks and installs loop wire in pavement. Installs and maintains new traffic signals and controllers. Erects poles, installs detector wires in road surfaces, and installs signal heads; installs permanent traffic counters; repairs defective or damaged equipment. May train others in the installation of some signal related equipment. These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed. Requirements of Work: Knowledge of electrical theory, micro-processors and control circuitry Knowledge of the methods, tools, and materials used in electrical and related electromechanical repair work Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work Skill in the use of hand tools and apparatus common to the electrical trade and in the operation of electrical and electromechanical equipment. Ability to use electrical test equipment in repair of control equipment. Ability to climb a ten foot ladder while carrying 80-90 pounds of tools and/or equipment Ability to climb in and out of a four to six foot deep service box through a 24" diameter opening Ability to lift 400 pounds two feet from ground with another person's help Ability to apply 90-150 pounds of force on tools to tighten or cut electrical equipment and supplies on a daily basis, or in pulling cable Ability to distinguish colors accurately Ability to read and interpret electronic test equipment information Ability to bend, twist, turn, pull and stretch daily Ability to lean and reach as needed to read and interpret plans and specifications from a print that may be as large as 36 by 48 inches with information printed as small as twenty characters per inch Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas class A commercial driver's license, with an air brake endorsement Ability to maintain a Journeyman electrician certificate An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace Required Experience and Training: Five years of experience and/or training in electrical troubleshooting, including specific experience and/or training in solid state electronics and systems diagnostics. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. A City of Wichita approved and registered journeyman electrician certificate is required. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.