Assistant Electrician Job Description

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Under the direction of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, assists in performing technical work in inspecting, installing, trouble shooting and repairing mechanical and electrical systems. A combination of streetlights, street light circuits general electrical work and general maintenance. This work will be conducted with overview of supervision, city electrical inspectors, and journeyman electrician.




Installs, maintains, and repairs a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, wiring, street lights, street light circuits and systems at City owned facilities. This work shall be conducted and completed to comply with all existing Southern Building Codes as well as the National Electrical Code.
Respond to electrical service requests, determines the cause of the electrical problem, identifies proper repair procedure, identifies replacement materials and equipment needed to complete the electrical repairs. These repair requests include 480-volt street light circuit as well as 277 volt 3 phase circuits in various locations throughout the city.

Has the training and ability to set up safety work zones on high and low speed highways and causeways, operate 35’, 55’ and 70’ working height utility bucket trucks in sometimes hazardous conditions. Maintains records and completed job orders, maintains tools and equipment in good working order.

Performs other maintenance duties as required which may include performing manual labor, digging trenches, maintenance of all city equipment and fixtures that Facilities division maintains.



High school diploma or GED required. Must have completed two years training in the State of Florida electrical apprenticeship program have two (2) years verifiable experience in the electrical trades. A Journeyman Electrician Certification is preferred. Must have a valid State of Florida Commercial Drivers License Class B with Air Brake endorsement. Must possess a current Florida Department of Transportation, Traffic in the Work Area Level I work Zone Safety certification. 


Knowledge of principles and practices of the electrical trade as well as related trade disciplines. Knowledge of and demonstrable ability in using tools vehicles, equipment and repair materials in the repair of electrical and other facilities systems.

Working knowledge of local as well as national codes including the National Electrical Code and the Southern Building Conference Code International.

Demonstrable knowledge of safety precautions and practices common to electrical and facilities maintenance work as well as high voltage utility line work. Must be able to and comfortable with working in close proximity to high voltage power lines, transformers, and communication lines. Often this work will be conducted before, during or immediately after severe weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or vehicle accidents.

Ability to read and follow electrical, electronic, mechanical and architectural drawings and prints. Must be able to communicate and follow both written and oral instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing as well as by use of two way radios and voice activated FM radios.

Ability and willingness to work odd or irregular shifts and available to be on call 24 hours per day.

Ability and willingness to perform other and all duties as assigned.

Working knowledge of OSHA rules and standard safety practices.


Ability to speak, read, and write fluent English and understand written and oral directions spoke in a normal tone of voice.

Ability and willingness to perform hard manual labor in all weather conditions.

Ability to learn, understand, and remember normal tasks.

Ability to follow DOT TRAFFIC AND SAFETY ZONE SET UP STANDARDS and lead fellow crew members in safe work practices while conducting street light repairs on heavily traveled roads and streets.

Ability to work at heights of up to 250’.

Ability to see and read and write letters, numbers, characters, or symbols and identify colors.

Ability to use small hand tools which require use of hands, wrists, and fingers.

Ability to walk, stand, kneel and work on unstable soil conditions, concrete and asphalt surfaces.

Ability to climb and work from ladders up to 30’ in height.

Ability to operate and work from bucket of 72’ boom truck.

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions day or night, including very hot humid weather.

Ability to stand, bend and kneel for extended periods of time.

Ability to work in confined spaces for extended periods of time.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Revision Date - 11/8/00