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An employee in this class performs a moderate to large variety of duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures.  Work requires interpretation of prepared sketches, diagrams, schematics, and blueprints.  Work assignments are performed in accordance with accepted practices.  Employees resolve most problems independently, except for work of an unusual nature, in which a supervisor may be consulted.  Errors in work could cause serious consequences, such as loss of human life and facilities.  Employees receive limited supervision.




Tests malfunctioning electrical systems and equipment.


Performs minor repairs to electrical systems and equipment.


Installs, maintains, alters, and repairs wiring, electrical devices, machinery and equipment.


Measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles, and installs conduit.


Draws wire through conduit and completes necessary splicing, soldering, and application of friction tape.


Installs and connects equipment to wiring systems.


Replaces damaged or broken wires and cables.


Replaces faulty electrical components.


Performs other related work as required.





Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by vocational training in electrical field.  Considerable experience in performing most of the tasks associated with electrical work.





Possession of valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.  Must maintain a safe driving record.  Employees assigned to this position must follow specific drug testing requirements, procedures and consequences of positive alcohol or drug tests.




Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and machinery including core drills, cherry pickers, scaffolds, electrical tools, etc.  Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Requires the ability to climb and maneuver on ladders, scaffolding, and/or in tight spaces.


Requires the ability to read work orders, logs, diagrams, blueprints, schematics, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare activity logs and reports according to prescribed formats. 


Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists, to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.


Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using hand tools.





Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, and materials used in electrical installation, maintenance and repair work.


Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to electrical work.


Ability to locate and correct defects in electrical systems and equipment.


Ability to understand and work from blueprints, schematics, sketches, or pencil drawings.


Ability to follow oral or written instructions.


REPORTS TO:      Director of Maintenance

FSLA STATUS:    Non-Exempt


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.