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14 Apr 2022

Full-Time Facilities Specialist Electrician (Represented IBEW) – $41.45/hour – FACIL002184

Sound Transit – Posted by Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

This is a Union position represented by IBEW. The hourly rate is set at $41.45



Under general supervision, leads, coordinates and implements processes and activities in assigned area of responsibility within the Operations Department Facilities Division. Inspects systems electrical equipment; provides project-specific leadership and training to junior staff; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and Self-performs technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area; serves as point of contact for facilities related electrical work and directs the flow of information and work orders with contractors and transit partners; and is available and responds to requests for emergency repairs and inclement weather events as needed.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Performing a variety of mechanical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and mechanical systems, equipment and hardware and in journey-level electrical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems, equipment, and hardware in Transit facilities.

• Perform administrative tasks including evaluating work order requests, estimating, organizing and scheduling labor, materials and equipment to complete projects; create and complete work orders using applicable software applications; maintain associated documentation, records and logs.

• Troubleshoot and assess electrical power, lighting, industrial controls and equipment to determine cause of equipment failure.

• Assist and provide design input to applicable working groups.

• Install electrical systems in new construction; install, modify and upgrade new and existing electrical systems, component parts and other related electrical equipment; repair damaged electrical equipment, conduit and conductors.

• Evaluate and Maintain existing equipment with Preventive Maintenance measures, perform visual inspection and conduct emergent repairs as necessary. Provide recommendations for future electrical needs and anticipate maintenance and repair costs.

• Assist administratively with various department programs including SOWs, preventative maintenance and facility inspections.

• Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic digital communications control systems, combined electronic fire alarm and smoke control systems, pneumatic tube carrier systems, fans, pumps and their motor control equipment, digital card reader systems, parking gates and roll-up doors, motion sensors, door monitoring systems, commercial kitchen and all other systems as required.

• Maintain, troubleshoot and repair power distribution systems including but not limited to lighting distribution and low-voltage switching, power distribution panels and circuits, emergency generator and related heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, power transfer switches and uninterrupted power supplies (UPS).

• Perform and support Fire Systems Confidence and Vent Mode Testing.

• Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, priorities and budgets for assigned projects, services, and functional area within the Division; and makes recommendations and forecasts for future funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.

• Responds to adverse weather events, natural disasters, utility outages and all other unforeseen emergency events. .

• Participates in Facilities Maintenance on-call program.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED with college coursework/technical school certification in facilities management, building trades, electrical trade, mechanical trades, or closely related field and five years of experience performing skilled maintenance at the journeyman level and project management duties; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

• Valid state driver’s license.

• Washington State Journey Electrician EL01 certification.

• Must be able to pass BNSF Maintenance of Way operating rules training/flagger certification provided by the Agency within the first year of employment.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

• Fire Alarm Technicians License.

• Seattle FA-1 certification.

• Working in confined spaces with appropriate safety precautions and equipment is required within 6 Months of hire.

• Working at heights using aerial lift equipment and proper safety equipment within 6 Months of hire.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Operational characteristics, services, and activities related to Electrical engineering.

• Knowledge of electrical and basic electronic theory.

• Journey-level knowledge of and skills in the electrician trade

• Knowledge of local and Washington State electrical codes as well as the National Electrical and National Fire Protection Association codes.

• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

• Interacting with other departments, agencies, municipalities, vendors, and the public.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, mobile devices, and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases at an intermediate level of proficiency

• Knowledge and intermediate skill installing and repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.

• Knowledge in reading, interpreting, maintaining and repairing a variety of instrumentation.

• Knowledge and skill in reading blueprints and electrical schematics.

• Skill in using a variety hand and power tools, and diagnostic equipment.

• Assisting in the development and maintenance of project schedules, processes, checklists, timelines and other methods for organizing and coordinating work on a variety of maintenance/ electrical tasks.

• Must be able to read, understand and articulate electrical diagrams, schematics and blueprints.

• Coordinating and tracking completion of multiple maintenance/ electrical work orders.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

• Work is performed both in a standard office environment, parking facilities, active light rail areas, commuter rail, and bus transit facilities.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when working in the field.

• Must be able to be medically qualified and able to wear a respirator as required.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: building trades, electrical trade, facilities management, mechanical trades, and operations.

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