THE OPPORTUNITY The Airport electrician position will be troubleshooting, repairing, installing, upgrading, fixing and maintaining electrical Airport instruments, systems, control devices, airfield lighting circuits, electrical equipment, operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts, and may be assigned to other duties, as needed.
WORK HOURS: Night Shift (4/10) Schedule; Sunday - Thursday 8:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. (This recruitment may also be used to fill for day and swing shift positions, as they become available).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Click on the following link to view the minimum qualifications for Electrician
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate will demonstrate four (4) or more years of experience as a commercial electrician in non-residential settings such as Airports, recreation facilities, government agencies, businesses and retail establishments, offices, restaurants, commercial constructions sites, banks, and schools; as well as operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts. The ideal candidate must also possess extensive experience in the following core competencies:
Experience performing maintenance and repair work on high voltage airfield lighting circuits including normal maintenance such as bulb change out, cleaning, transformer replacement, and lens replacement, as well as emergency fault locating and repair
Experience performing maintenance and repairs on constant current regulators, their associated monitoring systems, on building electrical distribution systems, loading bridges, baggage belts, lift stations, security systems, and fire protection systems, etc.
Installing, testing, calibrating, and maintaining complex control systems, analyzers, electrical switchgear, distribution equipment, and safety interlocks
Experience with emergency lighting including battery single units, modular and inverters such as Holophane and Chloride
Experience with emergency generators including gas and diesel, parallel operations, bus transfer and switchgear such as Russ Electric, Onan and Asco
Hands on experience with motor control 5 to 200 horsepower, various types of starters used on 480-volt three-phase, types of overload and variable speed controls
Understanding State and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations pertaining to all aspects of electrical wiring systems and equipment installation and maintenance
Understanding of FAA Part 139 requirements and FAA Advisory Circular recommendations on the performance requirements, preventative maintenance, and repair of airfield lighting systems
INDUSTRY | SAFETY KNOWLEDGE
Performing building and safety codes and understanding of safety regulations
Maintaining compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electric Code
Complying with health and safety standards and building codes
Knowledge of safe and proper use of the hand and electrical tools of the trade
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices
Working positively and effectively to resolve issues and develop collaboration within internal team settings as well as with County of Orange agencies, contractors, and internal/external stakeholders
Representing the organization effectively and communicate articulately, while demonstrating organizational integrity
Maintaining cooperative relationships and deal tactfully within and across organizational lines
Delivering technical and conceptual information clearly and articulately, both orally and in writing, to a wide variety of audiences
Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher may be required by date of appointment
Possession of a California State Electrical License/Certificate is highly desirable
AIRPORT ACCESS REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must clear background check which includes a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Security Threat Assessment (STA).
PHYSICAL | ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Physical Requirements Incumbents must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds with frequent lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds; be confined to small spaces; climb ladders, scaffolding and poles; independent body mobility to stand, walk, crawl, stoop, bend, pull, or push; identify and distinguish colors; manual dexterity to keyboard; operate power tools or other machinery that may be potentially hazardous; pass an initial asbestos physical examination and subsequent periodic examination in order to be issued and utilize a respirator.
Environmental Conditions Work outside in all types of weather conditions and have occasional controlled contact with potentially harmful chemical or biological agents. Workaround high voltage systems.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services screens all application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum and desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via email of their status in the process. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed below may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County will be required for some assignments.
Written Examination| (Weighted 100%):A written test consisting of job-related, multiple-choice questions will be administered. Candidates will be notified of their exam date and time. Only the highest scoring candidates will be placed on the eligible list.
Eligible List | Score Groups: Once all assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (JWA) is a modern, 20 gate, medium hub commercial service and general aviation airport owned and operated by the County of Orange. We are located in a vibrant and economically viable area of Southern California and home to seven commercial and one commuter airline, two all-cargo carriers, two full service fixed-based operators, and over 450 general aviation aircraft. John Wayne Airport operates as an enterprise fund, self-supported through revenues it generates and receives no monies from the County General Fund. These revenues are utilized to operate the Airport, provide for repayment of revenue bonds, fund facility capital improvements and maintenance projects, and support aviation planning.