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Austin Water Technician I or II

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Position Information

Posting Title: Austin Water Electrician I or II

Job Requisition Number: COA091842

Position Number: 108805

Job Type: Full-Time

Division Name: Electrical Services


Minimum Qualifications


Austin Water Electrician I

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus four (4) years of experience in the electrical trade including electrician helper and licensed apprentice which must be in commercial/industrial installations. Experience may be acquired before and/or after licensing.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Must possess a State of Texas Electrical Apprentice License.
  • Valid Texas Class C Driver License.



Austin Water Electrician II

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus one year of experience in all phases of work as a journeyman-level electrician installing, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical systems such as medium voltage distribution equipment, motor controls, facility building equipment, and lighting systems at a water or wastewater treatment plant or industrial production plant.


OR


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus two years of experience in all phases of work as a journeyman-level electrician, including directly related utility electrical experience performing installations and diagnostics experience working at voltages of 1000V-15kV installing, troubleshooting, and repairing a variety of electrical machinery and equipment in permanent building systems, power generation plants, water or wastewater treatment plants, or industrial plants. Experience must include commercial or industrial wiring, installing and repairing electrical conduit systems, and troubleshooting industrial motor control systems, mechanical motor starters, soft starters, and variable frequency drives.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Electrical Journeyman License.
  • A valid Texas Class C Driver License.

Notes to Applicants: This position will perform apprentice-level electrical diagnostics on motors and motor controls, substation switch-gear and electrical distribution systems, and lighting systems within Austin Water process facilities.


Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more – click HERE for more information.


Additionally, this position offers a career progression plan, which provides a unique opportunity to promote without having to go through the competitive process. As employees go through on-the-job training to develop new skills and abilities and obtain the appropriate license, they are eligible to submit for Career Progression, which allows them to demonstrate knowledge and skills without having to interview for the promotion.


Retention Incentive Bonus:

This position may be eligible for an Incentive Bonus of up to $3,000!


  • $500 after 90 days.
  • $500 after 180 days.
  • $1,000 after 1 year.
  • $1,000 after 2 years.


This position will be filled at one of the following levels:


AWU Electrician I:

Salary Range: $34.34 per hour


AWU Electrician II:

Salary Range: $34.34 – $42.14 per hour


The incumbent in this position may be asked to report to one or more of the following locations:


Lift Stations

Various locations


Hornsby Bend Biosolids Plant

2210 S. FM 973, Austin, TX 78725


South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

1017 Fallwell Lane, Austin TX, 78717


Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

7113 FM 969, Austin, TX 78724


Davis Water Treatment Plant

3500 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703


Water Treatment Plant 4

6800 North F. M. 620, Austin, Texas 78732


Ullrich Water Treatment Plant

1000 Forest View Dr., Austin, Texas 78746


Pump Stations & Reservoirs – South Service Support Center

3616 S. First St., Austin, Texas 78704


Work location and shift assignment for candidates selected will be determined based on business need and is subject to change at management’s discretion.


This position is considered essential and as such we are response ready 24/7. During bad weather events we may be called in to respond and work 12-hour mandatory shifts to provide uninterrupted service to our customers. This position will require you to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime, outside of normal operating hours. It will also require you to participate in an on-call shift rotation program and respond to after-hours emergencies. Both the overtime and on-call shifts may require you to work nights, weekends, and holidays.



When completing the City of Austin employment application:


  • This position requires experience in commercial/industrial electrical installations, not residential. Please include all of your relevant work experience that meets this requirement and indicate for each job whether the work you performed was industrial, commercial, or residential.



  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.



  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Your work history should include the duties you performed, the environment you worked in (industrial/commercial/residential), the voltage that you worked with, and any related equipment and computer software used for each employer listed on your application.


If you are selected to interview:


  • Your skill level in some of the competency areas of this job will be assessed through a skills testing appointment. Appointments are offered virtually using Microsoft Teams or in person at an Austin Water facility.


If you are selected as a top candidate:


  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.



  • And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.


Technical Licensure:


  • This position requires the employee to hold a valid State of Texas Electrical Journeyman or Apprentice License.




Driving Requirement:


  • This position requires a Valid Texas Class “C” Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.


Physical Requirements:


  • This position will require that you be able to perform the following essential job functions with confidence and with or without reasonable accommodations: carrying or lifting up to 50 lbs., pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs., sitting, standing, walking, lying, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching overhead, kneeling, crawling, stooping/bending, twisting, repetitive foot and hand movement, driving, grasping and squeezing, exposure to extreme weather conditions, atmospheric conditions, hazardous conditions, and very loud noise.



  • Candidates must be able to work in environments which may have hazardous atmospheres or in confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the activities of an employee are hindered.



  • Candidates must be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where climbing heights of up to 200 feet is required on ladders that support up to 400 lbs.



  • Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam to be considered for this position, which includes a Functional (FC) strength/agility test.


Secondary Employment:


  • All Austin Water employees are prohibited from accepting or engaging in any secondary employment that might conflict or interfere with an employee’s duty and responsibility to the Department.



  • AW must review all secondary employment.



  • Employees are required to submit a Secondary Employment Application for review and approval upon being hired with Austin Water, as well as current Austin Water employees considering Secondary Employment.


All Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range: See Notes to Applicants

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Job Close Date: 06/13/2024

Type of Posting: External

Department: Austin Water Utility

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position: Not Applicable

Category: Technical

Location: 3616 South First Street, Austin, TX 78704


Preferred Qualifications


Preferred Experience:


  • Knowledge, training, and experience performing installations, maintenance, and diagnostics on 600v-5kv class motors and motor controls, switchgear and 15kv class electrical distribution systems.
  • Experience working with solid state devices used in the operations of substation distribution equipment and process/motor control systems.
  • Experience working in a water utility or similar industrial environment.
  • Experience working on energized electrical power systems.
  • Basic computer skills.


Duties, Functions and Responsibilities


This position is posted at multiple levels. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


Austin Water Electrician I


Austin Water Electrician II


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


This position is posted at multiple levels. For Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Austin Water Electrician I


Austin Water Electrician II


Criminal Background Investigation: This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation


EEO/ADA


The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.


The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the city will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the city discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.


Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


* The minimum qualifications for the Austin Water Electrician I are Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus four (4) years of experience in the electrical trade, including electrician helper and licensed apprentice, which must be in commercial/industrial installations. Experience may be acquired before and/or after licensing. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?

  • Yes
  • No

* This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver license or, if selected for this position, do you the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver license by your hire date?

  • Yes
  • No

* The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?

  • Yes
  • No

* Which of the following best describes your current electrical licensure status?

  • I have a current State of Texas Electrical Master License
  • I have a current State of Texas Electrical Journeyman
  • I have a current State of Texas Electrical Apprentice License
  • I have a license from another state that is eligible for reciprocity for a Texas Electrical Journeyman or Master License
  • I have a license from another state that is eligible for reciprocity for a Texas Electrical Apprentice License
  • I do not have an electrical license

* Select the items that describe your experience related to the installation, maintenance and diagnostics of electrical distribution and process/motor control systems on equipment rated greater than 600 volts and 15kv electrical substation distribution equipment and process/motor control systems. (Select all that apply)

  • I have experience with 15kv class electrical substation distribution equipment
  • I have experience with 15kv class process/motor control systems
  • I have experience with 600v - 5kv class process/motor control systems
  • I have experience with equipment rated greater than 600 volts
  • I have experience with equipment rated less than 600 volts in a commercial setting
  • I have experience with 120/240-volt systems
  • I do not have any of the above experience

* Select which types of electrical test equipment you have experience working with. (Select all that apply)

  • Low voltage multimeters
  • Medium voltage meters
  • Ammeters
  • 5kv megohmmeter
  • 15kv megohmmeter
  • Transformer turns ratio meter
  • Smart relay test set
  • Phasing sticks
  • None of the above

* Select the electrical environment(s) you have experience working in. (Select all that apply)

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Light Industrial
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Private/Public Utility
  • Energized Electrical Systems
  • I do not have any of the above experience

* Please select the safety and personal protective equipment you have experience using. (Select all that apply)

  • Low voltage rated electric gloves
  • Medium voltage rated electric gloves
  • Hazardous air monitor
  • Confined space entry equipment
  • Fall protection harnesses
  • Arc Rated flash suits
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Leather gloves
  • FR uniforms
  • Safety toed boots
  • None of the above

* This position will require you to be able to occasionally carry, lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs. unassisted, wear personal protective equipment, be exposed to extreme weather conditions, atmospheric and hazardous conditions and very loud noise. In addition, you will be required to be able to perform duties with confidence descending into confined spaces and climbing heights of up to 200 feet on ladders that support up to 400 lbs. Are you able to perform these duties with or without reasonable accommodations?

  • Yes
  • No

* Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee’s full name.

  1. (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume


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