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AWT Electrical Specialist

FLSA: Hourly

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(038) $29.11 - $41.47 an hour     $60,548.80 - $86,257.60 a year

JOBCODE: 312100


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected applicant will perform technical work in the design and analysis of electrical systems at the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) facilities and pump stations.


  • Reviews system designs, specifications and products; recommends changes in plant electrical systems; reads prints and electrical drawings including one-line diagrams; performs operability reviews of processes, products and plant facilities as related to electrical systems, including distribution systems, generators, transformers, motor control centers, switchgear, variable frequency drives, motors and wiring; attends pre-construction meetings for plant additions, expansion and modification; provides input for budget and assists with Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs).

  • Monitors, reviews and validates work for quality control assurance of wide-ranging electrical repair and equipment; ensures adherence to job related safety practices including work on 15 kV systems; writes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to electrical repair practices and working with high voltage; works with outside vendors on electrical equipment repairs and power supply interfaces; provides expertise with respect to electrical systems, including distribution systems, generators, transformers, motor control centers, switchgear, variable frequency drives, motors and wiring and wide-ranging electrical repairs; trains, evaluates and assesses the performance of AWT technicians.

  • Trouble-shoots complex problems and performs highly-skilled electrical tasks; gathers and interprets historical data from Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA), Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and other sources; compiles, retrieves, analyzes, and compares power usage reports, transformer oil sample reports and thermographic reports; identifies recurring and complex problems and recommends corrective actions; recognizes and identifies trends in electrical systems; performs failure and root cause analysis.

  • Maintains and reviews technical reports, records and library; reads prints, schematics and one-line diagrams; conducts research utilizing a wide variety of sources; recommends corrective actions based on knowledge of wide-ranging electrical repair practices and new technologies and products; writes reports to leadership including information on SOPs and work practices reviewed, written or modified.

  • Performs related work as required.

Special Qualifications: Employee is responsible for all electrical assets associated with the Treatment Plant and pumping stations. Must have technical expertise to assist all others in the maintenance and repair of the equipment. This includes 15 kv distribution systems, medium and low voltage VFDs, large induction and synchronous motors, Eddy Current Clutch Controllers, medium and low voltage generation up to 3 MW, transformers, breakers, protective relays and other equipment related with an industrial plant with extensive automation. Budget forecasting, power quality and reliability, quality control, tracking vendor performance, and working with other utilities and vendors are included in this position.

Qualified applicants will be proficient in the above work areas and will also need intermediate computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the ability to connect to and upload/download operating parameters and information from GE Multi-Len and Basler protective relays, GE 9030 and 9070 PLCs and other devices. Applicant must also be able to work without supervision and communicate performance to managers through updates and 120-day reviews. Ability to train others in both the classroom and field is a must. Good communication skills are needed, as employee is a representative for the City to vendors, public and industry.


Advanced knowledge of: electrical systems; electrical products; electrical system equipment and power supply interfaces; wide-ranging electrical repair practices; job-related electrical safety practices including high voltage; all types of electrical distribution systems, generators, transformers, motor control centers, switchgear, variable frequency drives, motors and wiring.

Intermediate knowledge of: CMMS and SCADA systems; new technologies and products.

Basic knowledge of: plant operations; time management; general contract provisions; root cause analysis; AutoCAD.

Advanced ability to: read prints and electrical drawings including one-line diagrams and schematics.

Intermediate ability to: train, evaluate and assess the performance of AWT technicians; compile, retrieve, analyze, and compare power usage reports, oil sample reports and thermographic reports; gather and interpret historical data from SCADA, CMMS, and other sources; recognize and identify trends in electrical systems.

Basic ability to: conduct research utilizing a wide variety of sources; utilize written communications in an effective manner.

Intermediate skill in: technical writing; use of computers (Access, Excel, Word, CrystalReport) and

Basic skill in: construction; plant operations. AutoCAD; communications; interpersonal relations.

Desirable: knowledge of operations process.


High school graduation or GED with 10 years of progressively responsible utility or industrial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Technology, Mechanical-Electrical Technology or a related area is highly desired.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.

Preferred Licenses/Certifications:

• Electrical Systems Technical certification

• Industrial Maintenance Electrical certification

• Mechanical-Electrical Technology certification

• Master Electrical License

• Level II Thermography Certification

• Protective relays (GE 750 and Schweitzer 710 and 751) training or certifications

• Large Motor -IEEE Std. 1068 & 112 along with API 541 training or certification

• Industrial Power Distribution IEEE Std 141-1976 training or certification

• Emergency Power IEEE Std 446-1980 training or certifications

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Position open until further notice.

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This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.