Job Details

City of Unalaska, AK
Job Description

Open Date: June 4, 2020
Close Date: July 13, 2020

Hiring Wage: $43.80 – $46.46/ hour

The City of Unalaska is accepting applications for the position of Electrical Engineering Technician (Powerhouse) in Public Utilities. Located in the central Aleutian Islands, Unalaska, Alaska is a multicultural coastal community of approximately 4,500 full-time residents and is home to the number one commercial fishing port in the United States, the International Port of Dutch Harbor.

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Reports and works under the Power Plant Supervisor. This position provides technical support to the power generation and power distribution division. This individual prepares engineering drawings, charts, maps, specifications, legal descriptions and cost estimates. Assesses and requisitions needed materials and maps finished work for future reference. Will operate electrical test equipment and identifies right-of-way easements and makes customer notifications as needed. Performs maintenance on minor electrical disconnects and maintains one line diagram and system map.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices as applied to electrical systems. Ability to establish productive professional working relationships both within the departments and public. Ability to read and interpret electrical designs and construction plans and specifications. Ability to follow verbal and written standards, policies and procedures to work projects. Knowledge and ability to prepare various technical documents, cost estimates, maintenance of records and prepare reports. Working comprehensive knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and mathematical tables. Possess basic knowledge of nomenclature and conventional symbols. Proficient in Windows environment and install program and maintain protection devices for electrical utility systems and installing programing and maintenance of Process Logic Controller and Auto –CAD. Ability to learn and comply with required OSHA safety regulations and all standards of safety set by the City, State of Alaska and any Federal requirements.

High school diploma or equivalent; combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Required to have two (2) years’ experience in electrical switch gear maintenance and two (2) years of related experience in electrical power production and distribution systems.
High voltage rating or experience or journeyman level electrician is preferred.

Must be at least 18 years of age
Required to have, or be able to obtain an Alaska Driver’s License within 90 days of hire
Ability to pass all required pre-employment testing i.e. Criminal background and History and random drug testing
Must be eligible to work in the US; requirements by Federal Law if hired must complete employment eligibility verification form (I-9)
Ability to work occasional emergency or non-traditional hours
Ability to work in conditions that are inherent to an industrial environment
Maintain active and current certifications and licensing for the duration of employment

Moving Expense up to $5,000 plus one (1) way airfare including one (1) dependent (refer to IUOE for details)
Travel allowance $2,000 every year on your date of hire
Medical premium 100% employer paid (employee & dependents)
Paid Time Off starting at 16 hours per month
Free LifeMed membership for employee and dependents
Free Parks, Culture and Recreation membership (employee only)
Up to 100% Tuition Reimbursement (must be taken while employed; refer to Title III for details)
Eligible for PERS retirement

TO APPLY: Submit a City of Unalaska Application. All necessary forms are available at City Hall, Administration Dept. 907-581-1252, or by downloading at [job openings/Employment Forms Link]. Return completed forms to City of Unalaska HR Manager, Michelle Murdock email or fax 907-581-4469.

Job Details
$43 - $46
Job Function:
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Unalaska
PO Box 610
Unalaska, AK 99685-0610
United States
Population: 4,500
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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