Washington State Journeyman Electrician in Other, Washington


PLEASE BE AWARE: 2016-WSF-023, 2016-WSF-044, 2016-WSF-045, and 2016-WSF-046 are the same position, there are 4 openings. Please only apply once.

The Opportunity:** The Washington State Ferries (WSF) is hiring additional Eagle Harbor Marine Journeyman Electricians. This is skilled electrical work. Individuals selected for this position will perform work at heights and also in confined spaces, read and interpret electrical drawings, schematics and technical manuals. The right candidates must be able to perform routine and emergency repairs of marine motors and controllers, AC and DC from fractional to 8500 hp as well as marine propulsion generators and alternators, AC and DC to 2500KW. Eagle Harbor's hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Eagle Harbor facility is located within walking distance of the WSF ferry terminal.

Our ideal candidate has trouble shooting experience with marine electrical systems. Per hour rate is effective 7/1/16.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system consisting of over 18,000 lane miles and 3,600 bridge structures, WSDOT is responsible for the largest ferry system in the nation; owns three Talgo train sets in the Amtrak Cascades fleet; and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs. This is not just a job, it is a career to work for the largest ferry system in the nation, and fourth largest in the world. Our annual ridership is nearly 24 million. We take pride in our workforce and strive for excellence and integrity in everything we do.

This position will perform the following work in various areas:

  • Vessels: Perform routine and emergency repairs of marine motors and controllers. Test and repair marine diesel electric propulsion systems and central switchboards. Repair marine internal communication systems, navigation lights, power supplies, battery systems for engines, and lighting systems.
  • Terminals: Install and repair motors, controllers, communications systems, electronic monitor systems, feeder cables and conduits, repair bridge hoists, power distribution systems, lighting, and communication systems.
  • General: Repair, adjust and maintain electric equipment, perform rigging, estimates of time and materials, drive light trucks or vans with tools to remote sites. Work independently, respond to emergency calls. Troubleshoot, diagnose problems and make repairs; adjust and maintain electrical systems, on vessels and at terminals. Read and interpret blueprints and schematics.

An ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Experience with boilers, boat davits, steering systems, alarm systems, engine controls, and P.L.C.s is desired. Marine experience preferred, but not required.
  • Current WA State Driver's License.
  • Ability to obtain TWIC credentials within 90 days. (TWIC, www.tsa.gov/twic) The TWIC is paid at the employees own cost (approximately $130).
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification.
  • Knowledge of Cathode Protection systems (CAPAC) is desired.
  • Must be able to pass both written and practical pre-hire tests that include diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical system problems and electrical theory.
  • Our top candidates will go through a drug test and background check.

Note:This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Puget Sound Metal Trades Council and you will be expected to register with the union within the first 30 days of employment.

How to Apply: *Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please hit the *largeapply button at the top of this announcement, you may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position, you will need to attach a resume and letter of interest to your electronic application and answer the supplemental questions. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Be prepared to provide references at the time of interview.

Contact us: *For inquiries about this position, please contact *Jessica Mango *at 206-389-8532or email to mangoj@wsdot.wa.gov*. Please reference recruitment number 2016-WSF-023.

**Employment, Education and Criminal History Verification

Due to the nature of this position a comprehensive background check will be conducted on the final candidate(s) prior to hire. Applicants will be required to sign a release of authorization prior to conducting the background check. Applicants will be notified prior to any adverse hire action taken as a result of a background check. Information received from the background check does not automatically make a candidate ineligible for employment. However, candidates that provide false or misleading information in their application and/or authorization may be eliminated from any further consideration. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the recruiter listed above.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Talent Acquisition Unit, Office of Human Resources, at 360.705.7042 or emailat jobinfo@wsdot.wa.gov.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-WSF-023

Department: Dept. of Transportation

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $28.85 Hourly

Location: Kitsap County – Other, WA