Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $47.43 gross per hour
  • Seattle


Link Light Rail, operated by King County Metro Transit, is responsible for providing rail service to a 30.4 mile light rail line from Angle Lake Station to University of Washington Station including- New stations; U-District, Roosevelt and Northgate.

This position will perform a variety of journey-level electrical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems, equipment, and hardware at Link Light Rail Operation Maintenance Facility.

Who May Apply: This career service position is open to the general public. Candidates holding a NICET I/II certification will receive first consideration. This recruitment may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future career service/and or temporary vacancies that may occur over the nexttwelve months.

Forms and Materials Required: An on-line King County application and completion of supplemental questionnaire are required.

Work Schedule: This non-exempt position is overtime eligible. Employee in this position must be willing and able to work one of three shifts (day, swing or graveyard), including any combination of days off. The workweek and scheduled hours may vary. Work shift is subject to change based on seniority bid system and needs of the business. In addition, this position has on-call responsibilities and must respond to emergency situations as needed

An Employer to Be Proud Of

King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this public transportation industry.

Great Benefits

King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit). We offer a generous benefits package including fully-paid medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner. A generous sick leave and vacation plan, paid holidays, and participation in the Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Jessica Mango
Human Resource Analyst

Job Duties

- Perform administrative tasks related toevaluating work requests, designing and estimating, organizing and scheduling labor, materials and equipment to complete projects; write work orders using applicable software applications; maintain associated documentation, records and logs.
- Install electrical systems in new construction; install, modify and upgrade new and existing electrical systems, component parts and other related electrical equipment; repair damaged electrical equipment, conduit and conductors.
- Evaluate existing equipment, provide recommendations for future electrical needs and anticipate maintenance and repair costs.
- Maintain current equipment with preventive maintenance measures. Perform visual inspection and conduct cleaning including variable-speed drives, motors, motor control centers and programmable controllers.
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic digital communications control systems, combined electronic fire alarm and smoke control systems, electronic door security controls, electronic elevator security controls, intercom and paging systems, fans, pumps and their motor control equipment, digital card reader systems, parking gates and roll-up doors, motion sensors, and door monitoring systems.
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair power distribution systems including but not limited to lighting distribution and low-voltage switching, power distribution panels and circuits, emergency generator and related heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and power transfer switches.
- Perform fire system confidence tests per National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA).
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

- Journey-level knowledge and skills in the electrician trade.
- Knowledge of local and Washington State electrical codes as well as the National Electrical and National Fire Protection Association codes.
- Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act.
- Knowledge of electrical theory and basic electronic theory.
- Knowledge of electrical tools and materials.
- Knowledge of electrical instruments and test equipment.
- Knowledge of and compliance with applicable safety standards and requirements.
- Knowledge of basic mathematics and construction terminology.
- Skill in repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.
- Skill in reading blueprints and schematics.
- Skill in installing complete electrical systems.
- Skill in reading, interpreting, maintaining and repairing a variety of instrumentation.
- Skill in completing time and materials estimates.
- Skill in using a variety of hand and power tools, multi-meters and diagnostic equipment.
- Skill in written/verbal communications.
- Skill in using computer software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
- Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Strong customer service skills.

The most competitive candidates will have the following desirable qualifications:

- Current work experience as an electrician within an industrial facility environment performing maintenance and troubleshooting
- NICET I/II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies), FA-1/FA-ITM, SC-1/SC- ITM (Smoke Control)

Necessary Special Requirements:

- Washington State Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
- Washington State Journey Electrician Certificate – EL-01 and ability to maintain.
- Must obtain type FA-1 license from the City of Seattle Fire Department within 6-months of hire date.
- Must obtain NICET II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) within 24-months of hire and ability to maintain.

Supplemental Information
Work Environment: Work is performed in confined spaces with appropriate safety precautions and equipment. Electricians will work on ladders and in motorized reach equipment in excess of 60 ft.

Selection Process: Applications will be screened to determine whether candidates meet minimum qualifications. Candidates presenting evidence that they meet or exceed the qualifications noted above may be invited to participate in a test, hands-on exercise and/or panel interview process. The testing for this position will take place in Mid-December, with interviews scheduled for mid-january.

Employment offers will be finalized after candidates have successfully completed physical examinations, reference checks and reviews of driving records prior to any final offer of employment.

Union Membership: This position is represented by IBEW L77.

Class Code: 8213100

At King County Metro Transit we believe:

Our diverse culture encompasses unique perspectives, knowledge, skills and abilities, and the rich dimensions of their unique identity that each member of the Metro community brings to work every day. These perspectives and human dimensions are built through life experiences and membership in socially defined groups (including, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs).

The diverse experiences and perspectives of our employees help us serve King County residents in an equitable, and culturally responsive way.

King County Metro Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. King County Metro encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.

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