City of Elmhurst

Posted 4 weeks ago

JOB TITLE: Electrician II FLSA:
DEPARTMENT: Public Works/Electrical GRADE: P5
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Electrical DATE: August 23, 2021
BARGAINING UNIT: International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 STARTING SALARY:

This is a semi-skilled electrician position requiring proficiency in the construction,
installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and components, including City street
lighting, traffic signals, municipal buildings and facilities.

Essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may include any of
the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is
not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents within this
classification. Incumbents are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their
assigned work location on specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance on the job
are not routinely listed in the job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties
and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Installation, repair, maintenance and replacement of street lighting and traffic signals
controls, wiring systems, street light poles and lighting fixtures.
• Repair and maintenance of electrical motor systems and mechanical electrical control equipment.
• Installation, repair and maintenance of electrical infrastructure common to a
building’s interior and exterior.
• Read profiles and blueprints.
• Operate various types of light to medium construction equipment including: end loader, backhoe,
skid steer, forklift and other equipment as assigned.
• Operate electrical testing and locating equipment.
• Utilize various hand tools including screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, etc.
• Utilize numeric and power tools including drills, sawzall, jackhammer, etc.
• Perform snow removal and/or salting operations on public sidewalks, streets and parking lots.
• Respond to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour basis.
• Perform overtime work on evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Prepare daily timesheets and routine reports.
• Maintain a safe work environment and promptly correct work hazards as necessary,
report all work-related injuries immediately and comply with all safety rules. • Attend training courses and safety programs.
• Promote and maintain responsive community relations.
• Accesses and updates electronic records including work orders, time sheets and email.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required.

• High school diploma/GED equivalent.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Ability to obtain a Class B CDL driver’s license with an airbrake endorsement within six months
of hire.
• Five years of experience in electrical installation, repair and maintenance based in the
National Electrical Code. Experience may include participation in a registered apprenticeship
• Required to respond to emergency calls and snow shift duties.
• Ability to work overtime during evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
• Experience in the repair and maintenance of street lights, traffic signals, and traffic signal
control devices, desired.
• Current International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level 2 certification, desired.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects,
and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
• Ability to operate various pieces of equipment including, but not limited to, dump trucks, end
loaders and aerial lifts.
• Skilled in the care and use of tools and equipment, including safety precautions and
occupational hazards related to electrical maintenance and repair work.
• Considerable knowledge and understanding of the principles of electrical theory and practices.
• Knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials and equipment used in electrical repair and
• Ability to apply concepts of Lockout/Tagout, electrical shock, fall prevention and arc-flash
protection safety procedures.
• Ability to dig holes and trenches manually or with equipment.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and general public.
• Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds without assistance or weights exceeding 50 pounds with
assistance or use of lifting equipment.
• Able to don and wear Personal Protective Equipment, including glasses, hearing protection, fall
protection, gloves or other clothing and foul weather gear as required.
• Ability to set-up and climb various ladders and scaffold and work at heights greater than 10
• Ability to add subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret
drawings, blueprints, sketches, and plans.
• Ability to comprehend and make inferences from written material.
• Ability to communicate orally with internal and external customers in face-to- face, one on one
or groups settings, or using a telephone.
• Ability to use electrical meters to measure and interpret voltage, current and resistance

• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand,
use hands and fingers to operate equipment, reach and lift, climb, balance, kneel and stoop.
• The noise level within the employee’s work environment is frequently loud and occasionally very
• The employee is exposed to risk of electric shock and vibration.
• Employee is required to work in extreme weather conditions or at heights as required or

• Becomes familiar with and observes all applicable safety and security policies/procedures.
• Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor.
• Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately.
• Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices.

Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and a cover letter through the City’s
website here.

The selection process includes an application process, interview process, drug screening and
background check.

The position is open until Monday, September 13, 2021. The position is expected to be filled as
soon as the interview process and background checks are completed.


  1. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being
    maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
  2. Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform
    duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned
    response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside
    normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

Job Features

Job CategoryElectrician, Traffic Signal