Job Description

Seasonal Electrical Maintenance Technician
Avon Drinking Water - , CO
Not Specified
$16.00 - $18.00 Hourly
Entry Level

The Operational Technology (OT) department at Eagle River Water and Sanitation District is responsible for advanced design, installation, testing, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of a variety of electrical and systems associated with the production, treatment, storage, transmission and distribution of the District’s water and wastewater facilities. This enables ERWSD to do what it does best- provide efficient and reliable water and wastewater service to our customers.

We are looking for an open-minded learner with a positive attitude to join our team as a Seasonal Electrical Maintenance Technician.

An ideal candidate for this role has a passion for electrical work, a willingness to learn, listen, and collaborate with the rest of the OT team. Why work for us? This is a great opportunity for an energetic, self-starter who is interested in gaining meaningful experience applying their electrical skills and education to an organization that has an environmental impact. Other benefits include paid Holidays, housing stipend, and opportunities for training and development.

The ideal timeframe for this candidate is suited for a recent graduate or someone who wants to spend the summer working, learning, and living in Vail. We would prefer an intern who can start in April or May and work for six months.

What You Will Learn:

  • Overall OTS Operations, including working closely with and assisting Senior Electrical Technician and Electrical Technicians on various projects and documentation
  • Shadow Controls Technicians, Wastewater Operators, and Water Operators to learn about a broad range of district operations

What You Will Do:

  • Booster Pump Station (BPS) maintenance and treatment facility Motor Control Center (MCC) Maintenance including cleaning, and groundskeeping as needed facilities; this could include cleaning, painting, plant maintenance, working hands-on with tools, fixing equipment, fire mitigation/landscaping, organization, etc.
  • Assist experienced Electrical Maintenance Technicians in completing tickets and working on projects
  • Will work on a variety of basic electrical installation, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of a variety of electrical and electronic systems, components and devices associated with water, wastewater, distribution and collection; inclusive of but not limited to motor control and pump control panels, installing wires, conduit, power distribution devices, motor starters and VFDs according to current electrical code
  • Redline wire diagrams and create new wire diagrams
  • With supervision and guidance, will install, configure, and troubleshoot VFDs
  • Test breakers, contactors and soft starts
  • Repair and maintenance of starters, solenoids, breakers, relays, terminals and related electrical equipment
  • Maintains and secures all assigned district tools, trucks and Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Knowledgeable in Arc Flash Safety and NFPA 70E
  • Required to follow all District safety and security policies and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required by the job duties
  • Other duties as assigned.

Big Projects:

  • Verify RTU drawings accuracy
  • Develop flow diagrams from electrical source to equipment
Competencies and Qualifications

  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor’s Degree or Associates in a related field such as Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Electrical Trade School, etc. preferred. Some general maintenance, including working or educational exposure to 480 volt electrical experience necessary. Must be able to distinguish different colors of wiring.
  • ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE OR APTITUDE: Must be able to learn to safely use electric and electronic testing equipment. Willing and able to learn, understand and apply common electrical practices, electric code, proper safety when working in panels up to 480 volts as well as general electrical safety practices.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILL: Computer proficiency and experience with Excel are required.
  • MECHANICAL ABILITY: Ability to work with hand tools and basic mechanical ability required. Basic electrical and plumbing skills and knowledge preferred.
  • POSITIVITY: Positive attitude to complete important but occasionally repetitive or semi-skilled tasks. Enthusiastic about electrical work and ready to learn.
  • COMMUNICATION: Must be able to tactfully, directly, respectfully, and professionally communicate in English, both written and verbal. Able to ask questions and gather information. Able to maintain confidentiality and appropriately communicate sensitive information.
  • OUTDOOR WORK: This role will work outside so must be comfortable with physically intense work and be able to hike or walk outside in variable weather conditions.
  • LICENSES: Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's license and be insurable to drive a district vehicle under District's standards.

The pay rate for this role is $16-$18/hour.

All District employees must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.

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All applicants must apply online in order to be considered.

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