In a Correctional facility this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks on electrical systems and equipment repair, monitoring and new installation.
Works under the general supervision of a maintenance supervisor.
May lead inmates and other employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Repairs, maintains and installs electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, generators, wiring, switches, fixtures, circuit breakers, emergency lighting, fire alarms, etc.; determines electrical malfunctions using test instruments such as ampmeter, voltmeter and VOM testor and repairs defects by replacing burnt out elements, fuses or wiring and cleaning or re-wiring components; provides instruction and training and maintains custody and discipline of a group of inmates assigned electrical maintenance duties; instructs inmates in planning, layout and wiring of new installations and making equipment adjustments using handtools; keeps records and completes necessary reports; evaluates performance of each inmate assigned to work area; maintains discipline and enforces security measures; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in electrical repair and installation work; knowledge of principles and operations of electrical systems; interpersonal skills; oral communication skills; considerable ability to analyze quickly and accurately extent and cause of electrical malfunctions and failures; ability to interpret and revise electrical wiring and schematic drawings; ability to plan, layout and schedule maintenance assignments and estimate costs; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to instruct others in techniques and skills of electrical maintenance work; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Five (5) years' experience as an electrician.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the highly skilled level.
Graduation from a vocational or technical school in the electrical trade may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator license.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough character investigation of each candidate may be made.
Candidates, in addition to good general health, must have and retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility and visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform all the duties of the class. Candidates will be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates and to the hazards and discomforts of working with electrical power systems.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group CO 08 approved effective July 3, 1987.