This positionwill perform skilled journey level workto troubleshoot, maintain, repair, upgrade, and perform comprehensive preventive maintenance on rail electrical systems as well as electrical systems and equipment in Light Rail shops, tunnels, and other facilities.WAGE NOTE: This is a single-wage position. Current day shift wage is$47.88/hour, and 2nd/3rd shifts wage is $51.13/hour.
This position is considered safety sensitive. Applicants for these positions are required to undergo drug testing prior to employment andsubsequent to commencement of employment, will be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing in compliance with Federal DOT alcohol and controlled substance testing program protocols.
Link Light Rail
Metro Transit's Rail Division is responsible for operating and maintaining Link Light Rail service on a 20.4 mile route from the Angle Lake Station south of Sea-Tac Airport to the University of Washington Station, expanding to Northgate in early 2021. Plans and/or construction are underway extending the system to the north, east, south, and west. Expansion over the next five years alone will include the addition of more than 20 stations and 40 miles of light rail track. The light rail line is a critical part of the region's transportation network and carries more than 79,000 weekday daily riders.
Who May Apply
This recruitment is open to the general public and all King County employees. This recruitment will be used to fill current career service positions andmay also be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future career service and/or TLT vacancies that may occur over the next twelve months at Link Light Rail.
How To Apply
An online King County employment application completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobsis required. A resume and cover letter are optional. For any who are unable to apply online, an alternative form of applying is described at this link. See below for more details.
This non-exempt position is eligible for overtime pay and employees must be willing and able to work any shift. This position is part of a workgroup that provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year support.
King County Metro Transit
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. This is an exciting time for King County Metro Transit, which recently received the 2018 award for the best large transit agency in North America.
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region). We offer a benefits package that includes competitivemedical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family including state-registered domestic partner; competitivevacation, sick, and holiday leave plans; participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS); as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).For more details, please see the Benefits tab on this posting.
For questions regarding thisrecruitment, please contact:
Senior Talent Advisor
Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees.In this role you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. You will:
- Work safely to maintain Light Rail Overhead Contact Systems (OCS); maintain light rail overhead lines and associated components, underground feeders, switches, electrical wiring and systems including a variety of single phase, three phase and DC systems.
- Work safely to maintain Traction Power Substations (TPSS), troubleshoot and repair all feeder cables and associated components, underground feeders, enclosed crawl space associated components, switches, electrical wiring, relays, and monitoring systems, including a variety of single phase and three phase AC &DCsystems.
- Perform routine inspection, maintenance, repair and upgrades to OCS components such as messenger wire, contact wire, section insulators, pole and enclosure mounted switches, air gaps, insulated and un-insulated overlaps, poles, and associated equipment.
- Performinspections, maintenance and upgrades of substations and their components such as switches, transformers, rectifiers, fuses, relays, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), batteries, chargers and associated equipment.
- Perform high voltageenergized work; maintain and repair low voltage systems such as fire and security alarms; maintain and repair auxiliary power plants, transfer switches and uninterruptible power supplies; perform high voltage tests on power cables and equipment; splice, maintain and terminate all types of low and high voltage cable; pull, rack and secure high and low voltage cables in manholes, conduits, tunnels and vaults.
- Maintain and repair equipment in Light Rail shops, offices, park and ride lots, and tunnels.
- Program and troubleshoot PC, PLC and micro-processor based control systems.
- Manually operate power switches and breakers.
- Flag trackway to provide safe rail work zones; set-up work-zone traffic control areas.
- Maintain and provide daily work records and complete work requests.
- Load and unload tools, materials and equipment.
- Perform pre/post trip vehicle inspections.
- Maintain appropriate parts stock on assigned vehicles, in substations and shops.
- Operate company assigned vehicles, including hi-rail and aerial lift equipment and perform rolling inspections from raised aerial equipment.
- Install, troubleshoot, and repair equipment required for underground distribution systems, traction power systems and facilities.
- Locate, repair and clear faults in electrical systems. Bend, install, maintain and repair conduit.
- Read and interpret distribution maps, feeder maps, blueprints, schematics, and other drawings in performing switching and tagging and maintenance.
- Plan, schedule and coordinate activities and work with other trades and divisions.
- Trim trees and other vegetation which may interfere with train movement or electrical installations.
- Pump water from vaults and manholes.
- Perform snow and ice removal.
- Respond to emergency calls as necessary.
- May inspect work completed by contractors.
- Assist other trades as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
Three years of electrical maintenance and/or electrical construction experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work. Additional qualifications include:
- Knowledge of national, state and local electrical codes and means of compliance.
- Knowledge and understanding of electrical theory, high voltage work and modern industrial controls.
- Knowledge of required safety procedures.
- Skill in locating underground cables; installing conduit and pull underground cable.
- Skill in maintaining energized overhead lines and components.
- Skill in maintaining energized traction power systems and components.
- Skill in the use of tools and equipment required to perform cable splicing and repair.
- Skill in safely and efficiently utilizing appropriate test equipment.
- Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics and drawings.
- Skill in wearing personal protective equipment including required fire retardant clothing and working in arc flash protection suits.
- Skill in dealing pro-actively and sensitively with customers.
- Skill in oral and written communications.
- Mechanical skills.
- Problem solving and analytical skills.
Necessary Special Requirements
- Washington State Journey Electrician Certificate (EL01), Journey Level Line Worker Certificate, High Voltage Journey Level Certificate or equivalent high voltage certification is required.
- Washington State Class B (or A) driver's license with air brake endorsement or the ability to obtain and maintain a Class B license within six months of hire date, and an acceptable driving record. Out-of-State applicants may obtain their Washington driver's license upon arriving here, prior to employment.
- Ability to obtain Hi-Rail, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Confined Space, First-Aid/CPR and other certifications within six months of hire date.
- Applicants must be able to meet on-going educational and training requirements and maintain required certifications.
Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and in inclement weather.Must be able to work in crowded and tight spaces, tunnel, and aerial structures. Supplemental Information
It is important to fill out your application accurately. Applicants should complete the online application at www.kingcounty.gov as described above. Do not merely refer to your resume for indicating your employment history. NOTE: Please answer all relevantquestions in the online employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (if you have ten years) (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving, etc. Earlier jobs should be included here or in resume if they are relevant in some way to this job and if they relate to our minimum qualifications, and especially if you refer to the job in a Supplemental Question. If you have questions about this, please contact Ralph Cady as stated above.
Applications will be screened for completeness, clarity and competitiveness. Competitive candidates may be invited to participate in an interview process. Employment offers will be finalizedafter a physical examination, drug screen drug and alcohol background check, references and reviews of driving records.
King County is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding values--we are one team, we solve problems, we focus on the customer, we drive for results, we are racially just, we respect all people, we lead the way, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
This position is represented by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77.
King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
- Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
- Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
- Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
- 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
- Generous vacation and paid sick leave
- Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
- Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.
This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
- Completed education history
- Detailed description of each position that you have held in the last ten years, please list gaps in employment and reason
- Reason for leaving employers, (in cases of termination, state why you were terminated)
- Supervisor name
- Employer phone number
- Did you update your current job and update all beginning and end dates of all jobs accurately?
- Did you include all relevant duties in each job that relate to this selection process?
- Valid Driver's License
- Class A CDL/Permit
- Class B CDL/Permit
- Air Brake Endorsement
- I do not have a Driver's License
- One time
- More than once
- My license has not been suspended
- Moving Violations
- Unpaid Parking Ticket(s)
- Unpaid Traffic Ticket(s)
- Child Support Enforcement
- I have not had my license suspended
- Reckless or negligent driving
- DWI/DUI - driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Hit and run incident
- Vehicular homicide or vehicular assault
- Open container violation
- More than one at-fault accident
- None of the above
- No code violations
- 5 or more
- No at fault accidents
- 5 or more
- Washington State Journey Electrician Certificate (EL01)
- Journey Level Lineworker Certificate
- High Voltage Journey Level Certificate
- Other equivalent certificate
- None of the above
- Less than one year
- At least one but less than three years
- At least three but less than five years
- Five years or more
* Required Question