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    Lori Kabel

    SUMMARY: The electrician provides electrical support to the Director; responsible for performing skilled level electrical work in the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures in accordance with standards practice of the electrical trade to the school and town’s public buildings. Performs other related work or other maintenance requirements as required.

    This job requires initiative, organizational problem solving skills, and the ability to acquire knowledge of program operations, policies and procedures. Incumbents are expected to work independently and carry out electrical work and facility management details without requiring the immediate attention of an administrator(s).

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs electrical wiring systems and equipment, both high and low voltage, air distributions systems, pumps, transformers, motors, streetlights, and appliances.
    • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
    • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
    • Documents information on preventive maintenance file on electrical equipment and machinery and monitor a preventive maintenance program.
    • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
    • Draws circuits on a one line diagram for controls.
    • Design functional electric circuitry for electrical systems.
    • Locate and adjust defects in electrical systems and equipment.
    • Estimate labor or material costs/amounts from blueprints or work plans.
    • Express ideas on technical problems clearly and concisely orally and in writing in the English language.
    • Comply with laws and regulations regarding safety.
    • Comply with state codes, fire codes and OSHA.
    • Complies with all Rules and Regulations from local, state, or federal guidelines.
    • Adheres to all safety guidelines.
    • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
    • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
    • Use and care for hand tools and equipment necessary to perform various electrical repairs tasks
    • Performs emergency work; responds to emergencies
    • Performs other similar or related work as required, or as situation dictates
    • Maintain current electrician’s license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
    • Performs additional maintenance duties as assigned by the Director of Public Buildings


    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; applying district and program policies and procedures; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percent’s, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: a thorough knowledge of the tools, techniques and procedures used to maintain lighting and electrical equipment; knowledge of overhead and underground wiring methods; knowledge of hand and power tools.

    ABILITY to operate and maintain motor equipment, power tools and hand tools; ability to interact in an effective manner with fellow employees, managers, and other departments; ability to read and understand all instructions and diagrams for the installation of equipment; ability to respond and act quickly in emergencies to minimize down time due to equipment failure.

    Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; adapting to changing work priorities; and meeting deadlines and schedules.


    Education: High school or vocational school diploma, with advanced technical training

    Additional Requirements:
    Valid Massachusetts Master Electricians License
    Valid Massachusetts Drivers License

    Experience: Minimum of five years of experience as a licensed electrician; experience/knowledge of electrical construction and maintenance, including installation of all sizes of electrical conduit, cables, wires, switches, automatic starting equipment, and pole line construction.; occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Clearances: Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance

    The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: Moderate to strenuous physical effort is required to perform duties. The employee is frequently required to use hands to operate equipment, walk, stand, speak and hear, reach with hands and arms, balance, crouch, crawl, stoop, and climb. Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions; required to work in confined spaces and lift or move items weighing up to 60, and sometimes more than 100, pounds. Physical ability is required to use electrical equipment, power and hand tools, drive a light truck and use heavy equipment. Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents, use a computer and operate a motor vehicle. The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment.

    Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination and the ability to distinguish color. The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively other staff members in order to exchange accurate information.

    The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity and the particular part of the day and location. The employee interacts with other staff members and occasionally must meet multiple demands from several people.

    Work is performed indoors and some outdoors work, with exposure to adverse weather conditions; frequently required to work in proximity to high voltage power sources, work in confined spaces and in high places. The employee is required to respond to weather-related emergencies.

    The employee operates standard office equipment, electrical equipment, hand, pneumatic and power tools, light trucks and light equipment. The employee must be able to drive to the 6 schools within the district.

    Errors in decisions could result in injury to others, delay or loss of service, damage to buildings or equipment, monetary loss, and legal repercussions.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

    Email cover letter, resume and employment references to Lori.Kabel@watertown.k12.ma.us or apply at

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