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Facility Electrical System Technician

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Facility Electrical System Technician
Parks & Recreation 

The City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.
We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.
It takes us all working together.
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Nature of Work
The Facility Electrical System Technician is a highly skilled position responsible for performing work related to electrical projects and provides planning, oversight, direction and inspection of electrical work/projects performed by other qualified teammates that is potentially or specifically subject to City/State review/inspection. Under general direction, this position performs a variety of technical maintenance duties and some custodial and grounds work for Rochester Parks Department facilities to ensure systems are properly maintained, clean, and safe.  Primary areas of responsibility include inspection, maintenance, and repairs to electrical systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, mechanical, structural, security and building automation systems. Secondary tasks may include carpentry, painting, custodial, and grounds work, etc.  


2022 Starting wage is 30.37 per hour with advancement to $38.89 per hour.


Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.



*In conjunction with the supervisor, direct and oversee staff and contractors in the maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical equipment.

  • Fulfill duties as the Electrician of Record & Responsible Electrician required under Minnesota Statute.
  • Under direction of the supervisor, oversee electrical work performed for selected departments, assist in other departmental electrician related solutions and verify compliance with applicable codes and statutes.
  • Plan, layout, install and/or oversee the installation of electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment.
  • Recommend when to retain contracted services, oversee contracted services, and maintain effective working relationships with contractors.
  • Plan for preventative maintenance and repair of equipment as necessary.
  • Train staff in the planning, layout, and installation of electrical work. 
Perform maintenance on building architectural, mechanical, and structural components, e.g. roofs, siding, masonry, doors, plumbing, and windows.
  • Service building structural systems, roofing systems, external metal siding and masonry systems, window and door systems. 
  • Determine, by visual examination and regular inspection, the causes of systems failures, and recommend necessary repairs or maintenance contract repair. 
  • Perform carpentry, plumbing, and masonry work as required.
Perform small project coordination.
  • Coordinate small project plans and specifications to meet scope of work, budget, and bidding parameters. 
  • Coordinate small project schedules and resources to optimize execution and minimize disruptions. 
  • Oversee other permanent staff and seasonal staff as assigned for project implementation and coordination.
Perform general repair, maintenance, grounds, custodial, and snow removal operations as directed to ensure facilities and property are well maintained and safe. 
  • Maintain sidewalks by sweeping, shoveling, plowing, removing snow and applying salt and sand. 
  • Operate specialized mowers, spreaders, brooms, blowers, and pickup plow trucks. 
  • Provide backup support or fill in for custodial/grounds as needed in performing tasks such as Mowing, landscaping, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, waxing, dusting, stripping, polishing, shampooing, shoveling, replenishing supplies. Remove trash, waste paper, and recyclables and empty trash cans, etc.
 Perform other duties assigned or necessary.

*Essential Functions 




Education and Experience
An Associate Degree in electrical or electronics technology from an accredited college and four years of experience performing electrical maintenance work
A high school diploma or equivalent and five years of experience performing electrical maintenance work.  

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may also be considered.  

Licenses and/or Certifications 
Valid Class B Minnesota driver's license or ability to obtain within 6 months
Current Minnesota Class A Master Electrician license or licensed Journeyman Electrician with ability to obtain Master Electrician license to meet the job requirements within 6 months  

Desirable Qualifications 
Experience installing or maintaining lighting and control systems and air conditioning and HVAC control systems
Valid Class A driver’s license




In order to provide timely services, P&R has designated specific positions which must comply with an area residency requirement, based on job-related necessity where employees in such positions must reside within thirty (30) driving miles of their normally scheduled work reporting location.

New Hires
Individuals hired for designated positions with P&R covered by an area residency requirement who do not meet this requirement shall be allowed no more than twelve (12) months, from their date of hire, in order to meet the thirty (30) driving mile requirement.

Current Employees
P&R employees in designated positions covered by the area residency requirement and who reside at a location that allows them to report to work within an approximate thirty (30) minute timeline from the time notified, prior to (1/1/2012), shall be deemed to comply with P&R's area residency requirement provided that they remain at their current address. If a current P&R employee in a designated position covered by the area residency requirement relocates, their new address/residence must be located within thirty (30) driving miles of their normally scheduled work reporting location and notice must be given to their immediate supervisor prior to relocating to ensure compliance with the area residency requirement.

Promotional Opportunities
Job change opportunities pursued by the employee to designated P&R positions covered by an area residency requirement shall be withheld from employees whose address/residence is located more than thirty (30) driving miles from the normally scheduled work reporting location of their new position, with the exception of employees who are willing to relocate within 12 months from date of job change in order to comply with the thirty (30) driving mile area residence requirement; OR employees who immediately prior to their job change were in a designated position and resided at a location that allowed them to report to work within the approximate thirty (30) minutes (as noted under the Current Employee section) from the time notified.

Noncompliance with Residency Requirements
In the event that an employee fails to comply with the residency requirement, the employee will be considered to no longer meet the minimum requirements of the position. In such instance, the City will take formal action, up to and including termination. An employee may be granted an extension if there is credible basis, as determined by the employer, for justification as to why the employee has failed to comply. Said basis shall consist of circumstances not caused or controlled by the employee.

Knowledge of: practices, methods, tools and materials used in the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment at an industrial facility; the operational characteristics of analog instrumentation, discrete switches, motor control centers, and other equipment commonly used in industrial processes and control systems; practices, methods, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment at an industrial facility; and occupational hazards and safety practices.

Skill in: the use and care of tools, equipment, and materials used in the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment; and the use of electronic test equipment.

Ability to: work and think effectively under stressful conditions; exercise good judgment; clearly communicate complex ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing; diagnose and repair defects in electrical equipment; read and interpret electrical drawings, technical manuals, and the National Electric Code; perform manual labor associated with equipment repair; follow oral and written instructions; and maintain equipment maintenance records.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position.  The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:

Frequent demands:  standing, sitting, walking, reaching, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching.
Occasional demands:  lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, foot controls

Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, touch, and smell.

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include:  
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
Noise (need to shout in order to be heard)
Exposure to dust/gas/fumes/steam/chemicals
Work outdoors (no effective protection from weather)
Work at heights (such as on scaffolding or ladders)
Working around moving machinery (fork-lifts, tractors, mowers)
Protective equipment required (respirator, mask, earplugs, gloves, eyewear, etc.)
Potential exposure to infectious diseases

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