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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 608G
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Perform operating and maintenance work on high voltage distribution systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by the requirement to work with, install, and repair electrical distribution systems carrying 751 volts or more.

Typical Work

Splice electric multiple phase power cable of various types; form straight splices, joints for branch lines, and fittings for terminal connections; 

Conduct preventative maintenance program on transformers and switch gear; 

Install, connect, operate, and maintain a variety of electrical equipment including power distribution systems, portable engine generators, transformers and switches, and street lighting; 

Pull, install, test, and repair cable; 

Operate a variety of hand and power tools; 

Direct the work of apprentices or helpers as assigned; 

Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies; 

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of electrical trade; electrical codes; safety precautions; basic computer skills. 

Ability to: work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs; use hand and power tools.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an electrician OR full journey status as an electrician in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience.  Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.   

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5337), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.