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Electrician A

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Macomb County


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Job Details

Job Code: 107230654

Industry: Service

$28.18 - $36.45

Pay Type: hourly

high school

Education Level


Job Level

Mar 04, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

electrical electrician macomb county

Job Description



DEPARTMENT: Department of Roads

DIVISION: Electrical


F.L.S.A. STATUS: Non-exempt/Overtime pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement or Human Resources and Labor Relations Policy


EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (40 hours per week) position. The starting time for this position is currently 7:00 a.m. Weekend and evening hours as needed.


Under direction, is responsible for proper operation of the electro-mechanical, electrical and electronic devises associated with road construction; installs, maintains, repairs, erects and lays out all devices, and associated equipment including poles, overhead / underground installations related to the operations of the electrical department; acts as field supervisor of various projects.




Installs, services and maintains traffic signals.

Installs, modifies and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatuses and control equipment.

Modifies electrical installations to minimize waste of materials, provides access for future maintenance, consistent with specifications and local electrical codes.

Follows diagrams and/or blueprints, insuring that concealed wiring is installed before completion of future walls, ceilings and flooring.

Makes standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment.

Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, pulls and installs electrical conduit.

Splices wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads, twisting or soldering wires together and applying tape or terminal caps.

Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment.

Installs control and distribution apparatuses such as switches, relays and circuit-breaker panels.

Connects power cables to equipment and installs grounding leads.

Tests continuity of circuit to insure electrical compatibility and safety of components.

Maintains emergency generators, lift stations and other electrical equipment and systems.

Makes routine inspections of installed equipment and/or systems to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.

Performs emergency service and preventative maintenance on all electrical equipment and systems.

Operates and drives various truck mounted aerial lift devices.

Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders necessary for performing tasks above ground level.

Operates a snow plow truck with underbody blade, front plow and salt spreader insert for winter maintenance.

Required to participate in call rotation as assigned by the Electrical Supervisor.

Required to participate in random drug and alcohol screens.

Performs related duties as assigned.



Required Education and Experience

  • Possession of a high school diploma or a certificate of successful completion of the General Educational Development Test (GED)
  • A minimum of four (4) years electrical experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Traffic signal experience
  • Electrical road experience

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Must obtain a full Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within three (3) months of hire date, at employee’s expense
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and an operable insured automobile for authorized travel
  • Journeyman Electrician License

Preferred Licenses or Certifications

  • Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • 100 Foot Pole Certification



Knowledge of:

  • Electrical installations to minimize waste of materials, provides access for future maintenance, consistent with specifications and local electrical codes
  • How to follow diagrams and/or blueprints, insuring that concealed wiring is installed before completion of future walls, ceilings and flooring 

Skill in:

  • Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle
  • Measuring, cutting, bending, threading, assembling, pulling and installing electrical conduit
  • Maintaining emergency generators, lift stations and other electrical equipment and systems 

Ability to:

  • Transport tools, material, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, truck, or heavy motorized truck
  • Make standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment
  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Effectively speak, write and understand a language other than English is preferred
  • Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information
  • Work independently


  • The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Work Environment N/S O F/C
Office or similar indoor environment   X  
Outdoor environment     X
Street environment (near moving traffic)     X
Construction site   X  
Confined space   X  
Exposures N/S O F/C
Individuals who are hostile or irate   X  
Individuals with known violent backgrounds X    
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)     X
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) X
Communicable diseases X    
Moving mechanical parts   X  
Fumes or airborne particles   X  
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste X    
Loud noises (85+ decibels)  X    
Blood Borne Pathogens X  


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C  
Balancing     X On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending     X Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights     X Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling   X   Inspecting in confined spaces.  Moving about on hands and knees
Digging   X   Tasks involve manual digging
Driving     X Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping     X Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling   X   Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Manual Dexterity     X Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry     X Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)
Up to 10 pounds     X  
11-24 pounds     X  
25-34 pounds     X  
35-50 pounds     X  
51-74 pounds     X  
75-99 pounds   X    
Over 100 pounds X      
Push / Pull     X Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching     X Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting     X Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing     X Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking     X Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces
Running X     Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces



Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations.

The Road Technicians bargaining unit represents this position.   Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.