Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/23/2023 4:00 PM)
# of Openings
Skilled Trade


The purpose of the Electrician is to maintain, repair, and install electrical and electronic equipment in the Water District.


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.

Pay Range:  From $27.02/hr


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintains electrical equipment and electronic control systems at all District facilities, such as electrical controls, chemical feeders, mixers, pneumatic systems, basin drives, motor starters, pump motors, etc.
  • Performs electrical circuit alterations for improving efficiency or reliability.
  • Tests, repairs, and replaces transformers, capacitor banks, switch gear and electrical motors of various kinds.
  • Tests, repairs, and replaces variable and frequency drives.
  • Tests, repairs, and replaces the electrical components of automatic controls for basins, wet wells, and chemical feed systems.
  • Tests, repairs, and replaces associated electrical items on such equipment as air compressors, exhaust fans, cathodic protection equipment, chlorination equipment, and automated control valves.
  • Repairs and maintains electrical substations and distribution equipment.
  • Maintains lighting for all Water District facilities and elevated tanks.
  • Performs preventative and predictive maintenance tasks on electrical equipment and electrical gear.
  • Proficiently installs electrical circuitry, wiring and conduit.
  • Maintains an inventory of electrical equipment and materials on trucks by periodic checking and restocking.
  • Performs Lockout and Tagout procedures as required.
  • Utilizes programmable logic controllers to troubleshoot electrical equipment and systems.
  • Performs motor alignments using laser alignment system and corrects alignment issues as required.
  • Performs vibration monitoring and vibration analysis on large pump motors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • High school graduate or GED.
  • 5 years’ experience as an electrician in an industrial or commercial setting.

(Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in meeting the requirements above.)

  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic repairs of motors, controllers, and variable speed drives.
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical theory and practice.
  • Know test bench methods and proper operation of portable electrical and electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, meggers, vibration analyzing, and balancing equipment.
  • Know or ability to learn basic proficiencies in Programmable Logic Controllers & applications.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment control circuitries from electrical schematics.
  • Comprehensive skill in reading and utilization of electrical one-line diagrams, blueprints, and sketches.
  • Working knowledge of computers and basic computer applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other WaterOne employees.
  • Must follow instructions properly.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Communicate well in English both orally and in writing.
  • Aware of occupational hazards working with electricity and climbing.
  • Knowledgeable in proper confined space entry and the safe handling of hazardous chemicals.
  • Available for emergency call-out on a rotating schedule.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current employees). 

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  • Vocational training in the electrical or electronics field.
  • State Certifications in electrical.
  • Familiarity with NFPA 70E arc flash safety requirements.
  • 10+ years of experience in an industrial setting using electrical principles daily.
  • 10+ years in medium voltage power distribution.
  • 10+ years at a public utility or electrical contractor.


Physical Requirements


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 100 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time. The employee must be able to occasionally position self to inspect, repair, install and remove various items and be able to work in outdoor weather conditions. The employee must be able to ascend and descend ladders to work on equipment. The employee must be able to distinguish colors.


Work Environment


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.


Protective equipment, including but not limited to personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, may be required and shall be maintained in the sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of process or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical hazard encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.


Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.


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