Industrial Electrician
Cary, NC 
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Job Description

At Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc., we know that water is a precious resource - one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That's why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth's most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for an Industrial Electrician in the Cary, NC area! Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor, this person will contribute to regional Operations and Maintenance (O&M) initiatives by testing, troubleshooting, repairing, replacing, and installing Controls systems & components.

The Target Base Hourly Payrate for this position is $26 - $31 (based on experience/qualifications)!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Troubleshoot and maintain PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), OIT (Operator Interface Terminal), and other HMI (Human Machine Interface) programs that are used to operate / control water & wastewater facilities.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain communications devices such as switches, radios, routers, and modems.
  • Build strong working relationships with Operations staff to resolve monitoring and control issues.
  • Ensure all modifications are tested to be fully-functional, from the PLC to the end-user's display.
  • Follows departmental protocols, processes, and standards to ensure equipment is working properly and that issues are fully-resolved within Service Level Agreements [SLA's].
  • Perform additions and upgrades to motors and controls systems (including startup and testing) in order to provide continuous improvement of operations.
  • Deliver turnkey systems, from program development through startup and commissioning; this involves preparing project plans and status updates, as needed.
  • Update and maintain documentation for all field modifications to be up-to-date & accurate.
  • Assist with other tasks or projects, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) is required; Associates degree in Control Systems, Electrical Engineering, Computer Programming, or a related technical field of study is preferred.
  • 2 years of professional experience working with Industrial Electrical systems.
  • Professional experience with water and/or wastewater process control technology is a plus!
  • Valid Electrical License in NC is strongly preferred.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Familiar with the latest edition of National Electrical Code [NEC].
  • Familiarity with the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA], especially as it applies to safety and NFPA 70E.
  • Must be able to form, bend. and route aluminum, EMT, rigid, and PVC conduits up to 2" in diameter per industry standards.
  • Ability to utilize the following test equipment: Digital VOM, Analog, Megger, Signal Generator, Pressure/Level/Flow Calibrator, "Smart" Instruments, Programmable Recorders, Calibrators (4-20MA, etc.), Oscilloscope, Voltage/Current Recorders, Motor Testing Equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to work at heights and on roofs, using a ladder or scaffolding.
  • Working knowledge of 120/208V and 277/480V 3 Phase, 4 wire voltage systems.
  • Ability to assist on medium voltage applications (up to 7200V), as required.
  • Working experience with general wiring practices as they apply to single & three-phase motors, transformers, lighting fixtures, receptacles, and instrumentation.
  • Ability to work with outside contractors, utility crews (electrical and telephone), and other company departments to solve problems.
  • Understanding of small air compressor systems as well as associated Instruments & Controls.
  • Thorough working knowledge of motor starters (size 00-6) and their control systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and correct problems, as required; this includes the ability to disassemble, clean, test, and reassemble a motor starter.
  • Understanding of AC Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's), DC Drives, PLC's, and the ability to diagnose problems and repair equipment, where feasible; experience working with Industrial Electronics as well as motor-operated valves is a plus!
  • Familiarity with emergency generators, transfer switches, and 125 VDC battery systems.
  • Working knowledge of electronics and various instrumentation signals (4-20 MA, 1-5 VDC, tachometers, capacitance, radar, etc.) and the ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits.
  • Understanding of protective relays, switchgear operation, and synchronous motor control (at 2400V and above) is a plus!
  • A familiarity with satellite & radio communications equipment as well as SCADA systems.
  • Must be able to comprehend job specifications and engineering drawings to complete tasks.
  • Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams and schematics and to use the same in troubleshooting.
  • Proficient in the use of all electrical trade hand tools, including hand-held power tools.
  • Capable of working independently while following written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations during off-hours with availability for overtime on short notice.
  • Capable of operating computers for Aqua's asset management system and basic programs such as Microsoft Outlook and Word; this person shall generate and complete work orders in our Maintenance Connection system, and complete preventative maintenance, inspection, and repair checklist templates accordingly.

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Perform sedentary work - exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • See, hear, talk, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
  • Operate standard office equipment.
  • Working conditions include travel to work sites of Aqua, NC; occasional overnight travel may be required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Seasonal employees / Summer internships are excluded from these requirements, however vaccinations are preferred.

Essential Utilities and its subsidiaries, including Aqua, Delta, and Peoples Natural Gas, require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law. Proof of vaccination must be provided prior to your first day of employment.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical or religious exemption, you will be required to apply for an exemption on your first day of employment with Essential Utilities. As part of the process, you will be required to provide information and/or documentation to Human Resources about the reason(s) you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an exemption is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a condition that may prevent you from applying for a job online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call (1-877-271-9012).


Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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