West Allis, WI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Keep our lights on and our streets safe as Electrician for the City of West Allis. Certified Journeyman or Master Electricians who enjoy working outside won't want to miss this opportunity. Perform the maintenance, inspection, and repair of electrical wiring systems and equipment, street lighting, lighting services in parks, playgrounds, and parking lots, lighting for public services and in public buildings, and the installation and maintenance of the traffic control system throughout the City. This position assures regular work and requires only local travel within the City of West Allis. We offer an unbeatable benefits package including contributory medical and fully paid dental, contributory dual pension program, generous time off, and an up to $2500 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates.

Examples of Duties

Install, maintain, and repair all city-owned traffic control systems to include the following:
-Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of control systems.
-Repair and replace components damaged in motor vehicle accidents.
-Troubleshoot and maintain associated systems including loop, infrared, and microwave detectors and emergency vehicle override components.

-Locate city-owned underground cables as part of the Diggers Hotline Network.

During construction season:
-Light pole and base removal.
-Conduit assembly installation either by directional boring or coordination with the contractors and laying the pipe into trenches. Use the derrick digger or hydro-excavator to set base forms, install conduit and base bolts, and pour concrete.
-Set form and install conduit, pour concrete for new control cabinets.
-Assemble and install all components for the control cabinet.
-Pull wire into conduit system, wire poles, assemble luminaires, erect poles, test and run system.

-Locate and repair faults, opens, shorts, and grounds in the underground high voltage street light system using test equipment such as Megger and High energy (30,000V) capacitance discharge unit (thumper). Once the fault is located, dig to expose the cable to make the repair.

-Annual maintenance performing lamp replacement in all city-owned street lights on a 3-year schedule.
-Maintain and repair ball field lights in city-owned parks.


  • High school/trade school graduate (or equivalent)
  • The completion of an approved electrical apprenticeship AND at least five years of recent paid work experience;
  • ORhigh school/trade school graduate (or equivalent) and at least six years of recent paid work experience as a journey-level electrician.
    • Experience must be broad enough to clearly indicate the required electrical knowledge and experience/background necessary to perform the type of work as listed under "Duties".
  • Certified Electrician at Master or Journeyman level

Competent with the use of an office computer/software including, but not limited to, Windows and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Calendaring, Outlook), mobile devices such as an iPad, etc.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver's licenseOR possession ofa valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Wisconsin driver's license within 6 months of employment;acceptable driving record per City Policy.

Possessionof a Wisconsin Commercial Driver's License (Class B,C with air brakes) and Tanker (N) Endorsement within six (6) months of appointment.

Entry Level:Possession of a valid Journeyman Certification by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Solid Professional: Certification as a Master Electrician with the State of Wisconsin.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the principles, standard practices, materials, symbols, components, tools, and instruments of the electrical profession; considerable knowledge of the laws, codes, and standards of electrical construction and installation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safe work practices of the trade; ability to install, operate, maintain, and repair wiring systems, equipment controls, and related apparatus; ability to analyze and work from blueprints, sketches, specifications, and diagrams; ability to estimate costs for small electrical projects; skill in the use of hand tools common to the trade; familiarity with the setup of traffic cones and barricades in accordance with Wisconsin Transportation Information Center guidelines; ability to work in high places on ladders, scaffolding, and aerial lifts; ability to work in confined spaces and alongside high volumes of traffic; ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions; ability to exercise sound judgment and make sound decisions; ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment; ability to quickly adapt and learn specialized software systems and databases; knowledge of computer applications and mobile devices such as an iPad; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of people with varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy, including, but not limited to, supervisors, coworkers, and the public; demonstrated ability to promote innovation, operational excellence, and continuous improvement.

  1. Employee can NOT be currently employed by the City of West Allis.
  2. The sign on bonus is relatedto a certain level of qualifications and experience in the Electrician field.
  3. An agreement must be signed.

Benefits include: Time off Bank with the ability to accrue up to 25 days in one year to be used at your discretion with management approval;nine (9) paid holidays;eligibility for health insurance the first of the month following thirty (30) days of servicewith choice of a PPO Plan or High Deductible Health Plan (with optional participation in a Health Savings Account) - both plans are contributory and cover the employee and his/her family;fully paid dental insurance covering the employee and his/her family, with eligibility the first of the first of the month following thirty (30) days of service;a dual pension system comprised of the Wisconsin Retirement Fund* and Federal Social Security (both of which are contributory);a fully paid Life Insurance Program* with coverage in the amount of the employee's annual salary adjusted to the next highest one thousand dollars, with the option for additional coverage;an educational reimbursement plan for the pursuit of job related courses including personal and professional training opportunities and professional organization memberships;voluntary benefit programs consisting of vision,Flexible Spending Benefits for Dependent Care and Medical Reimbursement, Section 457: Deferred Compensation, Treasury Direct Payroll Savings Plan for Savings Bonds, and other various benefits including, but not limited to, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Wellness Program, Armed Services Reserve Training, and Federal Loan Program. For more detailed benefit information click .

*The Wisconsin Retirement Fund and Life Insurance Program benefits are provided according to plan guidelines of the State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.


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