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Senior Electrician

Position #: 2023-1-3275    |    Close Date: until filled.


The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District will be accepting applications for Senior  Electrician until filled.  The District is seeking an individual with a Master Electrician Tradesman certification valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The individual must have the ability to trouble shoot, repair and replace up to medium voltage equipment in an industrial setting; does related work as required.  Work is performed independently, with other electricians or helpers and under the regular guidance/supervision of the Electrical/ Mechanical Superintendent.

The Senior Electrician must demonstrate leadership abilities to manage equipment and personnel within their realm of responsibility as well as plan, prioritize and optimize the resources at their disposal.   The position may require rotating shifts which includes, but is not limited to, working on weekends and holidays. Five to ten years of experience preferred.

Applicant  must have a good driving record, and must possess a valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Class A Commercial Driver’s License is desired.

Full time position with a salary range of $50,285.00 to $80,625.00 and includes a complete benefits package.

General Definition and Conditions of Work:

Performs difficult skilled and technical work, participating in and overseeing the operation and maintenance of District facilities and in the installation, maintenance and repair of low to medium voltage systems and equipment; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Electrical/ Mechanical Superintendent.

This is  heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.  

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:

  • Participating in and overseeing the operation and maintenance of bridges, tunnels, and systems; maintaining and repairing electrical power and distribution systems, lighting systems and related equipment.
  • Maintains and repairs substation and lighting transformers;
  • Installs, maintains and repairs tunnel lighting, roadway lighting and tunnel switchgear;
  • Repairs and maintains the electrical distribution system;
  • Repairs and maintains large and small electric motors;
  • Maintains power substations, transformers, switchgear, breakers, panels, control cabinets, motors and pumps;
  • Replaces and repairs District building, tunnel and trestle lights and navigational aides;
  • Repairs, replaces, splices and terminates high voltage cable system;
  • Performs preventive maintenance on switchgear, cable pits and substations;
  • Collects and logs megger readings, cell readings, transformer and substation readings;
  • Maintains and repairs industrial computers and sensors as required;
  • Tests emergency equipment and generators;
  • Repairs and maintains elevators, carbon-monoxide monitoring units, and electrical systems;
  • Assists with general maintenance tasks;
  • Leads other personnel to perform general electrical maintenance, within their abilities, to achieve optimal output;
  • Train others on proper electrical safety, troubleshooting, and repair practices of District equipment.
  • This position requires employees to work outside, and potentially in excess of, normally scheduled hours in response to District needs, including but not limited to, accidents, incidents and/or weather events.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 5 to 10 years demonstrated experience in troubleshooting electrical system and related equipment;
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring systems, controls and electrical motors, machinery and equipment of roadways, tunnels, or buildings;
  • Thorough knowledge of the provisions of the appropriate electrical code, inspection and safety requirements;
  • Ability to diagnose and correct electrical and mechanical failures;
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from an elevated bucket truck;
  • Thorough knowledge of computers;
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications for electrical and mechanical projects;
  • Ability to prepare accurate and detailed reports;
  • Ability to quickly learn systems new to his/her experience;
  • Ability to work with a team, learning what needs to be learned and teaching what needs to be taught;
  • Ability to lead a team to achieve desired outcomes with optimum output.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and considerable experience as a general electrician, including considerable experience in industrial electrical work.


Special Requirements:

Possession of a class A commercial driver’s license desired. Successful completion of pre-employment statutory drug and alcohol testing. Successful completion of a full background check. Possession of a Master’s Electrician Tradesman License valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District is an official V3 Certified Company and is committed to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining Virginia's Veterans and serving members of the National Guard and Reserve.

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