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Journeyman Relay Technician (Electrical Meter & Relay Technician)

  • Full Time
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • $58.26-$66.56 per hour
  • Posting End Date: April 22, 2024

Website City of Tacoma

Wage or Salary:
$58.26-$66.56 per hour

The City of Tacoma is creating a new civil service list for Electrical Meter & Relay Technician that will be used to fill vacancies.  Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians perform journey-level work in the testing, cleaning, repairing, calibrating, installing and programming of electro-mechanical and solid state meters used in industrial, commercial and residential installations, including electrical and electronic support equipment. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in enclosed spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards.

Electrical Meter & Relay Technician Steps shall be as follows:

5230.0             Journey Meter Technician                              Base
5230.1              AMRT Training                                                1% over base
5230.2             AMRT Training                                                2% over base
5230.3             AMRT Training                                                3% over base
5230.4             AMRT Training                                                4% over base
5230.5             AMRT Training                                                5% over base
5230.6             AMRT Training                                                6% over base
5230.7             7th Step AMRT Training                                  7% over base
5230.8            Senior Meter/Relay Technician                     14.25% over base
5230.9             Assistant Supervisor Meter & Relay               25% over base

An equivalent combination to:

Completion of an approved meter technician apprenticeship program
Graduation from high school including courses in electricity, electrical circuits and wiring systems, and mathematics up to and including trigonometry, AND four years’ experience as a journey-level electrical meter technician
Completion of an approved meter technician apprenticeship program; valid Washington State driver’s license; valid First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

Additional Information:

Interested individuals should apply online. Each applicant that meets the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts.  Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for  hiring consideration.

Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter.  CPR and first-aid training  will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 9 month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress.  One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

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Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date.

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