City of Binghamton Signal Electrician in Binghamton, New York

Signal Electrician - The electrician/signal electrician performs work; installing, maintaining and repairing a variety of electrical equipment related to the street lights, traffic signals and electrical components of systems located in City owned buildings and facilities. The work is performed in coordination with the Commissioner of Public Works and the City Engineer. The electrician/signal electrician works independently or with small work groups to complete projects. Incumbents of this position plan projects and make out their own work time schedules. Supervision may be the responsibility of the incumbent depending upon specific assignments and projects. Does all related work as required.

Duties -
Installs, maintains, repairs and replaces electric fixtures and cabinets related to traffic signals and street lights. Repairs and adjusts circuit breakers, controls and regulators by replacing working parts and repairing burned out contacts; Orders parts and keeps a record of time and materials used in electrical installations and repairs; May assist the stationery engineer, master electrician, and carpenters in major department work projects; May supervise or lead a group of employees in various work projects and assignments; Operates motor equipment in transporting equipment, tools and parts. Performs data entry using Cartography software to document work and maintain information related to traffic signals, street lights, and other electric components worked on; Plans maintenance and Capital Projects for the Street Lighting and Traffic Signal Systems.

Major Skills -
Good knowledge of the practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of the trade; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate and care for power equipment; willingness and ability to plan and supervise projects; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database (CarteGraph) at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Qualifications -
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and completion of a five year apprenticeship or equivalent Trade School and five years field experience as a Journeyman, Lineman or Electrician along with a minimum of two years in a supervisory role: OR
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's Degree in Electrical Technology and five years in the field as a Journeyman, Lineman or Electrician along with two years of supervision; OR
An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

Special Requirement - JOURNEYMAN Electrician license in the City of Binghamton or the ability to obtain one within the probationary period. Possession of a NYS DMV issued Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License at time of appointment. Must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment. Must maintain training thru on the job training and on line (internet) within one (1) year of date of hire to perform and be proficient in traffic signal repairs.