Maintenance Electrician I/II - Facilities Maintenance

City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #570
Monday, March 6, 2023


Under general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and the Division Manager to perform a variety of technical and skilled work involved in the installation, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and repair of all electrical wiring, equipment, and associated systems.


The Maintenance Electrician I exercises no supervision.

The Maintenance Electrician II may function as the lead over the Maintenance Electrician I.


Maintenance Electrician I

Work independently and assist Maintenance Electrician II with daily routine work.

Operate a City vehicle daily to travel to various water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, radio towers and all other city buildings for electrical repairs and service.

Maintenance Electrician I and II

Replace and install lighting ballast, wall receptacles, and switches.

Read building drawings to locate power panels to reset tripped breakers.

Replace light bulbs and fixtures when needed.

Enter work orders into a PC and update software systems of completed and in-progress tasks. 

Install, maintain, and repair parking area light components.

Review wiring schematics, wiring diagrams, architect drawings.

Make repairs to lighting poles using a bucket truck that may take you up to 100 feet above the ground.

Work and repair electrical components on Water and Sewer Division’s booster and Solid Waste pumps up to 480 volt AC.

Troubleshoot and understand motor control variable frequency devices (VFD’s).

Troubleshoot and repair various electrical equipment throughout the city.

Size wiring and overload device for new circuits.

Size and bend conduit as required.

Perform preventive maintenance (PM’s) on city equipment.

Maintenance Electrician II

Oversee the work of the Electrician l as necessary.


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Electrical installations such as lighting 110/277, light ballast installation, electrical plug and wall switch installation and replacement. 

Basic troubleshooting methods for electrical circuits. 

Maintenance Electrician II – in addition to the above:

Conduits, wires, relays, pull boxes, switch boards, and switches required in making additions, extensions, or alterations in electrical systems.

Diagnostic malfunctions and how to resolve them.

Occupational hazards of the trade and safety precautions for working with complicated high voltage wiring and equipment, from 12 volts to 480 volts AC.

Skill to:

Work with and around low to high voltage; 12 volt DC up to 3 phase 480 volt AC.

Learn to install, troubleshoot, repair and service a variety of municipal locations including airport runway controls and lighting; water treatment plants; pumping plants; sewer plants and lift stations; public parks and softball fields, as well as all other City facilities and electrical equipment.

Prepare, maintain, and submit records and reports.

Operate a variety of electrical meters, hand tools, and other equipment.

Ability to:              

Operate and use an aerial bucket truck from 35 feet to 65 feet, and up to 100 feet.

Safely climb ladders from 6 to 32 feet.

Install conduits, wires, relays, pull boxes, switch boards, and switches required in making additions, extensions, or alterations to electrical systems.

Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, schematics and diagrams.

Install, maintain, and repair parking area lighting and sports field lighting components.

Operate a desktop PC and use related software.

Communicate and provide excellent customer service to customers.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Maintenance Electrician II

Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Maintenance Electrician I

One (1) year of previous experience in electrical work is preferred.  

One (1) year of work experience as an electrical apprentice is preferred.

A State Electrical License with the TDLR is required.                    

Maintenance Electrician II

Four (4) years of previous experience in electrical work is preferred.  

Two (2) years of work experience as an electrical journeyman or master is preferred.

A State Electrical License with the TDLR is required. 


A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:

Apprentice, Journeyman and/or Master’s License, including certificate of course completion in electrical fields is required.

Maintenance Electrician I & II

A valid Class C Driver License is required.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Must be available for after-hours and on-call response duty.

Must be capable of working independently in the field.

Ability to pass the City, State and Federal criminal background check.

Exposure to noise, outdoor weather, vibration, confined work spaces, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.

Ability to travel to different work sites.

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

___     Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds

___     Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds

_X__   Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds

___     Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds

___     Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:

N         =          No

E         =          Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)

M         =          Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)

I           =          Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)

A         =          Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task

_E_     Standing

_M      Sitting

_M_    Walking

_I_      Lifting

_M_    Carrying

_I_      Pushing/Pulling

_M_    Overhead Work

_M_    Fine Dexterity

_I_      Kneeling

_I__    Crouching

_I__    Crawling

_I__    Bending

_I__    Twisting

_I__    Climbing

_I__    Balancing

_M_    Vision

_I_      Hearing

_M_    Talking

___     Other:  _____________________

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.97
  • Max Hiring Rate $24.85
Location on Google Maps
  • City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America