Technical Services Specialist - Electrician
Company: City of Hampton, VA
Posted on: November 20, 2022
Perform as a Technical Services Specialist with primary duties as a
Master Electrician and Assistant Production Manager.
Examples of Work
Installs, tests, and repairs electrical services and a variety of
electrical equipment such as transformers, panel boards, disconnect
switches, motor starters, relays, and computer cables to ensure
electrical power meets national and city electrical code
requirements. Maintains and operates emergency generators and all
transfer gear equipment.
Locates and determines electrical malfunction, using test
instruments such as ammeter, amp probe, oscilloscope, and test
lamp. Repairs malfunction by such methods as replacing burnt out
elements and fuses, bypassing or replacing defective wiring, filing
switch contact points, and cleaning or rewiring motors, using hand
tools. Tests electrical equipment such as generators and heaters
for safety and efficiency.
Plans new or modified electrical installations to minimize waste of
materials and provide access for future maintenance consistent with
specifications and local electrical code. Prepares sketches showing
location of all wiring and equipment or follows diagrams or
blueprints prepared by others. Installs fixtures, motors, and other
Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assemble, and installs electrical
conduit using such tools as hacksaw, pipe-threader, and conduit
bender. Pulls wires through conduit and splices wires as needed.
Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment. Installs
control and distribution apparatus such as switches, relays, and
circuit-breaker panels, fastening them in place with screws or
bolts. Connects power cables to equipment and installs grounding
leads to include temporary power distributions.
Tests continuity of circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and
safety of all components, using standard instruments such as
ohmmeter and oscilloscope. Observes functioning of installed
equipment or system to detect hazards and need for adjustments,
relocation, or replacement. Repairs faulty equipment or systems.
Inspects circuits and wiring for specified shielding and grounding
and repairs or rewires system according to building codes and
Obtains permits, and schedules inspection of electrical equipment
and coordinates repair of same. Monitors work of journey
electricians and subcontractors to ensure that it meets
specifications and electrical codes. Performs as lead worker on
Assists Maintenance Team Leader (MTL) with HVAC and refrigeration
operational function, repair, and maintenance; monitors and adjusts
HVAC heat and air conditioning levels for the Coliseum during
events. Monitors HVAC system and refrigeration/freezer equipment
for good repair and function; assists MTL with the supervision of
HVAC and refrigeration equipment subcontract technicians.
Performs technical operations of the lighting and sound systems and
related technical theatre and arena systems as required. Mixes
sound and provides P.A. interface for eventsas needed.
Assists the Production department with assembly, operation, and
maintenance of the Coliseum sound, lights, stage and event
production equipment to ensure that all event requirements are met;
assists the Senior Event Production Manager to procure and to
maintain an inventory of same.
Performs or arranges for preventative maintenance and repairs on
equipment such as amplifiers, speakers, microphones, spotlights,
In the absence of the Sr. Event Production Manager, supervises
event production personnel such as runners, contractors,
Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from high school or successful completion of GED.
Associates degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
preferred. Requires five years of experience in producing events
and/or working with sound amplifying equipment and theatrical
staging. Requires one year of supervisory experience. Master
Electrician license required or must be obtained within one year of
Ability to diagnose and correct electrical power, lighting or
communication failures. Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards
and necessary safety and fire code precautions applicable to event
production in an arena. Must have good organizational skills and
ability to manage multiple assignments under time constraints.
Ability to plan, organize and supervise personnel in the assembly,
operation, and completion of basic repairs to production equipment;
ability to plan and schedule work; ability to maintain records;
ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships;
ability to foster effective public relations with diverse
populations; ability to work independently. A combination of
experience and education which qualifies the applicant may be
considered in lieu of the more specific requirements above.
Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license and must have
and maintain a satisfactory driver's record based on the City of
Hampton's criteria. Must successfully pass pre-employment testing
for alcohol and controlled substances; will be subject to random
testing while an incumbent in this position. Must successfully pass
a background check related to this position.
Reports to the Assistant Director for Events and Operations (ADEO)
in coordination with Division managers, to periodically monitor
work and progress. Requires considerable independent judgment and
responsible decision-making. Must possess excellent interpersonal
skills and be able to interact effectively with diverse
populations. Frequent contact with artists, promoters, show
production technical personnel, contractors, guests and other
department personnel. Must be able to work days, nights, weekends,
and holidays based on scheduled events. Working conditions can be
hazardous; requires occasional work at heights and work performed
in a variety of environments. This position is non-exempt.
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