Lead Electrician Job Description

Lead Electrician Job Description

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Lead electrician provides a detailed design package that complies with applicable engineering design standards and all safety codes.

Lead Electrician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective lead electrician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included lead electrician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Install, maintain, repair, or replace electrical equipment and systems in strict accordance with applicable codes and standards
Using standard and specialty electrical test equipment, Tests electrical equipment for safety and efficiency
Repairs, installs, replaces and tests electrical circuits, equipment and appliances using hand tools and testing instruments
Repairs and maintains equipment in a skilled trade area
Required to train/in-service employees on equipment usage and methods as necessary
Repair, construct, install, troubleshoot, and maintain routine electrical systems and equipment
Install power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as injection molding machines, robots, conveyors, and programmable controllers
Installation of electrical and security infrastructure materials and equipment necessary to complete the job
Installation of conduit (RGS & EMT), cable raceways, equipment enclosures, and required wire / cabling
Use of equipment for testing continuity of copper conductors

Lead Electrician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lead Electrician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MRPT, NFPA, ARFF, NABCEP, TS, OSHA, CFC, FAA, AED, CPR

Education for Lead Electrician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lead electrician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Associates, Industrial, Secondary Education, Industrial Technology, Fashion, Technical, General Education, Electrician, Construction

Skills for Lead Electrician

Desired skills for lead electrician include:

2011 NEC and the ability to navigate the guidelines
Regulations
Tools
Equipment
Standards
Applicable codes
Compliance with all applicable codes
Electrical / instrumentation / control building equipment and systems to operate and maintain a large pharmaceutical facility
Electrical codes
Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation

Desired experience for lead electrician includes:

Ability to work with Corporate Real Estate project managers supporting adds, moves, and changes
Requires a valid state Journeyman Electricians License to be considered for the position and a minimum of five years electrical experience
Individual responds promptly to all calls for emergency repairs
Maintains complete and accurate records of all maintenance and repairs
Is responsible for keeping current on new developments in the area of plant operations
Installs and test building’s complex’s fire alarm systems and surveillance cameras

Lead Electrician Examples

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Lead Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead electrician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lead electrician
  • Repairs electrical equipment circuits and equipment
  • Use appropriate tools, relevant plans, and written and verbal instructions to service, replace, inspect, and test electrical systems, equipment, and components, and to detect and resolve malfunctions and deficiencies
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and a clean work area
  • Provides immediate solutions to problems that might arise with machines, equipment, or facilities
  • Maintains electrical systems in the Hospital by responding to maintenance calls and repairing equipment as necessary
  • Performs preventative maintenance on electrical/mechanical equipment
  • The Electrician, Lead will perform work required for the repair, maintenance, installation and modernization of electrical systems for site building's equipment
  • Ensure that weld material/equipment is received, stocked, dispensed and entered in the computer as required
  • Installs and monitors performance of installed electrical equipment for hazards, adjustments or replacements
  • Diagnose causes of electrical problems or failures for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or system repairs
Qualifications for lead electrician
  • Responsible for obtaining all required electrical permits
  • Works from blueprints, drawings, layouts and other specifications
  • Oversee work of other electricians
  • Coordinate and supervise projects as assigned
  • Termination of copper cabling
  • Should have experience in the Army 52 Series MOS or equivalent
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Lead Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead electrician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lead electrician
  • Oversee and perform troubleshooting, installation, repairs, and PM programs for electrical equipment including power systems from breaker to outlets, lighting system wiring, emergency generators, automatic transfer switches, and inverters
  • Manage spare parts and equipment
  • Maintains repairs and installs wiring and lighting systems in and around building, power appliances, electrical machinery and equipment according to written work request
  • Maintains proper safety precautions and performs work according to District of Columbia and National Electrical Codes
  • Tests circuits and equipment by use of voltmeter, ammeter, wattmeter, and ohmmeter
  • Work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Leads, guides and coordinates electric shop employee job assignments, projects and needs
  • Safety – Employee safety is of the utmost concern
  • Records - To maintain those records assigned to him by the Supervisor
  • Personnel - In general, it is the responsibility of both the Supervisor and the Lead Person to obtain the wholehearted cooperation of all employees in the attainment of the objectives of the organization
Qualifications for lead electrician
  • Electrical background 1-3 years experience
  • Automated transfer switch and switchgear experience is a plus
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam due to the harsh living and working conditions
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening
  • This is a one (1) year assignment
  • Must expect to work 12 hour days, seven days a week
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Lead Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a lead electrician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lead electrician
  • Training - Responsible for ensuring new employees are properly trained including but not limited to safety, general procedures, internal controls, and machine operations as directed by the Supervisor
  • Discipline - To enforce discipline as far as it is possible, through persuasion, since the lead person has no authority to take disciplinary action
  • Communications – Utilizes PSM (Problem Solving Management) methodology to ensure problems are communicated and addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that inventory control activities are completed timely and accurately in support of the marine welding and shipfitting functions
  • Train new employees and/or current employees on weld work procedures or processes as required
  • May personally perform shipfitting duties as time permits or as required by the critically of the task
  • Repair electrical components and/or systems
  • Inspects jobs upon completion and ensures areas are clean
  • Responsible for changing and troubleshooting bad ballasts throughout the campus
  • Responsible for changing various type of light bulbs throughout the campus
Qualifications for lead electrician
  • Ability, skill and knowledge to use a variety of electrical testing instruments and apparatus
  • Must be able to safely work on and ascend / descend ladders
  • Certified Journeyman Electrician in Alberta
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience in industrial/office buildings
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), and Alberta interpretation of the CEC
  • Experience in complex building systems and production line systems, including VAV, HVAC systems, mechanical systems
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Lead Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lead electrician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lead electrician
  • Installs, tests, repairs, troubleshoots, replaces, fabricates, modifies, maintains, performs planned and emergency repairs to electrical systems, wiring, devices, and equipment
  • Participates in the design of new facilities, renovations, assemblies, systems, equipment, and controls
  • Performs all work in accordance with university standards
  • Monitor and maintain emergency generators
  • Keep accurate inventory of all electrical parts
  • Respond to emergency situations during and after working hours to include weekends and holidays
  • Lead repair and maintenance projects and building improvements by effectively coordinating and planning all tasks in advance of beginning any project
  • The Hotel functions 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • Provides guidance to electrical crew
  • Works on electrical lines to include 13,800 volts
Qualifications for lead electrician
  • Available to respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis (every other week)
  • Excellent initiative and troubleshooting skills required good problem solving skills
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and control schematics
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of computerized maintenance programs (CMMS) preferred
  • Ability and willingness to work in all types of adverse conditions such as extreme weather and heights up to 50 feet
  • Strong MS Office computer skills and knowledge of maintenance Information systems
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Lead Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead electrician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lead electrician
  • Ensures that work performed is accomplished efficiently with a minimum amount of disruption and inconvenience
  • Project management, including estimates, budgets, schedules, and status reports
  • Work order management, including scheduling, assignments, review, and close out
  • Collaborate with peers to maintain long range objectives, training plans, and certifications
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external project participants, University administrators and stakeholders to make sure they are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule and with minimal impact to University operations
  • Fulfill manager responsibilities in the manager’s absence
  • Work is performed in climate-controlled buildings, grounds, and parking garages with exposure to weather conditions
  • Assists Electrical Supervisor in estimating the manpower and ordering of materials necessary to complete job orders
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring systems, related switches, distribution panels and outlet boxes, wide variety of electrical fixtures
  • Insures that work performed is accomplished efficiently with a minimum amount of disruption and inconvenience
Qualifications for lead electrician
  • Inspirational team spirit and work ethic
  • Must have a minimum of eight years senior journeyman level experience in the electrical industry and completed an electrical training program or have 20 years of experience in electrical construction and maintenance experience
  • Possess and maintain a California Electrician Certification
  • Must be familiar with electrical codes and proficient in the use of the NEC code book
  • Must provide and maintain basic hand tools
  • Must be able to work on ladders, scaffolds, indoors, outdoors, attics, basements, and other crawl spaces

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