General Mitchell International Airport, Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport and the MKE Regional Business Parks are owned by Milwaukee Count and operated by the Department of Transport, Airport Division, under the policy direction of the Milwaukee County Executive and the County Board of Supervisors.
Under the direction of the Electrical Mechanic Supervisor the Electrical Mechanic will safely perform skilled level electrical work in the installation, alternation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, equipment and fixtures. This position exists to ensure compliance with the FAA Electrical Code and meet standards of the electrical trade. This position will also maintain operational integrity/installation of airport/airfield electrical systems, building electrical, fire alarm, baggage, building management, security, and communication/fiber optic systems.
Maintain Airfield Light Systems at Two County Owned Airports. Maintain, install, operate, and repair the specialized Airfield Lighting System to include runways, taxiways, signs, navigation aids, CCR’s, obstruction lights, beacons, and windsock lights at both General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (LJT).
Maintain Switchgear. Maintain and operate high and medium voltage switchgear, transformers and transform switches. Safely operate Switchgear and equipment with voltages ranging from 120/208 thru 24,900 volts.
Landside Electrical Infrastructure Maintenance and Installations. Maintain/Install interior and exterior lighting, lighting control, HVAC, frequency drive, baggage conveyers, fire alarms, security, motor control systems, tenant metering systems and improvements, uninterrupted power supply systems. Will also read and update blueprints.
Hotline Utilities. Locate and identify Airport owned underground electrical and communication cables prior to and during excavation for construction projects.
Breakdowns/Outages/Emergencies. Respond to and perform difficult trouble-shooting and repair assignments in conjunction with breakdowns in electrical systems and related ancillary equipment. Install and maintain emergency power generations (fixed and temporary trailered up to 600 kW), and automatic transfer switches.
Communication/Fiber Optic Installation. Install, troubleshoot, test and maintain data, voice, security wiring and fiber optic systems (e.g. pipe, pull, terminate, test wiring and cables) keeping systems integrity.
Street and Parking Lot Lighting. Maintain street lighting for miles of airport roadways, parking lot lighting of multiple airport parking lots at both General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (LJT).
AMTRAK Station Electrical Maintenance. Maintain electrical infrastructure of WI DOT owned train station interior/exterior power and lighting/parking lot lighting, and building energy management.
Must be available for rotating 24 hour “on-call”.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Ten (10) years of experience as a Journeyman Electrician required in a commercial and/or industrial environment. (Wisconsin Master Electrician license can substitute for two (2) years of experience).
Airport work experience desirable.
Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent required.
Valid WI Driver’s License
State of Wisconsin CDL- Class A and/or Class B with an Air Brake endorsement at the time of application and maintained throughout employment.
Class 1 Airport Driver’s License is required within six (6) months of appointment and maintained during employment is required for positions at the Airport.
Completion of an Electrician Apprenticeship recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations or Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, United States Department of labor.
Wisconsin Journeyman License is required
OSHA 10-NFPA 70E Certification is required.
Must be able to pass GMIA security background to obtain Airport Security Badge.
Wisconsin Master Electrician license is desirable.
Confined space certification desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of FAA and Airport rules/regulations applicable to Airfield maintenance, operations and security; knowledge of methods, policies, terminology, theories and procedures of grounds and facility electrical maintenance. Knowledge of principles of operation of variable frequency drives and programmable logic controllers. Knowledge of test equipment, tools and materials used in conjunction with electrical maintenance and construction. Knowledge of safety rules and procedures when working on energized electrical equipment. Knowledge of constant current regulators. Knowledge of DOS or Windows operating systems. Skill in operating underground locating instruments. Effective oral and written communication skills, troubleshooting skills, personal computer skills. Ability to read and interpret building plans, drawings, schematics and unique FAA electrical circuitry requirements. Ability to prioritize work in coordination with Supervisor's written and oral requests. Ability to work independently, ability to work at heights and in confined spaces. Problem solving ability. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others and to perform such other duties as may be assigned. Service truck experience desirable, Airfield lighting experience desirable. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 60lbs on a daily basis is required.
Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector.
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements.