City of Fort Wayne

Maintenance Technician II-Electrician

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Job Code: 2023305
Posted On: Tuesday, 5th December 2023
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., overtime may be required
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $25.5411 per hour

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Supervisor of Maintenance, the incumbent plans, lays out, installs, services, and maintains facility security and fire detection systems; installs, maintains and repairs electrical power and service wiring, control panels, and related solid state equipment; and installs, services and maintains facility locks, hardware and keys. The incumbent also performs all other general maintenance technician requirements as assigned. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Redesigns, upgrades and recycles obsolete or incorrect schematics, equipment and systems;
  • Updates electrical knowledge, keeping abreast with advances in electrical equipment;
  • Maintains, installs and repairs various underground and aerial equipment and components such as wiring, controls, control boxes, conduit, cable, ducts, signals, time switches, relays, signal poles, etc.;
  • Performs overhead work within contact of other utilities;
  • Maintains and troubleshoots electrical facilities and systems for City’s various facilities including/but not limited to, the downtown community center, three youth centers, Salomon Farm buildings, all rental facilities, all three-golf course pro shops and maintenance facilities, and the Northside Park Novitsky building.
  • Installs, assembles, inspects, repairs and maintains various City electrical systems and components such as circuits, relays, switches, outlets, equipment, communications systems, panels, overhead doors, lighting fixtures, etc.;
  • Wires residential and light commercial systems, making power line and circuit connections;
  • Tests and performs spot checks for possible problems;
  • Sets up temporary power for various community activities including Johnny Appleseed Festival, downtown holiday lighting, as well as various sites throughout the city, as well as Freimann Square, etc.;
  • Installs, repairs and maintains the BEST lock system as well as any programable lock systems in the Parks;
  • Works with and guides non-departmental contractors with security installations in existing or new facilities;
  • Assists other employees with work or training;
  • Performs duties within all relevant safety procedures and operation regulations;


  • Trouble shoots and repairs electrical components to HVAC equipment;
  • Services and repairs a variety of electric appliances;
  • Services raised lighting such as ball diamond and parking lot lights;
  • Performs minor non-related electrical repairs similar to maintenance technician work, such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and general facility repair work;
  • Diagnoses electrical and/or security alarm failures;


  • Provides own hand tools;
  • Operates a variety of tools such as all types of power hand tools, all varieties of wood working power tools, cutting torch, gas welding, sweat soldering and brazing, and all safety equipment as required;
  • Operates a variety of vehicles including skid loaders, forklifts, manlifts, tractors, lifts, bucket trucks, dump trucks with equipment trailers and other vehicles as required;
  • Maintains all equipment, tools and systems in a clean and orderly condition;


  • Prepares necessary equipment and material needs to be requisitioned for all security systems and lock requirements;
  • Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions;
  • Completes non-security electrical work or emergencies as assigned;
  • Assists in training of other employees;
  • Assists employees of equal or higher classification
  • Performs other duties as required.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


Incumbent may direct the work of others assigned to assist.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School diploma or G.E.D.;
  • Four (4) years experience working in electrical trades;
  • Must have an Electrical Journeyman card;
  • Must have knowledge of approved code requirements and safety standards;
  • Must be able to work overtime and/or in emergency situations.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Incumbent is expected to carry out complex varied and standardized assignments. Incumbent is required to understand low and high voltage, AC/DC single and three-phase system layout and troubleshooting, with moderate exposure to solid-stated circuitry troubleshooting and repair.


  • Valid Indiana driver’s license with for hire endorsement.
  • Must be able to obtain an AHA CPR/First Aid Certification, within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a Confined Space Entry certification within 6 months of hire.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee lifts 75 pounds and carries the weight 50 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Physical effort involves heavy lifting and bending exerted for short periods of time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work takes place in a shop environment and outside in normal weather changes. The employee performs overhead work within contact of other utilities. Emergencies can require on-call duty and work outside in extreme temperatures or other abnormal weather conditions. The work involves regular soiling of clothing or skin, exposure to noise and hazardous situations, especially with high voltage/amperage systems and when working amidst vehicle traffic. The incumbent works under adverse conditions including extremes of temperature, humidity, precipitation and dust. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.