City Of Houston, TX Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago


Applications acceptedfrom:ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Division / Section: William P. Hobby (HOU) Infrastructure / Insourced Maintenance Services

Workdays & Hours: *Varied Shift work, including rotation, weekends and holidays.

  • Subject to change


The purpose of the Infrastructure Division throughout the Houston Airport System is to effectively manage the infrastructure by establishing and maintaining asset management standards and effectively executing capital renewal and rehabilitation projects. The Insourced Maintenance Services ensures the airport maintains its annual operating certificate by performing key maintenance functions as mandated by Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) - Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139.

These functions include but are not limited to maintaining the electrical distribution equipment throughout the airport including the airport runway lighting system in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes as well as Airfield Markings (Runways, Taxiways and Vehicle Drive Lanes i.e. Service Roads), Pavement Maintenance, Erosion Control, Ditch Maintenance, Obstruction Removal, Airfield Mowing, and Perimeter Fencing. Strives to ensure the airport's roadways, esplanades, landscaping and clear zones, are maintained to the highest standards and represent the airport in a manner that is acceptable to our leadership team.

The purpose of the Electrician is to troubleshoot, maintain, manage and upgrade existing electromechanical systems to ensure an economical and safe distribution of electricity. This position performs journeyman level electrical work by maintaining the terminal and various support buildings electrical distribution equipment, lighting systems, and various electrical devices on a daily basis in accordance with NEC and NFPA code.

This role acts as a first responder to emergency calls for various types of electrical failures and shutdowns. Responds to trouble calls involving troubleshooting of circuits, tripped breakers, overloaded circuits and repairs or replacement of system components. Manages landside lighting for terminals and surrounding buildings and street pole lights. "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."

The Electrician duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshoots, maintains, manages and upgrades existing electromechanical and electronic installations and systems.

  • Researches and analyzes causes of failures. Repairs, replaces and installs new equipment/components and related hardware to maximize function ability.

  • Provides preventive maintenance ensuring safe and clean operating conditions.

  • Prepares and updates various records, logs and reports related to the work being performed.

  • Responds to emergency calls for various types of electrical failures and shutdowns.

  • Organizes, schedules and monitors work assignments.

  • Research technical product specifications.

  • Compares and evaluates product prices from vendors to determine most competitive bid.

  • Assists in the inventory control management of electrical parts and components to provide appropriate supply levels.

  • Inspects field locations to determine appropriate types and placement of electrical components for installation.


The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time. There are occasional exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances, and/or contagious diseases or physical trauma conditions of a short-term disabling nature, such as broken bones or temporary loss of sight or hearing.

Requires the ability to make closely coordinated eye/hand movements within very fine tolerance and/or calibration demands; or the ability to make rapid closely coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within somewhat fine tolerance demands; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements within fine tolerances with large equipment as an extension of the worker. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


Requires a high school degree or a GED certificate. Requires successful completion of an apprentice electrician program approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training or the equivalent as recognized by the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board.


No journey level experience is required.


A valid State of Texas Journeyman Electrician License is required. Must have a valid Texas driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving. May require a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL).


Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to interpret blueprints, sketches, schematics, and design specifications. Knowledge of National Electrical Codes and experience with electrical tools, meters, and materials and their uses in a commercial setting is preferred.

Experience in high voltage (15 KV), primary distribution and emergency generators, and commercial/industrial experience including control systems, preventative maintenance programs, UPS, and PLC is preferred. Knowledge of airfield lighting materials and applications is a plus.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.



The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.


If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade - 18


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (281-233-1043).

If you need special services or accommodations, call 281-233-1043 (TTY 7-1-1). If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume along with their completed application when applying. For further information pertaining to the Houston Airport System, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWLV_sJFoM.

EOE Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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