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City of Austin



Austin, TX


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Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Investigates electrical disturbances and power quality issues, performs emergency electrical system isolation, and restores and/or repairs the overhead and underground electrical distribution system.

  • Responds to on-call, emergency call back, system disturbances, and power quality issues.

  • Acts as a first responder and leads incident and/or system disturbance investigations for electrical hazards on the electrical distribution system and may provide a statement or testimony as electrical Subject Matter Expert (SME) for work performed to AE leadership, AE Safety, Austin Police Department (APD), Austin Fire Department (AFD), and the City of Austin Law Department.

  • Makes scenes safe, where electrical hazards are present, to include de-energizing hazardous electrical lines and equipment, barricading, and communicating safety issues to APD, AFD, EMS, the public, site personnel, and other City of Austin departments.

  • Identifies, documents, and reports compliance issues in accordance with applicable codes, ordinances, and standards; communicates safety issues; and issues electrical hazard forms to notify contractor/person of identified compliance issues.

  • Communicates with System Operations personnel, AE leadership, customers, and the public to detail events and actions taken to investigate and address system and/or power quality disturbances on the electrical distribution system.

  • Creates, submits, and/or executes electrical clearance orders, in coordination with AE System Operations, to de-energize, isolate, and/or restore electrical circuits on the electrical distribution system.

  • Performs on the job training and field performance evaluations of Distribution Electrician Apprentice/Trainees and Distribution Electrician III’s for additional job functions required of a DE Troubleshooter.

  • Conducts detailed pre-work/tailgate meetings to ensure all employees on a jobsite have the information, work skills, and tools to complete their work safely.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

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