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State of Montana Electrician in Warm Springs, Montana

*Job Overview: *

This position is assigned to the Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) for the Department of Public Health and Human Services. AMDD provides public inpatient and community mental health and chemical dependency treatment services to the citizens of Montana. Montana State Hospital provides inpatient hospital psychiatric treatment.

The Electrician is responsible for all low and high voltage distribution systems; electrical equipment, appliances and devices; all lighting systems; fire alarm systems and related components; and all miscellaneous cabling, wiring, and their appropriate conduits at Montana State Hospital.

*Major Duties or Responsibilities: *

  1. Electrical 90%
  • Performs electrical duties in accordance with Administrative Rules of Montana and Montana Code Annotated for those individuals carrying an electrician’s license with the state of Montana. These duties include, but are not limited to, installing and maintaining underground and overhead feeders, and distribution transformers, maintaining and troubleshooting switchgear, setting power poles, replacing fuses, and installing and maintaining all electrical equipment and machinery.

  • Installs and maintains all lighting systems on campus

  • Repairs and maintains all electrical devices and appliances throughout the Campus

  • Replaces, installs, and maintains all miscellaneous cabling and wiring systems and their appropriate conduits.

  1. Fire Alarms *5% *
  • Maintains and repairs all fire alarm systems including, but not limited to, reseting alarms, cleaning smoke detectors, and checking malfunctioning alarm systems.
  1. Other Duties *5% *
  • Performs other duties as assigned in emergencies and as needed and appropriate within craft jurisdictions

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Physical and Environmental Demands:

Physical hazards presented are the possibility of injury to self or others due to the unpredictable, and sometimes violent behavior of patients. Physical demands may involve prolonged periods of working in confined spaces, kneeling, standing, and sitting in awkward positions. Must be able to safely lift and hold items weighing up**to 50 pounds. Must be able to withstand temperature extremes from outside in freezing weather to hot steam tunnels. Must be able to climb poles and use bucket truck working at heights of up to 30 feet. Must be in a physical condition, which will permit moderate manual labor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):

Required for the first day of work:

  • Must be able to organize workload in such a manner as to obtain maximum efficiency in a cost-effective manner. Must be proficient in operating equipment normally used in the electrical trade. Must be skilled in the reading of blueprints.

  • Performs all work tasks in a proper and safe manner following established policies, general safety rules, and safe operating procedures.

  • Cooperates with other staff and demonstrates respect for other employees, which contributes to a positive and efficient working environment.

  • Complies with Department, Division, and Unit policy and/or direction and consult, as needed or required, with supervisors to obtain clarification or address concerns.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and provide excellent customer service

  • Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

  • Act with initiative and good judgment.

  • Work around/with the mentally ill, unpredictable, and security risk patients without becoming personally involved.

  • Follow written and oral instructions explicitly, and to perform accurate and thorough work.

  • React quickly and appropriately to emergency situations and to handle a wide variety of emergencies and unusual events.

  • Perform physical labor in a safe and efficient environment, including following lock out/tag out procedures.

  • Ability to complete work neatly, professionally and in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):

  • high school graduation and completion of a four (4) year apprenticeship program or completion of a two (2) year trade school plus two (2) years of job-related experience.

  • Licensed as an electrician with the state of Montana or able to attain licensure prior to beginning work.

Job: *Construction

Title: Electrician

Location: Warm Springs

Requisition ID: 20141476

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