Electrical Apprentice Position

Position Overview

As an Electrical Apprentice, you will be the face of Control Smart Lighting. You will be responsible for the upgrading of lights in commercial and industrial environments, adhering to ALL safety policies (Company and OSHA guidelines), and professionally with customers and coworkers. Some main functions of this position include electrical troubleshooting, resolving customer issues, parts ordering, vehicle maintenance, and maintenance of facilities at specific locations. The Electrical Apprentice position has a great amount of exposure to customers and vendors, making excellent technical skills, as well as interpersonal skills, a requirement. This position involves weekly regional travel and the potential for promotion to Field Supervisor.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and repairs buildings’ electrical systems, including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, light bulbs, ballasts, and or fixtures.
  • Operates bucket trucks and other lift devices.
  • Able to read electrical schematics for troubleshooting and installation of new equipment.
  • Tests electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters and voltmeters, to ensure compatibility and safety of the system.
  • Understands, adheres to, and always enforces all correct safety procedures including, but not limited to safety and cleanliness of work area, and respect for customer sites.
  • Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Work safely from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Drive safely and adhere to all traffic laws.
  • Provide regular feedback to Sales Reps, Project Manager, etc. regarding any performance and field maintenance issues, as well as product and vehicle issues.
  • Plans layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings.
  • Completes administrative duties when required, such as incident reports, service logs, work order details, customer sign-off sheets, and site documentation.
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, ballasts, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables.
  • Must own or obtain hand tools and small power tools by the second paycheck. Assistance is available if necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Employee Requirements

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with technical electrical coursework.
  • Electrical Field service or lighting experience is highly preferred but not required.
  • Electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Computer software skills: Apple iPad, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel. Must be capable of reporting time and work performed through a web-based application.
  • Able to work with a team and independently.
  • Desire to travel. Typical travel is Monday – Friday. Weekend work is rare. All-shift availability is required. We do take into consideration Work-Rest Ratios and will never demand back-to-back shift work. We provide the means of travel, along with hotel stay accommodations and a meal Per Diem.
  • Flexible to adapt to same-day and next-day changes to project scope and locations.
  • Ability to communicate professionally through various methods: phone, text, email, face-to-face.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis, unassisted.
  • Ability to think clearly and logically through complex situations.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation and drug screening test, along with a review of Department of Motor Vehicles records.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.