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Electrician_Bldg Controls - Test Announcement

Saint Paul Public Schools
St. Paul, MN, US

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A civil service test will be administered to create an eligible list of candidates for this classified civil service position. Once created, the list will be used for all Electrician Building Controls vacancies that may occur for one year.

The test will be administered after the job posting closes and all applications are screened. You will be notified by Human Resources of the test via email.

EXAMINATION: This test is available for promotional and open entrance candidates.

Practical Exam.......................................Weight 100%

You will be notified of the results of the examination through email. Candidates who pass the examination with a score of at least 75% will be placed on the eligible list.

Works under the supervision of the Lead Automation Electrician or the General Lead Electrician
  • Installs and maintains computer and associated equipment which is dedicated to govern industrial controls, via the Tridium Automation System
  • Repairs and maintains starters, clock systems, public address systems, motors, transformers, switches, lighting, fuses, breakers, control boards, electric receptacles, meters, fans, signal systems, bell and buzzer systems, HVAC equipment, boiler control wiring, and similar items related to automation controls and the electrical system
  • Installs automation systems which includes programming controllers, motor starters, security systems, VFD's, etc.
  • Performs interior and exterior wiring; assembles, wires, and makes repairs related to above mentioned systems.
  • Traces circuitry, diagnoses malfunctions and adjusts controls to achieve peak performance; adjusts voltage, gain, stability, and other characteristics of circuits.
  • Determines suitability of automated controls and equipment in terms of objectives and recommends or redesigns circuits as necessary.
  • Designs, develops, and evaluates new units of electronic equipment.
  • Arranges, mounts, and wires components on a chassis to ensure that possible source of electrical interference are physically isolated or shielded, and securely mounted to the chassis to avoid malfunctioning under extreme conditions of temperature, shock, and vibration.
  • Willingness to obtain certifications and updates which allow for installation; maintenance of automation, lighting control and security control systems.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Considerable knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations such as National Electrical Codes, and O.S.H.A., dealing with high voltage work, installing and maintaining high voltage electrical raceway and installation, bonding, grounding, and over current protection.
  • Considerable knowledge of electrical and electronic block diagrams, wiring diagrams, and schematics in order to understand the construction and operation of industrial controls and troubleshoot malfunctions.
  • Considerable ability to operate a computer for the purposes of viewing and manipulating the automation system, sending, receiving emails, operating the work order system, research for ordering materials, etc.
  • Considerable knowledge of how to install, maintain, and troubleshoot heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls.
  • Considerable knowledge of the operation of security system equipment including microphones, amplifiers, motion sensors, ultra-sonic sensors, card readers, door contacts, glass break detectors, Bosch Lenel equipment, etc.
  • Considerable knowledge of the operation, capabilities, and limitations of electronic control equipment and systems.
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
  • Considerable skill in operating a variety of hand and power tools safely, and in caring for the tools.
  • Working skill in troubleshooting complex electronic systems.
  • Considerable ability to read and understand documentation in the form of instructions or manuals, maintenance schedules, operating, and troubleshooting guides, etc.
  • Considerable ability to coordinate work with other skilled trades employees.
  • Considerable ability to estimate the costs of materials and labor for electrical work.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with Electrians negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at The minimum rate of pay for this position is $53.65 hourly.

How to Apply
To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

This posting will close on April 6th, 2023.

Other Information
Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

Essential Functions
Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities.

Regular and reliable attendance.

May be exposed to various cleaning products.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Equity Statement
SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.


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