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Electrician Helper

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Starting at $13.40 hourly
  • Posted Date:June 19, 2017
  • Deadline to Apply:July 03, 2017

St. Charles Parish 
Job Title: Electrician Helper


Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled to skilled work in the maintenance and repair of Public Works electrical systems. Work involves maintaining electrical systems for Parish requirements and Pumping Stations. Employee is also responsible for general maintenance of assigned buildings and facilities. Reports to an Electrician.



Starts, stops, operates, reads, adjusts, and repairs mechanical and electrical equipment related to drainage pumps.
Plans layout and installs or repairs wiring to new or old drainage pumps, buildings, etc.

Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs electrical conduit using hacksaw, pipe threader and conduit bender; runs wiring through conduit, under supervision, connects wiring to meter pan, switches, circuit breakers, control panels, motors, lights, etc.

Troubleshoots equipment under supervision using test instruments such as, ammeter, multimeter, and megger.

Assist the Electrician in planning maintenance schedules and performing preventive maintenance, including ensuring proper oil levels and grease in motor bearings; maintains records of equipment maintenance and repair performed.

Assist the Electrician in repairs malfunctions by such methods as replacing burned out fuses, switches, motors, bypassing or replacing defective wiring, adjusting controllers, etc.; Assists the Electrician in installing upgraded electrical devices to protect motors and equipment.

Under supervision, repairs, maintains, and installs electrical systems and equipment such as light fixtures, receptacles, switches, electric motors, water heaters, air conditioners, etc., in buildings and facilities of the east and west bank yard shops, as assigned.


Performs related work as required.


High school diploma or GED. Have l to 2 years of experience in electrical maintenance work. Any equivalent combination of experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



Must possess a valid Louisiana driver's license.


Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including pipe benders, pipe threaders, wire crimpers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, etc. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of body, and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures.
Physical demands requirements are those for Medium Work.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, electrical diagrams, forms, manuals, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, electrical diagrams, etc., using prescribed formats. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English and electrical terminology.

 Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas', to add and subtract totals; to multiply and divide; to determine percentages and decimals; interpret graphs; perform calculations involving variables, formulas, square roots and polynomials.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using hand and power tools.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as hand and power tools. Must have minimal level of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear. (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.



Some knowledge and principles of mechanics and electricity.

General knowledge of general safety procedures and precautions necessary in electrical work.

General knowledge of Parish Geography.

Skill in operating hand and power tools.

Ability to record pressures, temperature, and operating conditions accurately.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints and electrical schematic drawings.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time as required by work assignments.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.

Ability to keep simple records and reports including numerical data.

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