Electrical Helpers (Long Term Temporary)

City of Seattle, WA
November 8, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Position Description

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

Seattle City Light is looking for 5 long-term temporary Electrical Helpers to assist our Technical Metering team. The Electrical Helpers will assist with removing old meters and installing new meters, assisting with disconnects and reconnects, interacting with customers and assisting in the shop or test lab as needed. These positions will report to a Meter Electrician Crew Chief.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with warehouse to order needed meters.
  • Remove old meters and install new AMI meters
  • Taking pictures and documenting progress
  • Locates, assembles and sets up equipment, supplies and tools for project activities.
  • Delivers equipment and personnel to work sites.
  • Watches for hazardous conditions and unsafe procedures and alerts crew.
  • Sets up traffic barriers and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic around work sites.
  • Cleans up work sites, trucks and storage areas and prepares them for the next project.
  • Maintains supplies inventories.
  • Assists with routine maintenance of equipment and tools, including replacing slip ring brushes, cleaning control panels and machinery housings, and replacing and repairing power cords.


Required Qualifications: In addition to the skills and experience mentioned below, a successful applicant will have experience that reflects a commitment to creating fair and equitable outcomes and has:

Ability to follow oral and written instructions, ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, ability to work in a team environment, mechanical aptitude (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Works around energized high voltage equipment, at heights, and in heavy traffic.
  • Works outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Requires frequent lifting of objects that weigh more than 50 pounds.

License, Certification and Other Requirements

  • Current Washington State driver's license.

Desired Qualifications - You will be successful if you have the following experience, skills, and abilities:

  • Basic understanding of electrical theory.
  • Ability to learn and understand specific protocols, good customer service, able to follow directions and give feedback.
  • Able to use safety equipment and PPE.
  • Comfortable working with technology such as cell phones, laptops, desktop computers, and I-pads.
  • Understanding basic electrical equipment or able to be taught to use them.

Additional Information
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice .

The full salary range for this position is hourly rate $35.54 to hourly rate $38.64.

Application Process
It is preferred that you please submit the following with your online application:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job announcement
  • A current resume of your educational and professional work experience.

Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Seattle City Light values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle City Light encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process, including the completion of a background check. The background check will involve a criminal history check, which includes conviction and arrest records in compliance with the Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance , SMC 14.17 and the City of Seattle Personnel Rule 10.3 . A driving history review may be conducted in compliance with SMC 4.79.020 . Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: www.seattle.gov/city-light.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: Local 77 Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov

Closing Date/Time: 11/21/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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