Worcester Housing Authority

FA Electrician

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The WHA seeks a licensed electrician to primarily assist with the installation of security camera systems.  This is a temporary position, anticipated to last approximately 12 months.  Other functions include installation, troubleshooting and repairing of electrical wiring systems to a wide variety of high and low voltage equipment in accordance with appropriate electrical safety codes;. Position will require occasional overtime, work on ladders, in crawl spaces, or in a bucket truck, outside and inside, in all weather conditions. Journeyman’s license required; Master’s license preferred. Valid driver’s license required, along with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience as an electrician. Rate is $32.22 - $33.47/hour, depending upon license.. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Email resumes to jobs@worcester-housing.com. No calls.


DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURLY RATE: $32.22 - $33.47, depending upon license


This is a temporary position (approximately 9-12 months), the primary focus of which will be on the installation and maintenance of security camera systems. Additionally, the FA Electrician will perform routine electrical maintenance tasks for WHA properties and developments as needed.


  1. Installs digital IP cameras internally and externally mounted (indoor / outdoor).
  2. Service IP camera inventory within the WHA resetting, adjusting and replacing as needed.
  3. Performs the installation of electric wiring systems to a wide variety of high and low voltage devices, appliances, motors, and equipment using a variety of hand and powered tools, test instruments, and equipment in accordance with appropriate electrical safety codes;
  4. Performs troubleshooting and repairs to high and low voltage equipment or devices, appliances, motors, and transformers on building electronic and electric systems and equipment such as HVAC, space and water heating, emergency power, communications, fire alarms, and intercoms;
  5. Refers to circuit diagrams, blueprints, schematics and specifications in identifying problems and repairing systems and equipment;
  6. Makes recommendations for replacement or renovation of systems and equipment for use in budget planning, plans reviewing and operations improvement;
  7. Maintains essential replacement parts and recommends the inventory level for essential replacement parts;
  8. Provides technical support and assistance that may be required in the training of other employees in their non-licensed electrical related responsibilities;
  9. Performs other emergency work in case of storm, fire, flood, and other emergency situations if determined by management to be in the interest of public safety.


  1. May be required to work on ladders, in crawl spaces, or in a bucket truck;
  2. Performs similar job-related duties as assigned.


  1. High school diploma;
  2. Journeyman electrician’s license required, Master license preferred;
  3. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license;
  4. Minimum of five (5) years continuous, full-time experience working as electrician;
  5. Familiarity with residential and commercial electric and electronic building systems and codes;
  6. Ability to read and interpret electrical plans and specifications;
  7. Ability to analyze electrical problems and troubleshoot for needed repairs;
  8. Good interpersonal communication skills; ability to work well with other skilled and unskilled employees, residents, contractors, and vendors;
  9. Ability to plan, layout, and perform assignments with minimal supervision;
  10. Ability to work with Windows and DOS based computer programs and use lap top computers in the performance of equipment setup, operation, troubleshooting, and repair;
  11. Ability to be relied upon to be available for work.


  1. This position requires working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and is subject to heavy and strenuous work. May encounter undesirable pests.

Environmental Parameters:

  1. Ability to work in a public housing environment [within occupied and unoccupied units, common spaces, boiler rooms, elevators, other closed areas, roofs, outside areas of properties] in all weather conditions [hot, cold, humid, dry and wet].
  2. Ability to work in an environment with conditions such as sleet, snow, dust and dirt, as well as cramped quarters and high places.
  3. Ability to work in environment with conditions which may include: fumes, odors, gases, chemicals, dust, grass, weeds and pollen as well as decibels in the range of 30-65

Physical Requirements:

  1. Constant [ over 70% of the time]
    • Repetitive arm/hand movement
    • Eyesight and hearing
    • Bending and twisting at waist
    • Reaching above shoulder
    • Lifting and carrying 25 pounds
    • Driving
  2. Frequent  [30-70% of the time]
    • Lifting  50 pounds
    • Climbing ladders/Stairs
    • Kneeling and squatting
    • Standing and walking
  3. Occasionally  [10-30% of the time]
    • Sitting
    • Lifting up to 75 pounds
    • Pushing and pulling
    • Crawling
    • Climbing stairs

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