Position Description - Electrician 

The below position description is provided as an attachment to the Terms of Employment Agreement of each Electrician. 

Position Description  - Electrician 

Location: Biloela / Site Based 

Employment type:  Full-time / Casual 

Reporting to: Supervisor Central / Managing Director, Chess Electrics

General Duties

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.

  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.

  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with Standards.

  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.

  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications, safety procedures and Standards 

  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.

  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.

  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

  •  Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

  • Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes. 

  • Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications. 

  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and lifting heavy objects.

  • Completed required job cards, test and safety documentation with all information detailed and submit to supervisor on a daily basis. 

General Requirements 

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analysing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  • Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

  • Organising, Planning, and Prioritising Work -- Develop plans to prioritise, organise, and accomplish your work.

  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Safety Authorities and Responsibilities

  • Being aware of Chess Electrics HSEQ Polices and Procedures;

  • Performing all work and associated functions in a safe manner;

  • Complying with all documented policies and procedures and verbal instructions;

  • Correctly using and maintaining all personal protective clothing and equipment supplied;

  • Identifying safety and environmental hazards, conducting risk assessments, and implementing control measures;

  • Establishing and maintaining a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness within individual work areas;

  • Reporting and assisting with the investigation of all incidents in the workplace;

  • Reporting of non-conforming products and services;

  • Attending any toolbox, team talks or specific training supplied.

  • Working in a manner that will not endanger themselves or others, or harm the environment.

 Working relationships in this role

The role reports to the Supervisor and Director, Chess Electrics.