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Signal & Lighting Electrician, Apprentice

The City of Tacoma is now accepting applications for Apprentice Signal and Lighting Electricians. 

Individuals selected for this position will be formally enrolled in the City of Tacoma's Signal and Street Lighting Electrician Apprenticeship program. The program requires a minimum of three-and-one-half years to complete. Employees perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level Signal and Lighting Electricians in the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of traffic signal and street lighting systems. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hour training, without additional compensation, and maintaining the progress set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

As progressively more experience is gained, duties will expand in complexity and the incumbent will assume more responsibility and independence. Apprentice's  specific work assignments are subject to close inspection during progress and upon completion, assignments are reviewed for technique and adherence to safety and quality standards.
Tacoma's Signal and Street Lighting Electrician Apprenticeship program is recognized by the State of Washington, the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) and the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.

Apprenticeship is a program that combines education with on-the-job training performed under the supervision of a journey-level professional. Apprentices are paid while they learn and develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in their career field. During the training program, Apprentices learn progressively more demanding components of their craft. After completing an apprenticeship program, apprentices receive a professional credential; they can become qualified "journey-level" workers.

Apprenticeship is one of the best ways to get the experience and training you need to start your career!

Qualifications: An equivalent combination to:

Graduation from high school or GED, including or supplemented by a high school level algebra course AND a basic electricity class;
One year experience in the electrical construction or electrical maintenance trade or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field.

Valid Washington State Driver's License, with maintenance thereafter.
Valid Washington Commercial Driver's License with Class A-Air Brake endorsement,
flagging, CPR, first-aid and forklift training, and Digger/Derrick certificates will be required prior to completion of the 12-month probationary period, with maintenance thereafter.

As part of the Apprenticeship Program, additional certifications will be required including Digger/Derrick certification, International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certifications for Traffic Signal 1, Traffic Signal 2 and Roadway Lighting