Correctional Electrician II

Warren, Maine, United States Full-time

Correctional Electrician II

 Code: 5350                         Pay Grade: 17 $14.67 - $19.45 per hour
                                                               plus a 3% Market Salary Adjustment  

Open for Recruitment:   August 14, 2018

Close: Once Filled

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Maine State Prison presently has a Correctional Electrician II position vacancy in Warren, ME.  This position is open to current Maine DOC employees who wish to transfer to this facility and all outside candidates.


The Correctional Electrician II position is responsible for the daily installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and related equipment at the facility.  This position performs major electrical repairs and maintains refrigeration units, transformer electric motors and generators, underground conduits, intercom system, fire alarm system, metal detectors, building control systems, door card readers, security monitors, cameras, in-house telephone equipment and other electrical apparatus.  The Correctional Electrician II plans and lays out electrical jobs and estimates material needs and time required for completion of jobs and is also required to maintain adequate inventory control of materials and equipment used in these projects.  This position orders and maintains inventory of materials and equipment and is required to record various procedures and meter readings.  This position performs ARC Flash Assessment to comply with NEC and NFPA standards and inspects electrical systems, appliances and equipment to ensure safe and proper operational function of all electrical equipment. This position supervises and instructs inmates working on electrical projects and observes inmate behavior in accomplishing assigned tasks and to maintain institutional security. 


Knowledge of the State and National Electrical Code

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to the electrical trade

Knowledge of the methods, theories, and principles of electricity/electrical systems

Knowledge of the tools, materials, methods, and practices of the electrical trade

Knowledge of supervisory practices

Ability to troubleshoot defects in electrical systems, equipment, and appliances

Ability to use electrical test equipment properly

Ability to understand and explain technical sketches, diagrams, and blueprints

Ability to supervise the work of skilled electricians and inmates

Ability to plan and lay out electrical work for others

Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs wiring, lighting, electric power appliances and machinery, overhead circuits, and underground conduits to ensure safe installation and operations and ensure user needs are met

Installs, maintains, and repairs electric motors and generators to ensure safe installation and operation

Installs and performs major electrical repairs on refrigeration units, dishwashers, hotplates, fans, ovens, ranges, and water heaters to ensure safe and proper operation.

Installs, maintains and repairs intercom systems, bridge controls, signal timers, traffic signals, and other electrical apparatus to ensure safe and proper operation.

Plans and lays out electrical jobs to estimate materials needed and time required for completion

Monitors and controls inmate behavior to accomplish assigned tasks and maintain institutional security

Supervises and instructs inmates working on electrical projects to ensure work is accomplished correctly and safely


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Entry level knowledge, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).


Current valid Master Electrician's license as issued by the Electrician’s Examining Board


LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).



Master Electrician's license as issued by the Electrician’s Examining Board. Some positions may require a State of Maine Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $444.68 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $422.45 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $400.21 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $377.98 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 22% of pay.


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Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.