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Job Specification

 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER TRAINEE
 
 DEFINITION

 Under direction, as trainee and productive worker, does basic field 
 and office engineering and related work in an electrical, highway, 
 mechanical, and/or utilities engineering program; does related work 
 as required.

 NOTE:  The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes 
 only.  A particular position using this title may not perform all duties 
 listed in this job specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on 
 the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 As trainee and productive worker, and as assigned:

 As directed, does basic field and office engineering and related
 electrical engineering work in an electrical, highway, mechanical, 
 or utilities engineering program.

 Under supervision, does the routine field and office work involved
 in the survey, design, planning, construction, and inspection of
 electrical distribution and lighting systems 

 Under supervision, assists in the design, installation, maintenance, 
 repair and alteration of highway lighting, illuminated signs, traffic signs,
 movable bridges, and interior and exterior lighting.

 Under supervision, makes studies of utility services, rates, safety, and 
 other engineering studies.

 Under supervision, assists in general electrical engineering,
 including the preparation of layouts, working plans and computations,
 air-conditioning and ventilating systems, refrigeration equipment, and
 sprinkler and fire protection systems. 

 Makes inspection of electrical work in process.

 Prepares factual reports.

 Maintains essential records and files.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 EDUCATION:

 Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in 
 electrical engineering.

 NOTE: Possession of a valid license as a Professional Engineer issued 
 by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land 
 Surveyors may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

 NOTE: This is the entrance level professional electrical engineering 
 class.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, and
 application of electrical engineering.

 Knowledge of, and familiarity with, applied trigonometry and
 calculus.

 Knowledge of the form content, and preparation of electrical
 construction plans, of the drafting and preparation of maps 
 and charts in detail, and of inspection techniques.

 Ability to learn quickly from instruction, explanations, and
 demonstrations.

 Ability to work alone or as one of a group in the office and
 in the field.

 Ability to apply basic electrical engineering principles and
 techniques in plans, designs, charts, maps, specifications, 
 and estimates to reduce the plot field notes.

 Ability to prepare factual reports.

 Ability to maintain essential records and files.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or 
 related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
 English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American
 Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable 
 forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
 as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
 reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
 made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
 such persons may not be eligible.
 
 ADVANCEMENT

 Appointees who complete the twelve month training period successfully 
 will be eligible for advancement to an Assistant Engineer level title.

 The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of performance 
 warranting advancement to the Assistant Engineer level shall be 
 considered as cause for separation.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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16690CN409500P95-

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

12/28/2013