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Master Electrician



SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Director of Maintenance, maintains and repairs all electrical systems within the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk as well as wiring new systems when needed. The electrician acts as a trouble-shooter and will first repair those problems that are potentially the most dangerous, and second, perform routine installation and repair jobs.


The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.

Checks all electrical fixtures on vacant units before re-renting.

Replaces defective outlets, switches and light fixtures in apartments to ensure that they are operating safely.

Replaces and repairs fuses, outlets, switches, and light fixtures for current tenants who call with service requests.

Repairs and replaces exterior lighting that has been damage.

Sets up electrical jobs and decides what material is needed, which way conduit and wiring is to go, and proper wire size.

Maintains inventory of tools, materials and supplies needed to carry out assignments; orders additional resources when needed.

Completes job documentation slip for each individual job

Reads and applies blueprints and schematics.

Performs other duties of a similar nature of level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Must be able to successfully operate a variety of applicable hand-held tools and devices.

Must have general and specific knowledge related to electrical, including of all safety rules and practices.

Must be able to read and apply blueprints / schematics and specifications and be skilled in measuring and selecting appropriate materials to finish the project and operating power tools.

The employee should have basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Outlook).

Must have the ability to learn other computer software programs a required by assigned tasks.



High school diploma and; at least 6 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Possession of a current CT E-1 Unlimited Electrical Contractors License or E-2.



Must be bondable.

Possession of a valid Connecticut driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained within 6 months of date of hire.

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Daily movements include sitting; standing; reaching and grasping; operating computers and other office equipment; moving about the properties; and attending onsite meetings and offsite meetings.
  • Must be able to exchange information in person, in writing, and via telephone. 
  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.