About the State Fair of Texas Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. The State Fair of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with proceeds helping to preserve and improve our home, Fair Park; underwrite museums, community initiatives, and scholarship programs to support students throughout the Lone Star State pursuing higher education; and help improve State Fair operations. The 2019 exposition runs September 27 through October 20 in Fair Park. Visit BigTex.com for more information.
Ensure all electrical operations are completed in compliance with all applicable safety codes and SFT standards and regulations; maintain and repair all electrical equipment including SFT buildings and grounds.
Please note: In order to host a safe event for everyone, all seasonal employees currently working or joining the State Fair in the foreseeable future must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to HR before we complete the hiring process. Your proof of vaccination will be kept secure and confidential. The COVID-19 vaccine is essential for us to host an event this fall, which serves as our largest fundraiser and main source of revenue for the year, and we need to ensure that our employees, vendors, and guests are kept safe and healthy.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist in obtain electrical permits for all SFT activities, including, but not limited to rides, shows, tents, stables, stands, and any daily electrical needs of the SFT grounds.
- Support inspection of premises and buildings for the maintenance of existing electrical systems and when necessary upgrade those systems to maintain compliance with state and local electrical codes and ordinances.
- Under the direction of the Chief Electrician, install new electrical operations for SFT exhibits including all booths, stages, exhibits, and tents.
- Trouble and maintain electrical on grounds.
- Assist with the dismantling of electrical services after fair.
- Perform additional related duties as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXCERCISED
- Reports to Chief Electrician
- Principles, practices, methods and techniques of electrical inspection and code enforcement.
- Electrical codes and standards, basic understanding of building requirements, and other applicable systems.
- Building construction techniques and processes.
- Industry standards and specifications for public service construction projects.
- Accepted safety standards and methods of construction and electrical activities.
- Basic mathematics as applied to electrical/construction/inspection work.
- Pertinent Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations affecting health and safety.
- Electrical controllers.
- Basic Computer skills.
- Observe and take remedial action on non-compliance with city, SFT, or industry construction standards and specifications for electrical production or usage.
- Read and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Maintain effective working relationships.
EXPERIENCE and TRAINING GUIDELINES
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Preferred Education and/or Experience:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Three to five years of electrical experience required. Specialized training in electrical installation and maintenance required.
License or Certificate:
- Journeyman License
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Texas driver’s license.
- Office and field environment; exposure to all weather; exposure to conditions associated with construction and development projects.
- Conducting field inspections; exposure to electrical currents; required to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, climb, crawl, and kneel, stand; require use of both legs, visual acuity to inspect; ability to operate a vehicle, inspect in confined spaces, and lift moderately heavy objects.