Electrician I in DFW Airport, TX – DFW Airport Careers

Job Description


Job Overview

As an Electrician I (Apprentice) you will be responsible for ensuring that the operation and effectiveness of the electrical systems around the airport are always in peak operational order. You will assist with servicing the generators, vaults that house parallel and series circuits, gate systems, transformers and light systems. 

What you will be doing:

  •  Assists in the inspection, servicing and repair of illuminated signs, roadway and parking area lighting, and traffic signal systems.
  • Removes and replaces ballasts, transformers, capacitors, sockets, starters, fuses, lamps in lighting systems and trouble shoots PLC circuits.
  • Assist with locating ground faults and repairs or replaces damaged cables using equipment and tools.
  • Assists in the repair and replacement of parts in motors, generators, switchboards, regulators, controllers, and control circuits.
  • Assists with performing airfield photometric testing, underground line locates, and monthly emergency generator testing.
  • Uses blueprints, technical manuals, and test equipment to troubleshoot problems and make repairs.

What you need:

  • Completion of high school curriculum or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of experience in airfield, industrial or commercial electrical systems or related field.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
  • Possession of an Apprentice Electrician license issued by the State of Texas.
  •  Ability to work rotating shift assignments.
  • Ability to pass a color vision deficiency test.
  • Ability to pass a medical physical examination.
  • Possession of written portion of the Class B CDL upon three (3) months of hiring and must pass the driving portion of the test within twelve (12) months of the hire date.  Operator’s licenses with an “L” restriction are not acceptable.

What we desire:

  • Knowledge of the codes, practices, methods, tools and materials of the electrical trade
  • Skill in the use of tools, materials and equipment of the electrical trade including construction equipment such as cranes and back-hoes.Ability to use computers and input data in various programs proficiently.

Special Requirement:

  • Must obtain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Airport Identification/Access Badge (badge) in accordance with Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500 et al., and DFW Airport’s Airport Security Program within thirty (30) days from date of employment and maintain qualification for a SIDA badge upon each badge renewal.
  • This is a Department of Transportation (DOT) designated safety sensitive position as defined in DFW Airport’s Drug and Alcohol Administrative Policy and Procedure. Applicants selected for this position will be required to pass drug and alcohol tests prior to employment and to submit to drug and alcohol screening on a random basis during the length of their employment in the DOT safety sensitive position.
  • This is a designated Essential Employee position as defined in DFW Airport’s Categories and Classifications Administrative Policy and Procedure. An essential employee is one whose attendance is required to maintain airport operations during an emergency or inclement weather situation.


About Us

We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees.

Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of over 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join us and help reimagine what an airport can be.

Bring your talents to DFW. Live and work with purpose.

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