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Hawaiian Electric Electrician - Keahole in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Electrician - Keahole

Date:Jun 7, 2024

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (HI), US, 96740

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.

Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.

Posting End Date: at 11:59PM HST


The H GK KEAHOLE, MAINTENANCE Department of the H GENERATION Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Bargaining Unit vacancy available. (Role: Non-Exempt)


Performs maintenance work and installs electrical equipment in generating stations.


An Electrician at the maximum level, performs the following duties (at lower levels, performs the following duties under direction or direct supervision in accordance with the various stages of training):

  • Tests for, locates, and repairs electrical faults, such as grounds, poor contacts and broken connections on control, power, and lighting circuits; potential and current transformer wiring; motors and starters; annunciator systems and similar electrical devices on A.C. and D.C. circuits.

  • Tests, maintains, and adjusts automatic remote control and similar devices including D.C. power systems.

  • Dismantles and inspects generators, motors, various types of circuit breakers and similar equipment. Varnishes windings and re-wedges as necessary; replaces parts and tightens loose connections; reassembles and adjusts equipment. Tests and filters transil oil, as required.

  • Works from blueprints: Installs conduit, pulls in conductors, and makes connections; installs and replaces wiring on control switchboard panels.

  • Maintains custody of power plan electrical drawings, prints, and records.

  • Services exciter and collector ring brushers. Inspects and changes taps on transformers, checks connections, observes, and repairs leaks and wipes bushings.

  • Removes bearings on electrical auxiliaries for inspection, cleans entire assembly and reassembles for service.

  • Adjusts disconnect switch contacts.

  • Services Circuit breaker operating mechanism and makes breaker trip tests.

  • Services voltage regulators.

  • Sets up instruments for various tests such as hi-potting, megger tests, etc.

  • Erects rigging, operates bridge crane, and performs general maintenance such as painting, etc.

  • Installs electrical equipment and apparatus for new capital construction projects, in addition to modifications or additions to existing plants.

  • Directs the work of lower classified personnel on any or all of the above operations.

  • Operates equipment in unmanned plants for operational and maintenance purposes.

  • Follows rules and work practices and takes responsibility for personal safety and safety of others.

  • Collaborates with and supports others trades and departments.

  • Assume an emergency management role, as assigned, and perform specific assignments or functions, as needed, in an event of an emergency, not to include routine trouble calls/callouts.


  • Performs similar and incidental duties as directed.

  • May operate a company vehicle as required.


  • Must pass the Edison Electric Institute Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) for Electrician progression system.

    Note: Employees who have taken and passed the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) do not need to take the MASS.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish different colors and color hues required.

  • Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii driver’s license. Must meet the standards for required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy.

  • Must be a graduate of applicable Apprentice Program or equivalent training and experience.

  • Must pass practical on-the-job test and Company Written Job Knowledge Test.

  • Must be able to pass minimum requirements for respirator use.

    Role: Non-Exempt

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Work Schedule: Monday- Friday

    Work Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Lunch: 30 minutes

    Location: Kailua-Kona – Hawaii Island

    Wage: $36.10 – $53.30

    About Hawaiian Electric Companies

Hawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state's leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.

The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at

Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.

Applicant Certification

By submitting an application for the position, candidates:

  1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;

  2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;

  3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;

  4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and

  5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.

    EEO Statement

Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.

Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company.

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.”

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.

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