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Junior Electrician - Ships Electrical System Technician


The USS Midway Museum is seeking a ship/maritime electrical systems technician with a minimum of 2 years of experience in maritime electrical systems.

Position Summary

The Ships Engineering Department Electrical Technician will support the Ships Electricians with ship-wide electrical systems, ranging from high voltage systems (440, 220) supporting aircraft elevators, ship lighting, high voltage power load centers to simple 110 systems (lighting, plug outlets).


  • 5 days a week – schedule varies based on projects, events, etc.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays (except Thanksgiving and Christmas)
  • 8-hour work shifts, notionally 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM or 3:30 PM to 11:30 PM
  • 40 hours per week (overtime authorized if required)
  • Pay: The hourly pay range for this full-time position is $23.00 – $28.00. The rate of pay offered will vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience and take into account internal equity.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Support/work with other ship electricians to maintain internal and external lighting. This includes coordination with events and event power set-up with outside vendors. Internal and external lighting or associated amplified power support. Prior experience with convention or public venues requiring power to caterers, hotels and concert support companies strongly desired.
  • Support/work with ship electricians to trouble shoot/repair critical points of electrical distribution throughout the ship (switchboards, transformers, fuses and wiring).
  • Support engineering staff when operating/troubleshooting power to ship aircraft elevators, cargo dumbwaiter elevator, passenger elevators and magazine weapons elevators.
  • Understand USS MIDWAY unique electrical system and coordinate efforts when contractors are onboard installing new electrical system, modifying existing systems or troubleshooting and repairing degraded systems.



  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required. College degree strongly desired.
  • 2 or more years of experience and qualifications in maritime electrical systems, procedural compliance and safety requirements in a high voltage electricity and handling of hazardous material and power supplies.


  • Knowledge in ship/maritime electrical systems that are built into hull structures, compartments, engineering systems, structural design and equipment.
  • Technical knowledge and ability to read ships electrical drawings, one lines, schematics, wiring diagrams, diesel generators, fire/smoke control systems, analyze new construction loads that will be connected to existing original systems onboard USS MIDWAY.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Can create clear and concise instructions as well as provide clear and detailed guidance to subordinates.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressures.
  • Self-motivated and problem solve without supervision. Exercise outstanding initiative.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned. Can provide constructive feedback in a calm and factual manner to senior leadership/management.
  • Demonstrates an organizational fit for the company culture.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Be trustworthy to handle high value equipment and highly valuable recyclable material.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours.


  • Job Conditions/Work Location:  Working onboard a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions.
  • Physical Requirements:  Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders up to 200ft elevation; work in small places i.e. tanks and voids, bend stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull/push lift, and carry up to 40 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Equipment Operated: Aircraft elevator, fork lift, man lift, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sand blaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment.