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Seattle City (spot)Light: Alexandre Noble, Electrician Constructor Apprentice

The Basics  

How long have you been at City Light?  About seven months

Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations 

Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I’m an electrician constructor apprentice. My job is to learn as much as I can while helping journey workers complete various types of maintenance and projects in our substations. 


Hometown: Frankenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Alma Mater: I did a lot of schooling in the Navy, but that’s about it. 

Area of study: Electronics. Primarily communications but a smattering of radar stuff as well. 

Tell us about your family: I have six siblings with a wide age range, and they all still live in Germany. We stay connected through WhatsApp, which is very Euro! 

Just for Fun  

What’s one thing that has surprised you about working at City Light? I knew it was a good place to work beforehand, but I’ve been really floored by the quality of mentorship I’ve received so far. I’ve been working in industrial jobs for about 20 years and the positive cultural stewardship I’ve experienced here is second-to-none. 

What is your motto or personal mantra? Probably “Party Time” or “Zippity Bops,” but more earnestly, “Just take it one dice roll at a time.” Every moment is a gamble, but you can win if you put forth a sincere effort. 

What is something most people don’t know about you? I toured nationally playing guitar in a band while still in the Navy. 

What is your favorite local restaurant? Drae’s Lake Route. Everything is solid and at an unbeatable price point.  

If you could have any job for only one day, what would it be and why? If not this job, then something related to infrastructure. I’d love to be able to ban left-hand freeway exits or funnel some more money into intra-urban road signage.