Job Category: Fulltime Term Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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Job Summary Under general supervision, performs a variety of moderately complex duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems according to blueprints and drawings, to accomplish projects. Conforms to requirements of local building and safety codes. Performs work in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies' safety standards and practices.
This position has an essential reporting designation. An employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery, and is expected to report to campus as soon as possible.
Job Duties - Installs and troubleshoots electrical systems including, but not limited to, raceway systems such as EMT, rigid conduit, flexible metal conduit, surface mounted raceways, cable trays and interior and exterior lighting fixtures - Installs circuit breaker panel boards, switches, motor controls, transformers and power outlets of various voltage and amperage ratings ranging from 120 single phase through 480 three phase - Installs communication cable systems and assists with the installation of fiber optic cables - Repairs lighting, performs re-lamping and replaces ballasts, typically from ladders ranging in height from 4 to 12 feet and occasionally from lifts that extend up to 30 feet - Works proficiently with basic tools of the electrical industry including, but not limited to, conduit benders and test equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters and megohmmeters - Troubleshoots conventional building wiring, motors and control circuits and recommends changes to projects due to unforeseen circumstances - Assists in various other duties such as job walks, estimating costs on small projects, operating Campus vehicles and consulting with Campus community to help solve problems - Be involved with testing and operation of building systems including but limited to battery banks, emergency lighting, and stand by generators - Additional duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications - Must be a California certified, journeyman level electrician with a minimum of 7 years of experience - Completion of an apprenticeship program or associate degree (or certificate of completion) from a 2 year electrical construction and maintenance course - Must supply and maintain a personal toolbox and tool pouch with the basic hand tools of the electrical trade - Must be able to communication, both written and verbally, in English - Must have a California Driver's license - Must be able to routinely lift 50 pounds - Preferred candidate will demonstrate good understanding of electrical circuits and theory. Be able to read and draw electrical diagrams
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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