Participates in the maintenance, operation and construction of University electrical systems, both underground and overhead, including but not limited to 15 and 5 KV distribution, outdoor lighting systems, secondary electrical systems and all related equipment such as switches, transformers, capacitors, and generators. Performs underground or overhead construction, cable installation, splicing operations, and transformer and switch installations. Keeps records as required, plans and coordinates work, participates in the scheduling of outages, and orders materials and equipment. Works well with fellow employees and oversees contractors. Coordinates operations with local utilities and other entities as required. Complies with all safety regulations and insures that all work is performed to University standards and code requirements. Completes confined space entry permits, work permits, or other such requirement prior to commencing work. Creates and documents written plans and directs or participates in tailgate meetings prior to beginning work. Works overtime and responds to emergencies as required. Works special events as required. Operates and insures proper maintenance of heavy equipment such as line trucks, digger derricks, aerial bucket trucks, lifts and other special equipment and tools.
Minimum of 4 years' experience working on medium voltage distribution systems and related equipment. High school education required, technical training and certifications are desired. Additional education, technical training, or certifications may substitute for experience on a year to year basis if proficiency is demonstrated.
Must have a passion for the work and an understanding of system operation.
Must be familiar with all safety regulations and practices, observe all safety requirements, university work rules and state and federal regulations. Must be safety conscious and proactive and set the example for fellow employees. Must be able to operate heavy equipment such as line trucks, digger derricks, aerial bucket trucks and other special equipment or tools as required. Must be in good health and physically able to work long hours, lift heavy objects and perform strenuous activities. Must have a good understanding of basic electrical engineering practices and be able to read and interpret blue prints and specifications. The applicant must be computer literate or able to learn the computer skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Applicant shall be certified or have the ability, training and experience to become certified for specific operations. Applicant must be able to work with or without supervision and work well with others, must demonstrate good attendance habits, be dependable, and willing to work flexible schedules as necessary;
Applicant must have, and maintain, a valid State of Tennessee, CDL Class B Driver's License.
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