Department Name: 3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management
Reporting under the leadership of the Utilities Systems Manager and High Voltage Supervisor, this position tests, inspects , maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and operates high voltage electrical systems, including, but not limited to, transformers, switching stations, underground switches and equipment, distribution lines, circuit breakers, relays, substations, control panels, and building systems; Prevents and/or repairs large Campus-wide outages; Performs planned outages supporting Campus-wide construction activities, including installations, maintenance, and repairs; During construction/renovation, designs, installs and tests new high voltage equipment and systems; Assesses projects and gathers necessary permits; Implements design and oversees preparation and installation of high voltage wiring and lighting; runs conduit, pulls and mounts equipment; terminates power and control circuits; starts up; and checks out equipment; Repairs, replaces, and/or maintains older, pre-existing high voltage electrical systems and equipment; Diagnoses problems and applies critical thinking in the process of repairing or remedying the issue(s); Analyzes and solves problems with various high voltage electrical controls and systems; electromechanical repairs; transformers; switches; and circuit breakers; Interprets schematics, prints, and oral instructions for high voltage electrical applications; Interprets high voltage electrical and mechanical situations to determine process failures, process needs, and process improvements; Uses testing equipment, including but not limited to DMMs, amp meters, Megger meters, High Voltage Tester and an array of tools and diagnostic equipment; Performs preventative maintenance in accordance with methods and procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve outcomes; and Provides technical guidance and training as needed and may guide apprentices and journeymen voltage electricians.
In addition, the Utilities High Voltage Electrician ensures high voltage electrical systems are safe and operating efficiently; Follows all protocols; complies with safety procedures; statutory regulations; and federal and state codes; Models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Deals calmly and effectively with others in difficult situations; Works well with contractors and other tradesmen; and Provides technical guidance and training for other trade crafts.
MS Windows/Office; KRONOS; SAP
Experience and knowledge to tackle the most complex electrical systems; Extensive job knowledge and understanding of the electrician's trade, including practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment; Knowledgeable in all areas of the national electrical code; and Excels in analyzing and solving problems with various electrical controls and systems.
Driver's License — Preferred
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master Electrician License – Commonwealth of Kentucky
Minimum: 4-year apprenticeships, completing 144 hours of technical training; and 2,000 hours of training on-the-job + 6 Years Trade or Field Experience
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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