Electrician/Maintenance Services - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 153356
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Sep 16 2022 Job Description:
Purpose of Position
Under general supervision of the Area Supervisor, the Electrician works in a multi-functional team made up of plumbers, electricians, and other skilled maintenance team members to provide complete maintenance to a group of buildings across campus. A person participating in this dynamic team environment performs skilled electrical work in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, equipment and fixtures. In addition, as a part of the area team, the electrician may also be called upon to assist the team in performing other general maintenance functions. These duties are normally performed on 1st shift; however, weekend or other alternative shifts may be required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Performs electrical work in installing, maintaining, altering and repairing wiring, power appliances, light machinery and electrical circuits
Installs new electrical circuits by connecting wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components
Repair or replace wiring, equipment or fixtures using hand tools or power tools
Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters or oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety of systems
Installs, maintains and repairs electric motors, generators and related complex electrical and mechanical equipment
Installs electrical fixtures and appliances in newly constructed or remodeled buildings
Properly bends and installs all types of electrical conduit
Repair motors and electrical systems on the university farms
Inspect electrical systems, equipment or components to identify hazards, defects or the need for adjustment or repair and to ensure compliance with codes
Locates and corrects power failures, short circuits and other electrical faults
Performs electrical work on lighting timers, and photoelectric controls
Installs, repairs, and or replaces panel boards & overcurrent devices
Make emergency repairs to elevators, generators and other electrical apparatus, appliances and equipment. (Must be available for emergency call-in per university call-in procedures)
Replaces florescent and HID ballasts
Installs underground cables
Replaces incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lamps
Marks underground utilities for contractors (operates locating equipment)
Provide cost estimates for assigned work
Willing and able to perform work from bucket trucks and other lift devices, as well as, climb light poles with appropriate safety equipment to perform electrical maintenance functions
May act as team leader for area maintenance electricians/technicians
Promotes safe work practices within team and across campus
Operates University vehicles
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains excellent communication/customer service with Building Coordinators and all other DFM team members
Communicates bi-laterally with other DFM team members to coordinate work activities between groups
Assists area team with other general maintenance functions as needed
Performs other duties as assigned by management
Knowledge and Skills Essential for Success
Mechanical & operational knowledge of all machines & tools related to the electrical field
Ability to diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus or components using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem
Skill to repair machines or systems using the needed tools
Ability to provide on-the-job training/coaching to other electricians and area technicians in your field of expertise
Basic computer skills to access/send emails and perform data entry into the maintenance work order system
Ability to read blueprints
Ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself to make improvements or take corrective action
Must be familiar with and have experience in the use of radio protocol
Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
Must be able to comply with all requirements of the N.E.C. & NFPA-70E
Must be able to work around high voltage and properly use all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
Must work rotational "on-call" work assignments as assigned by management
Possess basic computer skills, familiar with web/internet navigation, and willingness to learn and utilize new technology based products as applicable
Adhere to all University policies and regulations
Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather
Must be able to perform strenuous physical labor, which includes heavy lifting, carrying up to 50 lbs.
Ability to bend, crawl, reach, kneel, climb ladders & scaffolding, and able to navigate tight spaces, as well as working in hot, noisy mechanical rooms
Installation skills for installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications
Skill to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
Must be able to wear protective eye wear, gloves, and ear wear during work times for one's safety as the task dictates
High School Diploma or GED equivalency
Must possess and maintain a current Kentucky Journeyman or Master Electricians License and be familiar with local electrical codes
At least three years of experience in electrical repair work
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
Ability to operate from man-lifts
Salary Range: $20.00-$23.00/hr
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
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