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Under supervision from the Director, Campus Operations and Maintenance supervises the Electrical Systems, Elevators, and Fire Alarm maintenance activities for Caltech. Use the Caltech Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) to create, assign and Schedule planned and unplanned maintenance work orders.
This is an Essential Reporting position. In the event of an emergency on campus, 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.
Essential Job Duties
Use the IWMS for daily staff employee work management timekeeping reviews and approvals.
Use the Caltech Timekeeping System KRONOS for daily review of staff timecard activity for payroll.
Enhance customer satisfaction by establishing regular communications regarding maintenance and repair activities for affected discipline(s).
Perform field inspections to review work progress and resolve work conflicts.
Assures compliance with applicable building codes and Caltech Design Guidelines.
Works closely with other Departments and Shops in Facilities Management to optimize productivity. Manage Caltech resources for optimum productivity.
Manage shop budgets and report financial performance status.
Utilize the Caltech Facilities Materials Management processes to support the efficient ordering and deployment of materials needed in support of Electrical repairs and reliability.
Enhance the performance of Electricians and technicians in the Electrical Shop.
Respond to trouble calls, emergency conditions and analyze routine work requests for timely execution and completion.
Enforce adherence to campus fire, life safety, confined space, lock out and tag out procedures.
Perform and maintain up to date records for all safety inspections, tests, maintenance, and repairs.
Maintain technical proficiency with new equipment technologies, regulatory requirements and engineering advances in improved operational performance.
Evaluates shop personnel for performance, training, work schedules, vacations, discipline and merit salary adjustments.
Assist and supervise third party contractors and vendors awarded campus work.
Provide written and oral reports effectively.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School graduate or equivalent required.
Ten (10) years of Supervisory/Foreman experience leading and directing Electricians at the Journeyman level in the Electrical trade, and expertise with all test instruments and tools of the trade.
Knowledge of building codes, regulatory requirements, licensing, inspections, electrical theory, and design as well as controls.
Ability to correctly and skillfully operate the various standard tools and equipment of the Electrical trade: e.g., multimeters, power loggers, ultrasonic devices, thermography, etc.
Ability to read, interprets, and understands technical language in wiring diagrams and schematics.
Ability to modify and/or adapt designs, procedures, or methods to make necessary alterations and modifications.
Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations.
Software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, MS Project, E-Builder and Outlook.
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments.
Skill in estimating material and labor requirements to accomplish task.
Ability to work various shifts as well as overtime and weekends.
Must have a valid driver's license and be able to maintain it throughout the course of employment.
Strong English oral and written communication skills are required. Use correct punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and sentence structure. Follow written instructions.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Ability to distinguish among colors and work in confined spaces.
AS Degree in an appropriate construction or maintenance related technical or engineering field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent on-the-job training and experience.
Proficiency with AiM (Asset Works) and Kronos or similar preventive maintenance and timekeeping software would be a plus.
Strong teamwork, project management and problem resolution skills.
Experience in High Voltage, Generators, DDC, lighting controls.
Ten years' supervisory experience in a large campus or facility. Overseeing and taking part in the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of the Electrical Systems consisting of High Volage (17.5kV) Medium Voltage (2.4 kV), and Low Voltage (< 480V).
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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