Electrician-Residential Zone - 12718BR

Electrician-Residential Zone

FS Zone Maintenance
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
B-University Support Staff

Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. The Electrician Senior performs highly skilled tasks in planning, installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of electrical systems, wiring, machines, and equipment. The incumbent may act as a lead worker for less skilled maintenance employees.

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned annually, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.

KU is a great place to work!

Job Description

40% - Wiring: Lays-out, installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment. Plans new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future maintenance and avoid hazardous and unreliable wiring consistent with job specifications and electrical codes. (For example, retrofits on light fixtures from CFL to LED.) Works from diagrams, job specifications, or blueprints. Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs electrical conduit, using tools such as hacksaw, pipe threader and conduit bender. Pulls wiring through conduit. Splices wire by stripping insulation from terminal leads with knife or pliers, twisting or crimping wires together, and applying tape or terminal caps. Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment using hand tools. Installs and repairs distribution and control apparatus, such as switches, relays, circuit-breaker panels, fastening in place with screws, bolts, etc., using hand and power tools. Connects proper cables to equipment such as motors and installs grounding leads. Tests continuity of circuits to insure electrical compatibility and safety of components, using test equipment such as ohmmeter, ammeter, megger and phase meter, etc. Observes functioning of equipment or electrical systems to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.
40% - Electrical Distribution/Equipment: Inspects and tests electrical distribution equipment and wiring outside and inside buildings to verify conformance of installation with construction and building code specification. Examines wires and auxiliary equipment, such as fuses, insulators, and switches to determine conformance to work orders utilizing thorough knowledge of types, sizes and styles of equipment. Compares layout and methods of installation to blueprints and sketches and marks differentiations. Tests lines, transformers, and other distribution equipment using such devices as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and locates cause of electrical disturbance and determines actual electrical load on system. Work requires excellent understanding of voltages range from 24 to 480 volts. Maintains and repairs mercury-vapor, fluorescent, electric arc or incandescent streetlights. Climbs ladders or stands in tower-truck bucket to reach lamps. Tests circuits and electrical components. Replaces blown fuses and bulbs, faulty transformers, photoelectric timers electrodes and wires. Requires ability to read, comprehend and complete complex written instructions.
15% - Related: Previews, requests, and otherwise obtains electrical materials and equipment including the maintenance of truck inventory. Completes work order paperwork. Trains, instructs and otherwise acts as lead worker to other shop personnel. Informs supervisor of work status. Cleans and maintains job sites and tools. Performs related work as necessary. Performs project reviews and participates in collaborative meetings for Facilities Services and Design and Construction Management as needed. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.
5% - Performs other related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications

1. Valid drivers license by the time of hire
2. High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency.
3. Two years of experience as an electrician. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year required experience.

Position Requirements:
  1. Reach, grasp, hold, lift and manipulate a variety of hand and power tools.
  2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures.
  3. Lift and carry heavy loads (up to 50 lbs) occasionally with or without accommodation.
  4. Operate vehicles in transporting self and materials to job sites.
  5. Work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  6. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Read, interpret, and work from sketches, blueprints, job specifications, and schematics.
  2. Experience with all voltage up to 480.
  3. Experience working with conduit
  4. Familiarity with electrical test equipment.
  5. Experience working in a college or university setting.
  6. Experience working in an industrial or commercial setting.
  7. Experience working in a college or university residential setting.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Review of applications begins September 4, 2018, applications will be accepted until September 30, 2018 or until position is filled.
Apply online at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/12718BR. Please include the names and contact information for three references with your online application.

Contact Information to Applicants

Teresa Krambeer, 785-864-6802, Krambeer@ku.edu

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FS Zone Maintenance
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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