Electrician Senior - 23024BR

Electrician Senior

FS Maintenance Services
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
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, 96 hours of sick leave earned each month, 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!

Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday.

Job Description

40% - Wiring:
  • Lays-out, installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus, and control
  • 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.
  • Works from diagrams, job specifications, or blueprints. Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs electrical conduit.
  • Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment using hand tools. Installs and repairs distribution and control apparatus, such as switches, relays, and circuit-breaker panels. Connects proper cables to equipment such as motors and installs grounding leads.
  • Tests continuity of circuits to ensure 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.
  • Maintains repairs, and installs LED, mercury-vapor, fluorescent, electric arc, or incandescent streetlights.
  • Tests circuits and electrical components.
  • Replaces blown fuses and bulbs, faulty transformers, photoelectric timers’ electrodes, and wires.
  • Maintain campus 15kv systems.
  • Supervise/lead the work of others in this area and inspecting 15kv installation of contractors on campus projects.
15% - Related:
  • Previews, orders, and otherwise obtains electrical materials and equipment. 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.
  • Assigns work in the absence of the shop supervisor.
  • Performs project reviews and participates in collaborative meetings for Facilities Services and Design and Construction Management as needed.
5% - Performs other related work as assigned.

Position Requirements

  1. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (up to 50 lbs.) with or without accommodation.
  2. Climbs ladders or stands in tower-truck bucket to reach lamps.
  3. Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outdoors.
  4. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
  5. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  6. Work overtime as needed.
  7. Must input work order information digitally and perform other electronic communications as required.
  8. Read, comprehend and complete complex written instructions.

Required Qualifications

  1. Valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.
  2. High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency.
  3. Three (3) years of journeyman level experience as an electrician; two (2) years of which need to be at the journeyman level installing & maintaining 15kv electrical distribution systems. Certificate of completion from a vocational school or an associate's degree in this trade area may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience reading, interpreting, and working from sketches, blueprints, job specifications, and schematics.
  2. Experience with all voltage up to 12470.
  3. Experience working with conduit.
  4. Familiarity with electrical test equipment.
  5. Experience working in a college or university setting.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin Sunday, August 14th and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

David Alvarez, 785-864-6819, d435a669@ku.edu

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Work Schedule

7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.

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Posting ID:
FS Maintenance Services
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
B-University Support Staff
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