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Journeyman Electrician #SP001514P
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University of Idaho | Moscow, ID
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Job Description

Journeyman Electrician

Facilities Management:


Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Electrical Supervisor, the incumbent performs journey-level maintenance, installation and repair of electrical and electronic systems; including components and equipment required for properly functioning electrical, lighting, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and safety systems and other specialized equipment.

This is an essential position that will be called upon in the event of an emergency and/or University Closure.


Job Duty Function

Provide appropriate electrical power to the University campus for normal daily function by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-Installing, maintaining, and repairing secondary electrical distribution systems and low voltage systems using specialized tools and equipment associated with the electrical and electronics trades

-Conducting electrical preventive and predictive maintenance including inspection, testing, cleaning and lubricating of equipment and systems

Installing, maintaining, programming and manipulating computerized lighting control systems

-Reading and interpreting construction blueprints, specifications and circuit diagrams

-Making recommendations for design modifications

-Identifying and ordering parts and components

-Creating control sequences and diagrams


Job Duty Function

Provide appropriate electrical power to the University campus for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and other specialized equipment, functions and programs by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-Installing, troubleshooting and repairing Direct Digital Controls and microprocessor based HVACR and plumbing equipment

-Operating electronic control systems

-Manipulating programming of computerized control systems

-Operating, maintaining, diagnosing, calibrating and repairing computerized HVAC and plumbing systems and associated components

-Installing and ensuring proper operation and maintenance of microprocessor-based electronic equipment

-Troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating and maintaining electronic, electromechanical, digital and microprocessor-based instrumentation, equipment and systems

-Determining if equipment malfunctions can be repaired or if replacemtent is necessary

-Installing, programming and maintaining variable frequency drives for various applications

-Providing particular electrical requirements for specialized lab and research equipment


Job Duty Function

Ensure the reliable functionality of life safety and security systems by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-Installing, programming, testing, inspecting, maintaining and repairing fire detection and alarm systems

-Verifying proper interaction of fire alarm, digital communicator, and associated systems

-Ensuring that codes and requirements for fire detection and alarm systems are fully met or exceeded

-Installing, programming and maintaining programmable control systems including lighting and stand alone security systems utilizing laptops computers

-Installing, maintaining and repairing emergency generators and associated power systems and equipment

-Installing and repairing egress lighting systems

-Installing, repairing, testing and maintaining electronic access control systems and associated components


Job Duty Function

Contribute to the team effort and meeting University of Idaho safety initiative by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-Providing input for cost projections and program objectives

-Researching and ordering electrical parts, components and equipment

-Training individuals and cross training other craftsmen to assist with electrical work

-Cooperating with other shops and trades to ensure functionality of campus facilities

-Preparing work orders, service requests, maintenance records and other reports

-Inspecting electrical installations to ensure work is completed in accordance with electrical codes

-Scheduling maintenance functions with building occupants

-Ensuring compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and work practices established by the University;

-Avoiding any activity that creates or constitutes a serious hazard to themselves of others while working for the university;

-Immediately bringing any concern to his/her supervisor or others designated by departmental/divisional procedures, if any employee believes that performing an assigned work tasks or activity may pose a serious risk to life or health;

-Ensuring that employees reporting to them are adequately trained, equipped, monitored, evaluated, and guided as appropriate to comply with established safety policies, standards, and procedures;

-Developing, approving, and/or implementing safety procedures and programs as needed.

-Serving on weekend callout duty on a regular rotation.

-Responding to emergency calls and performing emergency repairs.


Job Duty Function

Assist in maintaining a properly functioning primary power system by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-Assisting in altering, reconfiguring, repairing, restoring and keeping records for the primary power system

-Conducting electrical preventive and predictive maintenance including inspection, testing, cleaning and lubricating equipment and systems such as switches, substations, transformers and related cabling systems

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a licensed Journeyman Electrician in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 10.

Considerable knowledge of: HVAC, safety, security and entry control systems; and recognized codes and requirements for fire detection and suppression such as NFPA, UBC, UL and UFC.

Good knowledge of national electrical code and electrical safety practices.

Experience installing, operating, repairing and maintaining industrial electrical systems and equipment including conductor size for loads, amps, and voltage; using specialized electrical testing equipment; interpreting industrial-type electrical circuit diagrams and blueprints; using and maintaining hand and power tools normally used in electrical and electronics equipment repair; maintaining and troubleshooting 480/277, 120/208 volt secondary feeders; installing conduit 1/2 inch through 4 inches on new construction projects; various hookups of single phase and three phase transformer banks; and using PC’s, laptops, programmable controllers and variable frequency drives

Must possess: valid motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to operate a boom truck, line truck and forklift

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Ability to lift and carry and/or otherwise move items weighing approximately 50 pounds, climb ladders, bend, stoop, and work in awkward positions for several hours at a time.

Crawl through small tunnels that are hot, muddy, and wet.

Some positions may require working in confined spaces which necessitates participation in a medical surveillance program and respirator fit test.

Ability to respond to emergency calls in a reasonable time and serve on weekend callout duty on a regular rotation.

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Special Instructions to Applicants


Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

Announcement #SP001514P.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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