Electrician I

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

ID: 7056664
Posted: March 29, 2019

Job Description

Department Summary
The Department of Facilities Management is committed to provide the best service to our students and employees at Bridgewater State University. Our mission is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.

Position Summary
Electrician I

This is a full-time, 12 month, AFSCME position.

TOUR OF DUTY: Tuesday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
DAYS OFF: Sunday and Monday
(Subject to Change)
LOCATION: Campus Wide
This is an essential position.

Electrical repairs and PM inside and outside. Test, repair, install and/or maintain various types of electrical equipment. Performs related duties as required. Writes & reviews technical specifications for equipment and projects by college and outside contractors. Participates in on-call rotation and details.

*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

Position Type AFSCME Classified
Essential Duties
• Maintains, tests, repairs, installs, and troubleshoots various types of electrical systems and equipment including fire alarm systems, and performs relating work as required.
• Maintain adequate inventory of equipment and materials.
• Inspect the work of outside contractors.
• Determine materials and/or equipment necessary for a job and on-the-job procedure changes.
• Perform related work as required.
• The basic purpose of this work is to ensure the safe and adequate functioning of electrical systems and equipment.
• Participates in on-call rotation and details.
• Other duties as assigned.

State Job specifications are available in the Human Resources Offices or on the Human Resources website: www.bridgew.edu/hr.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Required Qualifications
1. Massachusetts State Journeyman or Master License.
2. Knowledge of state and local electrical codes.
3. Knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity.
4. Knowledge of basic algebra.
5. Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
6. Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in electrical practice such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
7. Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment including testing equipment used in electrical work.
8. Knowledge of safety practices and precautions observed in the electrical trade.
9. Knowledge of inspection techniques used in the electrical trade.
10. Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as drills, etc.
11. Skill in using small hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
12. Skill in the use of precision measuring equipment, gauges and instrumentation used in electrical work.
13. Skill in using hand held power tools such as drills.
14. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
15. Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.
16. Ability to lead a group of workers.
17. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
18. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning electrical practice.
19. Ability to write clearly and concisely.
20. Ability to maintain accurate records.
21. Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables.
22. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
23. Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
24. Ability to perform algebraic calculations to determine voltage, amperage and resistance factors.
25. Ability to read and interpret documents such as electrical plans, schematics, drawings, etc.
26. Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.
27. Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.
28. Ability to install, maintain and repair electrical wiring systems and equipment.
29. Ability to detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown of equipment.
30. Ability to work with the tools, materials and equipment of the electrical trade.
31. Manual dexterity.
32. Mechanical aptitude.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for electrical equipment and systems.
2. Knowledge of the use of electrical text equipment.
3. Computer skills preferred e-mail, internet, and abuilding automation.
4. Knowledge of VFD Controllers.

Work Environment
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.

Electricians are exposed to the hazards of high voltage; elevated climbing and working from ladders, lifts and scaffolds; may drive for job related travel; and may work varied hours.

Special Conditions for Eligibility
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Recommended candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.


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