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Electrician - Preventative Mai

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - Facilities Operations
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades, Other

Job Description

Reporting to the Preventative Maintenance Supervisor, this position is responsible for performing maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, installation and repair of a variety of commercial/institutional building electrical systems and equipment of up to and including 480 VAC. Building electrical systems and equipment to be serviced includes but is not limited to motors and associated controls, lighting systems, panelboards, breakers, wiring, transformers, and variable frequency drives. Assists Preventative Maintenance mechanical/plumbing and building trades staff as requested and responds to emergency callbacks for service on a rotating basis.

Required Qualifications

• Current Virginia Journey or Master level license in electrical trade; OR current Journey or Master level licensing agreement (reciprocity) from another jurisdiction as approved by the Virginia Board for Contractors. Must obtain Virginia license within 6 months of employment.
• Verifiable journeyman level experience in a large commercial or institutional setting in the maintenance, inspection and repair of building electrical systems up to and including 480VAC.
• Working knowledge of National Electrical Code.
• Working knowledge of a variety of technical documents such as blueprints, technical drawings, sketches, schematics, specification records, and operating and maintenance manuals.
• Record keeping experience such as processing work orders and/or tracking inventory.
• Candidate should be able to perform routine electrical tasks.
• Ability to recognize and understand industry terminologies of multiple trades.
• Ability to use a computer, keep accurate and complete records.
• Ability to perform work with minimal margin of error and work independently with little or no supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively; work as an effective team member; and to receive and execute instructions from the immediate supervisor and /or lead worker.
• Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more; to maneuver materials up and down stairs; to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; and to work for long periods of time standing, walking reaching, bending, pushing/pulling.
• Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions including extreme temperatures.
• Must have a valid drivers license.
• Will be required to operate a motor vehicle daily.
• This position is designated as Emergency Personnel. May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department; reporting within one hour when on call.

Preferred Qualifications

• Maintenance experience with electrical systems in a large commercial or institutional setting.
• Good working knowledge of electrical systems including fluorescent dimming systems and variable frequency drives.
• Experience in a computerized work order/inventory management system.

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Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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