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Electrician I

Apply now Job no: 516017
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: Salary Range: M&T - Grade 18, Step 1: $4,652.33 monthly to Step 14: $6,585.91 monthly
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General Summary of Position:

Incumbents in this series test, repair, install and/or maintain various types of electrical systems and equipment; troubleshoot electrical and related equipment; maintain adequate inventory of equipment and materials; inspect the work of outside contractors; and determine materials and/or equipment necessary for a job and on-the-job procedure changes. The basic purpose of this work is to ensure the safe and adequate functioning of electrical systems and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Electrical License
  • Knowledge of state and local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity
  • Knowledge of the types and used of small hand tools used in electrical practices such as pliers, screwdrivers etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment including testing equipment used in electrical work
  • Knowledge of safety practices and precautions
  • Knowledge of inspection techniques used in electrical trade
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects
  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities
  • Ability to lead a group of workers
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning electrical practice
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  •  Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships
  • Ability to perform calculations to determine voltage, amperage and resistance factors
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as electrical plans, schematics, drawings, etc.
  • Ability to make decision and act quickly in emergency situations
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds
  • Ability to detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown
  • Manual dexterity and aptitude

Operational Needs:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience, installing, servicing, or inspecting electrical systems, fire alarm, life safety systems, and electrical components of HVAC equipment
  • Possess a current and valid driver’s license

Preferred Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience as a licensed Electrician
  • Demonstrated willingness to be on essential personnel list for facility related emergencies and University Closings due to weather
  • Ability to operate air and hydraulic lifts
  • Similar institution experience
  • Knowledge of a variety of low voltage systems such as HVAC controls

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.  Submission of a cover letter is optional.  

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