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Journey Level Electrician

Title: Journey Level Electrician

Category: Classified

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Grade: 23

Job Summary

Performs skilled electrical work in the repair, maintenance, alteration and construction of College facilities; installs, repairs, services and maintains electrical systems and equipment.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Inspects, repairs, installs, services and maintains electrical systems and sub-systems including conduit and duct systems, lighting and power circuits, transformers, control equipment, switches, switchboards, fire and intrusion alarms, elevator controls, fixtures and bell and buzzer systems; works from plans, drawings, blue prints or specifications. Develops sketches or designs for work as appropriate.
  2. Installs or replaces necessary interior and exterior wiring for equipment, appliances and lighting.
  3. Installs and performs repair of electrical systems for lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning; replaces fuses.
  4. Responds to electrical emergencies and assists in the diagnosis of outages and interruptions of service. Plans corrective measures and performs repairs.
  5. Prepares cost estimates for repairs and orders materials in accordance with established procedures.
  6. Diagnoses and resolves difficult electrical problems; calls electrical company as necessary; knows and understands all safety procedures of the College and observes safety of others and recommends precautionary action while repairs are in progress as necessary. Allows no work to be performed when conditions are considered unsafe.
  7. Observes and complies with federal, state and local electrical codes.
  8. Operates a variety of tools and power equipment including saws, voltage tester, ohmmeter, multimeter and other maintenance tools and equipment.
  9. Coordinates the cleaning and maintenance of electrical equipment and dedicated electrical spaces. Maintains condition of dedicated electrical spaces in a safe and legal condition. Coordinates the storage of electrical supplies and equipment in legal areas.
  10. Provides work direction and guidance to other maintenance personnel as assigned to properly and safely complete orders.
  11. Assists in performing other maintenance duties such as assisting in air conditioning and plumbing troubleshooting and repairs as it related to electrical discipline.
  12. Responds to college emergencies and closures including adverse weather to be certain that all facilities are protected and remain operational. Assists with tasks required in preparing to open campuses after a closure including snow and ice removal, systems and equipment checks and start-up operations as assigned.
  13. Knows and understands all safety procedures of the College.
  14. Operates a college vehicle and is responsible for maintenance and the safe operation of that vehicle.
  15. Attends all regular staff meetings of the Facilities Management Services maintenance staff and participates in problem solving and discussions of systems and project related issues.

Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. General Journeyman Electrician License is required. Four years of journey-level commercial/industrial electrical maintenance and repair experience is required. Must be able to distinguish color-coded cables. Must have a valid driver’s license for operation of a motor vehicle in Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge of: Principles, methods, equipment and tools used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and electronic equipment; basic electrical theory and calculation of formulas; electrical codes and their proper implementation; health and safety regulations; recordkeeping techniques; electrical systems and repair of heating and cooling systems found in large commercial and public buildings.

Ability to: Repair, install and maintain a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment; make arithmetic calculations related to specialty quickly and accurately; work from blue prints, shop drawings and sketches; use a variety of tools and machines utilized in the basic trade including voltmeter, ohmmeter, multimeter and hydraulic truck lifts; understand and follow oral and written directions; work independently with little direction; perform other skilled maintenance work as assigned; prepare cost estimates; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily in the field at the site of the work. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable and involve potential exposure to safety hazards and noise. Regular travel between College facilities in a college vehicle is required.

Work requires the ability to lift moderately heavy equipment and materials, stand for extended periods of time. Extensive walking, climbing ladders and entering cramped and difficult locations may be part of the daily activities depending on work locations. Must be able to use hand tools normally associated with electrical work and small power tools.

Revised: 12/2017

New: 3/2006