The Master Electrician shall perform installations, maintenance, and repairs in UK Campus facilities applicable to projects, electrical systems, and electrical equipment: During construction/renovation, designs, installs and tests new equipment and systems; Assesses projects and gathers necessary permits; Implements design and oversees preparation and installation of wiring and lighting fixtures; Runs conduit, pulls and mounts equipment; Terminates power and control circuits; starts up; and checks out equipment; Repairs, replaces, and/or maintains older, pre-existing electrical systems and electrical equipment, including motors, drives, controls, starter, lights, power, communication, PLC, and other related equipment; Diagnoses problems and applies critical thinking in the process of repairing or remedying the issue(s); Analyzes and solves problems with various electrical controls and systems; electromechanical repairs; generators; motors; motor starters; VFD's; transformers; switches; and circuit breakers; Interprets schematics, prints, and oral instructions for electrical applications; Interprets electrical and mechanical situations to determine process failure, process need, and process improvement; Uses testing equipment, including but not limited to DMMs, amp meters, Megger meters; Performs preventative maintenance in accordance with methods and procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve outcomes; and Provides technical guidance and training, as needed, and may guide apprentices and journeymen electricians.
In addition, this position models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Proactively and regularly initiates contact with customers and clients; Deals calmly and effectively with others in difficult situations; Works well with contractors and other tradesmen; Advises supervisor of customer needs, delivers appropriate responses, and monitors progress towards reaching goals and objectives, as directed; Maintains inventories of tools, materials, equipment, or products; Submits requests for materials, supplies, or equipment to supervisor; Performs work in-process and upon completion in compliance with instructions; Ensures completion of work adheres to established practices, highest quality standards, and overall acceptability of work; Maintains designated working areas in a safe and orderly manner continuously free of trash and debris; and Executes maintenance priorities in order to improve response time and facility/equipment reliability.
MS Windows/Office; KRONOS; SAP.
Experience and knowledge to tackle the most complex electrical systems; Extensive job knowledge and understanding of the electrician's trade, including practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment; Knowledgeable in all areas of the national electrical code; and Excels in analyzing and solving problems with various electrical controls and systems.
Driver's License — Preferred.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master Electrician License – State of KY.
Minimum: 4-year apprenticeships, completing 144 hours of technical training; and 2,000 hours of training on-the-job + 6 Years Trade or Field Experience.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.