Department: University Facilities
Performs highly skilled maintenance, installation, repair and trouble-shooting work involved with electrical systems. Electrical work may be performed in a number of areas including but not limited to heating, refrigeration, motors, fire alarms, and generator equipment. Work involves technical application of electrical principles in all aspects of trade with particular emphasis in the areas of both residential and commercial work.
Essential and Related Functions:
- Assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
- Diagnoses malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
- Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
- Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
- Tests electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
- Places conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pulls insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes. Fastens small metal or plastic boxes to walls for electrical switches or outlets.
- Plans layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and ensures compliance with
code and other regulations. Analyzes electrical circuit diagrams, blueprints, schematics, and drawings of electrical systems for the purpose of determining the efficient installation of new or upgraded systems.
- Collaborates with other trade workers on projects that are incidental to electrical work.
- Responds to work order requests in a timely manner and maintains appropriate service logs and records for the purpose of
documenting activities and/or conveying information.
- Supports campus wide activities in the areas of setup, snow and ice removal and any other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent GED, minimum of 5 years of experience as an electrician in residential and commercial settings. Electricians master or journeyman card preferred. However, if the successful candidate does not possess a card; one will be required within 12 months from start of employment. Must be willing to receive additional training as required. Must be able to respond to emergencies within 30 minutes. Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and provide responses in writing. Ability to use computers to read and respond to emails and to use basic applications is also required. This position requires the possession and maintenance of a valid Virginia vehicle operator's license and a good driving record.Required Competencies:
- Plan and Coordinate – Identifies problems that may affect completion of tasks and takes appropriate action that requires only routine reviews by supervisors. Sets an example, by demonstrating care in the use and maintenance of the University resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.). Identifies problems, evaluates alternative courses of action and makes logical decisions to resolve the issue.
- Technical Skills – Demonstrates advanced skills and experience through knowledge of own responsibilities and understanding of interdependent University functions and services. Able to resolve complex tasks or problems independently and is comfortable with modifying routine processes to resolve situations. Makes a point to learn from mistakes, failures and successes to improve in future assigned responsibilities. Demonstrates willingness to participate in relevant development programs that build on own knowledge and skills.
- Results Focused – Demonstrates the ability and willingness to change plans when an existing approach proves ineffective. Sets high standards and works to exceed prevailing standards in own area of work. Shows willingness to seek out and accept increased responsibilities Creates or modifies procedures to more effectively meet requirements of own job.
- Communication and Relations – Makes a point to clarify understanding of requests and requirements to prevent miscommunication. Able to control feelings and emotions from interfering with effective and prompt response to other’s needs. Is conscious that people from different ages, genders and cultures do things differently and makes an effort to understand rather than judge.
- Teamwork/Team Development – Often contributes to work group’s objectives beyond one’s own tasks or priorities. Respectful of conflicting points of view and is not resistant or defensive when differing views are expressed. Actively participates in internal and external meetings/group activities to establish productive working relationships.
Type: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.