| Advertised Summary Job Description: LOCATION(S): Manhattanville|
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
A Senior Electrician is a position in the Facilities Operations department providing high quality and effective work that provides quick response to immediate issues and supports experienced personnel in providing safe, reliable, efficient, and cost optimal operation, installation, repair, and maintenance of high or low tension electrician systems for: fire, light, heat, power, communications systems (i.e. high tension network electrical distribution, emergency power support systems, elevator status monitoring system, building automation systems) throughout the Columbia University - Manhattanville Campus (CUMVC) including structures, streets, paths, etc.
General Minimum Qualifications: -HS diploma or GED
-Must demonstrate minimum professional proficiency in the English Language; as defined by the U.S. Department of State.
-Two (2) years internal experience as a Senior Electrician Level 1; or external equivalent of seven-and-one-half (7.5) years of experience; or combination of full-time experience and formal training/education.
-Must be a quick learner and exhibit self-motivational skills.
-Adequate ability to discern colors for monitoring alarm conditions.
-Strong team mentality (ability to work with others)
-Well-refined interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, customers, clients, students, vendors, and management.
-How to read and interpret SDS information.
-Understanding of general vivarium, and laboratory rules and restrictions.
-How to identify a fire rated barrier and properly install fire-stopping materials.
-Must be able to work all shifts as assigned.
-Understand and execute safe working practices and procedures.
-How to properly utilize lock out-tag out procedures for all energy sources (electrical, thermal, hydraulic, hydronic).
-How to properly and safely operate all hand tools, power tools, equipment utilized by facilities maintenance and repair.
-Demonstrate the proper use of tools, fittings, materials, measuring instruments and meters used in the Electrician's trade.
-Basic knowledge of how to navigate and interpret building management systems (BMS).
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard (F-60)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Using Powder Activated Tools (E-21)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Torch Operations (G-60)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for City Wide Sprinkler Systems (S-12)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for City Wide Standpipe Systems (S-13)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Standpipe for Multi-Zone Systems (S-14)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Bulk Oil Plants (P-12)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Supervise Fuel-Oil Piping and Storage in Buildings (P-98)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Central Station Signaling Systems (F-40)
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness For Inspection, Cleaning & Testing of Smoke Detectors (F-78) - Premises Related
-Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Battery Systems (B-29)
-Responsible for obtaining and maintaining other applicable NYC Certificates of Fitness as required by the FDNY and/or other authorities having jurisdiction.
-Hold and maintain PBS (Petroleum Bulk Storage) Class C Operator
-Must be capable of performing fire brigade duties as assigned.
-Hold and maintain OSHA 10 Certification
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Knowledge of and/or training on the following:
-General OSHA standards and requirements.
-Use of portable fire extinguisher.
-Hazardous waste awareness.
-Asbestos hazards and safety.
-Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (work order management system)
-Communication etiquette including phone, radio, and customer service.
-Hot work permits.
-Confined space entry procedures.
-Description and use of fire stopping materials.
-NFPA 70E: Triannual Training & Annual Refresher
-NICET Certification in Fire Alarm Systems - Level I
-NICET Certification in Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems - Level I
-Responsible for obtaining and maintaining other applicable Certifications as determined by management as the facility develops. This may include additional NICET Certifications, PBS Certifications, etc.
-Must demonstrate knowledge of all CUMVC's safety policies and procedures.
-Must demonstrate applicable institutional knowledge and practices of the facility and its operations.
Duties and requirements from Senior Electrician Level 1 and prior still apply and must be maintained and current, as well as the knowledge applied to any future buildings coming on line.
Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all-inclusive.
-Use strength to lift and transport items needed to perform the functions of the job, with the ability to lift 50 pounds independently and support team lift with reasonable accommodations.
-Sit, stand, bend, kneel, crouch, and squat for prolonged periods of time and/or repeatedly over a required period of time.
-Reach with and work with hands and arms overhead.
-May work in an environment where a variety of pathogens, chemical substances, and gases are used for research.
-Ability to work while wearing a full-face respirator.
-Required to be Tuberculosis (TB) negative, submit to periodic TB testing, and a chest x-ray if a positive TB test is read.
-Able to perform work in power plant and campus environments.
Employee will be required to practice the use of proper PPE when exposed to the conditions above including participating in pulmonary testing for the ability to wear respirators.
Preferred Qualifications: -Preferred: Hold and maintain an active Motor Vehicle Class D License.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.