The Facilities Department is currently searching for a Senior Electrician to join their team. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Working independently, this position performs all electrical tasks with superior ability and assists in shop activity, organization and planning where necessary. May be required to coordinate work with other trades and/or contracts to complete work.
Designs electrical circuits for special applications (controllers, etc.) and assists in design requirements for buildings, facilities, and marine applications
Constructs, installs, and repairs electrical equipment and facilitates ashore and on board Institution vessels. Traces, identifies, and corrects malfunction and failures for a great variety of commercial and marine electrical circuitry. Includes but not limited to:
Testing of electrical circuits
Support testing of sprinkler systems and elevators
Working with electrical control systems, batteries and backup
Assists, as required, in design work for electrical installation and constructs required units
Develops material lists required for work and prepares requisition for approval
Works with electrical meters and tools, mechanic's hand and power tools, drill press, power saws, sheet metal tools, heavy equipment (fork lifts, crane cars, and overhead cranes) and ship's electrical equipment and machinery
Responsible for maintaining daily work records and monthly routines
Supports office and lab renovations
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
10+ years of experience in building and marine circuitry
Experience in designing of electrical circuits
Knowledge of main distribution panels
Handling of fire arm panel circuitry
Knowledge of electrical control systems
Ability to read electrical drawings
Knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard rules and regulations pertinent to installation of electrical cable and equipment
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
High school or vocational school plus 1-year training school or apprenticeship in electrical trades
5+ years' experience in electrical work
Position drives WHOI vehicles
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift 25-50 lbs independently and above shoulders 3 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 20 times per day. Visual abilities to include depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions. Other physical tasks include talking, working around others, working with others, and being able to work alone. Prolonged extensive or considerable standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, twisting, and climbing ladders/stools. Will be exposed to excessive cold, heat, and/or humidity, grease and oils, dust or other irritants, electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, prolonged work hours, and high location. Physical duties are subject to change.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Additional Salary Information: £0 per year
Internal Number: 3079287
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