1) Provides knowledge and insures compliance with Chicago Electrical Code and applicable federal, state, and city regulations and codes as they pertain to electrical infrastructure and maintenance of electrical equipment, occupational safety, public health, and the environment.
2) Responsible for the management and effective functioning of bargaining unit journeyman electricians and fixture cleaners.Â This entails prioritizing and scheduling work assignments, inspecting work for quality and completion, coordinating routine and emergency work, managing a preventive maintenance program, and reviewing and utilizing management reports and key process indicators.
3) Uses computerized maintenance management system and supporting business applications.
4) Provides guidance and technical assistance appropriate to trade and task, and conducts periodic employee performance appraisals.
5) Develops and manages shop operating budgets, alterations & repair budgets, and assist with capital budget development when applicable.
6) Coordinates shop level material management functions regarding repair parts, shop operating stock, supplies, tools and equipment.
7) Manages service agreements with supporting contractors and outsourced service providers such as electrical and lighting contractors, emergency generator maintenance and repair, and fire alarm systems.
8) Responds to unscheduled electrical outages and power irregularities. Provides initial and ongoing coordination with Commonwealth Edison during any unscheduled outage or emergency regarding electrical power.Â Coordinates scheduled electrical power interruptions with Client Services and Capital Project Delivery.Â Works closely with the University Electrical Engineer.
9) Acts as the resource person in Operations & Maintenance for troubleshooting of existing electrical infrastructure and equipment, and the review of construction drawings and specifications, electrical diagrams, and single-lines for new electrical installations. Â Collaborates with other Operations trade shops, Engineering &Utilities, Client Services Managers, and project managers.Â Works with architects, engineers, contractors, and building occupants and users.Â
10) Other duties as assigned.
1) Ability to read and interpret documents such as blue prints, sketches, wiring diagrams, technical publications, and detailed procedures.
2) Knowledge of building design methodologies, construction practices, and building operating systems.
3) Knowledge and understanding of modern maintenance management techniques.
4) Knowledge and understanding of safe work practices.Â
5) Strong planning, estimating, and scheduling skills, particularly multi trade phasing.Â
7) Strong comprehensive management skills and techniques.
8) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with internal and external professional, technical, trade, and administrative support staff.
9) Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with trades persons, professionals, faculty, students, staff, and administrators.
10) Demonstrated ability to produce quality work at a fast pace and handle multiple tasks concurrently.Â Â Â
11) Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. Â
12) Excellent administrative, organizational, and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Â
13) Must be able to respond to emergency calls at any hour of the day and must be willing to work long or irregular periods when needed.
14)Â Attention to detail, ability to perform within deadlines, ability to manage multiple competing priorities, problem solving, confidentiality, written and oral communication. Â Sufficient mobility and agility necessary to climb stairs and ladders; capable of working at heights such as roof tops, ability to access restricted spaces, as well as the ability to work in extreme temperatures.Â Must have mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time.Â
1) Bachelor's degree in engineering, facilities management or related field.
1) Minimum of ten years of experience in major industrial, commercial, or large institutional electrical maintenance and/or construction.Â Â
1) Valid driverâ™s license.Â
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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