Department: Facilities Mgmt EV Salary/Grade: 399/S3
Under direction, performs journeyman level work and is proficient in the trade. Maintains repairs, installs and alters electrical systems, equipment and fixtures. Works from sketches, layouts or prints with latitude to determine materials and layout. All work is subject to inspection and review. The role will support the department’s mission and values by exhibiting the following: inclusiveness, respect, initiative, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. The incumbent will strive to provide excellent service when performing job responsibilities and will practice safe work procedures, and follow safety rules at all times.
Working Conditions: Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 399, or join after a 90-day probationary period. Physical ability to lift and maneuver heavy weights, climb and descend ladders, and work in hot, cold, cramped and confined quarters. Ability to work safely and at heights on ladders, lifts and scaffolding. Dexterity necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials. Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Principle Account: Install, repair, and maintain electrical/electronic systems which operate on alternating or direct current circuits. Systems may include high voltage lines, switchboards, panels and gear, generator and prime mover controls, switches, meters and circuit breakers.
Repair and maintain lighting control systems, alarm systems, motors, heaters and other apparatus utilizing electricity or its effects.
Preventative maintenance on transformer vaults and switchgear for safety and power conditions.
Repair, install and maintain fire alarm systems and devices.
Test and maintain operation of emergency generators and transfer switches.
May instruct and oversee semiskilled or unskilled workers.
Other duties as may be assigned on both Chicago and Evanston campuses.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired
Completion of an accredited electrical apprenticeship program
Five years field experience at journeyman level
Working knowledge of fire alarm systems and related equipment
Working knowledge of standard practices, tools, methods, and trade/safety of electrical maintenance trade
Working knowledge of the National and/or Chicago Electrical codes, BOCA and NFPA
Must be able to work independently problem-solve and utilize skills to complete multi-component electrical projects in a safe, quality and timely fashion under minimal supervision
Solid working knowledge of repair and maintenance of variable frequency drives
Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 399 or join after satisfactory completion of a 90-day probationary period
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Illinois, provide own reliable transportation and purchase a University parking permit (as required)
Knowledge of the tools, instruments, methods and standard trade/safety practices
Ability to perform calculations applicable to field of experience
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement
Helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented
Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment
Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose
Balances listening and talking, speaks and writes clearly and accurately, keeps others informed
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities
Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations
Successfully uses multiple software program independently. Software may include Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, CMMS Systems and Peoplesoft
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS
10 years field experience
A.S.E. Certified Master Technician
College level training and related work experience in an institutional setting
Knowledge of state of the art electrical technologies (e.g. lighting control systems)
Three years’ experience VFD installation and programming
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving, reading and interpreting technical drawings
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatory requirements
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39471
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.