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Under minimal supervision, acts as a Lead Electrician to a team of electricians and electrician assistants. With a professional and friendly demeanor, meets with campus customers to estimate, plan, and organize electrical projects and corresponds via email and/or telephone to keep customers informed of project progress. Inspects installations for quality, adherence to electrical code, safety, and budget. With the Electric Shop Supervisor, participates in evaluating shop employee's training and progress and forwards any needs for corrective measures to the Electric Shop Supervisor. Participates in shop meetings to update crew on general announcements, explain, and direct work assignments. Provides leadership to support personnel. Responds to a steady demand of time urgent requests from campus customers, as well as from the electric shop crew, for information and/or direction. Overtime during evenings and weekends is required on an as-needed basis. This is a busy and often fast paced assignment.
This is an Essential Reporting position. An employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery, and is expected to report to campus as soon as possible.
In coordination and cooperation with other trades and shops, perform various duties that include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for following all safety procedures and maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
Meets with campus customers to conduct job walks; estimates project cost and length.
Provides cost estimates for electrical work to be performed by Caltech's Electric Shop to campus customers and provides that information to the customer via email, phone, or in person.
With input from Electric Shop Supervisor, creates work schedules for electricians and electricians' assistants.
Explains work assignments to campus electricians and electricians' assistants.
Performs costing and purchasing for electrical equipment.
Reviews plans for various campus projects.
Performs electrical repairs or installations on an as-needed basis when other persons are not available.
Assumes duties as supervisor when supervisor is on vacation or otherwise not available.
On occasion, works closely with campus engineers and Pasadena Water and Power to assist with medium voltage switching needs.
Responds to trouble calls, emergency conditions, and analyzes routine work requests for timely execution and completion.
Will routinely use Caltech's asset management software to track and manage work orders and assets.
Additional assignments as required.
Must have a minimum of eight years senior journeyman level experience in the electrical industry and completed an electrical training program or have 20 years of experience in electrical construction and maintenance experience.
Possess and maintain a California Electrician Certification.
Must be familiar with electrical codes and proficient in the use of the NEC code book.
Must possess general knowledge of the proper use of construction hand tools and power tools related to the electrical industry.
Must provide and maintain basic hand tools.
Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to work on ladders, scaffolds, indoors, outdoors, attics, basements, and other crawl spaces.
Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and email software.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain by the date of hire a valid California driver's license and maintain it throughout the course of employment.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds daily.
5 years of work experience in a university or facilities setting is a plus.
Proficiency with automated work order system and timekeeping application is a plus.
Familiarity with asset management software is a plus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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