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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 3, 2021
Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community.
With in Facilities Services, Building Maintenance Operations maintain campus buildings that total approximately 10.5 million square feet of state-funded space plus approximately 4 million square feet of auxiliary services space. This includes mechanical, electrical, and utility systems, built-in furniture, doors, windows, locks, security systems, insulation, permanent signage, glazing, painted surfaces, and roof drain systems.
The Utilities Maintenance group is responsible for the operation and maintenance of campus utilities (steam, high voltage, natural gas, water, and sewer) distribution. They perform preventive maintenance, repairs, emergency response, and all regulatory compliance work. The high voltage electricians operate and maintain the University's electric distribution system that receives high voltage power from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and distribute it throughout the main Berkeley campus.
65% A. HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN
Inspect, maintain, test, repair, operate, troubleshoot and replace all 4160V, 12KV, and 115KV apparatus on all campus sites. This includes, but is not limited to, switching high voltage and preparing the switching procedures.
Maintenance of high voltage equipment includes switches, circuit breakers, transformers, relays, transmission lines, cables, and cable terminations.
High voltage relay calibration, cable splicing and cable terminating are preferred skills.
Coordinate appropriate repairs with other trades at PP-CS.
Work with all other trades to coordinate shutdowns and maintain all utilities and buildings in good working order.
Maintain Utilities support systems, such as pumps, street lights and other electrical systems.
Respond to high voltage requests; assist with fire alarm calls and SCADA installations.
D 10% B. ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
Consult lead/supervisor/or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for the modification of projects.
Interpret prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts and written descriptions of functions and project requirements.
Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.
Keep accurate work records and complete paper work in a neat and timely manner.
Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
Obtain materials and equipment as required.
M 20%. C. SAFETY
Adhere to all University and departmental safety guidelines.
Attend job-related safety training as required.
Knowledge of OSHA and NEC high voltage regulations and 40 hours of documented high voltage safety training required.
Knowledge of HVPPE and HV testing procedures required.
D 5% D. OTHER
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific electrical projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
Ability to interpret prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts and written descriptions of functions and project requirements.
Ability to operate electrical machines, equipment and other hand and/or power tools needed to perform skillrelated job tasks.
Ability to work in confined spaces and gain access to areas that normally require stairs, ladders and scaffolding, using specific methods to perform job tasks.
Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel and craft personnel, in a multi-cultural environment.
Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Ability to interpret information from equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
Ability to distinguish colors and use color codes effectively.
Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Must be willing and able to work in confined spaces such as vaults and manholes and be able to work in high lifts to reach overhead lines.
Must be able to lift 75 pound objects and maneuver much heavier objects such as manhole covers.
Must be available to respond to after hour emergencies, work on-call, rotating swing shift and holidays.
Must adhere to Physical PlantCampus Services' work rules and Code of Conduct.
Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions
Must possess California State Electrical License or get one within 1 year of hire.
Must have three years high voltage experience.
Must have completed a five year electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent.
Hard Splices and Pre-Formed Splice Kits certification issued by a licensed school or approved training program.
Must be able to interpret complicated circuitry designs and have a good understanding of electronic devices, prefered such as relays and VFD's to have been trained on the use of high lifts and bucket truck.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $57.97.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.