Under the supervision of the Manager of Facilities Operations, the Electrician has responsibility for plant maintenance and operation in addition to the testing, inspecting, maintenance, installation and troubleshooting of all electrical systems for the College.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Install, repair, replace and maintain electrical wiring systems and components, equipment and apparatus in or on buildings and structures in accordance with New York City Electrical Code & NFPA 70E.
Work in conjunction with other trades on preventative maintenance and servicing of electrical equipment and systems.
Estimate materials needed and record time and materials expended on each work order.
Inspect and troubleshoot high and low voltage electrical circuits, communication and signals on various controls for equipment and lighting.
Troubleshoot, identify and isolate defects in wiring, switches, circuits, motors and other electrical equipment, using appropriate testing equipment.
Examine and test elements of electrical systems to locate faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections and worn motor brushes.
Replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators and other elements of electrical systems, fixtures and appliances.
Knowledge of backup power and functions such as UPS systems, Transfer switches and generation function with the ability to identify faults and proper function.
Ability to repair broken circuits; knowledge of proper wire gauges and types. Ability to run and terminate new wiring.
Replace defective equipment parts such as gears, bushings and bearings and other related parts.
Perform work tasks, report deficiencies, and maintain and complete daily records of labor and materials used during work tasks.
Continually and urgently communicate with supervisor regarding any apparent operational deficiencies or system malfunctions.
Must perform any duties assigned in an emergency as determined by management.
Ability to interpret diagrams, blueprints and ladder diagram electrical schematics.
Perform applicable electrical calculations.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of safety procedures for working on ladders scaffolds and lifts.
Knowledge of safety rules and regulations as it may pertain to OSHA standards.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff
Ability to multi-task in a time sensitive environment
High school diploma, GED or equivalent; Trade or vocational school graduate with New York City Electrical Code & NFPA 70E certificate.
Three year's experience in trades; electricians' apprenticeship or equivalent on-the-job training.
Understanding of safe working practices and procedures.
Ability to utilize lock out-tag out procedures for all energy sources (electrical, thermal, hydraulic, hydronic).Ability to demonstrate and safely operate all hand tools, power tools, fittings, materials, measuring instruments and meters , and equipment utilized by facilities and repair.
Knowledge of and/or training on the following:
General OSHA standards and requirements
Use of portable fire extinguisher
Hazardous waste awareness
Asbestos hazards and safety
Hot work permits
Confined space entry procedures
Description and use of fire stopping materials
Experience working in Higher Education
Lifts, carries, pushes, or pulls a variety of electrical materials such as cables, conduits, fixtures and equipment.
Ability to climb ladders, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch etc.
Knowledge of proper use of a variety of hand tools and meters.
Near-visual acuity, depth perception, field of vision and color vision are needed in making connections, soldering and splicing wires.
Maintain clean and neat work environment including work spaces and mechanical areas.
Accompanies and assists facilities staff, project leaders, consultants and contractors as assigned.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to work indoors, outdoors and during extreme weather conditions.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.