Would you like to apply and expand your electrical knowledge and skills without the hassle of loading all your tools into your truck, traveling to multiple job sites, and worrying about the slow season? At Portland State University, we offer year-round, primarily indoor employment, AND there's no more traveling from one job to another across the state. We pay for all of your tools, boots, clothing, and other PPE, as well as continuing education, skills development, and training.
Portland State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with at least 38 days of paid time off each year, 95% employer-funded premium healthcare, 100% employer-funded retirement plans, and 70% off of tuition for the employee, dependent children, and your spouse or domestic partner. This position is represented by SEIU 89. Some of the union benefits include annual eligibility for a salary increase of nearly 5%, access to hardship funds, direct support from Local Stewards, and frequent sponsored activities to strengthen your community at PSU and within your region!
The Electrician position provides journey-level electrical services and assists with planning, installation, and maintenance activities for electrical and low voltage systems at Portland State University. Primary responsibilities include:
working on lighting and power systems, plus a variety of special purpose equipment such as switchgear, motors, switches, generators and electrical heating apparatus;
installing new wiring, conduit, fixtures, and other associated electrical apparatus; and
coordinating work performed by external contractors/vendors.
Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people. They will demonstrate their knowledge of industry best practices in commercial electrical systems, using manual and power tools, to work safely in the presence of the public while maintaining a professional demeanor as well as a safe, orderly and clean worksite.
Facilities and Property Management (FPM) comprises approximately 80 full time and 60 student employees who work together to maintain over 5 million square feet in downtown Portland, and this team is a key element in the department. FPM is pleased to serve all members of the PSU community, and takes a tremendous amount of pride in providing a superior and vibrant learning environment.
FPM is recognized as an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University. All facilities maintenance personnel are considered essential personnel and may be required to respond to campus emergencies, including inclement weather.
Oregon journey electrician's license
Proven ability to perform work in a professional customer service manner and with consideration for the needs of the campus faculty, staff and students
Valid driver's license
Successful completion of a background check
Experience as a service electrician
Experience troubleshooting electrical systems and motor controls
Experience with MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms)
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state