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Building Systems Maintenance has four levels of electricians, and the level is determined by a candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and applicable licensure.
Electrician 1, 2, 3 and 4: Assist with the installation, alteration, addition, maintenance, troubleshooting, and/or repair of electrical systems, lighting controls, access control systems, building security systems, fire alarm systems, and building automation controls systems. You will learn to interpret and use schematics and blueprint drawings to complete the installation and troubleshooting of electrical conduit systems, wiring, and device termination, and ensure compliance with regulations.
Electrician 2: In addition to the duties and responsibilities above, a level 2 will work more independently and be given more complex duties, including testing electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using basic features of testing devices.
Electrician 3: In addition to the duties and responsibilities above, a level 3 will confirm scope, schedule, and budget requirements of work assignments and coordinate changes, and communicate and coordinate with outside vendors and manufacturers relative to electrical equipment and systems.
Electrician 4: In addition to the duties and responsibilities above, a level 4 will provide as-built documentation at the completion of projects, coordinate work and schedules with supervisors, staff, contractors, building occupants, project managers, and engineers, train, mentor, and verify work of other staff, students, temp, and/or on-call personnel, and assist with project development, employee training, and safety coordination.
All levels will be assigned to a rotating on-call schedule and urgent situations occasionally require after-hours work.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Electrician 1, 2, 3 and 4: High school or equivalent experience. Able to lift 50 lbs. Able to work from a ladder and/or aerial equipment. Available by cell phone to assist with campus emergencies and available for regular rotations on the weekend and after-hours on-call schedule. Must have a valid driver's license and eligible to operate University vehicles.
Electrician 1: Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions. Thinking and reasoning skills. Good communication skills. Thoroughness and attention to detail. Good time management and organizational skills. Familiar with and able to operate tools and machinery. State of Nebraska Apprentice Electrical License or the ability to obtain the license upon employment.
Electrician 2: In addition to the minimum qualifications above, a level 2 must have a minimum of 4 years experience working with electrical and low voltage systems. Good analytical thinking and reasoning skills, strong communication skills, and high attention to detail. Strong time management and organizational skills. Understanding of building and construction principles, electrical systems, applicable codes, and supporting electrical systems with a basic understanding of electrical theory and NFPA 70/72 National Electrical and Fire Alarm Code are necessary. Knowledge, experience, and ability to operate a variety of tools and machinery and basic computer skills. Ability to research, read, interpret, and work with project blueprints and specifications. Skilled in operating testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and ammeters to test and diagnose circuits in low voltage electrical fire life safety equipment. Knowledgeable of and skilled in the processes, procedures, and codes required of the trade and must hold a State of Nebraska Journeyman Electrical License.
Electrician 3: In conjunction with the minimum qualifications above, a level 3 must have a minimum of 4 years experience working with commercial electrical and low voltage systems. The ability to comprehend and follow complex and technical information, possess strong analytical thinking and reasoning skills and excellent communication skills. Strong documentation skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Strong understanding of building and construction principles and of electrical systems, applicable codes, and supporting electrical systems. Knowledgeable of operational building, electrical, and fire codes with a strong understanding of electrical theory and NFPA 70/72 National Electrical and Fire Alarm Code.
Electrician 4: In conjunction with the minimum qualifications above, a level 4 must have a minimum of 1 year experience training, mentoring, and/or overseeing others for the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, intermediate skills utilizing computers, and knowledgeable of card access, fire alarm systems, lighting control, and HVAC controls including installation and troubleshooting.
Electrician 1, 2, 3 and 4: Associate degree in electrical technology, other related field of study, or equivalent experience.
Electrician 1: 1+ year experience working with electrical and low voltage systems. Basic computer skills and familiar with EMCS and CMMS. Proficient in Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of or experience with building, electrical, and fire codes.
Electrician 2: In addition to the preferred qualifications above, completion of all UNL and BSM required training courses is preferred. Intermediate computer skills and proficient using an EMCS, CMMS, access controls, and/or fired alarm system interface programs. State of Nebraska Contractor Electrical License.
Electrician 3: In conjunction with the preferred qualifications above, 6+ years' experience working with commercial electrical and low voltage systems and 1+ years training, mentoring, and/or overseeing others for the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems.
Electrician 4: In conjunction with the preferred qualifications above, 2+ years training, mentoring, and/or overseeing others for the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems is preferred.
Posted Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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