Utility Plant Operator/Electrician - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9810
About MassArt:Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation's first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. We've spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance to all and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.Job Description:Utility Plant Operator / Electrician Incumbents shall test, repair, install, and/or maintain various types of electrical systems and equipment; troubleshoot electrical and related equipment; maintain adequate inventory of equipment and materials; inspect the work of outside contractors; determine materials and/or equipment necessary for a job and on-the-job procedure changes; and perform related work as required.The basic purpose of this work is to ensure the safe and adequate functioning of electrical systems and equipment.EXAMPLES OF DUTIES COMMON TO ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:1. Tests, repairs, installs and/or maintains various types of electrical systems and equipment by operating the appropriate equipment and tools to ensure proper maintenance and functioning of necessary equipment.2. Troubleshoots electrical and related equipment by using necessary equipment and reading schematics, diagrams and outlines to identify and correct operational problems.3. Maintains an adequate inventory of equipment and materials by contacting vendors for equipment prices and ordering equipment and materials.4. Inspects the work of outside contractors visually to ensure compliance with agency safety codes and regulations.5. Determines on-the-job procedure changes by consulting with trades people, private utilities, outside contractors and engineers to obtain technical advice and coordinate and expedite work projects. 6. Determines acceptable quality of materials and/or equipment necessary for a job to ensure that completed work projects comply with specifications.7. Performs related duties such as reviewing technical literature to keep abreast of developments in the field; resetting fire alarm systems; deciding when to kill main electrical power supply in an emergency; setting up, breaking down and/or moving staging; drafting schematics, diagrams and outlines; and providing on-the-job training.Incumbents of positions at this level also:1. Write technical specifications for equipment purchases.2. Attend meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. to exchange information.3. Maintain reports such as time and production, repair, vacation, attendance, cost analysis, etc.4. Interview prospective employees.RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS:Major work contacts are with supply house vendors, contractors, other trade personnel, engineers, estimators, utility and fire companies.SUPERVISION RECEIVED:Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from employees of higher grades who provide instruction, assign work and review performance through inspection for proper completion.SUPERVISION EXERCISED:Incumbents of positions at this level exercise direct supervision (i.e., not through an intermediate-level supervisor) over, assign work to and review the performance of 1-5 skilled trade personnel.WORKING CONDITIONS: Electricians are exposed to the hazards of high voltage; climb and work from ladders and scaffolds; may drive for job-related travel; and may work varied hours.Salary for this position is a Grade 18, Step I - $59,960.94 annuallyPosition is governed by the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jspRequirements:1. Knowledge of state and local electrical codes.2. Knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity.3. Knowledge of basic algebra.4. Knowledge of basic arithmetic.5. Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in electrical practice such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc.6. Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment including testing equipment used in electrical work.7. Knowledge of safety practices and precautions observed in the electrical trade.8. Knowledge of inspection techniques used in the electrical trade.9. Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as drills, etc.10. Skill in using small hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc.11. Skill in the use of precision measuring equipment, gauges and instrumentation used in electrical work.12. Skill in using hand held power tools such as drills.13. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.14. Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.15. Ability to lead a group of workers.16. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.17. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning electrical practice.18. Ability to write clearly and concisely.19. Ability to maintain accurate records.20. Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables.21. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.22. Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).23. Ability to perform algebraic calculations to determine voltage, amperage and resistance factors.24. Ability to read and interpret documents such as electrical plans, schematics, drawings, etc.25. Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.26. Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.27. Ability to install, maintain and repair electrical wiring systems and equipment.28. Ability to detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown of equipment.29. Ability to work with the tools, materials and equipment of the electrical trade.30. Manual dexterity.31. Mechanical aptitude.Based on assignment, the following additional qualifications may be required at hire:1. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of testing fire alarm systems.2. Knowledge of the procedures and methods followed in the installation of fire alarm systems.3. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.Additional qualifications required at hire for Electrician II positions:1. Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates, and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.XI. QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB AT ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:1. Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.2. Knowledge of life saving techniques.Based on assignment, the following additional qualifications may be acquired on the job:1. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of testing highway lighting systems.2. Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing public fire service communications.3. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of testing traffic control signal systems.4. Knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity as they pertain to the installation of fixed radio transmitting and receiving equipment.Based on assignment, the following additional qualifications may be acquired on the job in Electrician I positions:1. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.XII. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Electrician:Applicant must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a licensed journeyman or master electrician.XIII. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Electrician's License issued by the State Examiners of Electricians.Additional Information:Please note MassArt does not provide the following:Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship. E-Verify. Reimbursement for travel. Selected candidates must complete all onboarding tasks including a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background review and verification of the Form I9, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. You are required to show proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of the start of your employment. You will not be authorized to work in any capacity until all paperwork has been completed. For a list of all acceptable documents please click hereComprehensive Benefits:When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.Want the specifics? Please click here to view MassArt Benefits.MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.Application Instructions:ResumeTo be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp
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