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Work type: AFSCME
Location: Newark
Categories: Facilities Management, Full Time


Tuesday – Saturday, 3 PM – 11:30 PM

Days off:  Sun/Mon

Sunday – Thursday, 3 PM – 11:30 PM

Days off:  Fri/Sat

Under general supervision of the Manager or designee, performs skilled work at the journeyman level in electrical maintenance (including wiring and equipment), repair, and new installation on low and medium voltage systems.

• Lays-out and installs electrical conduits for power and lighting; pulls wire, and terminates connections;
• Performs installation and maintenance of electrical circuits and components;
• Locates, troubleshoot, and correct power failures and short circuits;
• Repairs electric motors, controllers, switchboard panels, lighting and power circuits;
• Makes minor repairs to elevators and generators;
• Installs open and concealed wiring and lighting fixtures;
• Identifies inventory for purchase of repair and/or replacement components and shop tools and testing equipment;
• Provides technical support during electrical emergencies (i.e. outages) and receives direction from emergency response personnel;
• Uses computer and/or tablet and/or smartphone to access e-mail, receive work instructions, update status work order system and other administrative information to include electronic payroll forms, communicates daily using a two-way radio and/or cell phone in order to respond to work-related routine and emergency information;
• Ensures shop equipment is in proper working condition;
• Performs housekeeping duties to maintain a clean, uncluttered and safe work environment;
• Performs all other related duties as assigned.
• Support Electronic Shop when they are not on Campus or in an emergency.

• The primary physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in both extreme heat and cold conditions, as well as conditions that are wet/humid, dry and during times when temperatures are below 32F for more than one-hour periods.
• Employee must lift, tug, pull, and transport, with or without assistance, both small and heavy equipment and material, as necessary.
• The employee may be required to bend, squat, stretch and stand and/or work in cramped areas for prolonged periods of times while repairing equipment at floor level, overhead, and/or in confined space areas.
• Environment may frequently include dust and/or airborne particles and occasionally loud noise, electricity/high voltage, chemicals, gases, fumes, and vibration.
• For this reason, employee is required to wear designated personal protective equipment to include, but not limited to, arc-flash uniform, ANSI-approved safety eyewear, hardhats, gloves, hearing protection, full face shield, aprons and footwear to prevent exposures to hazardous materials, noise, dust and/or airborne particles.
• Must be able to wear designated respirator when required as part of the personal protective equipment.
• A respirator and/or specialized personal protective equipment may be required to make access to certain confined spaces.
• Must follow Lockout/Tagout program/procedures and hot works safety programs.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   Must possess knowledge of electrical installation, troubleshooting, repair and preventive and applied maintenance for utilities, and electrical distribution systems. Must have working knowledge of applicable national,  state and local building and safety codes; working knowledge of standard practices, tools, materials and terminology concerning the use of testing equipment; knowledge of lighting systems including both motion and dimming applications, knowledge of hazards and safety precautions; and mechanical ability.  Ability to use hand and power tools; ability to perform preventive maintenance according to published guidelines. Ability to use meters and test equipment in the troubleshooting and repair of utilities and electrical distribution systems. Ability to work from complex diagrams and drawings related to utilities and electrical distribution systems. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to work safely around rotating equipment. Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in order to meet the needs of the unit and its customers.  Ability to interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.


REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Requires a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. Minimum four (4) years journeyman experience as an electrician and the completion of vocational/ technical school with studies in the Industrial Electrical field.  Must be licensed or be able to obtain at minimum a journeyman’s license issued by the State of Delaware to perform electrical services or electrical work prior to employment.  Must be familiar with NFPA 70e


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license in order to drive University of Delaware vehicles to get to and from job sites.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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