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Electronic Repairer

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College / VP Area: Facilities/Real Estate/Aux Svc
Work type: AFSCME
Location: Newark
Categories: Facilities Management, Full Time

Electronics Repairer (3), – schedules:

  1. 4 PM – 12:30 AM, Sunday – Thursday (off Fri./Sat.)
  2. 11 PM – 7:30 Am, Sunday – Thursday (off Fri./Sat.)
  3. 11 PM – 7:30 Am, Tuesday - Saturday (off Sun./Mon.)

General Statement of Duties:  

Under general supervision performs skilled work at the journeyman level to include service, repairs, maintenance, inspection, and installation of all types of fire alarm and fire detection systems, Coach COMM headsets, and other electronic devices. Independently makes technical decisions. Evaluates systems, advises manager of current or anticipated problems, and offers solutions.  Ensures system operations are within State Fire Codes and NFPA requirements.

 Examples of Work:

  • Performs electronic repairs as requested to include but no limited to intercom, voice systems, master clocks, circuit board testing and bench repair, testing of IP based equipment, and other electronic based equipment and systems.
  • Diagnoses malfunctions of fire alarm and detection systems using standard testing equipment and field techniques.
  • Makes repairs to fire alarm and detection systems including but not limited to repairs and/or replacement of printed circuit boards, analog control devices, basic electronic devices, detection devices, notification devices, and internal wiring.
  • Performs required inspections of all types of fire alarm systems in accordance with State Fire Codes and NFPA standards.
  • Maintains manual and computerized records in accordance with State Fire Codes and NFPA standards.
  • Maintains fire alarms systems; ensures installations are in accordance with all code requirements.
  • Assists in the identification, purchase and inventory of repair and/or replacement components and shop tools and testing equipment.
  • Provides technical support during fire alarm calls and takes direction from emergency response personnel.
  • Uses computer to access e-mail, receive work instructions and other administrative information to include electronic payroll forms.
  • Communicates daily using a two-way radio and/or phone system 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.

Environmental Factors/Occupational Exposures:

  • 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 both 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, 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 All University of Delaware safety policies and standards developed and executed by Environmental Health and Safety or Maintenance and Operation; i.e.: (LOTO) Lock Out Tag Out, Fall Prevention, Silica Dust; for example
  • Must follow hot works safety programs.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess knowledge and skills necessary for the installation, troubleshooting, repair and preventive and applied maintenance for of all types of fire alarms, fire detection systems, other electronic systems. 
  • Must have working knowledge of standard practices, tools, materials, and terminology concerning the use of testing equipment; 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 fire alarms, fire detection systems, other electronic control systems and lighting systems. 
  • Ability to work from diagrams and drawings related to fire alarms, fire detection systems, other electronic control systems.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. 
  • 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 in electronics or completion of vocational/ technical school with studies in the electronics/electrical field.
  • Minimum four (4) years practical field experience in service, inspection, and installation of fire alarms systems is required. 

Special Requirements:

  • With or without assistance, must be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and job-related materials and/or equipment.
  • Requires the ability to accurately discern colors. 
  • The employee is required to climb stairs, use ladders and aerial lifts, work from scaffolding and high areas using appropriate harness and tether equipment, and use ramps and aerial lift devices above ground.
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license in order to drive University of Delaware vehicles to get to and from job sites. 
  • Must have passed the State of Delaware Fire Prevention Regulation exam or be able to obtain it within two (2) years of employment in this classification.


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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