Apprentice Electrician

Location
Chicago
Posted
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Reporting to the Electric Shop Supervisor, the apprentice will learn the skilled trade functions of the electrician position through on-the-job training lasting up to 48 months (4 years) supplemented by related classroom instruction as required and provided by Local 134 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Principal Duties and Responsibilities - Engage in an on-the-job training program for up to 48 months. The worker shall gain experience by participating in work processes under supervision regarding subjects related to the electrician's trade, such as characteristics of materials and tools used, mathematics, diagnostics and repair as established by departmental curriculum. - Participate in classroom instruction, as required, during off-work hours with grade results reported to Electric Shop Supervisor. - Work with Journeyman Electricians on various tasks, including: - Electrical maintenance knowledge and training - Fire Alarm System maintenance knowledge and training - Fire Sprinkler systems and pumps - Generators, emergency power systems and FS2 review - General training on current building systems. The electric shops responsibilities and locations of all distribution systems. - In the last month of training the employee will review knowledge requirements with the electrician assigned, the Foreman and the shop supervisor. - Other duties as assigned.

Unit Education: High school diploma or GED required Current valid driver's license and successfully passing the University's Motor Vehicle Records check process; other licenses or certificates needed for this position as required by law, changes in the law or other regulatory agency requirements required. Completion of job-related Associate's degree (AA) preferred

Unit Experience: Advanced job-related training programs preferred

Unit Job Function Competencies: Working knowledge of Chicago electrical code requirements preferred Demonstrated ability to access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements required Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents required Demonstrated ability to write routine reports required Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English both orally or in writing required Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position required Demonstrated ability to problem solve required Working knowledge of various electrical systems, frequency drives , fire alarm systems, computerized maintenance systems (CMMS), and building automation systems (BAS) preferred