Electrician I

Job description

Position Summary

This position will maintain, repair, and install secondary power distribution systems (0-600 volts), including distribution and branch panels, feeders, branch wiring, lighting fixtures, wiring devices, motors, starters, motor control centers (MCC), generators and controls; installs, maintains, repairs and tests communications and specialty systems, such as fire alarms, smoke detectors, vehicle parking control systems, security systems and emergency lighting; tests continuity of electrical circuits of installed or repaired equipment using electrical measuring instruments; analyzes malfunctioning of electrical equipment using ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter, drawings, and visual inspection; installs and troubleshoots variable frequency drives and similar equipment; will read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, circuit diagrams and job specifications; requisitions materials and parts; stock, maintain and operate a service vehicle.  This position will also interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications; estimate time and material to be used on the job; stock, maintain, and may operate a University service vehicle.  This position may carry an on-call cell phone on a weekly rotating basis.  
This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increase Stewardship and Service Excellence.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Completion of a high school education or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience. Five years experience in the trade; or successful completion of an applicable trade-specific Trades Helper program or the completion of an approved apprenticeship program; and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification. Expert knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade. Expert knowledge of applicable electrical codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and federal). Ability to read and interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, specifications, and instructional manuals. Possession of a valid State of Michigan vehicle operator's license and may require a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with applicable endorsements. Possession of State of Michigan Journeyman or Master Electrician's license. Must furnish own hand tools. Frequent lifting over 75 pounds.

Desired Qualifications

One year of job related experience in the installation, maintenance or troubleshooting of security, fire alarm and related network communications systems; experience in customer contact; one year of experience with installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of building automation systems; ability to meet MSU standards of safe driving.  
A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

Required Application Materials



Possession of a valid State of Michigan vehicle operator's license 

Possession of State of Michigan Journeyman or Master Electrician's licenses. 

Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm or second shift 4:30pm to 1:00am and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.

Summary of Physical Demands

1.  Lifting materials on job site (frequent lifting over 75 pounds).


Summary of Health Risks

This position requires driving a University vehicle (must meet MSU Safe Driving)


Bidding Eligibility Ends 07/11/2017 at 11:55 PM





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 7/5/2017
Application Due: 7/5/2018
Work Type: