Maintenance B - Electrician


Salary: $64,188 - $73,680
Title: Maintenance B - Electrician
Category: Campus Operations and Facilities
Department: Plant Services
Date Posted: 07/06/2017

Position Information: The Maintenance B - Electrician performs skilled electrical work on industrial equipment and electrical systems of various voltages, up to and including 12,000 volts (12KV). Performs maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs such as electrical systems on generators, transformers, motors, Medium Voltage (MV), Low Voltage (LV) switchgear, Direct Current (DC) systems, Motor Control Centers (MCC), computerized lighting systems and battery chargers. Performs planned and emergency maintenance on electrical and lighting control systems throughout the campus community. Maintains industrial electrical equipment; performs troubleshooting as needed to identify potential or actual electrical equipment problems. Provides independent inspection and response to requests for repair or installation of campus equipment. Maintains accurate service records on all equipment. Updates equipment documentation, specifications and drawings as needed. Performs all job duties in adherence with University and departmental safety guidelines. The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.

**UC Riverside career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified, qualified external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.**

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to complete a pre-employment assessment as part of the interview and selection process.

Minimum Requirements: Four years' journey-level experience as an electrician; or completion of formal apprenticeship training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations. Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public, and provide exceptional customer service. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to record information accurately as is necessary to perform the job responsibilities.

Working knowledge of NEC standards and industry safety standards, codes and regulations. Ability to perform work in high voltage environments greater than 600 volts, (12-15KV) working in and around electrical equipment and distribution lines such as transformers, switches, circuit breakers, recording instruments and control systems. Knowledge of technical practices in order to plan, layout, and complete maintenance or repair needed for high voltage equipment and lines.

Knowledge of electrical and electronic theory; series and parallel, circuits, line loading, line losses, and instruments used in shop and trade practices. Knowledge of troubleshooting and locating defects and trouble spots. Ability to install, modify, test, repair, trouble shoot, and maintain electrical power controlling equipment and/or distribution lines.

Skill in using and maintaining electrical tools and test equipment such as oscillators and rotation meters, digital test equipment, fault finding equipment, ampmeters, voltmeters, meggers, graphic recorders, dressing tools, wire tongs, wire tong supports, insulated tension links, tie sticks, and insulated hoods/covers and tools.

Knowledge of safety regulations, NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, Arc Flash and standard industry practices and ability to perform work safely. Knowledge of OSHA and California OSHA Regulations. Ability to effectively communicate and understand safety regulations and hazards. Ability to estimate time, methods and materials needed from construction documents. Ability to read and understanding documents such as complex technical procedures, work instructions, blue prints, plans, manuals, specifications, and diagrams.

Physical requirements: ability to work from ladders, scaffolds, man-lifts, and boom trucks or stages at varying heights of up to 25 feet above grade; ability to lift up to 70 pounds; ability to perform repetitive lifting, bending, stooping, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling and reaching. Ability to lift, load, carry, move and manipulate various building materials such as lumber, metal, counter tops, glass, concrete, fixtures, flooring, cabinetry or other materials. Ability to follow safe precautions and utilize appropriate safety devices, equipment and gear to safely perform physical requirements and duties.

Environmental requirements: ability to work in confined and dusty spaces and wear respirator or other required safety gear. Ability to work outdoors in extreme and inclement weather conditions ranging from high heat with humidity, to freezing, rainy, and windy conditions. Ability to work around and be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells, dangerous and/or hazardous substanc

Preferred Qualifications: State of California General Electrician Certification.

Proficient knowledge and technical skills with computer programs and applications (i.e . Microsoft Word, Excel, Design Cad 2, etc.).

Familiarity with UCR campus and UCR policies and procedures.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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