San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24508
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 6533
Department: Electrical


Classification: Electrician
Salary Range: $5,211 /month - $6,729 /month
FLSA status: Nonexempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

Under general supervision of the Supervising Electrician, the Electrician works independently to perform the full range of skilled journey-level electrical work including the installation, maintenance, modification and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems. The Electrician inspects, isolates, troubleshoots and repairs electrical malfunctions; Plans the layout and performs wiring of new or remodeled installations; Operates electrical power-generating plants and other electrical equipment and systems; Maintains and repairs low voltage systems including fire, alarm and access systems; Tests electrical equipment for safety and efficiency; Fabricates electrical parts; Inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Perform various types of preventive maintenance including: starting/stopping equipment, general cleaning, removing/installing serviceable parts, cleaning conductors/wire connections, and identifying problems and needed repairs.

-Complete necessary repairs to electrical wiring, plugs, switches, breaker boxes, controls, lighting and electrical related items, as requested, by work orders.

-Operate hand and power tools for installing, removing, and cleaning parts and hardware.

-Inspect electrical-related equipment, systems and areas to identify problems and needed repairs.

-Test and troubleshoot parts, equipment and systems using testing tools for diagnosis.

-Record work details in log sheets and keep time record to assists in completion of documentation.

-Use computer for communicating, researching parts and specifications, coordinating, documenting work details, and recording time log.

-Disable and clearly identify (lock out and tag out) unsafe equipment, and immediately notify appropriate personnel.

-Report problems and needed repairs to supervisor to be documented and scheduled.

-Operate radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates.

-Operate utility cart, pick-up truck, welding equipment, scissor lift, forklift, as certified, to access, repair, and transport personnel, equipment and waste materials.

-Unlock and secure facility areas to access equipment, items to be repaired and/or maintained.

-Consult and work with other trade workers, as needed, for completion of repairs and remodels.

-Respond promptly to, and assists with urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage or further incident.

Education and Experience

-Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard 8000 hour (4 year) electrician's apprenticeship program.

-Requires the possession of a valid California Drivers License for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for position and in any emergency situation.

-Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.

Preferred Qualifications

-Commercial or university campus experience
-1 year Experience with low voltage systems such as Fire Alarm, Access Control, and Energy Management System Controls
-Experience troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining large commercial buildings
-Experience troubleshooting VFD's, motors and control systems
-Experience with street and path way lighting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Thorough knowledge of electrical theory and the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the electrical trade for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems.
-Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to the electrical trade, including the National Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety of the State of California.
-Ability to assemble, install, maintain and repair electrical apparatuses.
-Ability to operate all applicable tools and equipment necessary to perform skilled electrical work.
-Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications.
-Ability to make rough sketches and to estimate the cost, time and materials of electrical work.
-Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and computerized record-keeping systems, and to prepare standard reports.
-Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
-Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
-Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position, and to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
-Ability to successfully complete the SJSU Defensive Driver Training Program and pass the course exam.
-Work schedule varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.
-Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.
-Possession of a valid California Drivers License is required at time of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this position.

Posting Date

March 23, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 7, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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