Supervising Electrician

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

Job ID: 24450
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 6534
Department: Electrical


Classification: Supervising Electrician
Salary Range: $5,786 /month - $7,333 /month
FLSA status: Nonexempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Supervising Electrician is primarily responsible for supervising and working with one or more groups or crews of skilled journey-level electricians and their semi-skilled assistants in the performance of the full range of skilled electrical work including the installation, maintenance, modification and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems, to ensure a clean, safe, attractive learning environment. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practice.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Supervises and performs work with electricians, facility workers and various other trade workers.
-Provides oversight and design of systems, installs electrical/electronic associated equipment.
-Mentors and provides guidance to electricians for coordination of responsibilities, proper techniques and proper completion of work.
-Uses computer for communicating, researching parts and specifications, coordinating, documenting job specifics details and recording time logs.
-Completes status, operational, performance data, and financial reports for accountability and documentation.
-Provides input to assists with the completion of employee performance and other evaluations.
-Schedules personnel and work assignments for operations.
-Makes recommendations, develops budget and is responsible for operating within constraints and allotments.
-Leads and conducts departmental meetings, trainings and functions.
-Performs electrical system of preventive maintenance including: starting/stopping equipment, general cleaning, removing/installing serviceable parts, identifying problems and needed repairs.
-Completes necessary repairs to electrical systems, and related equipment, as requested, by work orders.
-Operates hand and power tools for installing and removing parts and hardware.
-Inspects electrical-related equipment, systems and areas to identify problems and needed repairs.
-Tests and troubleshoots parts, equipment and systems using testing tools for diagnosis.
-Disables and clearly identifies (lock out and tag out) unsafe equipment, and immediately notify appropriate personnel.
-Reports problems and needed repairs to be documented and scheduled.
-Unlocks and secures facility areas to access equipment, items to be repaired and/or maintained.
-Consults and works with other trade workers, as needed, for completion of repairs and remodels.
-Operates radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates.
-Operates utility cart for the transport of personnel, tools, supplies, equipment and waste.
-Operates utility cart, pick-up truck, scissor lift, forklift, as certified, to access repairs and transports personnel, equipment, and waste.
-Records work details in log sheets and keeps time records to assists in completion of documentation.
-Responds promptly to, and assists with urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage or further incident.

Education and Experience

Must possess those abilities normally acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard electricians apprenticeship program. In addition, two or more years of experience as a journey-level electrician, including one to two years in a lead/supervisory capacity are required. Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with a school or college environment

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.
-Thorough knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques.
-Working knowledge of job design and work sequencing related to construction projects.
-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 and to make rough sketches.
-Ability to determine and coordinate staffing, material and equipment needs for multiple jobs and projects.
-Ability to provide work lead direction and train others.
-Ability to ensure accuracy and maintenance of records and retrieve data related to work performed using assigned manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems, and to prepare standard reports.
-Ability to plan, direct and lead the work of skilled crafts workers and their semi-skilled assistants.
-Ability to perform basic design work for electrical systems.
-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.
-A valid California Drivers License is required at time of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this position.
-Must be able to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and pass the course exam.
-Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.

Posting Date

February 8, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins February 23, 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:


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


Similar jobs

Similar jobs