Electrician - Low Voltage

San Jose, CA
Jun 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24535
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 6533
Department: Co-Generation Plant


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

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 Facilities Project Supervisor, the Electrician - Low Voltage 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. Inspect, isolate, troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions. Repair and maintain low voltage systems including fire, alarm, and access systems, i.e. keyless entry, intrusion/panic alarms. Plan the layout and perform wiring of new or remodeled installations. Position has an emphasis on the repair and maintenance of low voltage systems including fire, alarm and access systems, i.e. keyless entry, intrusion/panic alarms. Position will also maintain campus data center and distributed IT Infrastructure clean agent and EPO systems. Position will also be integral to maintenance of the campus fire receivers at the campus Public Safety Dispatch Center. Position will have a substantial role in emergency response to campus dispatcher in response to access control, and fire and security system trouble and supervisory control signals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Participates in review of design and installation of new fire alarm, intrusion and detection and card access systems and associated equipment.
- Performs preventative maintenance to Intrusion detection, card access and fire alarm apparatuses, systems, and related equipment which includes: detection and notification supervised systems, system testing, general cleaning, removing/installing serviceable parts, and identifying problems and needed repairs.
- Completes necessary repairs to alarms, sensors, system wiring, , computer monitoring systems, computer system communication systems, fire/emergency system devices, card access controllers, door strikes, electrified locks and panic hardware, card readers, as requested by work orders.
- Operates hand and power tools for installation/removal and cleaning of parts and hardware.
- Tests and troubleshoots parts, equipment and systems using testing tools for diagnosis.
- Calibrates sensors and equipment to ensure accurate readings and data.
- Attends and participates in inspections, walk-throughs, departmental meetings, trainings and functions.
- Records work details in log sheets and keeps time record to assist in completion of documentation.
- Operates computer for system monitoring, testing, communicating, researching (parts and specifications), coordinating, documenting, and creating reports.
- Completes and maintains hardcopy records of inspections, system changes, maintenance, and testing logs.
- Reviews and creates drawings and blueprints for clarifying and identifying systems.
- Schedules personnel and work assignments for operations, inspections, testing, and compliance guidelines.
- Operates utility cart, pick-up truck, scissor lift, forklift (as certified) to access repairs, transport personnel, equipment and waste materials.
- Operates radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates.
- Responds promptly to, and assists with urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage, or further incident.
- Unlocks and secures facility areas to access equipment, items to be repaired and/or maintained.
- Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.

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 8000 hour (4 year) electrician's apprenticeship program, two years specialized experience in fire and security system computer hardware and software programs, and programming skills necessary to perform trouble shooting and resolution on fire alarm systems, keyless entry and security systems required.

Preferred Qualifications

- Possession of CA Department of Industrial Relations Fire Alarm Technician Certification.
- Experience with server based account management and control systems such as SIS Alarm Center, S2 Enterprise Systems, Genetec VMS system or similar.
- NICETT II minimum certification.
- Factory training on Simplex and/or Siemens Fire Alarm Systems, S2 Access Control Systems, and intrusion detection and access control systems with free-standing multi zone DACT dialers.

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, and to make rough sketches.
- Ability to estimate the cost, time and materials of electrical work.
- Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or 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.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A valid California Driver's License is required at time of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this position.
- Ability to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and pass the course exam.
- Ability to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.
- Ability to be available to service on an Emergency Notification List at a Central Station Monitoring Company, and the University Police Department Call-out list.
- Ability to possess NICET Electrical and Mechanical Systems Engineering Technology certification in one discipline at level II or have the ability to obtain within 10 months of hire.

Posting Date

April 13, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 30, 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:

Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

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

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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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