Master Electrician

Job description

The University of Kentucky's Physical Plant is currently seeking 5 Master Electrician positions for Facilities Management.

The Master Electrician shall perform installations, maintenance, and repairs in UK Healthcare, Medical Center, and/or Campus facilities applicable to projects, electrical systems, and electrical equipment:
During construction/renovation, designs, installs and tests new equipment and systems; Assesses projects and gathers necessary permits; Implements design and oversees preparation and installation of wiring and lighting fixtures; Runs conduit, pulls and mounts equipment; Terminates power and control circuits; starts up; and checks out equipment; Repairs, replaces, and/or maintains older, pre-existing electrical systems and electrical equipment, including motors, drives, controls, starter, lights, power, communication, PLC, and other related equipment; Diagnoses problems and applies critical thinking in the process of repairing or remedying the issue(s); Analyzes and solves problems with various electrical controls and systems; electromechanical repairs; generators; motors; motor starters; VFD's; transformers; switches; and circuit breakers; Interprets schematics, prints, and oral instructions for electrical applications; Interprets electrical and mechanical situations to determine process failure, process need, and process improvement; Uses testing equipment, including but not limited to DMMs, amp meters, Megger meters; Performs preventative maintenance in accordance with methods and procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve outcomes; and Provides technical guidance and training, as needed, and may guide apprentices and journeymen electricians.

In addition, this position models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Proactively and regularly initiates contact with customers and clients; Deals calmly and effectively with others in difficult situations; Works well with contractors and other tradesmen; Advises supervisor of customer needs, delivers appropriate responses, and monitors progress towards reaching goals and objectives, as directed; Maintains inventories of tools, materials, equipment, or products; Submits requests for materials, supplies, or equipment to supervisor; Performs work in-process and upon completion in compliance with instructions; Ensures completion of work adheres to established practices, highest quality standards, and overall acceptability of work; Maintains designated working areas in a safe and orderly manner continuously free of trash and debris; and Executes maintenance priorities in order to improve response time and facility/equipment reliability.

To be considered for all 5 Master Electrician positions you must submit an application to each. One application with not be considered for all 5 openings. To apply for all 5 positions, reference the following job numbers: RE14888, RE14889, RE14890, RE14891 and RE14895.

Job Title
Master Electrician

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3CM00:Medical Center Physical Plant

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Technical Diploma

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Required Related Experience

6 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Master Electrician License - State of KY.

Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Working at heights above 4 feet; Confined spaces; Loud noises; Temperature extremes; Hazardous chemicals, fumes, including waste; and May be subject to outdoor working conditions.

Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and movement of the whole body, such as required in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Ability to work off scissor lift, aerial lift, and ladder.


7:00 am - 3:30 pm (Monday - Friday) *

*Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors, emergencies, and crisis management requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.


MS Windows/Office; KRONOS; SAP.

Experience and knowledge to tackle the most complex electrical systems; Extensive job knowledge and understanding of the electrician's trade, including practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment; Knowledgeable in all areas of the national electrical code; and Excels in analyzing and solving problems with various electrical controls and systems.

Driver's License - Preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Minimum: 4-year apprenticeships, completing 144 hours of technical training; and 2,000 hours of training on-the-job + 6 Years Trade or Field Experience.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe how your skills and experience make you a good fit for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe what motivates you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe what "teamwork" means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of experience do you have working in a facility regulated by federal entities/regulations (i.e., FDA, DEA, OSHA, EHS, etc.)?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Do you have a Master Electrician License in the state of Kentucky?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter





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Job No:
Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 8/17/2018
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