Maintenance Worker Electrician, REQ-1200

Job description


The Maintenance Worker Electrician is responsible for maintenance, repair, and construction of building low- and medium-voltage equipment and systems.  This individual is a vital member of a team that relies upon individual initiative and cooperation between others and must be willing to assist other team members and contribute to the goals of the department on a continual basis.



Reporting to the Assistant Director of FACS (Facilities and Campus Services) Maintenance, the incumbent works collaboratively and independently to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides effective maintenance and repair of all campus building structures and related record keeping, to include semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and repairs in various trades; electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting and preventative maintenance. (70%)
    • Main focus of the position is electrical work, with some tasks in other trades as needed by the supervisor and the maintenance team.
    • Completes campus work orders in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Responds to campus emergency calls during and after normal duty hours, as needed.
    • Conducts preventative maintenance on equipment owned and operated by Claremont McKenna College, including card readers and electric carts.
    • Performs shop maintenance and daily clean-up.
    • Periodically inspects campus buildings for quality of appearance, safety problems, vandalism and makes suggestions for improvements to supervisor.
  • Orders, purchases and picks up parts and tools as directed. (10%)
  • Sets-up and supports all annual campus events as needed. (5%)
  • Participates in workshops, seminars, training sessions and conferences (as approved) that advance new techniques and will enhance the performance of the employee and the operation of the department. (5%)

The following are ongoing and part of the Maintenance Worker Electrician responsibilities:

  • Follows all policies and procedures set forth by Claremont McKenna College and must maintain the work standards of the College and the maintenance department including but not limited to all safety and maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Exercises initiative by offering ideas and suggestions to reduce operating costs of equipment, enhance services and upgrade mechanical equipment and materials.
  • Promptly reports to appropriate personnel following FACS procedures, all on the job accidents and prepares related accident reports.
  • May instruct temporary employees in daily assignments or other related duties.

The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Regular attendance.
  • Take and follow directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Display a positive attitude.
  • Balance multiple tasks and priorities
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.


EDUCATION:  High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of five years of electrical/construction experience with increasing responsibility in installation and repair of electrical systems is required.  Successful completion of formal electrical education may be considered in lieu of experience.

LICENSES:  A valid driver’s license is required to drive College-owned vehicles and the ability to be insured under the College’s authorized driver’s policy.  A valid driver’s license is essential to drive College-owned vehicles.

An electrical contractor’s license is highly preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stop, twist, stretch, squat, reach, and lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level without assistance. This is primarily a heavy work classification with employees working in various campus buildings and in utility and service areas.  The position requires continual walking, lifting and grasping; frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling and crouching; exposure to dirt, dust and noise.  Finger dexterity is required to operate equipment.  Position is occasionally required to work around chemical, electrical, and mechanical hazards.  Must take and successfully pass a functional capacity test after job offer and prior to hire. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Perform basic mathematical computation skills.
  • Correctly use safety equipment as required and provided.
  • Basic knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, electrical plumbing, carpentry and general building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of common tools, material and equipment used in basic maintenance duties. 
  • Knowledge of safe work practices relating to ladders, power tools, machinery, electricity, carpentry and plumbing.
  • Journeyman-level knowledge of the preceding three items as it relates to electrical work, electrical codes, and electrical safety.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Effective communication and problem solving ability.
  • Interpret and apply a variety of rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Work in cooperation with co-workers, supervisors, students, staff and faculty.
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and work well under pressure of deadlines.
  • Complete work requests and other related forms in writing.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships, demeanor and image.
  • Adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment.


HOURS: The regular hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.    Hours may vary due to needs of the College or department.  Must be able and willing to work overtime including weekends, holidays, and evening work hours.

CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:  This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt level, benefits-eligible position.

IPEDS Category Job Code:    37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occ

Physical Requirements:          Heavy (up to 50 lbs.)


GROOMING AND APPEARANCE:  The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times.  A uniform is required and will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK:  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check.  This position will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test.  Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA:  This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.  It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/3/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Available upon request.