Electrician (8195C) - 1639 - 1639

San Francisco
Oct 03, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Electrician (8195C) - 1639 - 1639 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 29, 2019

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Associate Vice Chancellor, Asset Management, Business Operations, Cal Zero Waste Services, Custodial Services, Customer Service Center, Engineering and Technical Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operation, Inspection Services, Maintenance Operations, and People's Park



    Responsible for the installation of new or modified electrical wiring and devices, including but not limited to: troubleshooting, shop fabrications, predictive and preventive maintenance, inspections, test operations, services repairs or replacement.

    Participate in the design of assemblies, systems, equipment and/or controls, electrical and/or mechanical.

    Prepare drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions.

    Perform work on shop fabrications, predictive and preventive maintenance, inspections, test operations, sustaining services, troubleshooting and repairs and/or replacement of complex control and mechanical systems of designated research electrical power and control systems.

    Fabricate, place, and terminate various types of busses, cables, conductors, and wires. Install, connect, test, operate, modify, repair and replace circuit breakers, controls, fuses, lighting, motors, outlets, signaling devices, switches, thermostats, timers and wiring devices.

    Operate, calibrate, adjust, clean, service and repair electrical components and systems.


    Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required.

    Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information. Interpret prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts and written descriptions of functions and project requirements.

    Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.

    Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.

    Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.

    Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.

    Obtain materials and equipment as required.


    Adhere to all University and Departmental safety guidelines.

    Attend job-related and safety training as required.


    Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific electrical projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
  • Ability to interpret prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts and written descriptions of functions and project requirements.
  • Ability to operate electrical machines, equipment, and other hand and/or power tools needed to perform skill-related job tasks.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and to gain access to areas that normally require stairs, ladders and scaffolding using specific methods to perform job tasks.
  • Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi- cultural environment.
  • Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
  • Ability to read information from equipment manufactures manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
  • Ability to distinguish colors and use color codes effectively.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
  • Ability to execute job assignments in a timely manner.
  • Must have completed a five year electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent.
  • Employee must possess five years experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.
  • Must be able to interpret complicated circuitry designs and have a good understanding of electronic devices such as relays and VFD's.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays.

  • Education/Training:
  • Must possess California State Electrical License.
  • Employee must possess five years experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.

  • Salary & Benefits

    This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience up to $50.03.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


    How to Apply

    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

    Driving Required

    A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

    Other Information

    This is a full-time, 40-hours per week, career appointment.

    This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/kb/index.html

    Physical Exam

    Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

    Conviction History Background

    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

    To apply, visit https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=1639&PostingSeq=1

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