Electrical Technician

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Posting Details

Job TitleElectrical TechnicianRequisition NumberRE24316Working TitleDepartment Name3CU00:Utilities & Energy ManagementWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level40Salary Range$13.63-21.83/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies:http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalenciesRequired Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

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.

May be subject to outdoor working conditions, including exposure to extreme weather conditions and temperatures, as well as above and below ground work sites.


7:30am – 4:15pm (Monday – Friday)*

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

Job Summary

Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor (High Voltage), this position engages in actions in support of electrical construction; renovation; and repair on UK Campus including:

Assists electricians as needed in the plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures based on job specifications and local codes; Assists high voltage electricians engaged in manhole work including pump installation and maintaining secondary electric; Arranges materials, tools, and equipment in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules; Utilizes a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment; Assists in constructing or fabricating parts, using hand tools, according to specifications; Recognizes and Identifies hazards, defects, or the need for adjustments or repairs to ensure compliance with codes; Works from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs when assisting electricians with installation, maintenance, or electrical repairs; Places conduit, pipes, or tubing, inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pulls wires or cables through the conduit; Assists in installing ground leads and small or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets; Performs physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit, moving or lifting heavy objects; Monitors and reviews information from materials, events, and/or the environment to detect or assess problems.
The Electrical Technician also provides assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights or generators, placing flares, or driving needed vehicles. In addition, the Electrical Technician demonstrates excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Informs Electrical Supervisor and/or Maintenance Superintendent III of customer needs and delivers an appropriate response(s), as directed; Demonstrates progress towards reaching goals and objectives; Demonstrates compliance with quality assurance requirements; Demonstrates compliance with instructions regarding work in-process and upon completion; Delivers work results which are in compliance with established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work; Ensures all assigned working areas are maintained in a safe and orderly manner and continuously free of trash and debris; Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory supply levels and initiates re-orders as needed; Operates and maintains equipment in a safe manner and requests repairs, as needed; Demonstrates compliance with PPE usage and cautionary signage; Demonstrates compliance with safety codes, OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory requirements; and Follows department safety and general rules and regulations.

Internal Candidate Being Considered (IEBC)

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows/Office; KRONOS; SAP

Driver’s License — Preferred

Job requires helping electricians assigned to high voltage tasks by performing duties using, supplying, or holding materials or tools; cleaning work areas and equipment, as well as being careful about detail and thorough in completing tasks.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

High School + 4 Years

Deadline to Apply09/13/2020University 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. * What specific skills or experience do you possess that emphasize teamwork?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe what motivates you to do your best and to pursue continuous improvement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * This position requires the flexibility to work varying shifts and overtime as needed. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * The essential functions of this position requires: Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Performing repetitive motion tasks. May work at various locations on the University Campus and transport materials and/or equipment to/from such locations. May be exposed to elements of weather and temperature extremes while on-the-job as well as when traveling to/from job site(s). May participates in continuous snow and ice control/removal during winter weather events. Are you able to perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 8/30/2020
    Application Due: 9/19/2020
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