Lead Electrician

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Lead Electrician



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Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Department Summary:

The division consists of seven Departments: Custodial Services, Grounds Department, Electrical Maintenance, Utilities Maintenance, Structural Maintenance, Construction Services, and Auxiliary Services. For additional information on the Facilities Maintenance department you may visit our website at: https://facilities.unt.edu/about/maintenance

The Facilities Maintenance Department supports the academic, research, housing, and dining facility needs for the University of North Texas while providing responsible stewardship and efficient operation of the University’s physical assets. The Facilities Maintenance team performs routine and preventative maintenance and repairs of the campus buildings and utility infrastructure. Grounds services provides an aesthetically pleasing environment for University faculty, staff, students, and visitors by maintaining all campus turf, landscapes, irrigation system, litter control, solid waste management and recycling. Facilities Maintenance maintains, repairs, constructs, and renovates University facilities and installed systems in accordance with applicable codes and regulations, and in conformance with University policies and standards.

As one of the nation’s largest public universities and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to a diverse student body of approximately 38,000 students. UNT is a student-focused Tier One Public Research University with 12 colleges and schools offering 101 bachelors, 82 masters, and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. With more than 400 student organizations, NCAA Division I athletics and an array of concerts presented by our world-renowned College of Music, there’s something for everyone at UNT. UNT has been named by Forbes as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 21 consecutive years, the state’s most affordable research university, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and The Princeton Review named us a “Best in the West” university. Livability.com named Denton the 9th Best College Town in the nation.

The Facilities organization at UNT is a service provider comprised of the following divisions FPDC; Facilities Maintenance (FM) and Facilities Support & Services (FSS). We are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as other services playing an essential role to the mission of the University of North Texas. Facilities has over 325 employees who lead the way in caring for and operating over 170 facilities and 904 acres of landscape. Our goal is to provide world-class support for the University by ensuring safe, reliable, efficient facility and utility services delivered with outstanding customer services and effective stewardship of resources and the environment. For additional information on Facilities, you may visit our website at: https://facilities.unt.edu/about/maintenance . University of North Texas Career Bands are located on the Human Resources website at: www.hr.unt.edu under the subtitle of Pay Plan.

Position Overview:

The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Lead Electrician to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Preform the duties of a normal State of Texas Journeyman Electrician. * Troubleshoot & Repair Electrical Systems, Preform Preventive Maintenance on Electrical systems, and new electrical installation in University Buildings. * Puts together estimates for small electrical projects. Solicits bids from electrical contractors for small projects. * Assists in the inspection of electrical installation in new remodel construction projects. * Thorough knowledge of electrical safety and operating procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED equivalent and eight years of experience in related maintenance/repair field. Substitution of education for experience allowed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Maintains knowledge of the current National Electrical Code and its application.
• Knowledge of the electrical symbols and interpretation of building and electrical prints.
• Knowledge of and skill in use of standard tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of general maintenance task; knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance; knowledge of blueprints, schematics, and working drawings.
• Ability to use basic shop math applications.
• Ability to locate and identify problems in appropriate building system or equipment and to plan and execute necessary repairs.
• Physical ability to perform moderately heavy physical work which includes lifting and crawling, and to remain outdoors in inclement weather.
• Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Be able to read and understand electrical drawings.
  • Eight (8) years experience in the electrical trade.
  • Thorough knowledge in the use of specialized electrical tools, meters, ladders, scaffolding, portable hi-reach equipment, and other devices.
  • Knowledge of medium voltage applications, materials, and equipment related to power distribution.

Required License / Registration / Certification:

Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment; ability to drive a vehicle and maintain coverage under university liability insurance policy, if required to drive university vehicles.

State of Texas TDLR Journeyman Electricians License (OR must obtain one within 1 year of employment, as a condition of continued employment.

Work Schedule:

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Lead Electrician

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Cleaning, Climbing, Crawling, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear


Leads, performs with, and gives directions to skilled or unskilled workers and maintenance workers; supervises and coordinates activities in conjunction with and in the absence of the immediate supervisor and manages projects and work load assignments as required.


Prepares sketches showing location of wiring and equipment, or follows diagrams or blueprints, ensuring that concealed wiring is installed before completion of future walls, ceilings, and flooring; prepares labor and material estimates for new electric projects; assists and consults with outside contractors on electrical specifications and guidance concerning the remodeling, repair, and building of new structures.


Troubleshoots electrical system problems following detailed operational and maintenance procedures; performs installation and maintenance of existing electrical systems, new construction, and special events.


Tests continuity of circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components with testing instruments such as ohmmeter, batter and buzzer, and oscilloscope; troubleshoots and diagnoses electric systems to detect and repair functions.


Trains new and current employees engaged in maintenance and operation of electrical systems and power distribution networks.


Keeps current of changes in operational procedures, new equipment, and other related equipment; works in conjunction with other trades, staff personnel in support of daily job tasks; and informs appropriate personnel of unusual conditions, problems, or deficiencies and takes appropriate actions.


Performs service calls and work orders submitted by students, faculty, staff, and departments within the university to include maintaining records, and performs preventive maintenance work up to and including 480 volts plus trains lesser skilled personnel.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 2/17/2021
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