Electrician II

Job description

Job no: 506831
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Facilities

General Summary of Position: Establishes priorities and makes work assignments; studies production schedules and estimates man-hour and cost requirements; plans wiring and equipment installation to conform with blueprints, schematic drawings and sketches; supervises, coordinates, and participates in the installation and repair of electrical wiring systems, electrical fixtures, equipment, apparatus control equipment (except for elevator control equipment); recommends measures to effect efficient operation of electrical department including and not limited to initiating or recommending disciplinary action.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction):

Works under the direct supervision of the Building Maintenance Supervisor II who reviews work performance through conferences and inspections to check for compliance with departmental standards and policies.


Incumbents of positions at this level exercise direct supervision (i.e., not through an intermediate level supervisor) over, assign work to and review the performance of 6-15 personnel; and functional supervision (i.e., over certain but not all work activities, or over some or all work activities on a temporary basis) over 6-15 labor or trade personnel.


  • Establishes priorities and makes work assignments; studies production schedules and estimates man-hour requirements for completion of job assignments; establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules through knowledge of machine and equipment capacity; requisitions supplies; and inspects stock and materials used.
  • Plans wiring and installation of equipment and fixtures such as motors, and generators, switches, transformers, switchboards, and fuse boxes according to blueprints, schematic drawings and sketches.
  • Supervises, coordinates, and may participate in the installation of wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment (with the exception of elevator control equipment).
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product; suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.
  • Provides progressively responsible on-the-job training, when required, and keeps aware of the progress made by each employee in work performance for consideration in future assignments; analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists employees in solving work problems as part of the training process.
  • Incumbents of this position perform physically arduous tasks under adverse conditions and extremes of heat, cold, dampness and humidity, are exposed to electrical hazards and to the harmful effects of noxious gases and fumes, must stand and work for prolonged periods of time, lift and carry heavy objects and work in cramped or confined spaces at various heights such as floor level and on staging and ladders.
  • Inspects buildings to detect and locate causes of electrical failures or breakdowns of equipment to determine, recommend or execute corrective measures. Responds to complaints from the university community regarding assigned work and emergencies and takes appropriate corrective action in compliance with departmental guidelines.
  • Must perform algebraic calculations to determine voltage, amperage and resistance factors, read and interpret blueprints, specifications, operating manuals, schematic drawings, sketches, instructions or layouts in order to implement the required electrical and associated work.
  • Must have considerable knowledge of the procedures and methods followed in the installation and testing of fire alarm systems.
  • Must be able to detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown of equipment, to work from drawings and diagrams, and from oral and written instructions.
  • Must be capable of and licensed to operate a motor vehicle and hold the required electrician license shown in Category #10.
  • Employees shall be called and asked to report to work on a rotational as needed basis for emergency coverage on nights, weekends, and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge, skills, abilities):

  • Knowledge of state and local electrical codes.
  • Knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity.
  • Knowledge of basic algebra.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in electrical practice such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment including testing equipment used in electrical work.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and precautions observed in the electrical trade.
  • Knowledge of inspection techniques used in the electrical trade.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as drills, etc.
  • Skill in using small hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Skill in the use of precision measuring equipment, gauges and instrumentation used in electrical work.
  • Skill in using hand held power tools such as drills.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.
  • Ability to lead a group of workers.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning electrical practice.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
  • Ability to perform algebraic calculations to determine voltage, amperage and resistance factors.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as electrical plans, schematics, drawings, etc.
  • Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.
  • Ability to install, maintain and repair electrical wiring systems and equipment.
  • Ability to detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown of equipment.
  • Ability to work with the tools, materials and equipment of the electrical trade.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of testing fire alarm systems.
  • Knowledge of the procedures and methods followed in the installation of fire alarm systems.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.


Applicant must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a licensed journeyman or master electrician.


Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Electrician's License issued by the State Examiners of Electricians.*

*NOTE: License requirement regarding the Department of Public Works: Neither general street lighting nor traffic light work performed by the Department of Public Works or its agents or employees on public ways is subject to the licensing requirements of M.G.L. Chap. 141. 1976 - 1977 Op AG, No. 26.

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Additional Considerations:

Department: Electric Shop

No. of Positions-1

Internal -X

State Funded-X

Weekly Salary: $903.64*

*Note: This is a recruitable position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary shown is subject to decrease per the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement signed between the union and University administration on 9/24/2020. This decrease will be in effect for the period of 9/27/2020 - 7/2/2021, after which time the salary will be adjusted back to this full rate.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00am-2:00pm

Grade: 16

Union: AFT Maintainers

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge’s, skills, abilities):

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  • Knowledge of life saving techniques.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of testing highway lighting systems.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing public fire service communications.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of testing traffic control signal systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity as they pertain to the installation of fixed radio transmitting and receiving equipment.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for INTERNAL applicants is February 24, 2021

Advertised: 12 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 24 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time