Electrician III

Job description




Electrician III

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$2,394 – $3,526 per month

Occupational Category:

Skilled Craft


Facilities Management - Facilities Services

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

High school graduate with five years of experience at a maintenance electrician level or experience in a related field. Must be a licensed as a Journey level electrician by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or must meet the requirements to obtain a license immediately upon hiring. Technical/vocational training related to job duties would be helpful. A combination of education, experience and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs complex maintenance service of electrical equipment and systems for buildings and facilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

Repairs, installs, replaces, cleans, inspects and performs preventative maintenance. Tests electrical circuits, motors, equipment, appliances, lights, outlets, switches, breakers, sockets, plugs, insulators, switchgear and transformers. Performs general electrical maintenance in commercial buildings and facilities in accordance with the National Electric Code using blue prints and diagrams that are rated at 132 Kilo-Volts (Alternating Current) three phase and lower. Assists in the review of construction drawings to insure compliance with all national codes. Troubleshoots and repairs low voltage control circuits and systems. Assists with ordering materials and parts. Uses a Computerized Maintenance Management System with work orders to allocate time and document work on a daily basis. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Must be able to use various types of tools of the trade including but not limited to: ladders, hammers, all types of screwdrivers, ratchets, utility knives, insulation strippers, multi-meters, saws, hand drills, rotary hammers, reciprocating saws, circular saws, conduit benders, polyvinyl chloride primer and adhesive, hot stick, and all types of pliers and tape measures. Must be able to operate Meggar equipment on motors, generators and electrical conductors. Will be exposed to electrical hazards, various weather elements, dust, dirt, heat, cold, noise, vibration, congested work area, confined spaces, overhead work and heavy lifting. Climb ladders, stairs, inclines and declines. Must be able to work in high voltage flash suits, gloves, and other high voltage personal protective equipment. Must be familiar with electrical BUSS maintenance and construction. Work occasionally includes high places, motor control centers, electrical rooms, mechanical rooms, plant environments, kneeling, bending and crawling. May assist in training other employees. Expected to resolve work problems as they arise, make independent decisions and work most assignments with substantial independence. Must be familiar with a hydraulic boom truck with personnel lift. Extreme care is required in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others.

Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle therefore a valid Texas commercial driver license (CDL) and driving record acceptable to the university’s insurance carrier is required.

During emergencies, operational failures, and peak use periods, employee may be called in when off shift to work an extended shift. Special procedures sometimes require extended hours.

Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the university according to departmental policy.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time



EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/13/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time