Electrician - Tifton Campus

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Electrician - Tifton Campus


CAES Tifton Campus Business Office

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

In 2018, The UGA Tifton Campus began a yearlong Centennial celebration with various events to commemorate its 100th anniversary of providing updated research to the community.

Research is done on a wide range of commodities, including cotton, peanuts, vegetables and turf grass, all of which make agriculture the No. 1 industry in Georgia.

In 2004, a teaching program was initiated and it has been growing ever since. College-level instruction on campus is aimed at undergraduate and graduate-degree level study.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

40 hours per week with daily schedule to be determined by the supervisor.

Advertised Salary:

$25,175.00 - $44,095.00 Commensurate with education, training and experience

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is located in Tifton, GA, which is approximately 200 miles southwest of Athens, Georgia, 200 miles south of Atlanta, GA and approximately 70 miles north of the Florida line.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Skilled Craftsperson

Job Family:

Labor and Skilled Trades



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licensed electrician preferred.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for manual work at the journeyman level in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems and equipment at the UGA Tifton Campus. Work involves the performance of skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices in the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures. Assignments are made in the form of written oral instructions and may be accompanied by sketches and blueprints, although most work results from inspections and troubleshooting. Work is ordinarily performed independently, subject to inspection in process or upon completion.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Extensive knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the electrical trade.

Considerable knowledge of local and state electrical codes is necessary.

The ability to follow oral and written instructions and to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams.

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment of the electrical trade.

Physical Demands:

Standing for long periods of time

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Inspects, maintains, and repairs lighting and power systems in over 200 buildings associated with the UGA Tifton Campus

Performs a regular walk-thru of all buildings/facilities in an effort to avoid any potential electrical problems and advises appropriate administrators of any alterations and repairs that may need to be handled

Upgrade outdated electrical systems in older buildings and field installations

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Installs conduit, wiring, pull boxes, and switches required in making additions, extensions, or alterations in electrical systems

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Services, repairs and maintains lighting, power, heating, and cooling systems

Repairs and replaces defective parts in motors, generators, pumps, storage batteries, controllers, contactors, switches, and other electrical fixtures and appliances

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Work order and task repair: tests, locates, and repairs faulty electrical circuits and equipment

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Enforces electrical codes, safety regulations, rules, and working conditions in the repair, installation, maintenance of UGA electrical systems

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Safe operation and maintenance of state property including light trucks, bucket truck, forklift, and backhoe

Assists other tradesmen as necessary

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time