High Voltage Electrician II

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Classification Title:

Trades Specialist V

Internal Title:

High Voltage Electrician II



Work County:



Division of Administration and Finance


DAF Facilities Energy Management

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Advertised Salary Range:

$35,168 - $47,734

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

7:00am – 3:30pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

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About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Maintains and follows a safe, productive, cost effective comprehensive planned and corrective maintenance program for reliable operations related to all campus wide high voltage electrical systems, including but not limited to building, energy plant, manholes, tunnels and direct bury electrical systems by receiving work orders; communicating with the supervisor, planning, inspecting, verifying, communicating, and problem solving assigned facility electrical issues; and assisting with ensuring that all facility high voltage systems are in safe working order and compliant with national and local codes and regulations while exhibiting professionalism in conduct, appearance, and work practices.

Installs, repairs and maintains existing high voltage electrical distribution systems(s), including but not limited to high voltage cable, switches, transformers, terminations and test equipment.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

High school diploma and 5 years experience in specialized trades area; or in a diversified building or vehicle maintenance, or construction activity.

Driver’s License required. Must be able to obtain a CDL License with Haz Mat Endorsement within six (6) months of employment.

Must have strong knowledge of high voltage distribution systems and the effects of work actions.

Preferred Qualifications:

High school diploma and 5 years of background experience in Mid to High Voltage (480V to 8320V) electrical distribution systems and the associated equipment of substations and energy plants. Confined Space certified; Licensed in SC as a High Voltage Electrician.


Due to the size and complexity of the various University utility systems, it is necessary that employee must have strong knowledge of high voltage distribution systems and the effects of work actions. Employee must be hard working, dependable and have safety as priority one. Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, one-line electrical diagrams and other electrical documents. Must have electrical troubleshooting skills and think logically. Must have the ability to lead by example, solve problems, take initiative to provide services, develop strong customer relationship, keep accurate records, communicate effectively, develop proper procedures, communicate to management, and prepare reports.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by April 24, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 4/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time