High Voltage Distribution Specialist

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
FM - Electrical Shop
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

Job Details

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Months per year:


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Classification Title:

High Voltage Distribution Specialist - Advanced

Working Title:

High Voltage Distribution Specialist

Salary Range:

$33,076 - $59,753

Anticipate Hiring Range:

$33,076 - $56,477

FLSA Status:

Non Exempt


Business Affairs


Facilities Management (Adm)

Work Unit:

FM Electrical Shop

Work Schedule:

6:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Monday – Friday

This position is designated as ‘mandatory’ and, when contacted to report to work, its incumbent is expected to reach the campus as expeditiously as possible using normal precautions as dictated by the adverse weather conditions.

Primary Purpose of Position:

This is a High Voltage Generator Technician (Mechanical Trades) at the Advanced level with a specialty in generators and automatic transfers switches.

This position will be one of the two technicians to handle the approximately 64 existing generators on the University that are life safety systems worth $30m in replacement cost.

The position is considered to be a fully functioning in the high voltage trade area, and is expected to be able to perform all general maintenance work as required.

Tasks may include maintenance, repair, placement, fabrication, installation, alteration, construction and design of facility components in assigned zone or core maintenance.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency and six months of electrical experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

University Preferred Qualifications:

High school diploma and four years of electrical experience, including all phases of high voltage distribution operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must maintain required certifications.

Essential Job Duties:

1. Execute Prime Mover maintenance for fixed generators of all sizes, electrical characteristics, and locations around campus.
2. Provide verification of electrical output and electrical characteristics.
3. Install and or supervise load bank procedures.
4. Carry out complex switching procedures for the existing MV distribution system.
5. Install and troubleshoot electrical distribution and branch circuit systems.
6. Read and interpret drawings.
7. Possess knowledge of NFPA 70E safety awareness, NFPA 70 electrical code knowledge and NFPA 110 Generator maintenance requirements as knowledge of all are a necessary skill-set to perform this position effectively.
8. Focus primarily on generators along with the needs of all other forms of electrical work.

Other Work Responsibilities:

1. Perform on-call reporting after hours when necessary to rectify or make safe emergency requirements.
2. Participate in team operations that often require shutdown activities on evenings and weekends.
3. Report to work during adverse weather conditions as an essential employee to meet the needs of this team as well as Facilities Operations as a whole.
4. Maintain maintenance records for generators and other equipment as required.
5. Provide knowledge on service functions for major generator manufacturer’s equipment as required.
6. Perform other duties as asssigned.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

1. Certified electrical technician training programs for generator maintenance and operation (i.e. EGSA (Electrical Generator Systems Association certification).
2. In dept knowledge on service functions on major generator manufacturer’s equipment.
3. Electrical industry related licensees, credentials, or safety certifications.
4. Knowledge of load bank installation and procedures.
5. Experience in carrying out complex switching procedures for MV distribution systems.
6. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel to maintain equipment maintenance records.
7. Experience acting as lead worker.
8. Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension) required.9. Effective skills in verbal, written and interpersonal communications.10. Computer literate.11. Knowledge and skill with Google Chrome, Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn new programs.12. Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures.13. Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork. (nothing after this)14. Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications:

1. Requires obtaining related certification(s) and maintaining them.
2. Valid driver’s license.

Work Location:

FM - Electrical Shop

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Special Notes to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

* These documents are used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. * Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section. If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from consideration, but it may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience.


About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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