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Journeyman Electrician

Colby College
Colby College

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job DescriptionDepartment:Mechanical and Electrical ServicesPay Rate Type:HourlyEmployee Type:Job Summary:The journeyman electrician will construct, maintain, and repair electrical systems common to college campuses. Systems include primary and secondary power, fire alarm, energy management, telephone/data, card access, lighting controls, power plant wiring, and increasingly complicated control systems. The journeyman electrician is responsible for answering and solving customer issues, work orders, and after hours calls. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Journeyman Electrician

Facilities Services

Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Support Staff Appointment


  • Construct, maintain, and repair electrical systems as found in commercial and institutional buildings, residence halls, classrooms, and administrative buildings
  • Maintain and repair low voltage systems such as fire/security, energy management systems, card access systems, and fume hoods
  • Locate and identify underground utilities including water mains, electrical lines, phone/fiber lines, and sewer lines
  • Respond to emergency calls at all hours to correct electrical problems on a rotating call in list
  • Complete work safely in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Assist the project management team with specifying technical equipment and performance standards during planning and design of new buildings or the renovation of existing ones, including external infrastructure considerations
  • Perform electrical inspections as assigned and replace lamps as necessary
  • Maintain elevators and related power systems
  • Effectively operate all power tools and equipment currently used in the electrical shop
  • Report major malfunctions immediately to the supervisor
  • Complete work in a prompt, neat, and professional manner that displays common sense, planning, and thoughtfulness
  • Work in a positive, cooperative manner with other department personnel and the campus community
  • Participate in training programs
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • State of Maine Journeyman’s or better Electrician’s License required
  • Ability to work with computers and Microsoft Office programs required
  • Experience working with electrical and control systems found in a heating/power plant a plus
  • Capable of working on and troubleshooting low voltage systems like fire alarm, card access, and energy management systems
  • Skill to install, repair, and troubleshoot control systems and electrical systems found on college campuses including systems found in institutional buildings, power plants, and commercial kitchens
  • Experience with construction, maintenance, and repair of primary (12,470V) and secondary (120V, 208/240V, 277V and 480V) electrical systems desired
  • Knowledge of energy efficient systems and sustainable building practices desired
  • Ability to operate all power tools and equipment currently used in the electrical shop
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of motivation
  • Must be able to work independently, exercise judgment, and manage projects with minimal supervision as well as to adjust as new projects are assigned
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements


The journeyman electrician reports to the supervisor of mechanical and electrical services and interacts regularly with faculty, staff, students, and visitors.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

Position hours are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with overtime as necessary to support operations. General indoor and outdoor campus environment. Position involves frequent movement, must be able to walk, bend, stoop, and lift up to 50 lbs. Driving of College vehicles required. Computer and tool usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. The position requires a pre-employment physical.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Journeyman Electrician - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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