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Electrician (3 Positions)

San José State University
San José

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

Job Details

Job no: 531206
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Probationary, Full Time, Trades, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Supervising Electrician, works independently or as a team member to perform the full range of skilled journey-level electrical work including the installation, maintenance, modification and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems. Inspect, isolate, troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions. Plan the layout and perform wiring of new or remodeled installations. Operate electrical power-generating plants and other electrical equipment and systems. Maintain and repair low voltage systems including fire, alarm and access systems. Test electrical equipment for safety and efficiency. Fabricate electrical parts. Inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirement and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations. The incumbent uses a computerized maintenance system to ensure the preventive maintenance program objectives are met and provides safety instructions and directions to unskilled or semi-skilled assistants.

The Maintenance & Operations unit of Facilities Development & Operations provides maintenance and operations services to a University campus spread across multiple sites comprised of +150 acres, 81 buildings, and more than six million gross square feet. The Electrical Shop is one of seven skilled trades’ shops within Maintenance & Operations and is comprised of a supervising electrician and eight journey-level electricians. The Shop reports up, through the supervising electrician who provides supervision, oversight, and guidance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs the full range, at a journey level, of skilled electrical work including the installation, maintenance, modification and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems
  • Install, inspect, isolate, troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions using various test instruments; operate electrical power-generating plants and other electrical equipment and systems
  • Test electrical equipment for safety and efficiency
  • Plan the layout and wiring of new or remodeled installations
  • Fabricate electrical parts; perform incidental welding as necessary to complete electrical work
  • Advise in the selection and storage of electrical equipment
  • Participate in the maintenance and operations of an electrical shop: clean, maintain and service tools and equipment used in the performance of duties
  • Operates hand and power tools for installing, removing, and cleaning parts and hardware
  • Read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications including making rough sketches where needed to facilitate work efforts
  • Operates utility cart, pick-up truck, welding equipment, scissor lift, forklift and other equipment, as certified, to access, repair, and transport personnel, equipment and materials
  • Consults, coordinates, and works with other trade workers, trades shops and FD&O units, as needed, to successfully complete repairs and maintenance work assignments on schedule
  • Responds promptly to, and assists with urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage or further incident

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of electrical theory and the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the electrical trade for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to the electrical trade, including the California Electrical Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety of the State of California
  • Ability to assemble, install, maintain and repair electrical apparatuses
  • Ability to organize assigned work and carry forward assignments based on operational priorities as defined by the appropriate administrator and/or operating guidelines with a focus on efficiently performing duties required to complete assignments successfully and within given deadlines
  • Ability to operate all applicable tools and equipment necessary to perform skilled electrical work
  • Ability to make rough sketches and to estimate the cost, time and materials of assigned work
  • Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and computerized record-keeping systems, and to prepare standard reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a diverse group of individuals throughout the organization as well as those outside of the organization who are directly or indirectly involved with projects and/or assignments

Required Qualifications

  • Any combination of progressively responsible experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard 8000 hour (4 year) electrician’s apprenticeship program
  • Requires the possession of a valid California Driver’s License for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for position and in any emergency. Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations


A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education equivalent to that achieved within the electrical trade that would lead one toward achieving journey level status in or any equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates the achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of an applicable apprenticeship program
  • Certification indicating completion of an applicable apprenticeship program in the electrical trades
  • Evidence of current certification as an electrician in the State of California
  • Five years of journey level work experience in the maintenance, repair, or construction of electrical systems
  • Commercial or university campus experience


Classification: Electrician
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,204/month - $6,391/month
CSU Salary Range: $6,151/month - $7,942/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

This position is open until filled.

Work Schedule

Selected candidates will be placed in one of the following shifts based on operational needs.

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

University Personnel

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: January 26, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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