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Electrician Apprentice - Facilities Management Utilities

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
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Electrician Apprentice - Facilities Management Utilities


Facilities Mgmt_Utilities



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Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.

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External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

To provide semi-skilled level installation, maintenance, testing and service of electrical systems. Responsible for the prompt performance of assigned electrical and related duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist journeyman electrician in the demolition of existing and installation of new electrical renovation projects throughout the campus.
  • This includes panels, outlets, switches, luminaries and installing conduit and wire for new feeders and branch circuits.
  • Assist journeyman electrician installing new electrical services to buildings and extending old services. This includes: The removal of old feeders, underground trenching to location, pulling in new feeders and removing old switchgear and installing new.
  • Assist journeyman electrician to install and maintain transformers, generators, control panels, switches, circuit breakers, outlets, fixtures, fittings and accessories. This includes: installation of luminaries, tracing out electrical circuits, installing new generators and ATS, installing new transformers, installing conduit and circuits for new outlets and lighting.
  • Installs and repairs underground electrical conduit and wire for pole lighting and services. This includes: Digging or running a trencher for new underground conduit, repairing broken conduits, tracing out underground damaged wires, replacing with new and locating underground electrical for DIGTESS.
  • Assist Journeyman electrician with installing and repairing magnetic starters, disconnects and motor rated switches for HVAC and plumbing equipment, ballast and tombstone for fixtures, flood and street lighting. Replace light bulbs.
  • Installs electrical conduit and wire per National Electrical Code for new renovations and research equipment.
  • Respond to on-call emergencies before/during/after hours of operation. This includes: Fires, electrical outages, floods and icy conditions. Must be able to identify the problem, plan for the appropriate action, communicate severity and fix the problem.
  • Assist with the installation of electrical for special events. This includes: Concerts, student move-in, homecoming, graduation ceremonies, Special Olympics, special dinners, student welcoming day, sporting events and other student activity events.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain yearly training. This includes: Electrical continuing education, hazardous communication, security training, drivers education, first aid training, asbestos training, boom lift training, scissor lift training, bucket truck training, NFPA 70 training and forklift training.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience with One (1) year of documented experience in the electrical trade with progressive responsibility toward journeyman level work.
  • Must have Texas Electrical Apprentice License before starting employment and be familiar with NFPAA 70,101 and 1.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s Licence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Capable of using meters and related equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer-based work order system.
  • Knowledge of electrical material. Use of hand and power tools common to the electrical trade.

Other Requirements :

  • Alertness and careful attention are required to avoid injury to self and others.
  • This role is considered an essential position; therefore, it may be necessary to report to work when essential personnel are required to respond to campus.

Working Conditions:

  • Conditions do involve exposure to all weather elements and medium to high voltage electrical.
  • Must be able to work off of ladders, scaffolding, and tops/roofs of buildings.
  • Working conditions are considered acceptable, but occasionally involve exposure to one or more disagreeable elements such as biohazards, toxic lab chemicals, poisonous gases dust, dirt, and the need to work in confined spaces, extreme cold or hot and all weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, bend, stand, sit, kneel and squat.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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