Facilities Operations is a department within Facilities Management and Development, a unit of the Administration and Finance Division responsible for managing operations, maintenance, and repair of University facilities. The purpose of the Facilities Operations Department is to provide quality maintenance and minor repair and renovation services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations.
Under general supervision, the Electrician performs the full range of skilled journey-level electrical and related work including the installation, maintenance, modification, and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems and may provide instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
The following examples illustrate typical work activities and are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive:
Install, maintain, modify, and repair electrical apparatuses, equipment, and systems.
Inspect, isolate, troubleshoot, and repair electrical malfunctions using various test instruments.
Operate electrical power-generating plants and other electrical equipment and systems.
Maintain and repair low and high voltage systems including fire, alarm, and access systems.
Test electrical equipment for safety and efficiency.
Plan the layout and wiring of new or remodeled installations.
Fabricate electrical parts and perform incidental welding as necessary to complete electrical work.
Advise in the selection and storage of electrical equipment.
Inspect completed work and work performed by contractors, for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.
Estimate cost, time, and materials for electrical projects.
Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures and maintain a safe and clean work environment, including maintenance and service of tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems, prepare standard reports.
Consult and work with other trades workers.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard electrician's apprenticeship program.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS:
Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a valid California Class B driver's license and/or the ability to obtain within six months of hire.
This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Supervisor certification for asbestos related work, Cal/OSHA Lead training certification.
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 National Electric 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; and to operate all applicable tools and equipment necessary to perform skilled electrical work.
Ability to estimate the cost, time, and materials of electrical work.
Ability to implement designs and troubleshoot electrical circuits to meet customer expectations in a cost effective manner.
Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, drawing, and specifications at a level sufficient to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Ability to maintain accurate records, retrieve data, and prepare standard reports using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled workers.
Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations at a level appropriate for the position and follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety.
Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
Ability to interact and communicate in an effective and dependable manner, as well as establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and co-workers.
Demonstrated ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
Ability to demonstrate a high level of customer service and professionalism in entering occupied areas including student residential halls, faculty and staff offices and other university space.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Excellent organizational time and management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Experience in running communication and signal conduit and experience with signaling systems (traffic and data).
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
Proficiency in using SCADA maintenance systems.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Ability to climb stairs and ladders and occasionally carry 50lbs up four flights of stairs.
Ability to squat, kneel, and crawl and work in and around confined spaces and high places.
Ability to wear respiratory protection. A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.
Ability to work in a bucket truck or other high lift equipment.
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must possess and maintain a good driving record.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position classification has been defined as "Non-exempt" and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Contractor/Supervisor certification for Asbestos Related Work with annual refresher training and Cal/OSHA Lead in Construction training with annual retraining, as well as, the ability to wear respiratory protection appropriate for the hazard encountered. A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
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At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approa...ch to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international and multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.