Electrician - Electrical and Life Safety Systems

Washington D.C.
Jun 26, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
Position Number 14606
Full Time

The Electrician provides a safe, functional, clean, efficient and attractive living and learning environment. The Electrician is a skilled, licensed DC Journeymen responsible for evaluating, repairing and replacing a variety of electrical facility components, to ensure the equipment is fully operational and meets university standards. The Electrician performs preventive measures for the medium voltage system and routine corrective maintenance on wiring, emergency generators, and transfer switches. The Electrician also performs emergency repairs to generators, electrical machinery, sprinkler systems, and fire alarm and access systems.

This position will be involved in corrective and preventive maintenance and minor alteration work and may oversee temporary labor and/or other trades persons or contractors as required. This position requires general supervision and often works independently.

Position Type

Full-time, 40 hours/week

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • DC Journeyman Electrical License
  • 2 years fire alarm experience
  • 4-5 years working journey level experience
  • Basic computer skills/email usage
  • Basic electrical troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to read & use blueprints
  • Ability to use meters/testing devices
  • Use & knowledge of electrical codes

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Completion of formal apprenticeship program
  • 2 years’ service truck experience
  • 1-2 years controls service
  • University experience
  • CMMS
  • Controls troubleshooting
  • Microsoft office skills

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

About American University

American University (AU) is one of the largest employers in Washington, DC and consistently ranks among the nation’s great universities. Our student body is cosmopolitan and globally diverse, with over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students represented by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 150 countries. Throughout our history, the engagement, inclusiveness and diversity of AU’s faculty, staff, and students have been hallmarks of the university.

We offer a competitive benefits package including a 2:1 matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, 5 leadership development certificates, and have been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. For more information regarding our benefits and life at AU please visit http://www.american.edu/hr/Benefits.cfm.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.