Electrician - Facilities Management

Washington D.C
Jun 16, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
Full Time
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The Electrician performs building trades work in maintaining electrical systems, fixtures and related components as part of the services provided by the facilities management department to maintain University buildings. S/he performs journey level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices, providing daily maintenance support to building users involving responses to calls for service, scheduled preventative maintenance, and unscheduled or special work when assigned to the zone office. Reporting directly to the Low Voltage Electric Supervisor along with other electricians, the electrician has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Responds to work order requests, direct calls from users, and supervisor's directions to repair and/or replace electrical fixtures, devices and components.
  • Installs electrical wiring and lighting systems and performs preventative maintenance of electrical equipment, fire alarms, clocks, and other electrical devices.
  • Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources and draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed to effect repairs using such items economically to avoid undue costs
  • Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations and provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service; and ass assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures.
  • Ensures training and assistance to other workers to improve staff capability and provides on the job instruction to helpers and other workers as assigned and in the normal course of performing daily work.
  • Ensures completion of paperwork to ensure accountability and records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on work orders and time sheets on a daily basis; completes and submits such forms and documents as may be required to ensure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
  • Ensures that work complies with all applicable codes and regulations and that serviced equipment is installed, operated and maintained in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations and keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.

  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training in the electrician trade
  • Current journeyman electrical license for the District of Columbia
  • Valid DC, VA or MD driver's license, and, if hired, qualify for certification as a University driver to operate University commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10K+ ( e.g ., tow trucks, box trucks, trash trucks, buses, and lifts)
  • A medical card and/or certificate issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT), which issued by a licensed "medical examiner," after completion of a DOT physical examination as defined in GU Vehicle Policy and DOT Regulations 391.11 (4) - Medical Card/Certificate and 390.5 (1) - Commercial Motor Vehicles (10K+) Definitions ( http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov )
  • Availability and willingness to accommodate emergency situations, including snow removal

The Electrician is an emergency position that requires the incumbent to report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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