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Electrician Lead

Company: Central Washington University
Location: Ellensburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary





Central Washington University is recruiting an Electrician Lead to join our Facilities Management Department/Maintenance team in Ellensburg, Washington. This role is an important member of our team as they maintain the electrical needs for the University. The role is a campus-based position, which means you get to see the lives you are impacting. We're offering a salary, depending on experience, from $64,788 - $85,020 annually plus the awesome CWU benefits. Who we are: We are a team of individuals committed to Changing Students' Lives. No matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering our students to fulfill their dreams. Working in higher education provides career growth and career choice. Think of a university campus like a mini city, operating across 380 acres. You'll find diverse academics, libraries, athletics and sporting events, full service and quick serve dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers, housing for -10,000 students, health services, police and public safety. For the seventh time in eight years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire, and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus.Tour our campus in Ellensburg here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjdhOegDa9AThe Electrician Lead will play a crucial role in serving the university's increasing Electrical maintenance needs in the years ahead. You will report to the Maintenance Specialist 4 and Maintenance Specialist 5 serving the Facilities Management Department. Under the general direction of the Maintenance Specialist 4 you will coordinate the continued development, implementation, and evolution of the maintenance program of the University. The campus maintenance program must comply with adopted safety standards; federal and state laws; university policies and procedures; and align with the industry best practices. The Facilities Management Department administration is responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining processes across the university to reduce maintenance concerns and issues; respond to incidents; establish appropriate standards and controls; and direct the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures. The Maintenance Specialist 4 and Maintenance Specialist 5 oversee policies and standards; audits and evaluates effectiveness; and ensures university-wide maintenance and safety awareness and compliance. All employees are expected to support CWU's commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment.What we offer: Our investment in you begins the day you join our team, a healthy and successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town, an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a wellness incentive program. Learn more: www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-perks-discounts.The Role:This position leads CWU electricians and performs journey-level work in the operation and maintenance of CWU distribution systems (15KV), building electrical systems and building elevators. The Electrician Lead prepares electrical systems to be worked on by contractors and assists with the coordination of this work; responds to electrical and elevator emergency situations; and assure assigned personnel observe and follow proper safety precautions. Incumbent must work in harmony with CWU staff and students and the general public while demonstrating a high level of responsibility and integrity.

Job Duties





- Perform all duties of journey electrician including but not limited to: electric panels and circuit breakers motors, pumps, generators, handicap door mats and motors, fluorescent and incandescent lighting, electric eyes, controls, switches, disconnects and line starters plus VFD units. Repair, test and maintain air conditioners, air compressors, campus street and parking lot lighting, security lighting and parking ticket dispenser, football, basketball, and baseball scoreboards, the basketball and bleacher motors and cables, and swimming pool pump motors.
- Implement preventative maintenance programs. Drive service vehicle in congested areas.
- Assist in underground utility locates. Identify and independently resolve operational problems on FMD controlled institutional-wide networks, systems and equipment including the ION electrical.
- Monitoring/verification network, two-way radio system, intrusion alarms, variable frequency drives and the Simplex fire alarm network. Assist with the design, planning and development of these same networks. Respond to urgent and emergency situations involving these networks.
- Respond to electrical and elevator emergency situations (including-off-shift situations).
- Attend department meetings, safety meetings and training as scheduled.
- Enter time daily.
- Perform skilled operation, maintenance, repair testing, and installation work on CWU electrical distribution systems (15Kv) and building electrical systems and devices (including variable frequency drives) according to accepted electrical safety standards.
- Splice various types of multiphase power cable. Perform straight splices and joints for branch lines and fittings for terminal connections.
- Prepare systems to be worked on by contractors including de-energizing equipment installing protective grounds. Lead Duties
- Assign, instruct, and check work of journey Electricians. Train as needed. Assure assigned personnel perform work using best practices while maintaining compliance with applicable law, codes, polices, and procedures to provide a safe workplace. May provide feedback to supervisor to assist with work assignments and job performance.
- Estimate CWU staff electrical work and provide assistance in the planning and coordination of CWU campus-wide electrical work.- Perform 0ther duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications





  • Journey level status as an electrician
  • Possess a valid (01) State of Washington Electrical License
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organization skills
  • Possess a valid vehicle driver's license.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, troubleshoot, operate and maintain medium/High voltage (15KV) electrical distribution systems, building electrical systems including variable frequency drives
  • Demonstrated willingness and/or experience working with students and staff from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences
  • OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the positionPreferred Qualifications
    • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Training
    • Demonstrated ability leading an electrical crew
    • Must be able to read blueprints, schematics and drawings
    • Preventive and planned electrical maintenance experience
    • Lighting controls experience
    • Knowledge of electronic theory gained through college or technical/trade school, OJT program or State approved apprenticeship program
    • Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds
    • Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into everyday conversations
    • Life experiences that demonstrate an ability to contribute to CWU's commitment to inclusion and diversityCompetencies
      • Perform our Best: Interact daily with faculty, students, staff, and others in the campus community in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical, and professional differences.
      • Leadership: Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and promote the efficiency of team members. Ability to train employees in the related activities.
      • Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
      • Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
      • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
      • Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
      • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.Don't meet every single requirement? At CWU we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. This may be the job for you!

        Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule





        Salary: $5,399 /month with periodic increases up to $7,085 /month Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch) / May vary depending on needs of the department / WFSE Bargaining Unit 1 Working Conditions: This position may work indoors and outdoors, at times in hot/cold/noisy/dirty/wet/confined areas such as mechanical rooms, manholes and excavations, and may need to physically access work areas with the equipment and tools necessary for completion of the job. This position often requires standing/crawling/bending/walking/climbing while carrying/pulling/pushing/lifting associated with equipment or tools. Frequent use of personal protection equipment such as ear plugs, safety glasses and filtration masks will be required. Occasional overtime is required, and shift work may be required. May need to drive a service vehicle in congested areas.Scheduled hours and days off may vary depending on the needs of the department. May be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays. This position is subject to unplanned overtime including emergency call back situations. Occasional travel may be required. The incumbent may work outdoors, including working is inclement weather during daylight and dark hours. In addition, this position may be exposed to machinery, tools, electrical, equipment and chemicals associated with maintenance. May work around all utilities during excavations, maintenance and installations and be exposed to insects that may be in the environment. Must maintain awareness of immediate vicinity in order to recognize, respond to and/or/ avoid potentially hazardous conditions/ surroundings. Must possess dexterity of hands and fingers to handle materials necessary to perform the functions of the job. This position is considered an essential position and availability will be required to respond to University emergencies. Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-perks-discounts. An employee of CWU may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if the employee has student loans. To learn more, visit: https://ofm.wa.gov/state-human-resources/public-service-loan-forgiveness-program.

Keywords: Central Washington University, Yakima , Electrician Lead, Professions , Ellensburg, Washington

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