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Electrician's Assistant

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Position Information

Working Title Electrician's Assistant
Department Electric Shop
Compensation Title
Position Number 30010651
Position Status Regular
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday
7:00am-3:30pm

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

Provides assistance to electricians by checking and completing work order requests for light tube, ballast, and fixtures changes; performs preventive maintenance service; performs small motor equipment repairs and service; obtains parts and supplies; checks, cleans and replaces faulty smoke detectors; responds to alarms and emergency situations; etc. Work schedule including days & hours are subject to change depending on the needs of the University and the Facilities Management Operations & Maintenance Department. This position is "mission critical.

Primary Responsibilities

Monitors interior and exterior lighting and informs supervisory personnel of problems noted. Changes light bulbs, ballasts, fixtures as instructed by supervisors.

Performs preventive maintenance and repair work on small motor equipment for Facilities Management by inspecting, repairing or replacing switches, cords, extension cords, brushes, motors and other parts on sweepers, scrubbers, shampooers, buffers, and other low voltage equipment.

Performs preventive maintenance work to electrical systems and other equipment as directed by electricians/ supervisory personnel.

Uses ladders, scaffolds, personal lifts, cherry pickers and buckets to replace outdoor lighting and lighting in high-ceiling facilities such as the HPE pool area, racquetball courts, main activity floor, Regents Hall, etc
Assists Electricians to safely install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical systems, equipment, circuits, appliances, and related electrical controls and devices.

Assists with replacing switches, sockets, receptacles, fuses, insulators, and other related items in electrical systems, fixtures, and appliances.
Immediately responds to service/maintenance calls such as electrical outage calls; assists the electricians,with trouble-shooting the problem; helps analyze the situation; takes appropriate action as instructed by electricians or supervision in either making repairs or contacting outside contractors.

Assists with examining and testing elements of electrical systems such as control circuits, fire alarm fixtures, and motors to locate faults such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, etc.

Responds to emergency trouble calls during and after regular working hours as required by supervisory personnel. Works overtime and adjusts schedule to work weekends and evenings, as needed to accomplish tasks.

Assist with switch-gear and high voltage maintenance.

Perform related duties as assigned and assist other trades as needed.

Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED;Minimum of 2 years work related experience; Vocational/Technical certification in electrical services or related field preferred.

Valid driver’s license required

Ability to perform work duties requiring maximum physical exertion on a regularly recurring basis; Must be physically able to :
1. Work at great heights in personnel lifts, cherry pickers, buckets, on ladders & scaffolds
2. Repetitively bend, stoop, twist, reach, stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs.
3. Work overhead and in confined, cramped spaces such as manholes, crawlspaces, pipe chases, trenched areas, attics, ceilings, etc.
4. Work in weather extremes as necessary to repair outdoor light poles/fixtures, underground cables, etc.
5. Use of all types of hand, power, and pressurized tools & equipment related to position.

Must possess: good mathematical skills, sound judgment/common sense, detail orientation, organizational skills, problem solving skills, good communication skills, the ability to read and interpret blueprints/schematics, basic computer/office equipment skills.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Minimum Education Acceptable Equivalency
Preferred Education High School Diploma
Minimum Experience 2 years
Salary $12.90
Pay Grade S65

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017S775
Job Open Date 07/28/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quick Link http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/5996
Is this an internal only posting?

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
  2. * Please describe in detail your electrical experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have basic electrical experience?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please list any previous experience you feel relevant to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have basic plumbing experience?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have basic HVAC skills?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1