Electrician Associate

California University of Technology
Pasadena, California, United States
26 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Under general supervision, performs a variety of moderately complex duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems according to blueprints and drawings, to accomplish projects. Conforms to requirements of local building and safety codes. Performs work in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies’ safety standards and practices.

Job Duties

1. Installs and troubleshoots electrical systems including, but not limited to, raceway systems such as EMT, rigid conduit, flexible metal conduit, surface mounted raceways, cable trays and interior and exterior lighting fixtures.
2. Installs circuit breaker panel boards, switches, motor controls, transformers and power outlets of various voltage and amperage ratings ranging from 120 single phase through 480 three phase.
3. Installs communication cable systems and assists with the installation of fiber optic cables.
4. Repairs lighting, performs re-lamping and replaces ballasts, typically from ladders ranging in height from 4 to 12 feet and occasionally from lifts that extend up to 30 feet.
5. Works proficiently with basic tools of the electrical industry including, but not limited to, conduit benders and test equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters and megohmmeters.
6. Troubleshoots conventional building wiring, motor and control circuits and recommends changes to projects due to unforeseen circumstances.
7. Assists in various other duties such as job walks, estimating costs on small projects, operating Campus vehicles and consulting with Campus to help solve problems.
8. Be involved with testing and operation of building systems including but limited to battery banks, emergency lighting and stand by generators.
9. Additional duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

1. Must have at least 7 years of relevant work experience.
2. Must be a California certified, journeyman level electrician or certificate of completion of an apprenticeship program or associate degree from a 2-year electrical construction and maintenance course.
3. Must supply and maintain a personal toolbox and tool pouch with basic hand tools of the electrical trade.
5. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to maintain it throughout the course of employment.
6. Must be able to lift a minimum of 80 pounds of equipment, tools and other supplies to perform duties.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Preferred candidate will demonstrate good understanding of electrical circuits and theory and be able to read and draw electrical diagrams.
2. Caltech knowledge and work experience is a plus

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