Electric Shop Supervisor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Provides monitoring, installation, repair, maintenance and replacement services on the campus wide electrical utility metering, primary distribution and the secondary electrical associated with the campus facilities. Major building components affected are; heating, ventilation, cooling, refrigeration, fire alarm, keyless access, security, lighting controls, motor controls. Inspects repairs and maintains the campus exterior and interior lighting control systems.

Position Summary

This Electric Shop Supervisor (Electronics Specialist IV) position provide formal supervisory authority over others, which includes assigning work, evaluating the quality of work performed, and instructing and training on new equipment, and advising on equipment. This position provides day-to-day guidance and instruction on maintenance and repair issues for the on the campus electrical distribution system which includes the substation, electrical vaults, overhead and underground feeders and building transformers. Additionally, this position will provide guidance and consultation in the daily operations of preventive maintenance and repairs on the secondary electrical and lighting systems, which includes assisting in renovations, remodels and inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

Five years (full-time, 40 hrs/week) of experience performing maintenance, installation, modification, certification, and calibration for electrical Building Automation Controls and software systems of which must have included two years of fully operational (Journey-level) or Lead work over others as well as experience with 15kV Electrical Utility Systems.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated experience programming building automation and their systems.
  • Journey-level Electrician license.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing workloads (for self and others) and effectively delegating tasks.
  • Experience working with an integrated work management system to process/distribute work orders, track labor/materials, track inventory, purchasing, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience managing/forecasting budgets (shop/individual projects, materials/labor cost, etc.)
  • Verbal and interpersonal skills that foster collaboration and partnership.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.
  • Experience maintaining equipment ensuring proper working order at all times.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability providing installation, repairs, and maintenance on VFD’s.
  • Knowledge of both high and low volt systems.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and document procedures, processes, job performance, etc.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Customer service skills.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Supervisor - Electrical/Electronic Tradesmen Duty/Responsibility

  • Plan, assign, supervise, inspect, and participate in the work of skilled and semi-skilled electrical & electronic personnel assigned to the Electric Shop.
  • Oversight of all system components to maintain consistent power supply to all university facilities.
  • Oversight of all university electrical assets and system components including primary electrical switch gear, cabling, and transformers. Both above and underground installations up to 15 KV.
  • Construction and maintenance of primary and secondary electrical systems both overhead and underground utilities, transformers, and secondary system components residing within buildings.
  • Oversight of special assets and high profile equipment that must operate with little to no tolerance of failure, including, but not limited to biosafety level 3, athletic event game support/field lighting, hospital facilities (this includes surgery centers and high tech imaging equipment).
  • Oversee, manage, and operate: Building Automation System lighting controls and occupancy systems, oversee and maintain electronic variable frequency drive and motor control equipment.
  • Install, maintain, and manage field components in the university’s electrically driven switch gears and electronically managed metering systems.

Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category Planning & Budgeting Duty/Responsibility

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive planned maintenance system for the shop.
  • Use FAMIS management system, monitor labor and materials costs, record equipment inventory, and assign work orders.
  • Manage shop budget and ensure maintenance funds are used.
  • Use FAMIS system to track cost and materials, labor hours, and labor dollars.
  • Review budget weekly to ensure compliance.
  • Forecast labor and material needs of the shop.
  • Maintain records of personnel, equipment, material, tools, supplies, and other components as necessary.
  • Determine need for updated or new equipment.
  • Write specifications for equipment for purchase.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop, implement, and monitor comprehensive work unit business plans.
  • Develop individual work plans including training plans that incorporate into shop training program.
  • Create individual performance plans and goals; grade, assess, and evaluate subordinates.
  • Monitor the safety of subordinates, develop shop safety program, and assist in providing safe working conditions.
  • Implement state and Facilities Management work rules and guidelines.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Maintenance & Repair Duty/Responsibility

  • Emergency generators – oversee maintenance, repair, and availability of both stationary and portable generator capacity. This includes the electronically driven switch gear necessary to shift the electrical load from grid power to standby power. Oversight systems include periodic testing and load bank assurance that systems will respond correctly in the event that standby power is necessary.
  • Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) – oversee the UPS system to assure that transitions between utility grid power and standby power occur seamlessly and where necessary. Systems include both battery and flywheel applications.
  • UPS Systems – basic UPS, battery backup voltage surges and spikes, voltage sags, total power failure, and frequency differences.
  • Work with customers, other shops, and outside contractors to provide services that meet their needs.
  • Use audit program, code and draw review, utility outages, electrical inspections, etc.
  • Prepare cost estimate of time and material.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Installing/Programming Electronic Controls and Components Duty/Responsibility

  • Provides guidance and consultation to those who design and perform sequencing of new building automation and control systems and components to include programming and scheduling of operational parameters of equipment such as lighting control systems, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), SwitchGear equipment, as well as Standby Generation and UPS equipment interconnections with primary sources.
  • Develops administers and documents regulatory requirements required by Facilities, provides construction test/verification and commissioning services.
  • Work closely with external and internal customers to provide support and insight on new projects to avoid design, install, software, networking and/or naming inconsistencies, implements building automation documentation procedures that support the validation of research facilities, labs and campus buildings or projects.
  • Perform work on all 13.2 KV system and related equipment which includes new installations, alterations, maintenance and work necessary to keep systems operating properly.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category VFD Installation Duty/Responsibility

  • Installation and maintenance of VFD. This technology has emerged to be inclusive in almost all mechanical control applications installed campus-wide.
  • Monitor controller equipment used in automation sequences necessary to control a variety of products associated with demand logic and response. Systems rely solely on electronic components and programmable logic control to function and are highly technical to maintain and repair.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from humanresources@colostate.edu. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
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  • Please check the Help link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.