Under general supervision of the Facilities Manager, the incumbent is responsible for performing the tasks associated with accomplishing the goals of the department and the mission of Shady Grove which are operating and maintaining an environment that is safe and environmentally friendly. The Electrical Trades Chief performs as a working member of the team with expertise in more than one trade. Provides guidance and instruction to others, and has responsibility for project completion. Performs electrical work at a journey level; installs, maintains and repairs electrical systems, electrical and electronic components of HVAC systems, and equipment involving electrical circuits carrying less than 13,000 volts. This position would be required to work either 7 am – 3:30 pm, 10 am – 6:30 pm, or 1:30 – 10 pm.
Six years’ progressively responsible experience in the trade(s) where assigned to include at least two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.
Montgomery County journeyman’s license required
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of the trade where assigned; of the OSHA regulations related to the trade area. Thorough knowledge of and skill in the practical application of electronics, hydraulics, and mechanics as used in maintenance work; of basic mathematics including area, volume, weights and the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions; of the care and storage of equipment and supplies used in the area where assigned. General knowledge of the principles of supervision in the maintenance trades. Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the trade where assigned. Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, schematics, drawings, and specifications; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to lead and train skilled and unskilled employees in assigned trade(s) work; to prepare summaries and reports; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work from ladders and scaffolding; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the theory, principles, methods and techniques used in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems, equipment, apparatus carrying less than 13,000 volts; knowledge of principles of electricity and electronics; knowledge of electrical codes which typically apply to work assignments; knowledge of electrical devices such as controls, switches, starters, transformers, motors and panel boards. Skill in the use of tools of the electrical trade, in the installation of electrical devices, and in diagnosing the cause of electrical failure; ability to interpret and apply contract documents, schematics, maintenance manuals and assembly instructions; ability to comprehend new technology, make mathematical computations, and work from ladders and/or hydraulic lifts; ability to prepare summaries and reports; to communicate effectively and follow directions. Must maintain a valid class “C” Maryland License or equivalent with fewer than 6 points.
Internal Number: 124910
About The Universities at Shady Grove
Established in 2000, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a unique partnership of nine University System of Maryland universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County. Each university provides its most in-demand academic programs and awards its own degrees. USG, in turn, provides centralized on-site student, academic and administrative services, in the areas of admissions, financial aid, technology, student support and campus life. USG’s innovative and pioneering partnership approach to higher education is designed to connect college students to outstanding career opportunities, while providing regional employers with a highly educated, skilled workforce.