Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.
The USC department of Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) is seeking an individual whoâs highly skilled in the electrical trade, with excellent communication skills, leadership capabilities, customer service oriented and attentive to producing quality work, to join its team as Electrician, Lead.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
Under the general supervision of the Trades Supervisor, the Electrician, Lead performs advanced shop procedures. Has responsibility for oversight and coordination of trades personnel within a shop/team. Assists supervisor on a variety of trade specialty procedures and compliance programs. Assigns tasks, schedules work locations and monitors assigned areas and activities. Coordinates work of employees, including trades, non-trades, contractors and provides general project management for assigned projects; leads multi-trade projects/assignments/team. Assists supervisor with training and guidance to ensure that high standards. of quality, service and customer satisfaction are maintained. May assume leadership role in the absence of supervisor as assigned and/or designated.
The Electrician, Lead:
Provides team leadership and guidance to trade journeymen and other personnel. Assigns and oversees work of assigned team. Sets Priorities and timelines. Provides feedback on performance, disciplinary actions, promotions, etc. Ensures timely completion within cost and quality constraints.
Trains and assists employees in a variety of skills and tasks. Identifies additional training or defines needs for new or continuing training that would benefit employees and the University.
Performs advanced/specialty electrical procedures. Assists supervisor in project management and coordination of compliance, regulatory testing and preventive maintenance projects.
Coordinates activities of trade employees and other personnel to ensure timely and cost effective job completion.
Interprets rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance and implementation of city and state building codes and provides for safety of employees throughout duration of projects.
Identifies and reports need for maintenance, replacement and/or repair. Purchases materials and services as needed.
Oversees quality of work of outside contractors.
Assists in the preparation and maintenance of records, reports and correspondence as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The ideal candidate for the position of Electrician, Lead meets the following criteria:
12 years of experience.
Complete familiarity with university campuses and systems and infrastructure preferred
State Journey-level Electrician license (or valid contractorâs license) is a plus.
Medium voltage experience is a plus.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSÂ Â
Candidates for the position of Electrician, Lead must meet the following qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent; specialized/technical training.
Completion of four-year apprenticeship program; however, four yearsâ experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four-year apprenticeship program.
Additional 5 years of extensive journey-level Electrician experience.
Extensive experience in Electrical trade; extensive knowledge of Electrical trade methods, materials, tools and equipment.
Experience performing various aspects of Electrical work (i.e. electrical maintenance, new installations/construction, renovations/tenant improvements, lighting & lighting controls).
Thorough knowledge of Electrical trade city and state building codes, OSHA rules and regulations, standard safety practices and equipment and other requirements for workplace safety.
A proven track record of consistently exceeding job performance expectations.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to resolve job related problems.
Thorough comprehension of job components for all projects, including other trades.
Thorough understanding of costs, materials and estimating procedures. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and lead skills.
Ability to work effectively with vendors, customers and other trade employees.
Knowledge of computers, billing systems, material ordering
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.
About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):
FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Join us- apply today!
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of four year apprenticeship program, Specialized/technical trainingMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Extensive experience in designated trade (mechanical, electrical, or plumbing). Four years experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four year apprenticeship program. Additional five years minimum journeyman experience in specialty trade area.Demonstrated project management skills and ability to resolve job related problems. Thorough comprehension of job components for all projects, including other trades. Thorough understanding of costs, materials and estimating procedures. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and lead skills. Ability to work effectively with vendors, customers and other trade employees. Knowledge of computer billing systems. Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.Extensive knowledge of trade related methods, materials, tools and equipment. Thorough knowledge of specialty trade, city and state building codes, OSHA rules and regulations, standard safety practices and equipment and other requirements for workplace safety.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.