Full Time Electrician - Middlesex Community College
Middlesex Community College
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 135783
Location: Lowell, MA Category: Full-time Staff Posted On: Mon Aug 23 2021 Job Description:
POSITION TITLE: Electrician
AFSCME Classification: 1st Class Powerplant Engineer, Grade 21
DATE: August 23, 2021(SEARCH REOPENED)
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Facilities, Lowell Campus
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The purpose of this position is to inspect, test, repair, install and/or maintain various types of electrical systems and equipment in all college facilities; troubleshoot electrical and fire-alarm equipment; maintain adequate inventory of equipment and materials; inspect work of outside contractors and other college electricians; determine materials and/or equipment necessary for specific jobs including recommending whether or not to use outside contractors; and writes technical specifications for bids on electrical equipment.
DETAILED STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inspects, tests, repairs, installs and/or maintains various types of electrical systems and equipment by operating the appropriate equipment and tools to ensure proper maintenance and functioning of necessary equipment.
Maintains an adequate inventory of equipment and materials by contacting vendors for prices, ordering equipment and materials through purchase request forms, and writing technical specifications for equipment purchases as necessary.
Inspects the work of outside contractors to ensure compliance with safety codes and regulations.
Determines on-the-job procedure changes by consulting with Facilities Staff, outside contractors and engineers to obtain technical advice and to coordinate and complete work projects.
Troubleshoots electrical and related equipment by using necessary equipment and reading schematics, diagrams and outlines to identify and correct operational problems.
Determines acceptable quality of materials and/or equipment necessary for a job to ensure that completed work projects comply with specifications.
Performs related duties such as reviewing technical data to keep abreast of developments in the field; resetting fire alarms systems; determine the need to shut off electrical power in an emergency; drafting schematics, diagrams and outlines; and providing on-the-job training.
Attend meetings, seminars, workshops, etc., to gather and exchange information.
Maintain reports on work progress and work forecasts, preventive maintenance schedules, repairs information, costs and times involved with various activities.
Routinely assists in the inspection of mechanical equipment and its associated operating and control components for all the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems at the college.
Assists other tradespeople when required during urgent repair situations and during emergencies such as plumbing leaks, sprinkler problems and natural gas leaks.
Routinely informs Facilities staff of safety issues of all types beyond those of an electrical nature.
Operates computerized energy management systems used to control the heating and cooling of college buildings.
Assumes significant responsibility for the college electrical, fire alarm and security lighting systems and their associated equipment when problems develop.
Serves as a first response team member for all types of urgent problems and emergencies.
Perform standby duty, and report to campus after hours, as necessary, to respond to emergencies and effectuate necessary repairs.
Other duties as assigned.
Applicant must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a licensed journeyman or master electrician.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENCES/CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Electrician's License issued by the State Examiners of Electricians. (NOTE: License requirement regarding the Department of Public Works: Neither general street lighting nor traffic light work performed by the Department of Public Works or its agents or employees on public ways is subject to the licensing requirements of M.G.L. Chap. 141. 1976 - 1977 Op AG, No. 26)
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License
the types and uses of small hand tools used in electrical practice such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc
the types and uses of equipment including testing equipment used in electrical work
safety practices and precautions observed in the electrical trade
inspection techniques used in the electrical trade
the types and uses of hand held power tools such as drills, etc
the methods and techniques of testing fire alarm systems
the procedures and methods followed in the installation of fire alarm systems
2. Skill in:
using small hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc
the use of precision measuring equipment, gauges and instrumentation used in electrical work
using hand held power tools such as drills
3. Ability to:
lift and carry heavy objects
understand, explain and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities
lead a group of workers
follow oral and written instructions
ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning electrical practice
write clearly and concisely
maintain accurate records
prepare and use charts, graphs and tables
establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
perform algebraic calculations to determine voltage, amperage and resistance factors
read and interpret documents such as electrical plans, schematics, drawings, etc
make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.
climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.
install, maintain and repair electrical wiring systems and equipment.
detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown of equipment.
work with the tools, materials and equipment of the electrical trade
operate a motor vehicle
supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action
work at both the Lowell and Bedford Campuses
4. Manual dexterity.
5. Mechanical aptitude.
6. Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
7. Bilingual skills a plus.
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week, plus overtime on evenings and weekends as needed
SALARY: Grade 21, Step 6, $2,695.64 biweekly, $70,086.64 annually, plus overtime pay in accordance with the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits which include:
High quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.