1st Shift Electrician
July 2014
Travis Olsen
Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Building and Grounds Superintendent of Facility
Services, the incumbent will perform journeyman level electrical work in a wide variety of interior and exterior
buildings, fixtures and structures; may direct the work of other classified staff or vendors in the area and perform
related work as required. The electrician will assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring,
equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures. The electrician shall be capable of diagnosing malfunctioning
systems, apparatus, and components locating the cause of the breakdown and have the ability to correct the
presented problem. This position is also responsible for the inspection of electrical systems, equipment, and
components to identify potential hazards and/or defects, the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure
compliance with code, as well as, the ability to advise management on whether continued operation of equipment
could be hazardous. This position will also test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring,
equipment and fixtures to ensure compatibility and safety of system, as well as, troubleshoot variable frequency
drives and understand the basic operations of PLCs.
This position serves residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus guests. It interacts extensively with
customers, the campus community, service providers, and outside contractors. Under general supervision and
as part of a team, the incumbent is responsible for the safe operation of campus facilities and the associated
systems. Facility Services is committed to the highest standard of customer relations principles for its customers,
fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors, at
all times, when working with the aforementioned.
The skills, abilities, and knowledge of the incumbent will have direct and profound impact on the
success of maintenance operations. A thorough knowledge of the electrical trade is expected and the incumbent
must keep current with trade training and certifications as applied to the work of a journeyman electrician.
Given the pace of emerging products and technology, the incumbent must stay in touch with industry/systemwide trends and best practices.
Finally, it is imperative that the incumbent affords him/her-self reasonable measures to ensure
safety and accuracy. This includes the use of all prescribed PPE and the willingness to don a uniform
consistent with industry standards as it relates to electrical safety.
A. 50% Assemble, perform and manage electrical installations
A1. Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances,
apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools, power tools, and lifts.
A2. Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, junction boxes, disconnects, Variable
Frequency Drives (VFDs), Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) and other components.
A3. Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring equipment, and fixtures.
A4. Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors, drives etc.
A5. Install and maintain signal systems (low voltage) such as clocks, class bells, closed campus
television, controllers (PLCs), computer and lights.
A6. Installs, relocates, repairs and maintains motors, transformers, generators, electrical
outlets, switches, telephones, computers, lighting, fire alarms, clocks, bells, exit signs, appliances,
circuits, wiring, and other electrical system equipment and components in compliance with
electrical codes, standards, and regulations utilizing local, state, and federal building codes.
A7. Make electrical connections to heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other fixed and
moveable equipment.
B. 30% Test, repair, and maintain electrical systems
B1. Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand
tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
B2. Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and
the need for adjustment or repair, and ensure compliance with codes.
B3. Advise management of whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous. Test
electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using
testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and
safety of system.
B4. Inspect and repair electrical outlets; florescent, incandescent, mercury vapor, high pressure
sodium, including lighting dimmer boards; fire alarm systems (including smoke and heat
sensors);building sprinkler systems; elevator controls and safety features; electrical appliances,
such as, stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners and air handlers.
B5. Inspect and maintain: emergency batteries and primary transformers in sub-station; Primary
switchgear; underground pits, including tap boxes and switch boxes.
B6. Perform planned and emergency maintenance, inspections, troubleshooting and
documentation of work performed.
B6. Conduct preventative maintenance on assigned electrical systems such as elevators, building
security systems, fire alarms, emergency power and high voltage distribution.
C. 15% Layout, inspection, and coordination of electrical projects
C1. Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job
specification and local codes.
C2. Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and
to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
C3. Studies plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirement and
sequence of repairs and/or installations.
C4. Coordinates with project managers, building inspectors, facility managers.
C5. Keeps up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive project records-including specifications,
submittals, schedules, requests, changes, approvals, and costs. Also, maintains accurate records
and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
C6. Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.
C7. Determines methods, techniques, materials required, sequence of work operations, layout and
clean-up on projects as assigned.
C8. Consults lead/supervisor or project managers who administer requirements and standards for
modification of projects.
D. 5% Miscellaneous activities
D1. May be assigned other non-related duties to support other maintenance personnel in a variety
of facilities, and equipment.
D2. Keeps accurate time and material records; orders supplies and for materials within
UWSP policy and guidelines.
D3. Expected to prioritize work assignments to meet customer needs.
D4. Serves as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate
department or supervisor.
D5. Expected to attend safety, technical and general meetings including occasional career
development training.
D6. Create and maintain a vehicle load plan with critical, on-hand supplies for vehicle assigned.
D7. Interacts with various components (units and/or departments), procurement and
clients as necessary to specify and obtain timely delivery of the most appropriate contracted
D8. Basic level competency of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the electrical trade, as well as, the
tools involved in the construction or the repair of buildings or other structures. Sections A,B,C
Knowledge of applicable electrical codes, standards, and regulations including a thorough
knowledge of local/state codes and practices. C1
Must be able to maintain confidentiality when required. D4, D7
Knowledge of electrical application for high and low voltage electric system. Section A,B,C
Knowledge of arithmetic; ability to take accurate measurements and perform common
mathematical computations (algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications).
Section C
Basic Knowledge of operating software (PLC, HMI, etc.). A2
Knowledge and experience coordinating, troubleshooting, responding to, and often
completing customer service requests. D4, D7
Skill to evaluate, troubleshoot inquiries and actively participate in resolving concerns of staff,
contractors; outside consultants, and members of the campus community in an objective
and constructive manner. Section B and D4, D7
Possess/develop a thorough understanding of University of Wisconsin and UWSP
administrative policies and procedures. D5
Demonstrated skill to logically analyze complex systems and resolve electrical problems.
Section B
Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy and flexibility. D4, D7
Strong oral and written communication skills required to communicate clearly and effectively with
supervisors, managers, staff, co-workers, campus staff, and interact positively with service
providers and off-campus contractors. B3, C8, D4, D7
Ability to work long hours in emergency situations and in inclement weather conditions,
including outdoor summer temperatures of over 100 Fahrenheit and winter temperatures as
low as -10 Fahrenheit. B6
Ability to walk 3-5 miles a day on a variety of surfaces such as concrete, pavement, dirt and grass,
and ability to ascend and descend numerous stairways while performing tasks.
Must be able to access work sites which include heights and confined spaces.
Must have an understanding of preventive maintenance, its role in a comprehensive
maintenance program and the ability to perform preventive maintenance work as directed.
Section B
As required, provide direction to semi-skilled or unskilled assistants, outside vendors or
LTEs (Limited Term Employees) as needed or directed. A3
Must have a thorough understanding of the correct methods to fasten similar and dissimilar
materials. A1
Ability to assist with a variety of maintenance and repair work on equipment including pumps,
fans ,gear boxes, shafts, chemical feed equipment, water lines, valves, belts, motors, variable
speed drives, electric panels, generators, boilers, bar screens, controllers (PLCs),HMI systems,
etc. D1
Must have the ability to manipulate small equipment parts and handle chemicals safely.
Must have the ability to quickly gather, manage and effectively analyze maintenance related
data. Section B
Reads information from equipment manufactures' manuals, service request, layout sketches,
blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade specific manuals and practices
to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform. B3, C1, C4
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the electrical
trade including lockout/tag-out, arc flash requirements, and training on the proper
maintenance and use of personal protective equipment.
Knowledge base of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote
effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data,
property, and institutions.
Perform all work while conforming with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable
federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency preparedness, pollution-prevention policies,
University of Wisconsin, UWSP campus and Facility Services policies and procedures, including Code
of Conduct, IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program,
Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by management to have
bearing on employee safety and conduct.
Knowledge to handle potentially hazardous materials and waste. The ability to be responsible
to safely handle, properly contain and label, and follow appropriate emergency procedures as
they relate to hazardous waste materials.
Must have the ability to wear OSHA required personal protective equipment.
Requires manual dexterity of both hands and feet to perform activities such as lifting overhead,
twisting and bending while lifting, climbing ladders and stairs while wearing protective equipment,
and working in confined spaces, including repetitive arm motion below, and above shoulder level.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including bending, stooping, reaching, digging, carrying and
lifting heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs.
Special Requirements
Ability to maintain electrician's license to meet governmental regulations.
Ability to maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license (regular, Class D license).
Ability to respond appropriately to University grounds within a 30 minute time frame.