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Job Req ID:  14155


Classified Title: Electrician 
Role/Level/Range: SKILL10/01/BU 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-F, 8 hours per day 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001599-Building Operations and Maintenance 
Personnel area: University Administration

General Summary

Installs and maintains all types of electrical equipment and associated non-electronic controls. Diagnoses and repairs malfunctions. Performs primarily maintenance and repair and some construction work. May perform switching on primary 15 kv electrical distribution system.

Essential Job Functions

  • Installs, wires, connects, and repairs electrical equipment and circuits such as power circuit breakers, busbars, internal and external lighting fixtures, receptacles, intercommunication systems, remote control lighting, sound amplifying equipment, and motor systems, electric scoreboards, underwater safety control circuits, gas and oil burner controls, fire alarm systems, high tension transformers and switch equipment, generators, auxiliary generating equipment and control panels.
  • Diagnoses all types of non-electronic electrical malfunctions. Tests, traces circuits, and checks operation of all equipment. Makes necessary adjustments, repairs and/or replacements to return the equipment or circuits to proper operating condition.
  • Performs preventive maintenance, periodically inspecting equipment, and locating and correcting problems before breakdowns occur according to established maintenance schedule or as needed.
  • Maintains records of tests, repairs, and inspections.
  • May perform switching on 15 kv primary electrical distribution system.
  • May perform standby duties for various university functions.
  • Observes all safety precautions in performing work duties to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.
  • Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition.
  • May be required to be available for 24 hour calls.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience/Skills & Abilities Required

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the electrical trade at an apprentice level to include the following: ability to read blueprints, knowledge of electrical theory, electronics, mathematics, electrical code requirements, electrical systems, associated non-electronic controls, and electrical testing tools.
  • Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to
  • 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders periodically to perform building maintenance.
  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair electrical equipment malfunctions.
  • Ability to read and write in order to read work orders and to complete records, maintenance schedules, and so forth.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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