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Job Req ID:  91576

Journeyworker - Electrician

Facilities Management is seeking a Journeyworker - Electrician who performs maintenance, installation and repair work (and planning thereof) on electrical/pneumatic equipment, systems and components. This work is performed under limited supervision and using the tools and techniques of electrical technology. This position functions as a team leader and subject matter expert to train apprentices and more junior members of the Facilities team.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform inspections and maintenance on electrical systems to ensure safety and functionality.
  • Reads and interprets complex schematic and construction drawings, service manuals and other technical documents.
  • Follows instructions provided by blueprints, drawings, written materials, work orders and oral instructions.
  • Identifies, analyzes, diagnoses and resolves routine and complex electrical equipment problems and component conditions.
  • Adhere to all applicable requirements, including safety standards and local codes.
  • Interpret diagrams, blueprints and other related drawings.
  • Inventory and properly track supplies, equipment, tools and machinery.
  • Communicate with Facilities leadership, other related trades, apprentices and coworkers effectively to promote efficiency.
  • Trains peer and lower level positions as directed by supervisor, based on the guidelines of the JHU Apprenticeship program.
  • Works with the Electrical Maintenance Workers to requisitions in-house stock items.
  • Requests non-stock items for purchase subject to supervisor approval.
  • Makes decisions based on trade practices, National Electrical Code, and supervisor direction as appropriate for the scope of this position.
  • Plans and estimates the materials and labor required to perform demand work and construction projects. 
  • Actively engage Electrical Maintenance Workers into skills-based training activities to build their knowledge and effectively train them for growing skills independence.
  • Recommends and participates in departmental electrical operations development, improvement, and implementation as it relates to current/anticipated workload.
  • Performs work within reasonable lengths of time as measured against trade, industry or engineered standards.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Journeymen or Master License required.
  • 5 years of related experience required. Significant experience or training may substitute for the high school diploma or GED.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with supervisors, co-workers and departmental clients.
  • Possesses the ability to solve problems and manage information effectively.
  • Must be able to complete tasks based on pre-determined timelines and deadlines.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of electrical techniques, planning, estimating, codes, procedures and materials as demonstrated by passing a master electrical certification exam administered by a local or state government.
  • Applies high level of electrical and safety knowledge indicated herein.
  • Safely uses tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of safety rules, procedures and practices, including the proper use of safety equipment as defined by OSHA and industry standards.
  • Identifies and avoids hazards as indicated by warning labels, signage, lights and other warning devices.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Master Electrician preferred. 
  • Successful completion of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program which is approved/accepted by local or state government.


Physical Requirements:

  • Works in shop and mechanical area environments with exposure to dust, heat, cold, noise and fumes.
  • Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to extreme temperatures and other weather conditions.
  • Works within confined spaces as needed.
  • Works at heights of up to 30 feet above surface using ladders, lifts and equipment.
  • Work requires ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Work requires ability to lift, push, pull, move, transport and position tools, equipment and materials weighing up to 75 pounds.    
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents has little likelihood of harm when established health precautions are followed.
  • Work requires the use of protective safety devices including, but not limited to, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, infection prevention apparel/apparatus, back belt.
  • Work requires high visual acuity.
  • Work requires high level of manual dexterity.


This is a Bargaining Unit position. All newly hired employees in Bargaining Unit positions shall be considered “probationary” employees until completion of 90 calendar days of employment. These employees shall become members of the Bargaining Unit if this employment continues beyond four months. The university will notify the employees’ union. Bargaining Unit employees shall become eligible for benefits upon completion of their probationary period.



Classified Title: BU Journeyworker-SSR 
Working Title: Journeyworker - Electrician   
Role/Level/Range: Grade 11, Step 1, Bargaining Unit
Starting Salary Range: $25-$30 per hour 
Employee group: ​​​​​​​Casual status with full-time schedule during 90 day probationary period. 40 hour work week from start date 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 A.M - 3:30 P.M 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001054-Maintenance 
Personnel area: School of Public Health



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


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