Under general supervision of the Supervising Electrician, works
independently to perform the full range of skilled journey-level
electrical work including the installation, maintenance,
modification, and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment, and
systems. Inspect, isolate, troubleshoot and repair electrical
malfunctions. Plan the layout and perform wiring of new or
remodeled installations. Operate electrical power-generating plants
and other electrical equipment and systems. Maintain and repair low
voltage systems including fire, alarm, and access systems. Test
electrical equipment for safety and efficiency. Fabricate
electrical parts. Inspect completed work for conformance with
specifications, requirements, and compliance with applicable
building and safety codes and regulations.
The Electrical unit of Facilities Development & Operations
provides services to a University campus spread across nine sites
comprised of +150 acres, 81 buildings, and more than seven million
gross square feet. Maintenance & Operations employs
approximately 250 full-time permanent staff and up to an additional
nine part-time, seasonal, or contract staff. In FY20-21, the
assigned operating budget for the unit is $49 million not including
funds associated with purchased utilities or maintenance and repair
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Performs various types of preventive maintenance including:
starting/stopping equipment, general cleaning, removing/installing
serviceable parts, cleaning conductors/wire connections, and
identifying problems and needed repairs.
- Completes necessary repairs to electrical wiring, plugs,
switches, breaker boxes, controls, lighting and electrical related
items, as requested, by work orders.
- Operates hand and power tools for installing, removing, and
cleaning parts and hardware.
- Inspects electrical-related equipment, systems and areas to
identify problems and needed repairs.
- Tests and troubleshoots parts, equipment and systems using
testing tools for diagnosis.
- Records work details in log sheets and keeps time record to
assists in completion of documentation.
- Uses computer for communicating, researching parts and
specifications, coordinating, documenting work details, and
recording time log.
- Reports problems and needed repairs to supervisor to be
documented and scheduled.
- Operates utility cart, pick-up truck, welding equipment,
scissor lift, forklift, as certified, to access, repair, and
transport personnel, equipment and waste materials.
- Consults and works with other trade workers, as needed, for
completion of repairs and remodels.
- Thorough knowledge of electrical theory and the methods,
materials, tools and equipment used in the electrical trade for the
installation, maintenance and repair of electrical apparatuses,
equipment and systems.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and
regulations pertaining to the electrical trade, including the
National Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division
of Industrial Safety of the State of California.
- Ability to assemble, install, maintain and repair electrical
- Ability to operate all applicable tools and equipment necessary
to perform skilled electrical work.
- Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans,
drawings and specifications.
- Ability to make rough sketches and to estimate the cost, time
and materials of electrical work.
- Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work
performed using manual and computerized record-keeping systems, and
to prepare standard reports.
- Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled
- Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency
- Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the
position, and to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the
- Ability to successfully complete the SJSU Defensive Driver
Training Program and pass the course exam.
- Work schedule varies according to operational needs and may
include evening and weekend hours.
- Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and
- Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required
at time of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this
Any combination of progressively responsible training and
experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills
equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard 8000
hour (4 year) electrician’s apprenticeship program. Requires the
possession of a valid California Driver’s License for the operation
of any vehicle or equipment required for position and in any
Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according
to operational needs and may include evening and weekend
A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of
state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of
California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance
with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.
Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive
Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for
California State University campuses.
Commercial or university campus experience
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,792/month
Salary Range: $5,542/month - $7,414/month
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits
package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more
information on programs available, please see the
Employee Benefits Summary
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application
and attach the following documents:
- Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period:
June 29, 2021 through July 13, 2021
. This position is open
until filled; however, applications received after screening has
begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal
records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a
contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may
be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying
information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly
withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect the continued employment
of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a
The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment
and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor
vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks
are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate
Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU
will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of
required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of
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reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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