Trades Trainee Level I - Electrician
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About the Opportunity:
Under the general supervision of the Electrical Supervisor, the
Trades Trainee Level I - Electrician assists in the installation
and maintenance of electrical distribution and lighting systems
across the University.
They inspect and repair various in-place electrical fixtures, and
support new-construction installation activities in both general
office and specialized facilities.These staff members work under
close supervision, and are instructed via diagrams or oral
instructions, indicating the specific nature of the repair or
installation to be made, the layout and placement of circuitry,
fixtures, and controls, and the types of wiring, parts, and
equipment to be used. Electricians I refer to pertinent drawings,
service manuals, and other trade instructions to complete tasks
according to established guidelines and code. Electricians I
identify and report equipment problems and failures and engage in
routine problem-solving under the direction of their supervisor or
- High school diploma, or the math and language skill set
equivalent to that of a high school graduate.
- Completion of or enrollment in formal trade school training in
at least one of the following: HVAC/R, Stationary Engineering,
Electric, Plumbing, Electronics Technician or related discipline;
or have at least two years of relevant on-the-job experience in the
trade or a combination of both.
- Ability to read and understand meters and various types of
monitoring equipment such as CO2 monitors, electrical meters and
- Possess trade-related math skills appropriate for this level of
work; be able to read, write, and understand written and spoken
English; and be familiar with the use of schematics and plans.
- Ability to work effectively, either independently or in a team
environment in both routine and emergency situations.
- Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and basic
applications. Demonstrated proficiency in use of Microsoft Office
- Possess a valid state of residence driver's license. Applicants
will be subject to a driving record evaluation and background
- Complete and pass a criminal background check.
- Successfully complete a 90-day probationary period.
- Familiarity with computerized maintenance management system
- Utility locating and damage prevention experience.
- Experience in emergency response, hazardous materials handling,
applicable OSHA/EPA regulations.
Special Working Conditions:
- This position is 40 hours a week. Hours of work may change from
time to time including assignment to second and third shift
- Must be able to work overtime as needed.
- May be required to work holidays and weekend overtime.
Electrician I's are considered Essential Personnel may be required
to work during peak workload time and occasional weekend support
for University projects.
- Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport
piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. May use
chain falls and come alongs for heavier lifting.
- Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as required.
- Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time; work
on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended
periods; routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying
tools, equipment and other essentials to and from the job
- Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs,
work off ladders, scaffolding, roofs, staging, lifts, etc. and in
- Must be able to respond to emergency calls beyond the normal
- Use of personal protective equipment.
- Outside work during all types of weather.
- Occasional overtime may be required.
- Operation of vehicles and industrial equipment.
- Assist other trades as directed.
- Newly-hired staff receive regularly-scheduled certification
safety training as required by EPA and OSHA/MOSH in the use of
MSDS, respirators, scaffolding, ladders, fall protection gear,
lockout/tag out, forklifts, aerial platforms, and confined
- May undergo periodic occupational physical.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
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