University of Idaho
Lighting Generator Specialist
$19.40 per hour or higher depending on education
Under the general supervision of the Electrical Supervisor, the
incumbent of this position is responsible for ensuring back-up
emergency generators and emergency lighting systems work properly
in all campus buildings. Specific responsibilities include: weekly
exercising and monthly testing of all campus emergency power
generators; servicing fuel, oil, gearbox oil, antifreeze/coolant as
needed and annual requirements; inspecting and repairs, scheduled
and unscheduled repairs to maintain reliability for autonomous
operation; record keeping, weekly and monthly written and computer
entries for local and EPA requirements; lighting repairs.
- A consistent/regular schedule
- 11 Paid holidays, 12+ paid vacation days and 12 days of sick
leave per year
- Reduced-cost education opportunities
- Medical, dental and vision insurance with employer
- State of Idaho PERSI annuity retirement program
This is an essential position that will be called upon in the event
of an emergency and/or University closure.
- Experienced in interpreting and determining: general building
safety codes relating to fire doors, electrical safety, egress
routes, emergency lights, fume exhaust systems, etc.
- Experience working with: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and
building maintenance; safety practices in moving heavy items.
- Ability to utilize computer programs for doing daily work.
- Experience using computer software and applications for word
processing, email, internet searches, and data organization.
- Experience reading and interpreting blue prints; keeping
records pertaining to job functions and assigned areas; using good
human relations skills; maintaining combustion/diesel engines.
- Experience and ability to perform mechanical troubleshooting
and repair skills relating to automotive and industrial engines,
including ignition systems, cooling systems, charging systems,
engine tuneup to include points replacement and adjustment and
valve tappet adjustment in accordance with manufacturers
publications, starting battery and cable maintenance.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Knowledge of campus.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Experience solving problems associated with point type ignition
systems and basic engine tune-up and maintenance.
- Experience interpreting electrical, fuel, hydraulic and
- Experience with skills related to standard maintenance
practices involving cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment of spark
ignition and compression ignition internal combustion engines.
- Preferred experience working with other shops, to adapt new
components in place of discontinued unavailable parts.
- Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move items weighing 50
pounds, use safety practices in moving heavy items, bend, stoop,
shovel, and climb and work from ladders.
- Generators are generally located outside and are therefore
subject to seasonal weather conditions from hot sunny to cold rain
and deep snow conditions.
- Climbing stairs and ladders to access rooftop generators
through vertical and horizontal hatches.
Open Until Filled:
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative