Exercises overall responsibility for inspecting, planning,
programming, and implementing of the preventative maintenance
electrical program of the University. The position requires an
extensive and broad knowledge of multiple systems in a complex
institutional environment with an understanding of the
interrelationship of these systems. This is a multifunction
position. While the primary focus is on preventative electrical
maintenance, this position is frequently required to support
tradesmen of other crafts and to direct, monitor and approve the
actions, performance and/or products of contractors and vendors as
they work for the University.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
- Supervises the team which performs repairs, replacements, and
maintenance to Campus and building electrical power and lighting
- Develops, coordinates, establishes and executes a schedule to
ensure services or repairs on a frequency necessary to support
- Organizes, trains, leads, schedules and supervises electrical
crews to carry out tasks with a high level of craftsmanship.
- Evaluates available electrical products, standardizes products
and hardware to achieve economy.
- Submits Purchase Requisitions to ensure ready availability of
materials, supplies and equipment required.
- Coordinates with Supervisor and Department Heads to ensure
availability of facilities and/or areas to be repaired or installed
and minimize disruption of ongoing operations.
- Responsible for coordination of special projects with outside
- Determine and monitor Stock Inventory levels which pertain to
the Electrical Department.
- Maintains and submits reports of all man-hours and materials
utilized in performing electrical functions for the
- Develops estimate of costs to support requests for completion
of electrical service or projects.
- Develops budget needs through facilities inspections and
maintenance operation reviews.
- Maintains an awareness of expenditures for the Electrical Shop
in comparison with said budget.
- Responsible for the inventory and safe usage of University
equipment and tools assigned to the Electrical Shop.
- Supports development of plans and specifications to be used in
preparation of the bids for acquiring services, contracts and items
purchased by the University.
- Performs personnel actions to include interviewing, hiring,
evaluating, disciplining and recommending for termination personnel
assigned to his area.
- Provides high level of customer service to the University
- Additional related duties as assigned.
Monday - Friday, 7am - 3:30pm, occasional
night and weekend work required.
High school diploma or equivalent
GED, minimum of eight (8) years’ experience working with electrical
distribution, building power systems, and lighting systems on an
educational campus. Must hold valid and current Virginia Master
Electrician’s license. Skilled in all areas concerning the
electrical industry. Knowledge of power wiring and controls and
ability to read and understand blue prints. Knowledge of National
and Local Electrical Codes. Valid and unrestricted State of
Virginia Driver’s License required. Must be able to follow verbal
and written directions and provide responses in writing. Ability to
use computers to read and respond to emails and to use basic
applications is also required. Possess normal vision, hearing and
physical dexterity. Ability to work from scaffolds and
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are
Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV
upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide
names and contact information for three professional
External Applicants: Application instructions for external
applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly
for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for
sustained periods of time.
- Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when
walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically
moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of
balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for
ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
- Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding,
ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and
arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the
amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for
- Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at
the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable
degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back
- Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or
- Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg
- Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and
- Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something
with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or
- Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to
draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or
moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor
is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the
substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Types of Work:
- The worker is subject to both environmental conditions:
Activities occur inside and outside.
- The worker frequently is in close quarters, crawl spaces,
shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and water
line pipes, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia.
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of
force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently,
and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible
$66,353.75 - Pay Commensurate with Experience
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
and new employees must provide proof of at least their
first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are
required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption
to the vaccination requirement.