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Electrical - System Reliability Technician

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Job Specification Information

Job Posting Number


Position Title

Electrical - System Reliability Technician

Class Title


Regular or Contingent II

Regular (PIN)

Desired Start Date




$58,000 - $75,000

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Maintains critical systems reliability through the use and application of test and analysis instruments to include thermographic imaging, vibration analysis, ultrasonic detection, precision alignment, electrical signature and motor analysis instruments.

2. Operates, tests and maintains high voltage electrical equipment to include 15kv air-switches, dry and liquid filled transformers, thermal and electronic trip circuit breakers, distribution and safety equipment, wiring, ducts and conduits.

3. Tests with appropriate technique, tools and instruments, analyzes and interprets data from circuit breaker, insulation and contact resistance, control relay and transformer turns ratios testing. Adjusts, repairs or coordinates repair of deficiencies noted from testing.

4. Performs testing, maintenance and repairs to emergency power generation, switching and distribution controls and equipment to include the repair of both mechanical and electrical components.

5. Installs, maintains and repairs motors and motor controllers, including soft-starts and variable frequency drives, form fractional horsepower 120 volt motors to those served by high voltage.

6. Prepares technical reports and project scope with regard to systems reliability, deficiency identification, repairs recommendations, maintenance recordation, and systems availability and readiness employing data, imaging and analyses collected through system testing.

7. Reads and interprets blue prints, schematic drawings and specifications.

8. Prepares estimates of time, labor and materials necessary to maintain systems reliability.

9. Provides guidance and training to others, may lead special projects and monitor the performance of contractors working on assigned building systems and components.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Minimum Qualifications

These are the job duties for required of the position


A High School Diploma or GED


Six (6) years in related work

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge and skills of the principles of high voltage electricity and the practices, tools, instruments and techniques employed in reliability centered maintenance of critical building systems and components. Thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the electrical trades; of National Electric Code; and of the mathematics required to record, analyze and report on systems condition. Thorough knowledge of high voltage electrical systems and practices, motor control systems, emergency power generation and distribution systems, energy conservation practices and systems, and other critical building infrastructure and life safety systems. Skill in the installation, repair and maintenance of critical building equipment and systems; in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade; in the use of thermographic imaging equipment, in the use of other test and analysis tools to include ultrasonic, precision alignment, vibration analysis, motor analysis, electrical signature analysis and in using computers and related software to analyze and diagnose utilities system problems. Ability to read and explain manufacturer recommendations and technical specifications and drawings regarding maintenance, and operation of building systems and components; to prepare written reports; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to provide direction and training to mechanics and other maintenance personnel; to use computers for analysis and reporting of system operations; assist in the preparation of detailed project scope requirements and to monitor the performance of contractors supporting installation, modifications and repairs to critical building systems; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are not required but encouraged for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University. This protocol is subject to change.

Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license may be required. Possession of a Maryland State certification as a licensed maintenance electrician (or equivalent certification) is required.

This position is an essential function/employee position. Employees in this classification will be required to report to work or remain at work during inclement weather and/or other campus events or emergencies.


This is a Union position.

Bowie State University offers an excellent benefits package! This includes tuition remission including eligible dependents; choice of medical/vision plans, Carefirst BC/BS, United Health Care and Kaiser plans, dental, prescription, and life insurance, training and development, EAP ; and as eligible generous leave package including sick/bereavement, annual, personal; and winter and spring breaks.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have six (6) years in related work?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3

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