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Electrical Systems Operations Manager

Miami University (Ohio)
Miami University, Oxford
Date posted
Oct 12, 2023

Job Title: Electrical Systems Operations Manager Salary/Grade:

 $75,000 - $105,000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:

This position is directly responsible for operating, maintaining, and planning the
medium voltage (12.47kv and 4.16kv) distribution systems on the Oxford campus. The
position will monitor budgets and operations to provide the university community with
safe, reliable, and cost-effective utility services.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Responsible for operating and maintaining the medium voltage (12.47kV and 4.16kV)
electrical distribution system. This position will also provide direct supervision of
university high voltage service technician/(s).
● Oversees unit operations; sets priorities; reviews completed jobs; manages the
● Responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the electrical distribution
● Purchase and maintain adequate inventory to ensure continuous operation.
● Develop and document preventive and corrective maintenance activities for the
12.47kV distribution system and the 69kV substation.
● Provide technical support for emergencies, including loss of power, on a 24-hour,
7-day-a-week basis.
● Create switching orders for maintenance or outage mitigation and restoration.
● Review the design of projects related to the electrical system for new
construction and upgrade or renovation projects.
● Create and maintain written standards for procurement and installation of
equipment per applicable standards and preferences of Miami University.
● Contribute to departmental operational and financial efficiency by creating and
executing electrical energy procurement and generator dispatch strategies.
● Directly supervises classified employees

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in medium voltage system
operations, maintenance, and supervision.

Desired Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

● Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, written and orally, at all levels
within the organization and with third-party vendors.
● Be prepared to respond quickly and effectively during time-sensitive situations.
● Demonstrate leadership through budgeting and administration abilities.
● Demonstrate the ability to read and understand blueprints and electrical
diagrams for planning and troubleshooting.
● Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of
materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Periodically assignments are given which entail
dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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