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Electrician I

Westfield State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

Electrician I

About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Westfield State University was founded on the ideals of Horace Mann who sought to improve society through education. We were the first public education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies contributing to the development of knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to become responsible leaders and engaged citizens.

Westfield State is a highly residential campus with approximately 55% of our 3,100 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Springfield, Northampton, and Amherst with a selection of museums, theater, collegiate and minor league sports, hiking trails, and restaurants. The University is within 1.5 hours of Boston and Albany and within 3 hours of New York City and the Green Mountain range of Vermont.

Thank You for Your Interest in Becoming a Westfield State Community Member

You are welcome here. You can advance your career and make a difference here. We invite you to bring your whole self and talents to Westfield State University. The University seeks applicants whose record of teaching, student advising, research, and administration positions them to contribute to the everyday practice of our institutional values.

Our Values

Westfield State commits to values that strengthen a common bond among all members of our community and promotes a rich campus environment.
  • Embrace Diversity - We treat all members of our community with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain Excellence and Integrity - We maintain excellence and integrity in all that we do.
  • Collaborate with Each Other - We make decisions in a transparent and collaborative manner.
  • Provide Accessible Education - We commit to providing an accessible, affordable public higher education for all.
  • Build a Strong Community - We are inclusive and ensure equity, supporting the personal development of all community members, and embracing multiple perspectives.
  • Engage the Outside Community - We support civic engagement in local, regional, and global initiatives.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Electrician I
State Job Title: Electrician I
Department: Trades
Job Code: H15X31
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Funding: 7115-0100
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Job Type: Fulltime Permanent
Timeframe: 52 Weeks
Shift:Monday- Friday 6:30a.m.-3:00p.m. (6 month Training) / after 6 months training Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. 3-4 Week On-call rotation required
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Supervision Received: Receives direct and indirect supervision from the Executive Director of Facilities, Building Maintenance Supervisors, and from Electricians or other employees of higher step or grade while assigned to electrical projects.
Supervision Exercised: None
Salary: $2,211.55 Bi-Weekly

General Statement of Duties:
Tests, repairs, installs and/or maintains various types of electrical and fire alarm systems. Troubleshoots electrical systems and related equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Dismantles electrical wiring and piping.
  • Installs electrical conduit and wiring.
  • Tests, repairs, installs and maintains various types of electrical systems and fire alarm systems.
  • Rebuilds and installs light fixtures.
  • Maintains electrical inventory and maintains records.
  • Performs tasks to assist other college electricians and trades personnel.
  • Inspects equipment for wear and tear.
  • Reports hazardous conditions to supervisors.


Qualifications Required at Hire:
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as electrical plans, schematics, drawings, etc.
  • Ability to install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring systems and equipment.
  • Ability to work with the tools, materials, and equipment of the electrical trade.
  • Ability to detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown of equipment.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as drills, etc.
  • Skill in the use of hand-held power tools such as drills, etc.
  • Skill in the use of precision measuring equipment, gauges and instrumentation used in electrical work.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and precautions observed in the electrical trade.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning electrical practice.
  • Knowledge of state and local electrical codes.

Qualifications Acquired on Job:
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities; ability to use tools and equipment available at the institution required to perform the college safety practices and procedures; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:


License and/or Certification Requirements:

Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Electrician's License. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts (Class D) driver's license.

Additional Information:


Salaries for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining agreements as well as state policies. State job specifications may be found on the Department of Higher Education's webpage.

Employee Benefits:

Benefits are an important component of an employee's total compensation package.
  • Health Insurance: Westfield State offers a variety of HMO, POS, and PPO-type health insurance plans for eligible employees with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following the 60 days of employment.
  • Retirement: the MA State Employee Retirement System provides eligible employees with a retirement pension following a 10-year vesting period. In lieu of the retirement pension, eligible employees may select the Optional Retirement Plan with a maximum 5% employer matching contribution.
  • Tuition Waivers & Discounts: eligible employees, including spouses and dependent children, receive reduced tuition at MA state colleges, community colleges, and universities.
  • Paid Time Off: employees receive 11 paid holidays and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.
  • Additional information regarding employee benefits is available on the University's Benefits & Wellness webpage.

Disability Accommodations

Westfield State University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and will ensure the availability of reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (413) 572-8809 or visit us in the Horace Mann Building, 1st floor.

Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Application Instructions:

An online application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 24, 2023. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.

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