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Electrician, Senior

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 15, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Electrician, Senior

Location: Facility Srv: Electrical Shop
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606245
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Special Information

  • Upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to best evaluate your prior experience as it meets the needs of the position.
  • Employees of the Facility Services: Electrial Shop department are considered essential staff and must report to work when the university is closed for emergencies.
  • Travel between campus locations is a regular part of the position. Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requires all employees who drive, on university business to pass an online defensive driving course and submit their driver's license number for periodic records review. The law affects all faculty, staff and students who drive any university-owned motorized vehicles. For more information on NAU Authorized Driver Policy

Job Description

Northern Arizona University's Facility Services: Electrical Shop is now hiring two (2) Electrician, Seniors. This position installs, repairs, and maintains university electrical systems in NAU campus structures to ensure they are operating effectively. This position also inspects university electrical equipment, diagnoses problems, and makes necessary adjustments. The successful candidates will monitor and maintain records of university electrical needs and compile maintenance reports with information related to university electrical systems to be used for recommendations.

The Electrician, Senior leads in repairs and maintenance of Campus Electrical Infrastructure on Academic and Res Life Building including, but not limited to exterior and interior wiring, street lighting, panels, breakers, SES, transformers, branch circuit wiring, underground receptacles, switches, equipment power. The will also provides estimates and oversees customer requests, electrical upgrades or changes and also works with other trades/ customers/ project managers on campus projects.

Campus Lighting/Power Repairs and maintenance - 30%
  • Street Lighting repairs and maintenance infrastructure.
  • Academic/ Res Life power repairs and maintenance.
  • Upgrading Electrical/ Lighting Systems as needed.
  • Repairs, maintains, replaces, installs and tests both high- and low-voltage electrical/electronic systems, circuits, and equipment.
  • Inspects equipment and diagnoses performance and malfunctions.
  • Performs complex wiring assignments.
  • Oversees the production of reports and communications to provide information on necessary adjustments to campus electrical systems.
  • Performs electrical services to ensure campus facilities are properly maintained.
  • Receives and responds to electrical maintenance requests from campus members regarding NAU facilities.

Works on approved electrical estimates - 30%
  • Meets with customer/ Trades/ Project Manager.
  • Schedules and orders and prepares materials for estimate.
  • Works on Electrical Project to completion.
  • Performs electrical services to ensure campus facilities are properly maintained.

MCC/Power Installations - 20%
  • Troubleshoot MCC circuits.
  • Repair power for HVAC Disconnects.
  • Repair power for HVAC air compressors.
  • Installs power, light, electronic, and control circuits. Provides technical assistance to lower level maintenance electricians.

Estimates campus electrical projects - 15%
  • Provides Estimates for Campus Electrical Projects.
  • Gets material quotes for estimates.
  • Process estimates for supervision/customer review.
  • Works from blueprints, technical plans, and sketches to install and inspect equipment.
  • Inspects construction and maintenance projects for adherence to building code and NAU Design Guidelines and Technical standards.
  • Performs calculations for estimates of work.

Other duties as assigned - 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of four years federally approved technical training program in electrical repair and maintenance AND
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience OR
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of University Electrical work process and policies.
  • Knowledge of commercial wiring process and Electrical blue print interpretation.
  • Knowledge of techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in electrical work.
  • Including: Street Lighting Infrastructure, Lighting Control Systems, Breaker Panel Upgrades,
  • Motor supply and control wiring, Commercial wiring practices and NEC requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task as well as lead others in the field.
  • Leadership skills, including employee motivation, trustworthiness, creativity, and integrity.
  • Knowledge of equipment and materials usage and maintenance, supplies, equipment, and/ or
  • Services ordering and inventory control.
  • Awareness and demonstration to NAU's EEO/ Affirmative Action and Safe Working/ Learning Environment
  • Understanding of NAU's policies and procedures and setting examples of such.
  • Effective communication skills, the ability to craft emails and other written documents,
  • Including: Estimates, coordination with other trades, customers, and project managers.
  • Knowledge and implication of safety awareness, and leadership in such.
  • Knowledge of scheduling techniques and setting priorities.
  • Exercise good judgement and professionalism in a fast-paced setting.
  • Encourages a diverse, inclusive environment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Anticpated salary range is $47,634 to $55,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

June 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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