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University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder is searching for an Electrician ! The purpose of this position is to function as a Journey-level electrician in the Facilities Operations Electric Shop. This role will focus on the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems and components, preventative maintenance of electrical distribution system components and the maintenance and repair of walkway and roadway lighting.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Electrical Systems within Buildings
  • Be responsible for the installation, repair, replacement, maintenance, and troubleshooting of building electrical systems and components. This function includes; the installation of wire ways, the maintenance, operation and installation of VFD (variable frequency drive) units, the installation, repair and replacement of motors, troubleshooting failed electrical circuits, collaborating with the HVAC Shop to troubleshoot mechanical system components, and installing test equipment to determine loads on circuits.
Preventative Maintenance/Operation of Electrical Distribution System/Components
  • Assist the Utilities Division with switching and responding to emergencies related to the Campus’ medium voltage electrical distribution system.
  • Perform preventive maintenance, testing and repair to the secondary electrical distribution system and components, for example; the building’s switch gear, motor control centers, panel boards, UPSs, backup generators and automatic transfer switches. The building’s secondary distribution system operates at 480 volts or less.
Walkway and Roadway Lighting
  • Be responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, testing and operation of the Campus’ walkway and roadway lighting. There are about 1,000 exterior pole lights and several hundred exterior building lights this role is responsible to maintain, repair and operate. Test all exterior light circuits quarterly.
Paperwork, Scheduling, and Other Duties
  • Complete material issuance requests and purchase requests to procure any material needed to support work load. The position is limited to a $1,000 per event purchase at the FM Construction Stores without the approval of their supervisor.
  • When closing work orders, the incumbent is required to include closing comments and ensure any repair work orders are created.
  • Respond to other duties as assigned on an “as needed” basis; this may also include the alternative work schedules.
  • Drive a University vehicle, carry tools and materials, and actively participate in safety meetings.
  • Follow all safety policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as adhere to Standing Operating Procedures for assignments and use of equipment. Participate in and complete all safety trainings.
  • Report potential safety hazards, mistakes, accidents and/or procedural violations to supervisor in a timely manner.
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • The work schedule is Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. This position may be required to work weekends, alternate or extended shifts at the discretion of the work unit supervisor.
  • This is a full time, in-person position.
What We Can Offer
  • The annual salary for this position is $72,454.32
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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Be curious. Be resourceful. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Current, valid licensure as a journeyman electrician from the Colorado Electrical Board.
  • Must be a Colorado resident to apply.
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver's license.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to work successfully independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and establish relationships.
  • Proven problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Previous experience in a Higher Education setting.
  • Lighting Controls.
  • VFD & Motor experience.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume that includes d ate ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience : proof of degree or transcripts.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by July 10, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions:

Essential Services
This position is designated “essential/critical services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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