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Electrician, Trades Specialist Lead II - WVU Beckley
West Virginia University
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October 24, 2017
Morgantown, West Virginia
Electrician, Trades Specialist Lead II - WVU Beckley 06935
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), a location of the West Virginia University system, invites applications for the position of Electrician -Trades Specialist Lead II. This
position directs the work of a crew(s) of electricians, maintenance helpers, trades workers, and other assigned personnel while performing both installation of new construction and general maintenance of existing facilities utilizing journeyman level electrical skills.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Install, repair, and inspect electrical distribution equipment and wiring both inside and outside buildings to verify capacities.
Install and maintain circuit breakers, sub-station switchgear, and transformers.
Switch load to assure constant electrical power supply throughout WVU buildings and classrooms.
Install, maintain, and troubleshoot 23kv and 5kv underground power distribution circuits. Pulls high voltage cables through underground ducts and cable trays in steam tunnels. Splices and terminates high voltage cable using current state-of-the-art (3M) materials and methods.
Install, maintain, repair, and inspect wires and auxiliary equipment, such as fuses, insulators, and switches, to ascertain capacities and working conditions, utilizing thorough knowledge of types, sizes, and styles of equipment.
Install and maintain fire alarms, emergency lighting, emergency generator power transfer switches, and those items associated with life safety, as they pertain to the electrical field.
Install and maintain all control systems for motors, lights, heat, and air controls, participating with various crafts as required to properly troubleshoot and repair control systems.
Design routing plans, install and maintain new electrical conduit, tubing, wiremold, raceway, and associated accessories to accommodate electrical and telecommunications wiring. This duty requires pipe fitting ability.
Install and maintain existing and new lighting systems for both interior and exterior to buildings, including street lights and parking lot lighting.
Operate, service and maintain all grounds equipment, such as trucks, tractors, large seeders, riding mowers, snow removal, skid loaders, tilt bed trucks and steep slope mowing equipment.
Perform all general maintenance duties related to mechanical equipment systems; this is not limited to, but may include, routine maintenance and repairs on condensing and chilled water pumps, air handling units, cooling towers, fan coil units.
Function as a team leader, providing guidance to trade specialists and other support personnel as required. Follow procedures and make work assignments to those individuals assigned to the crew to ensure work is completed in a timely fashion, ensuring proper quality and quantity.
: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Completion of vocational/technical training in a maintenance field of up to 18 months beyond high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Five (5) years as a full-time electrician
At least two (2) years of experience in repair, maintenance and installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration
Experience training and leading others
Electrical experience and on the job training
Basic knowledge of other trades such as HVAC, plumbing, electronics, and carpentry
Experience in coordination of construction, renovation, and maintenance projects
Valid driver's license
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Oct 23, 2017
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 116080
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About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctora
l Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.
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