Electrician Specialist - 72647
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Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, is one of the worlds leading teaching and research universities. Since opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for success.
Supporting this mission is a staff of more than 11,000 that is rooted in a culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Stanford University, Department of Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is committed to the preservation and enhancement of Stanfords campus and adjoining lands and constructs and maintains the facilities in which advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. LBRE takes pride in the care and stewardship of the 8,100 acres that make Stanford the special place that it is.
LBRE is seeking qualified applicants for the Electrician Specialist position. This is a full-time continuing position.
Employees in this classification are responsible for working on electrical systems and equipment with little technical assistance from a lead or supervisor. They may at times schedule their own work, determine work priorities, and diagnose problems independently. Work performed may be in existing University buildings or, if permitted, on new construction. The Electrician Specialist may work on equipment with high voltage ratings but does not work on any of the AC high voltage power distribution systems.
Employees in this classification may also be responsible for working on various
specialized electrical systems and equipment; for example, performing installation, operations and maintenance functions in alarms and control systems and/or electrical cable, and other specialized electrical gear. Electrician Specialists perform these specialized duties under general supervision from the Shop Supervisor.
- May perform estimates, installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems and equipment
- May at times work alone, or give direction, instruction or assistance to others
- Electrician Specialist, Electrician Maintenance or other electrical maintenance persons.
- Splices underground multiple conductor cables used in electrical power transmission systems; troubleshoots and repairs faulty or failed splices; tests conductors for dielectric strength and continuity; cleans, and splices corresponding conductors, and connections
- Installs, maintains, or repairs fire alarms, smoke detectors, heat detectors, deluge systems, etc.; detects malfunctions of the above by using testing instruments
- Services draw-out circuit breakers, tests such circuit breakers
- Works on electrical power distribution systems under 600 Volts AC
- May work on control systems and power supplies containing medium or high voltage
- Ensures that safety rules are followed
The work requires a thorough knowledge of practical electrical theory and the
ability to construct and read wiring diagrams. These employees must have a working knowledge of the theory of operations of various types of communications systems,motors, illumination systems, power systems, heating appliances and other electrical equipment. Must have knowledge of National Electrical Code & CAL-OSHA Standards on electrical and work safety procedures. This skill level is generally associated with a minimum of 4-5 years of experience in the trade. They must be able to make repairs on
all equipment encountered, to diagnose electrical trouble, and to make new installations with a minimum of supervision and technical advice. They must be willing to work in restricted spaces and high places. Electrician Maintenance must be a qualified journey electrician and have work experience in electrical construction (if permitted) and the installation, maintenance, and operations of a wide variety of electrical equipment such as that described above.
In addition to the qualifications listed for the Electrician Maintenance, Electrician
Specialist must have sufficient experience in a wide variety of electrical work to work independently, without assistance, most of the time and give direction, instruction and support to others. They must have demonstrated this ability to work independently in previous work assignments at a skill level equivalent to the Electrician Maintenance classification. Understanding of, and willingness to comply with, electrical and work safety procedures including National Electrical Code & CAL-OSHA Standards. For Electrician Specialist who must possess relevant specialized knowledge according to the area of specialization, they may be required to have experience in electronic controls, relays, switches, and devices including interpretation of electronic schematics; or they may need to be experienced in industrial cable splicing, or other specialized area. In general, they must have the ability to make repairs on equipment encountered, to diagnose electrical trouble, and to make new installations working on
specialized equipment and electrical systems. This level of knowledge is generally associated with a minimum of 7-8 years of work experience, with several years spent working in an appropriate specialized area, and/or in special training. Must possess a valid California drivers license and a good driving record. Must be available to work overtime and available for callbacks.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate
Job Code: 8372