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Performs highly skilled inspection and technical work on the university's electrical distribution system and associated equipment for proper operation, maintenance, and safety. Individual is responsible for the application of technical electrical engineering skills and having the knowledge to perform a variety of electrical distribution problems, placing emphasis on preventive maintenance. Duties include review of material quality, workmanship, and safety precautions as stated in municipal and national electrical codes.

This individual trouble shoots electrical problems found in complex distribution systems and associated equipment, fixtures, and apparatus of the several university scientific, engineering, and research departments. He is responsible for making recommendations including written specifications for alterations and repairs where situations warrant such action. Individual usually works with considerable independence, decisions require technical judgement and discretion; consults with superiors on more difficult or unusual cases or decisions. Work is reviewed through discussions, reports, and efficient equipment and system operations.


Makes inspections of new and existing electrical distribution systems and circuit installations and associated equipment, appliances, fixtures, and apparatus in university buildings and campus areas, such as athletic stadiums and other arenas, for conformance with safety standards, laws and ordinances, and efficiency of operation.

Acts as a trouble shooter regarding electrical operational problems in specialized circuits, equipment, fixtures, and apparatus located in scientific, engineering, and research laboratories and elsewhere on the university campus.

Inspects and coordinates the maintenance of the university electric substation including the installation of voltage feeder regulators to provide voltage stability.

Installs and maintains campus Polyphase electric meters.

Makes periodic electrical load surveys of the distribution overload conditions on various transformers and circuits.

Reviews plans and specifications for electrical projects, and recommends improvements.

Studies new materials, methods, and techniques of electrical construction to keep abreast of modern developments.

Acts as trouble shooter for designated electronic systems, two way radio communication systems, and signal generators and receivers.

Instructs electricians as to the proper location of incoming services and wiring centers.

Prepares recommendations for alterations and repair, including specifications when such is warranted.

Prepares inspection and other reports, and maintains appropriate records.

Orders supplies, materials, and equipment for specific requirements.

Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school, supplemented by the completion of courses in electrical engineering from a technical school, college or university; and 4 years of experience as a journeyman electrician, including inspection responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the methods and practices involved in constructing, installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment, and appliances.

Considerable knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances and of stages in electrical construction where such faults and defects are most readily ascertained and remedied.

Considerable knowledge of the operating principles and adaptabilities of the standard electrical testing devices and the National Electrical Code Standards.

Ability to detect and locate electrical defects in circuits, equipment, fixtures, appliances, and apparatus.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other division and university personnel.

Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to interpret blue prints, drawings, and diagrams.

Skill in the operation and care of electrical testing equipment.



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