Electrical Trades Specialist Lead II- Facilities & Services 14431
The Facilities and Services department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Electrical Trades Specialist Lead II (Trades Specialist Lead III). This position is responsible for directing the work of 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:
Function as a team leader, providing guidance to journeymen, trades workers, and any other support personnel as required. Follows procedures and makes work assignments to those individuals assigned to the crew to ensure proper quality and quantity and that work is completed in a timely fashion. Inspects completed work assignments of journeymen, craft workers., trades workers, and helpers to ensure quality control. Ensures that proper safety procedures, equipment, and personal protective equipment are used while performing job duties.
Maintains, inspects, and assures that testing of specialized equipment is completed. This includes Testing Equipment (medium voltage tester, ampmeter, proximity tester, and megger); Personal Protective Equipment (medium voltage gloves, sleeves, di-electric hard hat, safety glasses, and face shield); and Safety Equipment (hot sticks, rubber blanket, arc flash blankets).
Receives work orders and interfaces with Work Control, Supervisor, Managers, and requesting party to finalize project needs and scope. Assists Supervisor with multi-craft projects related to overall work assignments. Communicates work schedules and goals to employees and customer, creating efficiency and a timely completion of assigned tasks.
Provides continual inspection of assigned area to ensure maintenance is completed on schedule; recommends to the Supervisor major repair needs; assists Supervisor in updating deferred maintenance.
Individual will have responsibility to read and review prints on new and existing building projects for repair or construction associated with specific job duties and expertise. Individual will also develop as-built sketches of completed projects.
Individual will maintain knowledge of state, federal, and local codes and requirements pertaining to maintenance and construction. Individual will attend project meetings and interact with contractors, vendors, and engineers as needed.
Determines and recommends to the Supervisor the needs of the project regarding crew size, types of crafts, material availability, equipment. Paperwork, safety checks to maintain proper work and material flow in order to maintain schedule.
Provides daily reports on actual progress versus projected progress to Supervisor. Maintains the original scope of project to ensure project cost control. Informs Supervisor of needed discipline and performance problems. Ensures that work group processes all work requests, material requisitions, weekly reports, and invoices necessary to complete assignments according to Physical Plant operation.
Complete detailed cost estimates and drawings. Assists Supervisor in disciplinary action.
May fill in for Supervisor. Inventory individual assigned work tools of crews. Assists in interviewing of candidates. Works alone or with the supervisor and/or project managers in the detailed design of projects.
Must be able to operate computers utilizing various software programs such as: Physical Plant maintenance management programs involving work orders and materials accountability, building support systems, and other systems as necessary.
Installs, repairs, and inspects electrical distribution equipment and wiring both inside and outside buildings to verify capacities.
Installs and maintains circuit breakers, sub-station switchgear, and transformers.
Switches load to assure constant electrical power supply throughout WVU buildings, classrooms, Coliseum, and football field.
Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots 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.
Installs, maintains, repairs, and inspects wires and auxiliary equipment, such fuses, insulators, and switches to ascertain capacities and working conditions, utilizing thorough knowledge of types, sizes, and styles of equipment.
Installs and maintains fire alarms, emergency lighting, emergency generator power transfer switches, and those items associated with life safety, as they pertain to the electrical field.
Installs and maintains all control systems for motors, fights, heat, and air controls, participating with various crafts as required to properly troubleshoot and repair control systems.
Designs routing plans, installs and maintains new electrical conduit, tubing, wiremold, raceway, and associated accessories to accommodate electrical and telecommunications wiring. This duty requires pipe fitting ability.
Installs and maintains existing and new lighting systems for both interior and exterior to buildings, including streetlights and parking lot lighting.
Utilizes bucket truck and power scaffolding to install and maintain lighting and power distribution systems.
Installs, maintains, tests, repairs, and adjusts laboratory, laundry, kitchen, etc. equipment, as required within the normal University setting.
Participates in the installation of simple electronic control systems, clock systems, etc.
Ensures that all local, state, and federal building codes are maintained.
Works in areas designated as confined spaces.
Maintains an organized work area to include cleanliness, safety, and security of materials.
Coordinates the return of materials to warehouse that are not needed for project completion.
Pay Grade: 15
Up to 18 months beyond High school
Two (2) years of electrical experience.
Basic knowledge of other trades such as HVAC, plumbing, electronics and carpentry. Practical experience in crew leadership and the ability to work independently.
Experience in coordination of construction, renovation and maintenance projects.
Knowledge of all materials, methods, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions in the electrical field. * * *
Knowledge of electrical systems.
Knowledge local, state, and federal electrical codes.
Ability to read blueprints.
Ability to perform mathematical computations.
Ability to operate a personal computer.
Demonstrated ability to communicate work schedules and goals to employees.
Demonstrated ability to provide continual inspection of assigned areas.
Demonstrated ability to inform supervisor of needed discipline and performance problems.
Demonstrated ability to assist supervisor in disciplinary action.
Valid Driver's License
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Job Posting: Mar 6, 2020
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 200503
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