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Electrician California

Company: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:


Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 58519



The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California's COVID-19 vaccine program.


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The IRD for this job is: 09-14-2023


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes operating budgets of over $54 million, manages a project portfolio of approximately $950 million, and employs over 370 full-time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.

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Under the supervision and direction of the Electrical Shop Supervisor, the incumbent performs maintenance, repair, and construction on campus electrical distribution systems, interior/exterior lighting circuitry, electro-mechanical equipment, and appliances.


Budgeted Salary: $45.22/hour. Upon successfully completing the 6 month probation period, there is a salary increase from Step 1.0 ($45.22/Hourly) to Step 2.0 ($50.25/Hourly.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:
Full-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: K7, Santa Cruz Skilled Craft

Job Code Classification: ELECTRN (008138)

Travel: Up to 25% of the time


45% - Journeyman-Level Electrical Work

Perform the duties of a journeyman-level electrician on all campus buildings.
Perform repair, and electrical construction duties, such as repair and/or installing electrical distribution of building, street, and path lighting including all associated circuits, circuit appliances, electrical conduit, electrical panels, wire molding, and other wiring devices- such as circuit breakers, bus ducts, kitchen appliances, safety switches, lighting contactors, motor controllers, etc.- with voltages up to and including 12KV. This involves the proper use of diagnostic instruments such as infrared scanners, megger, Volt-Ohm meters, ammeters, circuit tracers, and other voltage potential detection devices.
Install breakers, lugs, new conductors, and conduit connectors in, on, or above energized busses. Work involves reference to and uses of manufacturer's service manuals and specifications.
Perform circuit load calculations, voltage drop, and conduit fill calculations.
Perform estimates and project support including plan review.

40% - General Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Perform preventive maintenance and repair of electrical motors, controls, motor control centers, building lighting systems, electrical panels, circuit breakers, fusible disconnects, emergency generators, building elevators, dumbwaiters, rotating machinery, various kitchen equipment, street and path lighting, control relays, standby lighting systems and other equipment as assigned including all associated circuits and circuit appliances.
Performs troubleshooting by diagnosing electrical shorts, open circuits, and low and high-resistance circuits. This will be performed by oral or written instructions using architectural drawings, sketches, and/or electrical blueprints and material lists.

10% - 12KV Preventive Maintenance

Perform preventive maintenance and assist in repairs of 12KV distribution systems consisting of 12KV and AC circuits, and co-generation systems.

5% - Safety & Inspection

Perform safety inspections and routine maintenance on tools and equipment used.
Attend safety and training classes and perform job-related tasks in a safe manner.
Follow all product and University-specific safety procedures when using tools and PPE selection. Writes and maintains a daily timesheet.
Effectively employ good interpersonal skills when interacting with members of the campus community.
Help Physical Plant mechanics and supervisor maintain an inventory of shop materials, supplies, and tools by informing them of specific needs.
Respond to campus electrical outage callouts after normal hours, weekends, and holidays. Perform other related duties, as assigned by the Electric Shop Supervisor and Sr. Superintendent.

Experience and/or skills in using applicable circuit testing equipment, diagnostic instruments, infrared scanners, and electrical appliances.
Experience and/or skills equivalent to qualification of a journey level electrician.
Ability to maintain, and troubleshoot building electrical systems, including lighting systems, power systems, power control systems, power control circuits, and electrical appliances.
Understanding of, and willingness to comply with, electrical and work procedures and requirements including National Electrical Code & CAL-OSHA Standards.
Willingness to be trained in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of electrical specialties such as Elevators, VFDs, electric gate operators, generators, and Photovoltaic systems.
Understanding of, and willingness to comply with, electrical safety work procedures and requirements from NFPA 70E, IEEE, NETA, and ANSI.
Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair, electrical wiring, electrical panels, and other electrical devices such as lighting fixtures and circuits, standby generator systems, standby lighting systems, bus ducts, circuit breakers, control relays, etc.
Ability to bend conduit and install complete conduit systems.
Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions, and perform mathematical computations required in the electrical trade.
Ability to layout work from architectural drawings, and sketches, create blueprints and materials lists, and place orders for materials.
Knowledge of the NEC, CEC, OSHA Safety Regulations, and NFPA 70E procedures.
Knowledge of electrical theory, AC and DC, OHMS law, series and parallel circuits, inductance capacitance, magnetism, power factor, transformers, relays, and other electrical devices.
Knowledge in the use of electrical service manuals.
Good interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to interact and work effectively with co-workers and the members of the campus community.

Ability to operationalize and incorporate the concepts of sustainability into daily work efforts.
California Dept of Industrial Relations General electrician certification or equivalent level of knowledge (minimum of 4-5 years of work experience).

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to do occasional work in confined spaces such as attics and trenches while bending, stooping and/or kneeling with the possibility of being exposed to live electrical circuits and machinery.
The ability to ascend/descend ladders with or without accommodation.
Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
Ability to work a variable schedule.
Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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