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Job Standard for Electrician

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Electrician Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06538
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


To perform journeyman-level installation and maintenance of industrial and domestic electrical systems, equipment and devices; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure:  must be a licensed Journeyman Electrician in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 10.

Good knowledge of: national electrical code; electrical safety practices.

Experience:  installing, operating, repairing, and maintaining industrial electrical systems and equipment including conductor size for loads, amps, and voltage; using specialized electrical testing equipment; interpreting industrial-type electrical circuit diagrams and blueprints; using and maintaining hand and power tools normally used in electrical and electronics equipment repair.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to troubleshoot, determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction and repair of buildings and structures

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Electrician must:

  • Installs, tests, and repairs secondary high voltage building panels and disconnects; calculates electrical equipment and system requirements; install conduit, conductors, junction boxes, disconnects, receptacles, switches, and light systems; repairs motors, starters, pumps, and electrical aspects of chillers, boilers, fans, and related heating and cooling equipment; tests safety equipment, exit and emergency lighting; replaces ballasts; installs and repairs coax cables for computer systems, microprocessors, data communications devices, and similar electronic systems; inspects electrical installations ensuring work is completed in accordance with applicable electrical codes; reads and follows electrical blueprints, circuit diagrams, and schematics; uses specialized testing equipment; conducts electrical preventive maintenance.
  • Completes work orders and keeps track of maintenance logs; maintains and reviews catalog and product bulletins for equipment improvements; develops specifications and prepares requisitions for equipment and supplies; estimate time and materials for jobs;
  • Supervises and trains others in the installation and repair of electrical systems; assures quality control standards are met for electrical services; assists other maintenance and crafts staff performing their duties; responds to emergency call-back.

35% of Time the Electrician

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Electrician

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This work involves lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 90 pounds, climbing and working from ladders, and bending and stooping.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Electrician

Career Path

Electrical Foreman

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.