Under general supervision performs operation, testing, evaluation,
analysis, maintenance and repairs of electrical utility distribution
systems, energy conservation systems, and other critical building systems
and components to assure the availability, reliability and continuity of
facilities operations and services. May lead and train others in the
completion of this work. This job is typically found in an academic
support or research environment.
1. Maintains critical systems reliability through the use and application
of test and analysis instruments to include thermograpic imaging, vibration
analysis, ultrasonic detection, precision alignment, electrical signature
and motor analysis instruments.
2. Operates, tests and maintains high voltage electrical equipment to
include 15kv air-switches, dry and liquid filled transformers, thermal and
electronic trip circuit breakers, distribution and safety equipment,
wiring, ducts and conduits.
3. Tests with appropriate technique, tools and instruments, analyzes and
interprets data from circuit breaker, insulation and contact resistance,
control relay and transformer turns ratios testing. Adjusts, repairs or
coordinates repair of deficiencies noted from testing.
4. Performs testing, maintenance and repairs to emergency power
generation, switching and distribution controls and equipment to include
the repair of both mechanical and electrical components.
5. Installs, maintains and repairs motors and motor controllers, including
soft-starts and variable frequency drives, form fractional horsepower 120
volt motors to those served by high voltage.
6. Prepares technical reports and project scope with regard to systems
reliability, deficiency identification, repairs recommendations,
maintenance recordation, and systems availability and readiness employing
data, imaging and analyses collected through system testing.
7. Reads and interprets blue prints, schematic drawings and
8. Prepares estimates of time, labor and materials necessary to maintain
9. Provides guidance and training to others, may lead special projects and
monitor the performance of contractors working on assigned building systems
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Six years in related work
Comprehensive knowledge and skills of the principles of high voltage
electricity and the practices, tools, instruments and techniques employed
in reliability centered maintenance of critical building systems and
components. Thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the
electrical trades; of National Electric Code; and of the mathematics
required to record, analyze and report on systems condition. Thorough
knowledge of high voltage electrical systems and practices , motor control
systems, emergency power generation and distribution systems, energy
conservation practices and systems, and other critical building
infrastructure and life safety systems. Skill in the installation, repair
and maintenance of critical building equipment and systems; in the use and
maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade; in the use of
thermographic imaging equipment, in the use of other test and analysis
tools to include ultrasonic, precision alignment, vibration analysis, motor
analysis, electrical signature analysis and in using computers and related
software to analyze and diagnose utilities system problems. Ability to
read and explain manufacturer recommendations and technical specifications
and drawings regarding maintenance, and operation of building systems and
components; to prepare written reports; to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing; to provide direction and training to mechanics and
other maintenance personnel; to use computers for analysis and reporting of
system operations; assist in the preparation of detailed project scope
requirements and to monitor the performance of contractors supporting
installation, modifications and repairs to critical building systems; to
work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work
at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies
and/or exert force up to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple
controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating
environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature
conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Valid
Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license may be
required. Possession of a Maryland State certification as a licensed
maintenance electrician may be required. Candidates selected for
employment must be available to respond and return to the campus in the
event of an emergency.