University System of Maryland
Job Class Specification
TITLE: ELECTRICIAN HIGH VOLTAGE JOB CODE: N13EVU
FLSA: NONEXEMPT JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6: H60 JOB FAMILY/SERIES: PHP MNT
APPROVED BY: Chancellor's Designee: EFFECTIVE DATE: 09/01/2007
James Sansbury, Associate VC Financial Affairs/Human Resources
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Under general supervision, performs high voltage electrical work at
the journey level. Installs and maintains electrical service ranging
from low to high voltage.
1. Performs specified electrical work; installs, repairs or maintains
transformers, generators, circuit breakers, conduits and panels;
tests electrical circuits; replaces units or parts including
wiring, fuses, transformers, coils and switches.
2. Plans layout, installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures,
apparatus, and control equipment; plans new or modified
installations consistent with specifications and local electrical
3. Coordinates the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical
service. Performs specialized activities including coordinating
electrical renovations and performing high voltage electrical
4. Reads, interprets and works from blueprints, schematic drawings,
and specifications ensuring concealed wiring is installed before
completion of future walls, ceilings, and flooring. Prepares
sketches showing wiring equipment location.
5. Tests continuity of circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and
safety of components; observes functioning of installed equipment
or system to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation
6. Prepares estimates of time, labor and materials. Prepares reports
reflecting daily operations and project status.
7. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the electrical
trade. Cleans work area upon completion of project.
8. Provides guidance and training in high voltage electrical work to
other maintenance personnel. May have lead responsibility for
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.
EXPERIENCE: Four years progressively responsible experience in the
electrical trade, two years of which must have been in the
installation and repair of high tension (13,000 volts and up) service
switch gear and controlling wiring, or motors and motor circuitry of
30 horsepower or more.
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the theory, principles,
methods and techniques used in the installation, repair, and
maintenance of electrical systems, equipment, and apparatus including
Underwriters Rules for electrical wiring and installation of
electrical equipment. Thorough knowledge of and skill in basic
mathematics including area, volume, weights, and the practical
application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions; of
OSHA regulations and National Electric Codes related to the electrical
trade and working with high tension lines and equipment. Working
knowledge of the principles and theories of electronics. Skill in the
use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the electrical trade
including testing equipment such as ohmeters, battery and buzzer and
oscilloscopes. Skill in and ability to work with high tension lines
and equipment. Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints,
drawings, and specifications; to prepare sketches and schematic
drawings; to prepare summaries and reports; to communicate effectively
and follow directions; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed
equipment and machinery; to work from lifts, ladders and scaffolding;
to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force
up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on
equipment and machinery; 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 Maryland State certification as a
licensed maintenance electrican may be required. Candidates selected
for employment must be available for emergencies on an as needed
basis. Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment
and random drug testing.