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Electrician - (Re-announcement)

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*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check. All applications must be submitted online

Posting Details


Internal Title Electrician - (Re-announcement)
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 4
Level 5
Department Electric Shop
Minimum Requirements

A high school diploma and four (4) years of professional trade experience in electrical construction, maintenance and repair. Must have extensive knowledge of standard practices, methodology, techniques and requirements of the electrical trade. Must have a valid SC driver’s license as the employee will be required to drive state vehicles to transport equipment &/or personnel when needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have the ability and skill to locate and correct emergency and general electrical problems. Must have considerable knowledge of and skill in using tools, electrical equipment, materials & supplies of the electrical trade. Should have knowledge of work procedures used in electrical equipment maintenance and repair. Must be able to anticipate, locate and correct general and emergency problems as related to electrical equipment maintenance and repair. Position requires basic computer skills and working knowledge and experience in using e-mail and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is preferred. Experience in utilizing on-line work order systems preferred. Must be able to comprehend blueprints, plans and electrical specifications. Must be able to follow complex oral and written instructions. All employees at the College are expected to perform their jobs in a safe manner in accordance with best safety practices as prescribed by their department, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration training as provided by the Physical Plant at the College of Charleston. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Additional Comments Regarding Position

Must be able to perform manual labor and work outside in all types of weather. Must be able to work in close quarters, climb ladders/stairs, enter/exit hatches and lift/operate heavy equipment. Must be able to work in areas of excessive heat/cold and lift or move furniture, objects and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Overtime and call back work is required after normal working hours and on weekends, as needed. May be required to be on campus prior to and immediately following all emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, etc.

Special Instructions to Applicants

*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

All applications must be submitted online

Salary *$32,691 - $38,460
Posting Date 12/12/2017
Closing Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2017086
Quicklink for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duties


1. Responsible for distribution, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and installation of the primary electrical and emergency power systems throughout the entire College. Maintains all aspects of electrical distribution throughout various points on campus. Performs a variety of electrical troubleshooting, maintenance and repair duties to eliminate faults and malfunctions in the electrical systems throughout the college campus and in various college buildings, dormitories, historic homes, office buildings and large facilities. Initiates repairs as appropriate to eliminate the defects.

Responds to assigned work orders with a sense of urgency and ensures appropriate and timely resolution. Operates mobile electronic device to access, update, and complete work orders to include all appropriate information to reflect action taken, labor hours, parts, materials, and other historical and cost related items.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 45

2. Assembles and installs conduit, making necessary measurements, cuts, threads, and bends during new installation & repairs.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15

3. Provides preventive maintenance for electrical equipment according to schedule and need.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15

4. Drives State vehicles when transporting supplies & equipment. Maintains electrical equipment and devices associated with the gas/oil-fired boilers, chilled water units, air compressors, pumps, solenoid operation valves, and other control devices.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15

5. Demonstrates safety knowledge by practicing and adhering to all proper safety procedures and OSHA regulations pertaining to the electrical trade. Responsible for ensuring that furniture, floors, walls, and surrounding work area is protected from dust and debris while work is being performed. Ensures all jobsites are thoroughly cleaned up when work has been completed.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
    • Post and Courier
    • Word of mouth
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Job fair
    • Hiring Our Heroes (linkedIn)
    • SC Works (SC Department of Employment and Workforce)
    • Twitter

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  3. Other Document
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3