Montclair State University

  • Electrician

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
    Facilities, Maintenance & Engineering
  • Overview

    Under direction, of the Crew Supervisor – Electrical Services performs work involved in the installation, inspection, repair, servicing, and maintenance of electrical equipment, appliances, machinery, and circuits; does related work as required. Provides first rate customer service to the University Community. Must be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays.




    •May be required to act as Team Leader or project manager provide appropriate project work assignments of a group of assigned PPD employees.

    •Inspects and trouble shoots electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, motors, generators, pumps, power circuits, and controllers of machines and elevators, ascertains the nature of needed repairs and/or replacement; does whatever repair and installation work is necessary.

    •Installs, maintains, inspects, repairs, and services  low tension power ( below 600V)  and light feeders, generating and control equipment, relays, transformers, motors, pumps, switches, outlets, signal systems, and other electrical wiring, cables, fixtures, and appliances of varied types. Does no work on cabling, gear or equipment above 600 Volts.

    •Maintains in good working order, performs preventative maintenance, replaces failed or warn parts on electrical fixtures, appliances, emergency lighting and other electrical equipment.

    •Uses various types of electric cable and systems test equipment such as ammeters, voltmeters, and ohmmeters.

    •Makes emergency electrical repairs, trouble shoots malfunctions and breakdowns; inspects work in progress and completed work for defects, fire hazards, electric code violations or other unsafe conditions.

    •Is familiar with the use and nomenclature of various types of conduits and fittings, cables, insulators, and other equipment.

    •Follows all safety guidelines and takes all safety precautions.  

    •Works from electrical schematics, plans, and specifications in accordance with established procedures.

    •Requisitions, stores, safeguards, and properly uses electrical equipment, materials, and supplies.

    •Keeps records of equipment used, work done, and time spent.

    •Performs appropriate PM on all Electric distribution equipment and auxiliaries below 600 volts, as necessary.

    •Performs minor repairs to building Fire Alarm Systems. Examples: horn/strobe, 120V heat detectors, battery replacement.

    •Provides appropriate communication and customer service to all external and internal customers.




    •Lifts, carries, pushes or pulls a variety of tools, equipment and material.

    •Climbs, balances stoops, kneels and crouches to gain access to pipes, ducts, registers wiring and other equipment.

    •Works inside and outside. Exposed to wet, cold and heat conditions. Exposed to noise and vibration from operating equipment.

    •Climbs on ladders and works from heights




    •Knowledge of the problems, equipment, and techniques involved in installing, inspecting, repairing, and maintaining cables, wiring, motors generators, pumps, refrigerators, radios, sound equipment, switchboards, oil machinery, and circuits.

    •Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and diagrams. Familiar with the National Electric Code book and how to find and/or research a subject.

    •Ability to analyze problems involving electrical installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair work, and develop effective work methods.

    •Ability to install, inspect, repair, and maintain cables, wiring, motor, generators, pumps, refrigerators, radios and other types of electrical equipment, appliances, fixtures, machinery, and circuits under varying circumstances.

    •Ability to understand, recall and carry out oral written directions.

    •Ability to order, store, safeguard, and properly use equipment, materials and supplies.

    •Ability to observe the required safety precautions.

    •Ability to keep simple records of work done, materials used, and time spent.

    •Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

    •Follow all safety guidelines and takes all safety precautions.

    •Performs other duties as assigned.

    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    *This position is designated as essential. The designation of essential requires employees at these 24/7 facilities to be present due to inclement weather situations.



    Three (3) years of experience in work involving the installation, inspection, repair, servicing, and maintenance of electrical equipment, appliances, machinery, and circuits or:

    Have successfully completed a Joint Apprenticeship Program within the Electrical Trade under the guidance and supervision of Montclair State University’s Assistant Director – Electrical Services or by a previous Employer.

    (Typical Program requirements are 8000 hours on the job training and 144 hrs classroom time per semester.)

    NOTE: The apprentice shall be registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor and approved by the, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. A current New Jersey State Electrical License shall supersede the previous two requirements.



    C16: 42,112.27- $59,245.48 *NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to the fourth step of $47,823.34.



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