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K6 Contract
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday, 6a-2:30p, 8a-4:30p

#TP125033 Electrician

Filing Deadline: Tue 10/31/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/31/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/31/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego career employees will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.


* Test, modify, repair, install and alter campus electrical systems, equipment and components (600 volts and below) including but not limited to: power circuits to offices, labs and/or mechanical spaces, motors and motor controllers, watt-hour meters, lighting systems, light poles, control devices, transformers, panels, lightening arresters and conductors to ensure building systems and equipment are operating properly.* Respond to trouble calls. * Make quick analysis of mechanical and electrical problems through proper troubleshooting techniques and use of various test equipment and schematics. * Utilize electronic blueprint applications to review building/site plans in order to determine electrical needs, requirements and availability. * Interpret nameplate data for transformers, motors and switch gear including size, amperage, and voltage to ensure proper replacement and/or repair. * Remove, transport and install equipment using proper tools and procedures. Lift motors and heavy equipment using proper rigging and safety techniques. * Design and draw control schematics to provide a record of equipment operation and repair work performed. Maintain interior lighting systems, including but not limited to inside light switches, rheostats, junction box plates and covers, lighting ballasts, exit lighting and elevator lights. * Install metering devices to measure power consumption and to provide proper application, sizing and installation. * Repair and/or replace campus lighting systems to include: street lighting, walk way and exterior building lighting. * Read and interpret blueprints to diagnose electrical problems such as short circuits, tripped breakers, and overloads to ensure electrical needs are met. * Follow established lockout/tagout Standard Operating Procedures to safely isolate power to electrical equipment to perform maintenance. Plan all types of electrical construction jobs, order materials and schedule time with customer to perform work to maintain and/or improve campus systems. * Work with electrical "raceways" using hand benders, hydraulic benders, PVC heaters and hand tools to provide wireway for circuits. * Compute wire gauge for load requirements and fill ratios for wireways in accordance with the National Electric Code. * Read and interpret National Electric Code and Institute for Electrical Engineering code books to ensure work is performed according to trade and UC San Diego standards.


* Proven journey level skills and experience performing modifications, repairs, installations and alterations to utility distribution systems and components. * Proven journey level knowledge and experience working on a variety of control devices used in electrical, lighting and machinery systems. * Experience testing and troubleshooting main distribution power and correcting when necessary (600 volts and below). * Experience testing, troubleshooting, adjusting, synchronizing and aligning equipment machinery and electrical components. * Experience reading, interpreting and understanding blue prints (building, mechanical and equipment), diagrams and other technical information to perform needed adjustments and repairs. * Experience interpreting nameplate data and testing and troubleshooting motors, interlock system starters and control devices. * Experience working with and knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) regulations. * Proficiency in the use of hand tools and precision measuring devices. * Experienced used of standard computer systems and applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), electronic mail and web-based applications. * Experience planning, scheduling and ordering materials for all types of electrical construction jobs. * Ability to document electrical changes and or new installations through written information and/or prints. * Experience in operating boom trucks for the repair of equipment. * Knowledge of and ability to use appropriate safety equipment. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivation, adaptability, tactfulness and decisiveness. * Ability to work with co-workers to accomplish work with a high level of quality and efficiency. * Ability to prioritize workloads with minimal supervision, and plan work effectively in the field with customers and without direct supervision. * Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities. * Thorough knowledge of UC San Diego maintenance requirements, work flow and acceptable quality standards for finished product. * Familiarity with NFPA-70e (electrical safety code) Experience hauling and backing trailers.


* DOJ/FBI background and DMV checks and clearances required prior to hire. * Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and participate in the DMV pull program. * Must possess and maintain a State of California Certified General Electrician Card provided by the Department of Industrial Relations. * May be required to work overtime as needs are identified. * May be required to work alternate shifts. * Must be physically able to perform essential functions of the position; frequently lift, carry and push up to 50 lbs. * Must be able to work in confined spaces. * Must be able to work at heights up to 100 feet. * Ability to work in or around morgues, gross anatomy and pathological laboratories where human and animal bodies or parts thereof may be exposed to view of the worker.

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $97,865 - $97,865 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $46.87 - $46.87

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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