University of Utah Health Electrician in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position performs journeyman or master electrician level electrical work by exercising the skills and knowledge pertaining to the installation, alteration, maintenance, new construction, inspection and repair of electrical distribution systems, including primary and secondary wiring. The incumbent also utilizes the necessary skills in working with clinical, laboratory and research electrical devices and equipment, emergency power generation systems and other common electrical items.

Unlike typical electrical work, the incumbent may work on circuits that are kept active and functioning due to the unique requirements of the University community. In addition, the electrical safety requirements for individual pieces of equipment must always be foremost in the mind of the person performing the inspection, repair, calibration or test of clinically applied items. Initiative and independent judgment must be exercised in completing assignments according to blueprints, electrical codes and safety requirements.

This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Applies skills in performing processes such as the inspecting, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, calibrating, safety testing, and repairing of electrical systems and equipment. Works with equipment such as motors, transformers, and a variety of clinical, laboratory and research equipment to ensure maximum and efficient operation.

  • Installs new systems and repairs existing wiring systems, electrical conduit, communications systems and other related equipment.

  • Adheres to the necessary procedures that would ensure conformity with blueprints, OSHA specifications, JCAH and NFPA requirements, national and local electrical codes, and the requirements of other specialized codes and regulating agencies.

  • Maintains and performs preventative maintenance on a variety of small electrical devices by repairing or replacing items such as hardware, lamps, fuses, sockets, coils, and switches.

  • Uses a wide variety of machines, electrical hand tools and test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, stroboscopes, volt-amp recording meters, power factor meters, and frequency drive testing equipment.

  • Works with other trades in electric-related problems such as elevator repair, electric bed repair, fire alarm system maintenance and electronic equipment.

  • Maintains and periodically updates equipment history log sheets and P.M. order sheets in order to meet the requirements of history and legality for all equipment items.

  • May be responsible for training apprentice electricians through on-the-job training.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the latest national and local electrical codes and, if applicable, all regulating bodies having responsibility for health care facilities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety precautions for the service of clinical, electrical items.

  • Ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to emergencies that involve the campus distribution system.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • Experience with electric manholes and underground power distribution systems.

  • Proficiency in the use of the various types of electrical test equipment.

  • Dependent upon department of assignment, a valid Utah driver’s license may be required.

Licenses Required

  • Journeyman electrician license from the State of Utah or equivalency.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of codes and regulations specific to health care facilities.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. The position may involve moving heavy equipment and/or supplies. The position involves exposure to electrical hazards.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 25778

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 7:00AM - 3:30PM

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? No

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department FACILITIES & ENGINEERING

Category Support Services (Facilities / Trades)

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.