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University of Utah Health Electrician in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


We are University of Utah Health. As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health 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 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 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.

Sign-on Bonus

The University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics is embarking on a new program to attract and retain new hires. The program provides a signing bonus for new hires at a 0.50 FTE or greater.

A signing bonus is available for this role and would be prorated to the positions listed FTE. The bonus is structured as follows:

  • The applying candidate must be an external candidate.

  • The first installment is paid out upon hire.

  • The second installment is paid out after twelve (12) months of employment.

Additional details

  • Bonus will be paid for those attending New Employee Orientation until December 31, 2023.

  • If, at any time during the first one (1) year of employment, the employee drops below a .50 FTE, all future bonuses are forfeited, regardless of whether or not they later return to an FTE above .50.

  • If an eligible employee terminates from the organization and is subsequently rehired, they must have been separated from the organization for a period of at least one year before becoming eligible once again for the program.

  • The incentive payments are taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.


  • Save 50% on Tuition (Tuition reduced for eligible employees attending the University of Utah)

  • Health Coverage, Dental Coverage, Life Insurance

  • Retirement

  • Paid Time Off

  • 11 Paid Holidays per year

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

How to Apply:

  • Submit your application online

  • Upload most recent updated resume with work history and experience, please include Month and Year in formatting.


  • 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, DNV 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.

  • Completes required after-hours on-call rotation.

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 Required

  • Experience with electric manholes and underground power distribution systems.

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

  • Depending upon department of hire, a valid, State of Utah Driver's License may be required.

Licenses Required

  • One of the following

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

  • Current license to practice as a Master Electrician in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (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, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 64239

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 0700-1530

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Non-Clinical

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Workplace Set Up On-site


State UT


Category Facilities/Trades/Materials