University of Utah Electrician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/10/2018

Requisition Number PRN18321B

Job Title Electrician

Working Title Electrician

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Choice of 4-10 hr. days or Mon-Fri. 7:30-4:00 pm

VP Area President

Department 01743 - TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range TBD

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs journeyman or master electrician level electrical work by exercising the acquired and developed skills and knowledge pertaining to the installation, alteration, maintenance, new construction, inspection and repair of electrical distribution systems (including primary and secondary wiring) and of clinical, laboratory and research electrical devices and equipment, emergency power generation systems and other common electrical items used in the University community.


Applies analytical and manual skills in inspecting, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, calibrating, safety testing and repairing motors, generators, chargers, transformers, high voltage electrical systems and a variety of clinical, laboratory and research equipment including their component parts to ensure maximum and efficient operation.

Installs new systems and repairs existing wiring systems, electrical conduit, communications systems and related University-owned equipment by adhering to necessary procedures that would ensure conformity with blueprints,OSHAspecifications,JCAHandNFPArequirements, national and local electrical codes and requirements of other specialized codes and regulating agencies such asNCCLS,AAMIandCAP.

Maintains a variety of small electrical devices by repairing or replacing items such as hardware, lamps, fuses, sockets, ballasts, dropping resistors, contacts, coils, switches, timers, bearings, brushes, cords, and plugs as a matter of preventive maintenance and safety considerations.

Uses a wide variety of machines, electrical hand tools and test equipment commonly used by electricians such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, voltmeters, cable pullers, hirangers, relay testing equipment, stroboscopes, current leakage and safety test equipment, high voltage equipment, conduit benders, volt-amp recording meters, power factor meters, peak demand and watt-hour meters, drante surge and spike detectors and frequency drive testing equipment.

Responsible for maintaining 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.

Works with other trades in electrically related problems such as elevator repair, electric bed repair, fire alarm system maintenance and electrical aspects of electronic equipment.

Responsible for maintaining and periodically updating equipment history log sheets and P.M. order sheets to meet requirement of history and legality for all equipment items.

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

Problem Solving

Incumbents operate with very little direct supervision. Independent judgment is used in choosing materials, tools and procedures in finishing assigned tasks.

Problems encountered in this position may include working with antiquated electrical systems; high voltage primary power sources and maintaining the miles of working and electrical panel boards on campus.


A working knowledge of the hazards and the applicable safety precautions for service of clinical electrical items are important aspects of this job. 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 (health care facility and research activities). 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.

The incumbent is subject to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to emergencies that involve the campus distribution system.

Minimum Qualifications

Journeyman electrician license from the State of Utah or equivalency required. Experience with electric manholes and underground power distribution systems, proficiency in the use of the various types of electrical test equipment and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

In the hospital positions, a working knowledge of codes and regulations specific to health care facilities is preferred. In the campus positions, a working knowledge of cable splicing and substation maintenance (with its various high voltage switchgear) is preferred.

The journeyman license is obtained through the completion of a comprehensive examination after the completion of a 4 year, 8,000+ hour accredited apprenticeship program.

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

This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


As a member of the Facilities Management team, you will enjoy working in a stable Higher Education environment with plenty of opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers an excellent pay and benefits package, including affordable health care available on your start date, generous sick and vacation pay accrual, cell phone reimbursement, and a freeUTATRAX/bus pass.

Do you have excellent customer service and problem solving skills? Would you like to be challenged to take individual initiative in an environment that rewards your efforts with career growth opportunities? Many of the roles on the University of Utah’s Facilities Management Team are casual dress, tools are provided, and you’ll be working on resolving issues with experienced and knowledgeable team members who will help you build on the skills you bring to the team. Apply today!

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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