8720 Maintenance Electrician


TITLE Maintenance Electrician





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Maintenance Supervisor


The Maintenance Electrician performs complex technical work, on a journeyman level, in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of electrical systems, equipment, fixtures and related electro-mechanical systems, in accordance with applicable Electrical Industry Codes. The Electrician inspects and tests elements of electrical systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, performs required repairs through replacement of inoperative parts or re-wiring of circuits, and provides an estimate of repair(and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform. The Electrician also calculates branch circuit loads, interprets electrical wiring diagrams and schematics, and determines methods and requirements for wiring circuits.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent plus completion of a certifying technical training program in electrical maintenance or completion of an electrician's apprenticeship is required. However, significant work experience in electrical maintenance beyond that required for the position may be substituted for the required education, technical training, or apprenticeship.

Experience: At least six years of progressively responsible experience in the electrical trade is required. Experience must include a thorough working knowledge of National Electrical Codes for installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

Skills: The ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and electrical schematics is required. Must be able to apply electrical formulas and conversion tables to job requirements. The ability to use electrical test equipment and small hand and power tools, such as wrenches, drills, soldering irons, volt-ohmmeters, amp meters, circuit testers, and vacuum and pressure gauges, is required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Near-visual acuity, depth perception, field of vision, and color vision are required in order to make electrical connections, solder and splice electrical wiring. Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situations.

License: A journeyman electrician license is required. A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.

Other: Scope of the position requires working with electrical systems, wiring, and currents that have the potential for serious injury if proper safety measures are not used. Exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to electrical work may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.


1. Performs journeyman level electrical work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of electrical systems, equipment, fixtures and related electro-mechanical systems by inspecting and testing elements of electrical systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, performing required repairs through replacement of inoperative parts or re-wiring of circuits in accordance with applicable Electrical Industry Codes, and providing an estimate of repair(and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.

2. Ensures that electrical distribution systems, including power supply lines up to 600 volts, are safe, meet the requirements for electrical power, and comply with applicable codes by maintaining, modifying, and repairing those systems; monitoring, installing or replacing, and adjusting transformers to desired rated capacities in conformance with applicable electrical code requirements; calculating branch circuit loads, interpreting electrical wiring diagrams and schematics, and determining methods and requirements for wiring circuits.

3. Reduces the need to purchase new/replacement electric motors by maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing single and three-phase electric motors, determining the interchangeability of parts on non-repairable motors, salvaging those parts as a replacement parts inventory, and replacing starter switches, electrical leads, fuses, insulators, gears, bushings and bearings, and other inoperative components from that inventory.

4. Provides technical assistance in the purchase of new or replacement electrical and electro-mechanical equipment or systems by reviewing and preparing equipment specifications, and advising the Superintendent of Facilities Maintenance on equipment capability and compatibility, installation requirements and costs, and potential operations and maintenance expenses.

5. Reduces the likelihood of an interruption of electrical power to critical campus operations by monitoring and repairing highly regulated power supplies to computer systems and other facilities requiring constant voltage with minimal fluctuations.

6. Contributes to a safe campus environment during the hours of darkness and supports the campus' "Nightways Project" by servicing and maintaining all exterior lighting on campus, including mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps as assigned.

7. Assists with documenting the cost of repairs and services by keeping records of time and materials to be charged to each job using the work order system and providing periodic status reports to the designated supervisor regarding the status of work projects, material consumed, and man-hours utilized.

8. Reduces the likelihood for liability regarding the University's compliance with federal regulations by complying with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials.

9. Assures that electrical systems installed by outside electrical contractors meet the current National Electric Code Standards and are in accordance with approved University standards by inspecting electrical jobs on campus which are performed by outside electrical contractors.

10. Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining electronic test equipment and mechanical tools by keeping accurate records on each piece of equipment indicating all required and performed maintenance, performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, and performing periodic cleaning and servicing of tools and test equipment.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Contributes to the overall success of the Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Maintenance Electrician is supervised by the Maintenance Foreman, however, generally works independently under established guidelines and with minimum supervision. The Maintenance Electrician may be required to exercises supervision of other mechanical personnel.




Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job

Level 3 - 160 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and up to one year (30 credit hours) of technical training, certification, and/or vocational classes or course work in a specialized area.

Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills

Level 5 - 1100 Points: This level represents journeyman-level skill in building trades or related areas requiring extended training and/or experience and considerable practical knowledge in a trade or technical area, or other skills requiring similar levels of training. Skill at this level normally requires six years of experience within the trade.

Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 75 Points: Irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities at this level may include tracking budgeted spending, limited purchasing authority, and tracking inventory.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 3 - 90 Points: Procedures and standards exist, but considerable latitude in applying procedures and selecting a sequence of activities must be exercised. The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The employee analyzes results and recommends changes.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 3 - 100 Points: The purpose is to advise or counsel students, coworkers, or the general public, or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals and where relationships are generally cooperative. Contacts are moderately structured and routine.

Factor 6: Work Environment

Level 4 - 100 Points: The work environment involves potential high risk and/or stress due to exposure to dangerous situations, hazardous materials, and/or unusual environmental stress from working in high risk situations and/or high noise levels, poor ventilation, and/or extremes of heat or cold. Protective gear and/or special equipment is normally required.

Factor 7: Physical Demands

Level 4 - 150 Points: Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as climbing ladders, frequent lifting of objects over 50 pounds, crawling or crouching in restricted areas. Occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing 75 pounds or more is required.

Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources

Level 3 - 70 Points: At this level would be jobs in which the incumbent has considerable ongoing responsibility for building security and public safety.

Factor 9: Complexity

Level 3 - 450 Points: The work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the supervisor and the department and involve the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each project or assignment, and the course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves elements that must be identified and analyzed to discern interrelationships.