Electrician I

Apply now Position Number: 996577
Work Type: Staff/Classified AFSCME
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Repair Of Buildings - Kent Campus [100415]

Job Title:

Electrician I

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH


 $22.58 - $23.60 (6-month rate)

Basic Function:

Performs skilled electrical work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Lockout/Tag out procedures and safe work practices. Reports to Electrical Supervisor or designated Supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Performs electrical work for the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical power systems, both inside and outside, including underground, overhead and building wiring, transformers, protective devices, breakers, switches, panels, fuses, lighting systems and related wiring devices.

Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on electrical equipment which may include (but is not limited to) transformers, and electrical panels.

Performs electrical work in tunnels and confined spaces.

May be required to use aerial lift or bucket truck when performing work in high locations.

Reads and utilizes One Line Diagrams, blue prints and drawings to perform required electrical work.

May train non-skilled employees in proper electrical procedures and maintenance of electrical equipment.

Performs work on roofs and high locations.

May train and direct student employees or employees in a lower pay grade in proper electrical procedures; may participate in training new employees.

May assist other skilled tradespersons.

May perform a variety of tasks during emergency situations as required.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Participation in a formal electrician apprenticeship training program, joint vocational school electrical training program or a minimum of three years of verifiable skilled industrial or commercial electrical experience (or equivalent training or experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities). May be called to work in emergency situations. Requires on and off-campus travel.


Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record.

Knowledge Of:

Electrical theory and principles
Electrical wiring systems *
National Electric Code
Electrician tools and equipment (e.g., benders, power monitoring meters)
Appropriate safety practices and Personal Protective Equipment

Skill In:

Reading blueprints (schematics, one line diagrams and wiring diagrams) *
Installation, maintenance, repair, design, and testing of electrical equipment and systems *
Mathematics associated with trade applications such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division *
Reading (e.g., technical manuals), writing, (e.g., work logs), and accurately follow oral, written, and graphic instructions *
Diagnosing problems and determining appropriate action *
Utilizing computerized equipment (e.g., laptops, personal computers and direct digital controllers)
Utilizing hand and power tools
Bending electrical conduit

Ability To:

Demonstrate work processes, train others and provide performance feedback
Communicate with University personnel and public (e.g., to gather information about needed repairs, to explain problems encountered) *
Diagnose problems and take appropriate action
Work in high places, tunnels, and crawl spaces
Lift 100 pounds *
Operate motorized vehicles and equipment

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

State of Ohio Electrical Contractors license (acquired by state test). Experience in Operation of Medium voltage equipment.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to dirt, odors, moisture/wetness, heights, variable temperatures and weather conditions, loud equipment noise, potentially dangerous equipment (e.g. hand and power tools), light chemical substances (e.g. cleaning solutions), electricity and occasional high voltage; requires moderate physical exertion to include frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds (e.g. motors, repair parts), occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds (e.g. purge pump), climbing ladders, extended periods of walking and standing, and working in crawl spaces.

Working Schedule:

 Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m.  - 3:30 p.m.; however, hours may vary to meet departmental needs.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check and skills test.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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