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University of Kansas Electrician in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:



FS Maintenance Services

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

70% - Wiring: Lays-out, installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control

equipment. Plans new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future

maintenance and avoid hazardous and unreliable wiring consistent with job specifications and electrical

codes. Works from diagrams, job specifications, or blueprints. Measures, cuts, bends, threads,

assembles and installs electrical conduit, using tools such as hacksaw, pipe threader and conduit bender.

Pulls wiring through conduit. Splices wire by stripping insulation from terminal leads with knife or pliers,

twisting or crimping wires together and applying tape or terminal caps. Connects wiring to lighting

fixtures and power equipment using hand tools. Installs and repairs distribution and control apparatus,

such as switches, relays, circuit-breaker panels, fastening in place with screws, bolts, etc., using hand

and power tools. Connects proper cables to equipment such as motors and installs grounding leads.

Tests continuity of circuits to insure electrical compatibility and safety of components, using test

equipment such as ohmmeter, ammeter, megger and phase meter, etc. Observes functioning of

equipment or electrical systems to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.

25% - Other related duties: Previews, orders and otherwise obtains electrical materials and equipment. Completes

work order paperwork. Informs supervisor of work status. Cleans and maintains job sites and tools. Performs related work as necessary. Performs project reviews and participates in collaborative meetings for Facilities Services and Design and Construction Management as needed.

5% - Performs other related work as assigned.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Work Schedule:

7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.

FLSA Status:


Contact Information to Applicants:

David Alvarez



Required Qualifications:

  1. Valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.

  2. High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency.

  3. Two (2) years of electrical repair experience; Certificate of completion from a vocational school or an associate's degree in this trade area may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Employee Class:

B-University Support Staff

Advertised Salary Range:

22.28 / hr



Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Read, interpret, and work from sketches, blueprints, job specifications, and schematics.

  2. Experience with all voltage up to 12470.

  3. Experience working with conduit.

  4. Familiarity with electrical test equipment.

  5. Experience working in a college or university setting.

Position Overview:

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. Electricians perform highly skilled tasks in planning, installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of electrical systems, wiring, machinery, and equipment. This position requires the operation of work issued vehicles.

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 8 hours of sick

leave earned each month, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical

& dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas

discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional

development opportunities. KU is a great place to work!

Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

Please include the following with your completed online application:

  1. Resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications

  2. Cover letter

  3. Names and contact information to three references

Application review begins Thursday, September 30th and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.



Job Family:

Facilit Plan Design&Operat-KUL

Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

  1. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.

  2. Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outdoors.

  3. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.

  4. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.

  5. Work overtime as needed.

  6. Must input work order information digitally and perform other electronic communications as required.