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Lead Electrician

Lead Electrician


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform and coordinate electrical and fire alarm work with Physical Plant Administration, team members and contractors working for the Physical Plant Department.
  • Coordinate, schedule and perform preventative and emergency maintenance of equipment
  • Trouble shoot and repair electrical equipment, motors, lighting, etc.
  • Perform service, repair, alterations, and other associated work to all electrical equipment.
  • Conduct all work in accordance with current electrical codes and safety procedures.
  • Be responsible for all electrical, elevator, fire systems, radio towers and systems and equipment on campus, (including; maintenance, upgrades, design, construction, quotes, reports, planning and coordinating with I.T. to accomplish their needs.)
  • Work with campus locksmith on hardware power needs.
  • Work with campus community, contractors and engineering design firms to plan, coordinate and implement projects and events.
  • Monitor and maintain PowerLogic system and report out as needed.
  • Propose, plan and implement sustainability upgrades relevant to the electrical and lighting systems including coordination of rebates from utility providers.
  • Program and maintain the chapel clock.
  • Manage all fire alarm outages and associated fire watches.
  • Plan and obtain pricing for campus projects for capital budgeting.
  • Keep all campus permits, licenses etc. for electrical equipment, elevators and fire systems up to date.
  • Be responsible for the purchase and inventory of supplies for electrical equipment, elevators and fire systems.
  • Maintain campus electrical standards, plot plans, maps and pictures of all indoor and outdoor electrical distribution and lighting systems.
  • Estimate material requirements to accomplish the above duties as well as submit recommendations to supervisor concerning maintenance and replacement of equipment.
  • Work closely with Holland BPW.
  • Participate in planning meetings regarding events, new buildings and other areas that have electrical needs.
  • Review and approval all invoices associated with work performed.
  • Keep Masters and Contractors licenses current including attending yearly training in areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor, such as but not limited to: Setting up for special events and happenings on and off campus and helping others outside this skilled position as requested by supervisor.
  • Be part of the on-call team rotation.

This position is 40 hours/week, subject to emergency call-ins.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must hold a current Michigan Master Electrician License and a current Michigan Electrical Contractors license or able to obtain one. 
  • High school graduate with 10 years of experience in the trade preferably in a maintenance environment. 
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license. 
  • Must pass a physical examination and possess no physical limitations which would inhibit work performance including but not limited to working from a ladder. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Flexible and able to work with a diverse group of people. 
  • Use computer systems. 
  • Ability to work with others and carry out tasks without direct supervision. 
  • Ability to adjust to changes in assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to evaluate and critique electrical design documents for new and existing buildings and systems.
  • Ability to oversee and manage other college electricians and outside contractors on projects.
  • Mechanical aptitude, knowledge of working with hand and power tools.
  • Familiarity with electrical circuits, motors, and reading circuit drawings.
  • Ability to organize work, read and interpret construction drawing specifications and operating instructions.
  • Ability to work with others and carry out tasks without direct supervision.
  • Ability to adjust to changes in assigned tasks.
  • Ability to use computer systems to program and monitory electrical systems as well as document work performed.


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