Senior Electrician
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

Job Description

Senior Electrician

Bowling Green State University

Salary: $32.58 - $35.59 Hourly
Job Type: Full-Time
Division: Planning Construction Campus Ops
Opening Date: 03/15/2024
Location: Main Campus (BG), OH
Job Number: BGSU00356
Department: Planning Construction Campus Ops
Closing: Continuous


Under general supervision from the MEP Superintendent, the Senior Electrician is responsible for maintaining, servicing, and repairing various equipment and electrical infrastructure.

Essential Functions

  • Installs or repairs any of a variety of electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, UPS systems, fire alarm devices, or other electrical equipment.
  • Maintains medium and low electrical power distribution and generation networks by discovering, restoring, and repairing faulty or inoperative system components.
  • Assists with maintaining building electrical distribution systems and electrical equipment by implementing & preforming preventive maintenance programs and schedules for the electrical power distribution network, fire and smoke alarms and sprinkler and other electrical systems.Utilizes thermography to evaluate needed maintenance.
  • Read and interpret sketches, blueprints, and layouts, determine amount of material and time involved; make cost estimates, work orders, inventory lists and project reports/records.
  • May be required to serve as a lead worker and/or supervise, instruct and train semi-skilled and Electrical workers and trades people; assist supervisor in allocating work assignments; reviewing and evaluating work performance in training new personnel; coordinate work with other trades
  • Troubleshoots electrical systems by researching and evaluating conditions, advising supervisor, and recommending actions.
  • Assist in procuring parts and/or services for maintenance or replacement of electrical equipment and demonstrate proficiency in using a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) to enter service request.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies; works during inclement weather; and works to support various events on campus during non-business hours
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need

Minimum Qualifications

The following Experience is required:
  • Minimum of five years' experience as a journeyman level Electrician

The following Education is required:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Possession of a State of Ohio Fire Alarm Licensure at time of hire or obtained within the first 90 days of the probationary period and maintained as needed throughout employment
  • Successful completion of a trades certification or apprenticeship program as a journeyman Electrician
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and be insurable under the University's insurance

Additional Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of basic science, math, and scientific methods Knowledge of basic reading skills
  • Ability to carry out verbal and/or written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written
  • Detail-oriented and highly accurate
  • Ability to work in changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and/or staff or the public and represent BGSU appropriately
  • Ability to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities
  • Knowledge of computer skills such as MS Office, presentations, spreadsheets and/or database entry/query
  • Ability to access and maintain document imaging systems, including scanning and filing documents
  • Ability to draft office correspondence
  • Ability to operate hand and/or power tools appropriate to the trade
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints and schematics

Deadline to apply: The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘April 1, 2024'.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer . We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421 or email

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

5 Year(s)

Education Required:

High School

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Date Posted : 03/19/2024