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Journeyman Electrician, UM Housing

University of Montana
Job Location:
Missoula, 59812
Facilities Management
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Job Description

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Staff Vacancy Announcement

The UM Housing Department invites applications for a Journeyman Electrician.

The Journeyman Electrician will install, maintain, and repair various types of electrical equipment. This position requires the ability to work well with other crafts to complete projects and communicate well with others. Needs to be able to work with little supervision and have excellent trouble shooting skills. The Journeyman Electrician tasks will include researching and ordering materials, good customer service, and the ability to handle multiple priorities. This position requires incumbent to develop working knowledge of the UM Housing department electrical system: and will be required to obtain the NICET Fire Alarm Certification.

Required Skills
  • Ability to assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, motors, equipment, appliances apparatus, and fixtures,
  • Ability to use hand tools and power tools
  • Working knowledge and ability installing conduit, ducts, tract, and raceways inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables to complete circuits between devices
  • Working knowledge and ability to diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of the breakdown and correct the problem
  • Working knowledge and ability to connect wires to control panels, circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
  • Working knowledge and ability to install conduit wire mold and wire, size circuits, bend conduit up to and pull wire
  • Experience installing CAT-5 and CAT-6 data lines- must be able to certify and punch down lines on blocks
  • Proficiency at repairing motor control circuits, appliances, refrigerators, washers, dryers, vacuums, extractors, buffers, etc.
  • Proficiency at reading and interpreting blueprints
  • Working knowledge and ability to adapt industry standards and equipment to provide service to special needs projects
  • Knowledge of safety rules and procedure related to the trade and abide by all OSHA safety regulations
  • Ability to make prints and electrical schematics of equipment
  • Ability to receive written and oral requests
  • Must be able to communicate with campus community about electrical jobs and possess good customer skills
  • Must be able to use a variety of test equipment
Physical Requirements

(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)

  • Lifting: Ground to 36 inches, up to 50 lbs. Ground to 72 inches, 30 lbs.
  • Carrying: Front carry up to 50 lbs. for 100 feet or less. Pushing and pulling forces required (pushing and pulling materials, and during the use of tools): 30 lbs. sustained.
  • Repetitive squatting on both even and uneven surfaces.
  • Overhead horizontal push sustained, 30 lbs.
  • Overhead work with a twist, 3-minutes sustained.
  • Static forward bending from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using tools.
  • Trunk rotation from a standing or kneeling position.
  • Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder.
  • Use of various grip circumferences and strengths as well as static grip positions during the use of various tools (4 1/2" to 5 1/2" circumference needing an average of 50 lbs. of grip force) and while manipulating various work materials (maximum 100 lbs.).
  • Use of foot controls and hand controls to drive and operate light and heavy machinery.

Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • NICET Fire Alarm Certification
  • Strong understanding of our primary and secondary electrical system
  • Working knowledge of high voltage systems and fire alarm systems
  • Working knowledge of variable frequency drives and the ability to test and repair and program VFDs
  • Working knowledge and repair of emergency generators and high efficiency furnaces
About UM Housing and UM

UM Housing provides safe, clean, healthy, and affordable living and learning facilities that fosters an inclusive community living environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests. The UM Housing office manages three areas, Residence Halls, Lewis and /Clark Village and University Villages, which provides a variety of housing options for single students, students with dependents, and University guests. Services provide in these areas’ facilities support and nurture educational and personal development at the University of Montana.

The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.  The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title:              Journeyman Electrician

Position Number:        108040

Department:                 UM Housing- University Villages

Work Schedule:           Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week),

                                      Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, 12 months/year,

Salary:                          $28.5396/hr

Union Affiliation:         Electrical Workers Local 768

Probationary Period:  Six months minimum

Benefits Include:           Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,

                                      partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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