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Skilled Trades Technician, Electrician

Ohlone College
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Skilled Trades Technician, Electrician

Ohlone College

Salary: $79,308.00 - $101,256.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Division: Administrative and Technology Services
Opening Date: 07/02/2024
Location: Fremont Campus and/or Newark Center
Job Number: 202300108
Department: Administrative and Technology Services
Bargaining Unit: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Ideal Candidate Statement
Ideal Candidate will:
  • have journey-level experience.
  • be familiar with basic math theory required to solve electric formulas.
  • have experience working in educational or institutional setting as opposed to only residential experience.
  • stay current on the evolution of technology associated with the electrical trade. This would include automated lighting systems, motion sensors, LED technology, low voltage relays, and computer based software needed for lighting controls be able to articulate knowledge of what different color wires represent in electrical panels and pull boxes.
  • be familiar with voltage up to 480, and familiar with the function, operation, and preventive care of transformers and switch gear, up to 12KV.
  • be willing to work on ladders, scissor type lifts and boom lifts to replace, repair or troubleshoot roadway lights. The candidate should also be able to track and repair/replace broken underground conduits for exterior light systems.
  • be willing and able to work with breaker panels, relays, and other components necessary to restore power to building systems.
  • be familiar with photovoltaic technology to troubleshoot, repair, or make repair recommendations.
  • be comfortable working with the public, and also with contract partners who provide service for the District. This would include writing scope of work for larger projects as well as providing estimates of cost to the management team.
Position Description
Under the direction of the Supervisor, Maintenance and Operations, this position is responsible for performing advance journey level electrician for the District. The position is also responsible for providing basic assistance in the other skilled trades areas.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  2. Inspects electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair.
  3. Tests electrical systems for continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.
  4. Follows appropriate diagrams to determine location of wiring and equipment and ensure compliance with building codes.
  5. Installs ground leads and connect power cables to equipment.
  6. Installs electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures.
  7. Places conduits, pipes, or tubing, inside concealed areas to complete circuits between boxes.
  8. Develops a preventative maintenance program for all electrical systems.
  9. Recommends estimate time, material, or labor costs during project planning.
  10. Updates energy electric systems.
  11. Conducts basic servicing and adjustments of HVAC systems.
  12. Performs basic locksmithing support functions such as, but not limited to, the cut and/or duplication of keys.
  13. Supports the plumbing area by performing duties such as, but not limited to, assisting in the cutting of pipes, pre-assembly, and installations of plumbing systems and components.
  14. Studies blueprints, design specifications, or manufacturers' recommendations to ensure the proper installation, or configuration, of equipment and components.
  15. Complies with all applicable standards, policies, or procedures, such as safety procedures or the maintenance of work areas.
  16. Performs preventive, or general maintenance, of all maintenance equipment.
  17. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of:
  • Best practices and techniques in performing electrical work.
  • State and national electrical codes.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Building construction.
  • Electrical safety rules and procedures.
  • Testing devices.
  • Electrical tools and equipment.
  • Common hand tools.
Skill To:
  • Apply knowledge of best practices and techniques in performing electrical work to build, install and maintain a variety of electrical systems.
  • Apply knowledge of state, and national, electrical codes to ensure that electrical systems meet current codes and safety regulations.
  • Apply knowledge of building construction to inform the development of electrical systems in new buildings.
  • Apply knowledge of electrical testing devices to test and diagnose electrical problems, develop solutions, and ensure quality control.
  • Use electrical tools, common hand tools, and equipment to install and maintain a variety of electrical systems.
  • Use basic math skills to measure currents, volts, and calculate the amount of cable that is required for a variety of projects.
Ability To:
  • Maintain up to date on electrical equipment, techniques, and changes to safety codes.
  • Effectively analyze electrical situations to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Effectively recommend environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Effectively pay attention to detail.
  • Effectively meet deadlines.
  • Effectively assess electrical systems.
  • Effectively analyze technical drawings and blueprints.
  • Communicate effectively orally and writing.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with District staff.
Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) years of experience as an Electrician or related position;
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Bilingual and Biliterate.
  • Related specialized training(s).
Physical CharacteristicsEnvironmental Elements
  • Indoor/outdoor working environment.
  • Extreme working conditions.
  • Dust or airborne particles.
  • Caustic chemicals.
  • Conditions that contain a risk of electrical shock.
  • Work at high heights.
Required Application Materials: The below items must be uploaded as attachments for your application to be complete and considered.
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  2. A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal/professional qualities.
  3. A list of three (3) professional references including name, position, organization, phone number, email, and relationship to the applicant.
  4. Diversity question response: What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity, and how would you apply this commitment as you conduct your responsibilities in this position?
Foreign Transcripts
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Here is a list of approved foreign degree evaluations services: (Download PDF reader)

District Statement
Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.

Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.

The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.

EEO Statement
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.

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