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Posting Date

5/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Electrician
UW System Title:  Craft Worker - Lead

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Building and Grounds Superintendent and is responsible of the maintenance and upkeep of the campus electrical system.  The University operates under various electrical voltages including 12,470 at the Substation, 477/280 and 208/120 in the buildings and around the grounds.  Position also includes responsibility of electrical installation during small projects and other repairs/modifications to the electrical system around campus.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Inspect, repair wiring, fans and exhausts, motors and electronic motor controls.
  • Test and repair electrical power equipment including relays, interior and exterior lighting fixtures, safety and campus alarm systems.
  • Make electrical repairs and improvements as requested or reported on work orders and respond to emergency repairs.
  • Inspect and maintain High Voltage System.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Make electrical connections to heating, ventilating, air conditioning, laboratory, and other fixed and movable equipment.
  • Install special electrical systems such as fire alarm, class bell, audio, and audio-visual, digital control, clock and intrusion alarms.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on assigned electrical systems such as elevators, fire alarm, emergency power, and high voltage distribution
  • Install and maintain concrete, aluminum, steel and wood poles, and other equipment used in connection with outside lighting.
  • Perform needed repairs and regular maintenance on all campus Variable Frequency Drives.
  • Remove existing electrical system for demolition.
  • Install new and relocate existing conduit, junction boxes, outlets, wall switches, wall clocks and thermostats.
  • Install light fixtures in suspend or lock-in tile ceiling systems.
  • Install new or revise existing circuits and panel boxes.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Prepare sketches or interpret blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Work in cooperation with other building trades/contractors to perform needed electrical work in a timely and safe manner.
  • Work with other campus electrician on completing electrical work associated with remodel projects.    Direct, coordinate and work in conjunction with outside electrical contractors to perform special electrical projects around campus.
  • Assist the Building and Grounds Superintendent or other department staff with the electrical layouts, sketches and specifications for small projects.
  • Assist the Building and Grounds Superintendent or other department staff with cost estimates for proposed small projects and repairs.
  • Specify and order necessary materials.
  • Review plans and specs prepared by others for campus projects.
  • Conduct locates of buried conduit systems for trenching, excavation and planting projects.
  • Locate and repair exterior wiring for street lighting, path lighting and signage.   Use a trenching machine or similar equipment when necessary.
  • Update plans for interior and exterior changes to electrical systems.
  • Update campus site maps for changes and additions to buried conduit systems.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Keep accurate account of time worked and material used on specific jobs and transfer that information to a work order for processing in billing system.
  • Ensure campus electrical systems are up to date with any current code changes.   Make suggestions on repairs and replacements of electrical equipment.


  • Associate's degree at time of application 
  • 7 years Electrical repair/maintenance 
  • Masters Electrician License 

  • 10 years of electrical repairs/maintenance

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  The work hours for this position will be 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work screen examination will be conducted on the finalist(s).  A six-month probationary period is required for this position. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Starting rate of pay for this position will be based upon Category G Craft Worker Rates at time of hire. At the time of posting, rate of pay is $37.85 - $39.08 depending on leave package selected. 

This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Crafts Workers are required to pay the full cost of health insurance as administered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds.  Monthly pre-tax employee premiums may be found on ETF’s Total Premium webpage.  See the 2021 Benefits Summary Guide for an overview of the benefits offered to Crafts Workers.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Electrician"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Master Electrician License

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Human Resources
Phone: (920) 465-2390

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.