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Electrician I - Utilities, Electrical Distribution at University of Iowa

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Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:
Salary: Minimum $42,261.12/year; $20.24/hr (possible higher salary depending upon experience and qualifications), paid monthly

The University of Iowa is seeking an Electrician I for Utilities, Electrical Distribution. Under direct supervision, applies knowledge, skills, and abilities at the journey level to install and repair electrical systems and equipment (generally less than 600V). Specific responsibilities include installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of:
• Outdoor, overhead campus lighting systems for streets, parking lots and walkways.
• Motors for pumps, compressors and fans in power, steam, chilled water and water production facilities.
• Lighting, pump and ventilation systems in power, steam and chilled water underground distribution facilities.

Work is frequently outdoors in all seasons, and indoors in industrial facilities and underground with tight spaces, temperature extremes, noise, dirt, etc.

This position has the opportunity for on-the-job training and advancement to an Electrician, High Voltage (600V - 15kV) position subject to meeting qualifications.

Other duties and responsibilities include:
• Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces electrical systems and electrical operated equipment (generally less than 600V), including but not limited to circuit breakers, relays, switches, wiring, conduit, receptacles, and magnetic starters and controls.
• Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces electrical equipment, including but not limited to electric motors, transformers, generators, lights, fixtures, bulbs, tubes, motor control systems, and meters.
• Draws layouts, reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and other drawings.
• As required, estimates materials needed and records time and materials expended on each work order.
• Performs preventative maintenance on electrical equipment and systems.
• Requires the knowledge of and ability to interpret local, state, and national electrical codes.
• Requires the ability to interpret instructions, design specifications, and blueprints.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

In addition to a competitive salary and workplace of choice, the University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:

Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & the grounds, and provide utilities management.

The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Requires State of Iowa Class A or B Journeyman Electrical license.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and meet University's Fleet Safety Program.
Desirable Qualifications

  • Emergency response time to campus within 30-45 minutes is desired.

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of licenses and/or credentials.