Electrician I-Fire Protection
University of Massachusetts Lowell - Massachusetts

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Electrician I - Fire Protection

University of Massachusetts Lowell

This position is the University's technician for the electronic and electrical components of fire alarms, fire suppression, fire sprinkler systems, emergency generators and HVAC systems. The Electrician I will test and troubleshoot these, as well as interfaced components, to identify problem and repair components incidental to troubleshooting. This position will assist contractors and participate when work is performed with outside contractors visually to ensure compliance with Massachusetts State and NFPA safety codes and regulations.

Incumbents of this position, test, repair, install and /or maintain various types of electrical and fire protection systems and equipment; troubleshoot electrical, fire protection, and related equipment; maintain adequate inventory of equipment and materials; collaborate with outside contractors; and determine materials and/or equipment necessary for a job and on-the-job procedure changes. The basic purpose of this work is to ensure the safe and adequate functioning of electrical, fire protection, and life safety systems and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Electrical License
-Knowledge of state and local electrical and fire protection or life safety systems codes
-Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities
-Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning electrical practice
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity
-Knowledge of the types and use of small hand tools used in electrical practices such as pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
-Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools
-Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment including testing equipment used in electrical work
-Knowledge of safety practices and precautions
-Knowledge of inspection techniques used in electrical trade
-Ability to lift and carry heavy objects
-Ability to follow oral and written instructions
-Ability to write clearly and concisely
-Ability to maintain accurate records
-Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships
-Ability to perform calculations to determine voltage, amperage and resistance factors
-Ability to read and interpret documents such as electrical plans, schematics, drawings, etc.
-Ability to make decision and act quickly in emergency situations
-Manual dexterity and aptitude. Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds, work in confined spaces
-Ability to detect and locate causes of electrical failure or breakdown
-Knowledge of the methods and techniques of testing fire alarm systems
-Knowledge of the procedures and methods followed in the installation of fire alarm systems

Operational Needs:
-Minimum of 3 years' experience, installing, servicing, or inspecting fire alarm, life safety systems and electrical components of HVAC equipment
-Possess a current and valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:
-5 years' experience as a licensed Electrician
-Demonstrated willingness to be on essential personnel list for facility related emergencies and University closings due to weather
-Ability to operate air and hydraulic lifts
-Similar institution experience
-Knowledge of a variety of low voltage systems such as HVAC controls

To view the full job description and apply, please visit https://jobs.uml.edu . Please submit a resume, and the names and contact information of three references, (cover letter is optional) . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. However, the positions may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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