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Iowa State University Electrician I Trainee-1 in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Electrician I Trainee-1

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Quals:Ability to read, write and follow instructions.Upon completion of the training program, must be able to meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the Electrician I Classification as follows:1. Requires State of Iowa Class A or B Journeyman Electrician license.2. Must possess a valid driver's license and meet University Fleet Safety Program.

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Description:

The Facilities Planning and Management Department at Iowa State University is hiring 3 Electrician Trainees for Utilities Services. The Trainees will be enrolled in a 4 year Apprenticeship Program which will include on-the-job training and class room education through ABC of Iowa. At the end of the program, the Trainees will be prepared to test to become a Journeyman Electrician. The successful candidates will be motivated and committed individuals with a strong desire to learn and work as part of a team.

Regular work hours are between 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Additionally, must be able to travel to Grimes, Iowa for one week a month of classroom education during regular working hours from October to May. Costs associated with the training are paid by Iowa State University.

The starting pay for this position is $17.30 per hour. Every 6 months, the pay rate will be increased, assuming satisfactory completion of all apprenticeship program requirements. Upon program completion, pay will be increased to the starting wage for an Electrician I.

Under direct supervision, receives work experience and related training instruction to develop the knowledge and skill necessary to perform at the journey level upon completion of the training program to install and repair electrical systems and equipment. Participates in training that is required to progress to eligibility for the Electrician I classification.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learns how to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and replace 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.

  • Learns how to install, maintain troubleshoot, repair and replace electrical equipment including but not limited to electric motors, transformers, generators, lights, fixtures, bulbs , tubes, motor control systems and meters.

  • Learns how to estimate materials needed and record time and materials expended on each work order; and perform preventative maintenance on electrical equipment and systems.

  • Learns how to draw layouts, reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and other drawings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students, and the public.

  • Ability to learn all other knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Electrician I class description.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Rate Type:Hourly

Pay Grade:10

Application Instructions:

Apply for this position by clicking on “Apply” and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:August 12, 2019

For consideration, submit application before:August 23, 2019

Job Requisition Number:R423

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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