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Iowa State University Electrician II - Utilities Distribution in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Electrician II - Utilities Distribution

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Requires State of Iowa Class A Journeyman Electrician license with at least four years as an apprentice plus two years of experience as a journeyman electrician; or State of Iowa Class B Journeyman Electrician license with eight years in the electrical trade in maintenance or construction. • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet University’s Fleet Safety Program.

Preferred Qualifications:Experience with reading/understanding prints and electrical schematics, and effectively apply standards as defined in the National Electrical Code.

Experience maintaining and troubleshooting controlled lighting systems.

Experience with using electrical system testing and diagnostic equipment including: multi-meters, Meggers, and/or infrared imaging equipment.

Experience testing, troubleshooting, and maintaining variable frequency drives.

Experience with the installation and maintenance of motor starters and motor control centers.

Maintenance experience with circuit breakers or motor control centers.

Ability to operate aerial lift equipment like bucket trucks, boom lifts, and/or scissor lifts.

Experience with vehicle and pedestrian traffic control signals.

Job Description:

Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University is seeking a Utilities Electrician II for Utilities Services. Persons in this position will be responsible for maintaining campus site lighting and low-voltage (600V or less) power distribution; installing conduit, cable, switchboards, panels, circuit breakers, etc., both on campus grounds and within the Utility Power Plant. In addition, a Utilities Electrician II will perform or assist with specialized tasks including the maintenance/installation of variable frequency drives, campus mass warning signals, traffic/pedestrian control signals, utility electric meters, and mechanical flow meters. Persons in this position will be trained to use utility locating equipment for identification and troubleshooting of underground infrastructure; they will assist Utility High Voltage staff with cable pulls, switch replacements, and vault maintenance as well. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in electrical/electronic theory, as well as terminology, practices, and techniques used in the electrical trade. Persons in this position must be able to read and interpret schematics, drawings, and instruction books. This position also requires the ability to communicate effectively, professionally, and positively with others. ​

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs all duties listed under Electrician I.

• Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and replaces 600 volts and less electrical distribution systems and related equipment, including but not limited to main panel board control systems, programmable controls, solid state control systems, step up and down transformers, current and potential transformers, protective field devices, line monitoring equipment and VFD’s.

• Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs control systems including lighting, programmable controllers, and building heating and cooling system programmable controllers.

• Performs preventive maintenance on electrical equipment systems and control systems.

• As required, will commission 600 volts and less electrical distribution systems and related equipment, and control systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

• Knowledge of safety precautions mandated by OSHA, NFPA, NEC and the EPA.

• Demonstrates all knowledge, skills, and abilities listed under Electrician I.

• Knowledge of electrical control systems, including variable frequency drives.

• Ability to use and interpret specialty tools and equipment used to troubleshoot electrical equipment and systems.

• Ability to plan and perform work involving the installation, modification, troubleshooting and repair of new and existing control systems and related equipment.

• Ability to work in all types of environmental conditions or in areas where there is exposure to excessive noise, dirt, and fumes and at elevated heights from ladders, scaffolds, or hydraulic lifts.

• Ability to work independently during normal work hours and after hours.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:5070a

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Life insurance and long-term disability• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date: September 12, 2023

Posting Close Date:September 26, 2023

Job Requisition Number:R12898

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

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 and/or a consumer credit 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 .

General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources ( website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.