The Electrician provides high quality and effective work that provides quick response to immediate issues and supports experienced personnel.
An Electrician is a position in the Facilities Operations department providing high quality and effective work that provides quick response to immediate issues and supports experienced personnel in providing safe, reliable, efficient, and cost optimal operation, installation, repair, and maintenance of high or low tension electrician systems for: fire, light, heat, power, communications systems (i.e. high tension network electrical distribution, emergency power support systems, elevator status monitoring system, building automation systems) throughout the Columbia University - Manhattanville Campus (CUMVC) including structures, streets, paths, etc.
HS diploma and/or the equivalent required.
Two (2) years internal experience as an Assistant-Electrician; or external equivalent of three-and-a-half (3.5) years of experience as an electrician; or a combination of at least five (5) years of full-time satisfactory experience as an electrician, and/or sufficient full-time satisfactory experience as an electrician's helper, and/or electrical union apprenticeship, and/or formal training/education.
Must demonstrate knowledge of all CUMVC's safety policies and procedures.
Required to be Tuberculosis (TB) negative, submit to periodic TB testing, and a chest x-ray if a positive TB test is read.
Basic knowledge of how to navigate and interpret building management systems (BMS).
NICET Certification in Fire Alarm Systems - Level I
NICET Certification in Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems - Level I
Responsible for obtaining and maintaining other applicable Certifications as determined by management as the facility develops. This may include additional NICET Certifications, PBS Certifications, etc.
Must be a quick learner and exhibit self-motivational skills.
Adequate ability to discern colors for monitoring alarm conditions.
Strong team mentality (ability to work with others)
Well-refined interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, customers, clients, students, vendors, and management.
How to read and interpret SDS information.
Understanding of general vivarium, and laboratory rules and restrictions.
How to identify a fire rated barrier and properly install fire-stopping materials.
Must be able to work all shifts as assigned.
Understand and execute safe working practices and procedures.
How to properly utilize lock out-tag out procedures for all energy sources (electrical, thermal, hydraulic, hydronic).
How to properly and safely operate all hand tools, power tools, equipment utilized by facilities maintenance and repair.
Demonstrate the proper use of tools, fittings, materials, measuring instruments and meters used in the Electrician's trade.
Responsible for obtaining and maintaining other applicable NYC Certificates of Fitness as required by the FDNY and/or other authorities having jurisdiction.
Hold and maintain PBS (Petroleum Bulk Storage) Class C Operator
Must be capable of performing fire brigade duties as assigned.
Knowledge of and/or Training on the following:
Use of portable fire extinguisher.
Hazardous waste awareness.
Asbestos hazards and safety.
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (work order management system)
Communication etiquette including phone, radio, and customer service.
Hot work permits.
Confined space entry procedures.
Description and use of fire stopping materials.
NFPA 70E: Triannual Training & Annual Refresher
Must demonstrate minimum professional proficiency in the English Language; as defined by the U.S. Department of State.
Must demonstrate applicable institutional knowledge and practices of the facility and its operations.
Duties and requirements from Assistant-Electrician and prior still apply and must be maintained and current, as well as the knowledge applied to any future buildings coming online.
General OSHA standards and requirements.
Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions:
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all-inclusive.
Use strength to lift and transport items needed to perform the functions of the job, with the ability to lift 50 pounds independently and support team lift with reasonable accommodations.
Sit, stand, bend, kneel, crouch, and squat for prolonged periods of time and/or repeatedly over a required period of time.
Reach with and work with hands and arms overhead.
May work in an environment where a variety of pathogens, chemical substances, and gases are used for research.
Ability to work while wearing a full-face respirator.
Able to perform work in power plant and campus environments.
Employee will be required to practice the use of proper PPE when exposed to the conditions above including participating in pulmonary testing for the ability to wear respirators.
Hold and maintain OSHA 10 Certification
Hold and maintain an active Motor Vehicle Class D License.
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard (F-60)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Using Powder Activated Tools (E-21)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Torch Operations (G-60)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for City Wide Sprinkler Systems (S-12)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for City Wide Standpipe Systems (S-13)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Standpipe for Multi-Zone Systems (S-14)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Bulk Oil Plants (P-12)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Supervise Fuel-Oil Piping and Storage in Buildings (P-98)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Central Station Signaling Systems (F-40)
Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness For Inspection, Cleaning & Testing of Smoke Detectors (F-78) - Premises Related
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 503511
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