About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesThe electrician is responsible for the inspection, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of electrical power systems, and equipment including distribution systems and equipment. The electrician reports to the Electrical Supervisor who reports to the Manager of Mechanical Services.
Repairing and maintaining electrical equipment, distribution systems, controls and signal equipment;
Inspecting and testing electrical lighting, signal communication and power circuit equipment;
Isolating defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment using suitable testing instruments
Examining and testing elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes;
Replacing faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixtures and appliances;
Renewing circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring or by splicing ends of broken wires;
Replacing defective equipment parts such as gears, bushings and bearings and other related electrical parts;
Maintaining, testing and running emergency generators;
Responding to and troubleshooting elevator problems;
Repairing, maintaining and calibrating electronically operated controls and devices such as signal devices, and fire warning and security systems;
Overtime, including responding to after hour and weekend emergencies, is assigned according to seniority guidelines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A minimum of seven years of experience in all aspects of electrical work required.
Knowledge of electrical principles and their application to the maintenance, repair, installation of electrical distribution systems, devices and electrical generation systems.
Knowledge of the application and use of testing equipment utilized in checking, testing and analyzing electrical systems such as Volt-Ammeters, voltage testers, phase and rotation testers, multi-meters, etc. is a must.
Knowledge of regulatory codes and requirements such as NEC and BOCA codes is preferred.
Willingness to work overtime, if available.
Must have and maintain a valid New York driver's license.
Required Applicant Documents Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicants To apply you will be required to complete the Vassar College Employment Application, and attach contact information for 3 professional references. (Word or PDF format please.) You will have the option of attaching a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Office at (845) 437-5820.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.