Electrician II - Ames Laboratory

Updated: 6 days ago
Location: Ames, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Information:


Position Title:
Electrician II - Ames Laboratory


Job Group:
Merit


Required Minimum Quals:
• 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 in other skilled trades
Experience in a research, construction, or educational environment
Experience that provides knowledge of safety precautions and PPE
Experience using computer programs for data collection and word processing (i.e. Word, Excel)


Job Description:

Ames Laboratory is seeking candidates for an Electrician II position within the Facilities and Engineering Services (FES) department.  Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded National Laboratory operated through a contractual agreement with Iowa State University (ISU).

Under general supervision, the incumbent applies knowledge, skills, and abilities at the journey level to maintain, install, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and operate electronic control systems, electrical systems, and related equipment and devices (generally less than 600V). The incumbent will demonstrate Journeyman Electrician qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge, and follow recognized procedures and techniques in the completion of work. The incumbent will assume responsibility for the coordination and accomplishment of maintenance, operations, and modifications. The Electrician II will utilize special tools, equipment, and processes (such as insulation testers, thermal imaging cameras and Thermal/Infrared (TIR) Predictive Testing procedures) to collect, perform initial diagnostics, and respond to data through established guidelines for preventive and predictive maintenance to ensure equipment reliability.

The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, scientists, students, and the public in order to provide excellent customer service. Knowledge of occupational hazards and the ability to incorporate appropriate safety precautions is important to success in this position. The ability to attend required courses regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), wear and maintain PPE, and fully adhere to the requirements set forth in the Personal Protective Equipment Program are required by the duties of this position.

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 Rate Type:
Hourly


Pay Grade:
5070a


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 employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
September 25, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 20, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3317



Position Information:


Position Title:
Electrician II - Ames Laboratory


Job Group:
Merit


Required Minimum Quals:
• 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 in other skilled trades
Experience in a research, construction, or educational environment
Experience that provides knowledge of safety precautions and PPE
Experience using computer programs for data collection and word processing (i.e. Word, Excel)


Job Description:

Ames Laboratory is seeking candidates for an Electrician II position within the Facilities and Engineering Services (FES) department.  Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded National Laboratory operated through a contractual agreement with Iowa State University (ISU).

Under general supervision, the incumbent applies knowledge, skills, and abilities at the journey level to maintain, install, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and operate electronic control systems, electrical systems, and related equipment and devices (generally less than 600V). The incumbent will demonstrate Journeyman Electrician qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge, and follow recognized procedures and techniques in the completion of work. The incumbent will assume responsibility for the coordination and accomplishment of maintenance, operations, and modifications. The Electrician II will utilize special tools, equipment, and processes (such as insulation testers, thermal imaging cameras and Thermal/Infrared (TIR) Predictive Testing procedures) to collect, perform initial diagnostics, and respond to data through established guidelines for preventive and predictive maintenance to ensure equipment reliability.

The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, scientists, students, and the public in order to provide excellent customer service. Knowledge of occupational hazards and the ability to incorporate appropriate safety precautions is important to success in this position. The ability to attend required courses regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), wear and maintain PPE, and fully adhere to the requirements set forth in the Personal Protective Equipment Program are required by the duties of this position.

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 Rate Type:
Hourly


Pay Grade:
5070a


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 employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
September 25, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 20, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3317


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