Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


JOB TITLE: Electrician – Project Position

DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management



SALARY: $37.89, 38.50, or $39.11 per hour depending on the choice of leave time selected.


Facilities Management is comprised of Building Maintenance and Grounds, Custodial Services, Heating Plant, Administration, and Facilities Planning and Engineering. The campus is comprised of 2.4 million square feet on approximately 135 acres including 55 buildings of which 22 are academic/research, 12 support services and 21 for university housing. The campus has its own utilities of steam, chilled water, data and electricity.

Position Summary Statement

This project position is responsible for the performance of electrical tasks listed below at a journeyman level for new, remodel and repair projects for the University. Applicant must be able to interpret wiring schematics, blueprints and codes. Applicant to install, service and maintain electrical systems for all types of structures, equipment, accessories and related components in a safe, efficient and knowledgeable manner. Employee shift is 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

40% Construction and remodeling

  • Installation and remodeling of lighting fixtures, outlets, and switches.
  • Installation of underground conduits and cables, weather heads, light poles and all types of outside lighting.
  • Installation of new machines such as kitchen equipment, coolers, heaters, stoves, appliances, lab equipment, presses, kilns, and saws.
  • Remodeling and updating of present power distribution lines, panels, meters, transformers, relays and switches.
  • Installation of card access components, door operators, computer raceway, and cable supports.
  • Prepare cost estimates as required.

35% Maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and components

  • Service and repair of all fire alarm systems, elevators, motors, time clocks, electric door operators and components, and card access systems.
  • Service and repair all lighting fixtures, lamps, poles, outlets, cables, grounding devices, and fuse boxes.
  • Service and repair all pumps, switches, VFDs, chillers, dishwashers, pulpers, water coolers, water heaters, and emergency generators.
  • Service and repair all electrical appliances such as clocks, toasters, stoves, disposals, and tools.

15% C. Maintenance and repair of electrical distribution system

  • Maintain all transformer rooms so they are in a clean and safe operating condition.
  • Inspect and service all electrical panels and power vaults monthly.
  • Maintain all phases so they are properly balanced and fused correctly.
  • Maintain and service all transformers, switches, meters, relays and power distribution lines.
  • Trouble shoot all power and equipment failures.

10% D. Associated duties

  • Assist in the ordering and storekeeping of all supplies used in the trade.
  • Be in control of and maintain all tools and testing devices used in the electrical trade.
  • Ensure that all electrical designs and installations are in accordance with all state and federal codes and regulations.
  • Assist and instruct mechanics and repair workers in minor repairs of equipment and lighting devices.
  • Ensure that all safety regulations are followed, comply with recognized environmental health and safety practices and ensure all required warning signs are installed in the necessary pieces.
  • Other maintenance work as necessary.
  • Use campus email and internet programs for communication and information.
  • Coordinate projects with other trades to complete in a safe and timely manner.
  • Respond to afterhours emergency calls.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, (e 9 motor starters, frequency drives, multimeter, amprobe), materials, methods and practices of the electrical trade; safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of state and federal electrical codes and ability to recognize occupational hazards and necessary precautions in the electrical trade.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex circuit diagrams in order to install, repair and maintain campus electrical systems.
  • Ability to design, layout and develop material lists for repair or new installation work
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills; including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication (necessary to complete work orders and estimate projects).
  • Skills necessary to ensure proper materials and application techniques are used to meet manufacturer's written requirements.
  • Visual acuity and ability necessary to read and understand written instructions, information, construction documents (Le. blueprints and specifications), work orders, hazardous substance warnings, and manufacturer’s technical information.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in operation of aerial lift equipment such as a scissor life and extendable boom lift.
  • Ability to delegate and prioritize work.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to navigate computer-based building maintenance systems.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, supervisory. and other University employees in order to maintain a smoothly functioning work unit.
  • Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness and resourcefulness.
  • Work independently and as part of a team environment and on collaborative efforts.


  • Experience in a higher education facility.
  • Experience in commercial electrical work.
  • Experience in industrial electrical work
  • Experience with installation, service or maintenance of fire alarm systems.
  • Experience with installation, service or maintenance of card access systems.
  • Experience working with medium voltage systems.

Special Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain O&M Asbestos training/certification
  • Licensed Journeymen or Master Electrician

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, stoop, crouch, climb stairways, crawl, turn, kneel and balance
  • Lifting up to 50lb. objects is required
  • Breathing masks may be required to be worn during some construction duties

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Ability to lift your arms above your head in order to reach high difficult areas.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with one hand to be able to operate hand and power tools and manually complete paperwork such as recording items on work orders and receiving documents.
  • Must have sufficient physical flexibility to kneel, squat, stoop, crawl under cabinets and other low spaces in order to perform the tasks required.
  • Must be able to tolerate working in confined spaces in order to perform the electrical maintenance and repair when necessary.
  • Employee must be able to work in partially lit spaces, confined spaces, dusty and/or dirty spaces, on raised platforms/ladders and in extreme temperatures

  • Employee must wear safety toe shoes during entire shift and is responsible to wear additional PPE as determined necessary by employee/supervisor during the course of job duties


The normal work schedule for this position is Monday to Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Emergency calls would be an exception to this schedule.

The starting salary is $37.89, 38.50, or $39.11 per hour depending on the choice of leave time selected. A six-month probation is required.

As a project employee you will not have any layoff rights, transfer or promotion eligibility to permanent university staff positions. You will also be aware of the fact that the law limits project appointments to four years or less on a single project. Funding for a project appointment may be terminated at any time and the appointment of an employee to a project position may also be terminated at any time prior to the project end date.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This position is also contingent on successful completion of an essential job function test.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Screening of applications will begin on January 14, 2019; however, screening may continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received online by 11:59 pm on January 13, 2018.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:

- Cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

- Current resume

- Names and contact information for a minimum of three professional work references


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Heidi Gutting


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