Job Description

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



100% Position

Anticipated Start Date: 2/27/23

ABOUT THE JOB: Electrician

This 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. Applicant to use and maintain all materials, tools and equipment of the trade in a safe and knowledgeable manner. Employee shift is 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.



  • Knowledge and experience of tools, equipment, (exp. 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 and Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, supervisory and other University employees in order to maintain a smooth functioning work unit.
  • Skill in operation of aerial lift equipment such as, a scissor lift and extendable boom lift.
  • Ability to delegate and prioritize work.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge and ability to use email, Microsoft Word, Excel and navigate software for timekeeping
  • 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 smooth 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.
  • Troubleshooting skills including motor control wiring, fire alarm systems, door access, and building automation


  • Experience in an education facility
  • Experience in commercial electrical work
  • Experience in industrial electrical work
  • Experience with installation, service and/or maintenance of fire alarm systems.
  • Experience with installation, service and/or maintenance of door access systems.
  • Experience working with medium voltage systems.
  • 10 or more years of experience as a licensed electrician
  • 2 or more years of service truck experience

Special Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain Asbestos awareness training
  • Licensed Electrician- Formal recognition by appropriate trade organization of journeyman Electrician status in the State of WI

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 are 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, dusty and/or dirty spaces, on raised platforms/ladders and in extreme temperatures on occasion
  • 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


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.


Applications received by end of day, 1/22/23 are ensured full consideration. Position to remain open until filled.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  1. Resume
  1. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Jacob Fox

Phone: 715-232-2491



For information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

Facts and data about the university:

Minimum $ 42.18 hourly, per the UW System Trade Agreement.

This has been identified as a Crafts Worker position. Crafts Workers may elect an increased vacation allocation with a corresponding reduction to the prevailing rate. Please see the options below.

100 hours = $42.18
140 hours = $41.52
180 hours = $40.87

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check, reference checks, an essential job function test, and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

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).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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