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Maintenance Electrician

Apply now Job no: 496058
Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Skilled Craft/Trade, Facilities

Under the direction of the Manager of Electrical and Plumbing and the Lead Electrician for Department of Facilities Services (DFS) and in collaboration with your colleagues, respond to work order requests and supervisors' directions to perform installation, repair, replacement, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electrical systems, components, and fixtures throughout campus. Collaborate with DFS and other University departments to initiate and deliver high quality projects on budget and in a timely manner.


  • Ensure electrical equipment and infrastructure is properly installed and maintained, complies with electrical codes, and adheres to safety regulations.
  • Perform all work in compliance with industry standards, best practices and Pepperdine standards.
  • Identify and address issues in need of attention and generate work orders accordingly.
  • Use appropriate tools, relevant plans, and written and verbal instructions to service, replace, inspect, and test electrical systems, equipment, and components, and to detect and resolve malfunctions and deficiencies.
  • Connect electrical wiring between circuit breakers, transformers, controls, components, and equipment according to wiring diagrams. Test electrical circuits and components for continuity. Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment. Place conduit, pipes, or tubing inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas.
  • Manage materials, parts, and equipment, including inventory tracking, record keeping, product research, and supply procurement.
  • Accurately record and report all work performed indicating the time and materials expended.
  • Maintain required trade-specific training and certifications and obtain further training as needed.
  • Vendor and contractor management.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external project participants, University administrators and stakeholders to make sure they are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule and with minimal impact to University operations.
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and a clean work area.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Proof of legal U.S. working status is required. Graduation from high school or its equivalent is required. Completion of a recognized electrician's apprenticeship, or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Five (5) years of technical experience as a service or maintenance electrician. Broad technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the electrical field. The ability to understand plans, design specifications, and manufacturers' instructions and recommendations to configure equipment and components, ensure their proper installation, and remedy issues. Familiarity with tools and equipment of the trade such as basic hand tools, amp meters, circuit tracers, and voltmeters. Analytical and problem solving skills to successfully resolve issues. Strong English written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must consistently present a professional demeanor and positive attitude. Ability to work independently and as a team. Willingness and ability to periodically work overtime hours, respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends, and work rotating weekend shifts providing general maintenance duties for the campus. Normal mobility and ability to move around construction sites. Ability to bend, stoop, twist, traverse rugged terrain, and climb up and down ladders and scaffolding. Ability to lift and carry 75 pounds, including up and down stairs. Hold valid driver's license, and be insurable under University's standard auto insurance requirements. Basic computer skills and competency with Microsoft Office and experience working with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), preferably TMA.

Preferred: Possession of (or the ability to obtain within the first 12 months of service) the General Electrician certification for the State of California.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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