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Lead Electrician

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Skilled Craft/Trade, Facilities

Under direction of the Manager of Maintenance Services for the Department of Facilities Services (DFS), and in collaboration with your colleagues, acts as a lead to electrical personnel, providing training, technical expertise, and assistance in performing all duties related to journeyman-level installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical systems, fixtures, and related devices throughout campus facilities. Collaborate with DFS and other University departments to initiate and deliver high quality projects in a timely manner.


  • Oversee and perform troubleshooting, installation, repairs, and PM programs for electrical equipment including power systems from breaker to outlets, lighting system wiring, emergency generators, automatic transfer switches, and inverters.
  • Ensure electrical equipment is properly installed and maintained, complies with electrical codes, and adheres to safety regulations.
  • 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.
  • Manage spare parts and equipment.
  • Project management, including estimates, budgets, schedules, and status reports.
  • Identify and address issues in need of attention and generate work orders accordingly.
  • Work order management, including scheduling, assignments, review, and close out.
  • Collaborate with peers to maintain long range objectives, training plans, and certifications.
  • 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 .
  • Fulfill manager responsibilities in the manager's absence.
  • Perform all work in compliance with industry standards, best practices and Pepperdine standards.
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and a clean work area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

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: Candidate may qualify in any of the following ways: Graduation from high school or its equivalent and 10 years of full-time, paid experience in electrical work is required. Supervisory experience is preferred. 

Broad technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the electrical field and industry standard PM processes. The ability to understand plans, design specifications, and manufacturers' instructions to ensure proper installation and remedy issues. Competency using tools and operating equipment of the trade such as power recorders, multimeter, amp meter, megger, infrared camera, and pip bending tools. Knowledge of electrical systems, control systems, and emergency power systems. Experience and technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the electrical field. Analytical and problem solving skills to successfully resolve issues. Strong English written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 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. Experience in a lead capacity. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Normal mobility and ability to move around construction sites. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, including up and down stairs, is required and occasionally up to 100 pounds 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.

Preferred: Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, or mechanical trades.

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 pre-employment physical and a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
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