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Apply now Job no: 492693
Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Facilities Services
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: M09

Work Days: Mon-Fri
Shift Start/End Time: 7:30AM-4:30PM
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 52

Working under direction of the Electrical Supervisor, the Licensed Electrician will safely perform journeyman level quality work involved with the installation, maintenance, and repair of the college’s electrical systems and equipment.

Qualifications: The position requires a high school diploma along with either a two year AOS degree in Electrical Construction & Maintenance, a recognized five year apprenticeship, vocational education in electrical construction, and or military training in the electrical trades. A minimum of five to seven years’ experience is preferred (having the equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable).  The candidate must possess a current valid Master Electrician License (preferred in Albany, Schenectady, or Troy) or have the ability to obtain licensing within an adequate time period from date of hire.  Also, the candidate must have a valid New York State driver’s license and a safe driving record. Knowledge of electrical theory and the fundamentals of ohm’s law, practical understanding and application of the National Electrical Code, NFPA, and OSHA standards on electrical and work safety procedures is a must.  Candidates must also possess an understanding of motor controllers, WYE and Delta motor connections, reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics, and one-line diagrams. The candidate should also possess effective decisional, negotiating, team building and leader/mentoring skills with excellent verbal, written, presentation, and listening abilities. Must be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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