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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/02/24

Applications Due08/01/24

Vacancy ID150084


AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC240012 - Maintenance Assistant Electrician - Campus Operations

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $40193 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address xxx

City Buffalo


Zip Code14214

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify for this position, you must have one or more of the following:
• Two years of full-time experience in maintenance electrical or electrical work under the supervision of a skilled trades-person
• Completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services, such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership (NYS CSEA-P) Applied Skilled Trades Certificate Program
• An equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of appropriate technical courses at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.
• Successful completion of the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Certificate Program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. It does not include 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, as required for the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship.

Department operating Needs:
The successful candidate:
• Must communicate well with other employees
• Must possess and have demonstrated positive customer service skills
• Must be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions
• Must be able to communicate well with the entire campus community and demonstrate a willingness to provide customer service and support when advised of problems and equipment malfunctions
• Properly use equipment, material and tools in a safe and professional manner
• Read diagrams, blueprints, motor and generator diagrams
• Have a basic understanding of electrical systems
• Incumbent of this position must be willing and able to respond to after hour calls resulting from equipment and system failures that may arise at any time of day or any day of the week. The incumbent may be required to work during adverse weather conditions to ensure continuous operation of all electrical systems.

Physical Demands:
You will be working near electrical equipment, gas-fired equipment, pressure vessels, and other equipment and in conditions that could potentially be hazardous if industry best-practices and safety procedures are not followed. The successful candidate is required to have confidence in their own abilities, and be able to work safely and proficiently on this equipment and in this environment, at any time of day or day or week.

Bending, twisting, ability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, access equipment located on mezzanines, catwalks, basements and crawlspaces. Ability to work off ladders, scaffolding, in confined spaces and/or where air monitoring may be required. Work in loud/noisy dusty/dirty environments. Candidate must be able to stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, push and pulling of material and equipment and must be able to perform the physical demands of the position as outlined in the Position Summary.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Must be a quick learner and exhibit self motivational skills.
• Adequate ability to discern colors for monitoring alarm conditions.
• Strong team mentality.
• Willing to earn technical certification’s, relevant training, or other documentation that illustrates depth in this trade.
• Understand and execute safe work practices and procedures.
• Demonstrate applicable institutional knowledge and practices of the campuses and its operation.

Duties Description Position Summary:
The Facilities department at the University at Buffalo invites applicants for our Maintenance Assistant Electrical position. The incumbent must possess basic knowledge of electrical equipment and systems. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in the safe use of hand and power tools.

Key responsibilities include:
• Properly use material, tools and equipment associated with the electrical trade, including standard hand tools, portable power tools, measuring and testing instruments and shop equipment
• Installation of conduit, panels and wire to NEC specifications
• Routine maintenance on light fixtures, outlets and switches
• Project work with Trades Specialist Electricians, Maintenance Helpers, Laborers and other unskilled workers
• Assist with the installation, repair and constructions tasks in the electrical trades
• Assist journey level trades to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair electrical systems
• Function as a lead worker over Maintenance Helpers or Laborers
• Performs the routine tasks of the electrical trade

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefits website.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Additional Comments Additional Information:
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Name Mitchell Kish

Telephone 716-517-1139

Fax xxx

Email Address


Street xxx

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214


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