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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Electrician, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6010

UW Job Family: 62

SOC Code: 47-2111

Pay Grade: 22

Date: May 10, 2012

Job Purpose:

Perform journeyman level electrical work required to install, maintain and repair a variety of university electrical systems.  Assist with supervision, scheduling and training.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED, plus completion of a U.S. Department of Labor approved electrician Masters Level Electrician


8 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Completion of a U.S. Department of Labor approved electrician apprenticeship program which meets the requirements to attain licensure from the State of Wyoming as a "Masters Level Electrician "
  • Valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Electrical systems and wiring principles.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and repair principles.
  • Construction drawings, sketches, blueprints, diagrams, and specifications.
  • Testing electrical circuits and equipment for compatibility and safety.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Local fire and national electrical codes. 
  • Training methods and procedures
  • Scheduling and supervisory techniques.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Apply NEC standards.
  • Use tools applicable to the trade.
  • Select appropriate materials based on application and amounts required.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Troubleshoot and isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment and systems.
  • Measure, cut, thread, pull, and install electrical wire in conduit.
  • Read and interpret construction drawings, schematics, sketches, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Discern colors.
  • Move objects weighing up to 50 pounds regularly.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Lead and prioritize projects
  • Schedule and manage in Manager's absence.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Read and interpret construction drawings, sketches, diagrams, and specifications to properly install or modify electrical wiring and equipment to comply with codes and statutes.

Install electrical conduit, wire mold, conduit trays and duct banks; pull electrical wire through installed conduit.

Splice and join wire using appropriate tools for low and high voltage; install all phases of grounding leads.

Connect motors, fixtures, controls, sound, and refrigeration equipment and wiring systems to power cables; install controls for new equipment including electrical switches, circuit breakers and relays.

Test electrical circuits and equipment for compatibility and safety using test instruments such as volt/ohmmeter, oscilloscope, battery and buzzer, or continuity tester.

Perform work in specialized electrical areas such as fire and emergency alarms, elevators, public address systems, and automated sprinkler control systems.

Assist with Supervision, project prioritization, and training.

Complete complex technical work and troubleshooting.  Perform site inspections and review work of others.

Train and mentor new staff.

Act as team leader on job site.

Supplemental Functions:

May prepare sketches documenting existing and proposed electrical wiring layout.

Recognize and report hazardous materials including asbestos, lead and mercury.

Working Conditions:

Shop and in/out door environment; regular exposure to electrical and associated mechanical hazards; frequently subject to confined spaces, (mechanical rooms and utility tunnels) containing electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards and temperature extremes exceeding 100°.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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