Electrician ( Part – Time )

Code: 15953 Posted: 10/03/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Electrician (Part-Time).

This is journey level electrician work. Employees install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures; ensuring work is in accordance with relevant codes. Employees may install street lights; maintain, troubleshoot and repair traffic signals, signal progression systems, street lighting, hi-mast lighting, and signal pre-emption systems; intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Employees in this classification perform electrician work at the journey level of skill and under general supervision. Other related duties may also be assigned as necessary. In addition, positions in this classification may also direct and instruct electrician apprentices, helpers and other assistants. This job takes in all areas of electrical equipment for repair like motors, underground wiring, substation repairs, automotive troubleshooting, elevators, fans, switchboards, switchgear, transformers vaults, etc. This position will be 25 hours per week. Start times will be between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The daily schedule will vary depending on work load.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 35% Inspection and Maintenance of Campus Electrical Equipment.
  • Inspects, maintains, adjusts and repairs electrical equipment such as wiring, motors, fans, switchboards, switchgear, the high voltage sub-station, the building transformer vaults, and all types of electrical power equipment.
  • Fiber/Copper Telecommunications and Building Automation. Establishes programs for regular inspection and monitoring of all campus electrical installations requiring such programs including fire alarms and emergency generators and maintains orderly records of same.
  • Inspects building automation systems.
  • Inspects, maintains, tests and repairs fire and smoke detection alarm systems and related electrical devices.
  • Inspects, maintains, tests and repairs emergency generator systems.
  • 45% Installation and Testing of Electrical Systems.
  • Lay out, assembles, installs and tests electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring used in the light and power systems telecommunication automation of all buildings, walkways, parking lots and electrically powered facilities.
  • Establishes and makes recommendations to insure a suitable inventory of supplies and materials for all campus needs.
  • Obtain all necessary information for the requisitioning of electrical supplies, in cooperation with the Stores Personnel.
  • 15%  Planning of Proposed Electrical Installations in Cooperation With the Facilities Management Center.
  • Assist in planning of proposed installations and modifications from blueprints, sketches or specifications.
  • Assist in the preparation of estimates for proposed electrical work, including compiling of material lists and estimated man-hours required.
  • Reviews and approves, for content, accuracy and conformance to current electrical code, all blueprints, drawings and sketches submitted for such approval.
  • Maintains records and “as built” drawings of all modifications.
  • 5%   Performance of Miscellaneous Duties.
  • Establish and maintain a library of electrical building and safety regulation code requirements and current associated literature.
  • Provide assistance, training and direction to Maintenance Mechanics, Facility Repair Workers and other assistants in the performance of their other duties in relation to electrical work.
  • Perform other duties as directed by Facilities Management Administration.

Equipment to be Used on the Job: (F-Frequently, O-Occasionally, R-Rarely)


F – Miscellaneous hand tools, socket wrenches

O – Drill press, power tools, vacuum cleaner

Large Machinery (includes vehicles):

O – Cherrypicker

R – Large portable generators, upright lift platforms

Electrical Equipment:

F – Computer, fax, two way radio, electrical testing equipment, power drills, generators, fire and smoke alarms and other related equipment.


F – Spray lubes, aerosols

O – Insect repellants, cable lube

R – Batteries

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Requires the performance of duties under adverse conditions, working below grade and from elevated or uneven surfaces. The ability to climb ladders, traverse planks or walkways, squat, kneel, twist, lift heavy objects repeatedly and adequate balance and stability to accomplish the noted tasks is required.
  • Responsible for Money, University funds, or accounts which hold financial information? No
  • Ergonomic Requirements: Walking, bending, climbing ladders, driving automobiles, frequent typing/keyboarding, climbing stairs, lifting objects in tight places.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Must have been established Journeyman status as an electrician.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • HS diploma or GED
  • State license or apprentice

Applicant Special Instructions:

The Departments of Facilities Management and Student Affairs conducts Post-Offer, Pre-Employment screenings on selected candidates for Custodial, Maintenance, and Grounds positions.  Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly rate of $53.14.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and emails of three professional references upon hire.

Review of Applications

Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Sherry Craig

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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