Facilities Mechanic - Electric

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Department Manager and Supervisor/Lead, incumbent is responsible for providing support to properties managed by UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services.

The incumbent performs semi-skilled tasks, not requiring a licensed technician, involving the installation, removal, repair, and preventive maintenance, of various components, circuits, and equipment, related to electrical and access control systems on a regular and continuous basis. Work on de-energized circuits and systems operating at up to and including 277 volts. Repair and install new electrical feeders, conduits, boxes, outlets, fixtures and equipment necessary to provide complete working circuits for a variety of electrically powered appliances and equipment. Understand how to energize and de-energize electrical circuits and systems. Repair and install new access control and electrified door hardware systems and their components, including card readers, electrified door releases, interfaces with panic hardware, and power supplies. Assist journey-level electricians in diagnosing and troubleshooting a wide variety of electrical circuits, components, and systems. Assist journey-level electricians in completing repairs to higher level electrical equipment including circuit breakers, panels, distribution systems, motors, and emergency power systems operating at up to 480 volts. Assist journey-level electricians with maintaining and repairing fire alarm systems and components. Maintain all tools and equipment in the proper fashion including vehicles and carts, personally assigned tools, and departmental tools. Perform various administrative and follow-up tasks related to completing work orders forms, logs, and vehicle inspection sheets for example.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to perform routine and semi-skilled electrical tasks, including minor electrical repair on de-energized electrical circuits. (Required)
  • Ability to recognize electrical system and equipment malfunctions, signs of damage deterioration or need for adjustment. (Required)
  • Working knowledge of various power and hand tools, equipment, materials and methods of the electrician’s trade. (Required)
  • Ability to drive a truck or other light vehicle in the course of duties. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C. (Required)
  • Ability to work as part of a team through close collaboration with colleagues. (Required)
  • Oral communication skills to obtain or convey clear and concise grammatically correct information. (Required)
  • Basic writing skill sufficient to complete forms and work orders that are accurate and easy to comprehend. (Required)
  • Skill in reading Standard English text in order to follow through on work orders and carry out assignments. (Required)
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, managers, student residents, guests and contractors. (Required)
  • Skill in prioritizing assignments when there are changes in workload and/or competing deadlines. (Required)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments. (Required)
  • Skill in reading, understanding and interpreting administrative policy and procedure manuals. (Required)
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. (Required)
  • Ability to lift tools and materials weighing up to 50 pounds from floor to waist high and rotate upper torso. Ability to lift material and parts, up to 50 pounds, from shoulder to above head while standing on a ladder. Ability to stand, climb, stoop, push, pull and crouch for extended periods as required to complete job assignments. (Required)
  • Ability to work in dirty and noisy conditions, in wet or humid weather and in fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures. (Required)
  • Ability to work in confined spaces. (Required)
  • Working knowledge of standard safety practices and methods. (Required)
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and various shifts. (Required)
  • Ability to operate basic functions of a personal computer. (Preferred)