This position helps to maintain campus buildings and structures by evaluating needed repairs and/or projects, estimating time, labor and materials needed to complete the task and performing the electrical related work needed to do the job. The position might also assist with minor plumbing or carpentry related tasks. Normal working hours for the position are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 but occasional overtime and periodic call back time are also part of the job.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
•Maintains buildings and related structure’s electrical systems such as domestic water lighting, receptacles, service entrances and disconnects motors, and HVAC systems. •Interprets and/or sketches layouts of work. •Estimates lengths of time, quantities of materials and labor necessary to complete work. •Performs minor plumbing and carpentry related work not requiring a license, such as unplugging toilets, water fountains, lavatories, urinals and bathtubs, operating shutoffs, repairing screens, loose hinges, replacing deck boards, etc.. •Helps carpenters and plumbers with larger tasks as needed. •Moves office furniture, pianos, podiums, risers, etc. as needed. •May drive and operate lifts or other motor vehicles and equipment. •May perform work on an electronic card access security system. •Work duties may include necessary overtime and emergency call out hours.
Education required to ensure success in this position: •High School Diploma or equivalent •Two years of college or similar training in related field; •Electrical Journeyman or Master License, preferred Experience required to ensure success in this position: •Minimum five years’ experience and demonstrated competence as an electrician •Substitution – A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade or vocational school, at high school level or higher with a major in the electrical trade specified above may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience
Physical requirements: •Ability to do manual labor •Ability to lift fifty pounds
Environmental conditions: •May be exposed to noise and noxious fumes with required personal protective equipment •May be exposed to the hazards of sharp tools and running machinery •May work in confined spaces •May operate fixed and hand held power equipment •May be exposed to extreme weather conditions Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment: •Car •Truck •Fork lift •Areal platforms •Power tools •Computer
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.
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