Lakeland University
  • 14-Dec-2018 to 12-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • Plymouth, WI, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION PURPOSE:  The purpose of the position is install, maintain, and repair the University's electrical systems and equipment, to troubleshoot power and equipment failures, to ensure lighting systems meet the educational use requirements, perform inspections, installations, maintenance and replacement of electrical components in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, institutional standards and applicable local, state and federal codes and regulations.  The position requires knowledge of both preventive and applied maintenance techniques related to electrical systems.  The master electrician will be required to establish, assign and adjust work methods and procedures to meet schedules using knowledge of capacities and capabilities of institutional personnel and equipment and available contractors.  It is this position's responsibility to ensure availability of supplies, equipment, contractors for assignments and the completion of said assignments are done in a safe, proper, timely manner and in accordance with codes and regulations.  The position will occasionally be assigned snow and ice removal duties for exterior roadways and sidewalks.


GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:            All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University;
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance;
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


  • Perform all essential functions of a master electrician.  Install, maintain and repair all electrical systems to NEC (national electrical code) standards.
  • Perform the installation of conduit, including electrical-metallic tubing, plastic mold, and wire mold.
  • Perform the installation of transformers, control boards, electronic circuits, coils, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, switches, fuses, and related electrical equipment in electrical generating and distributing stations and buildings.
  • Perform additions, extensions, or alterations to electrical installations for power, light, heat, and appliances in buildings and on grounds.
  • Troubleshoot, perform repairs, and test a variety of motors, electrical circuits, machinery, transformers, meters, and recording instruments.
  • Perform installations and connections of motors, lights, controllers, voltage regulators, racks, and various electrical fixtures.
  • Inspect and perform cleaning and maintenance to electrical equipment and motors, including replacement of brushes and necessary parts.
  • Ability to detect and determine electrical code violations, make recommendations and correct the violation.
  • Reads, interprets, and works from sketches, blueprints, and schematics that relate to electrical distribution systems.
  • Maintains and repairs all components for secondary electrical distribution systems. Maintain higher voltage services by activities like racking out breakers at substations, opening oil switches and replacing fuses on medium voltage lines.
  • Performs housekeeping duties on all electrical distribution systems and in all mechanical rooms to maintain a clean, uncluttered, and safe work environment.
  • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to detect need for adjustments, relocation, replacement or repair.  Repair kitchen equipment including dishwashers, booster heaters, disposals and freezers.
  • Plan new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, to provide access for future maintenance and avoid unsightly, hazardous and unreliable wiring consistent with specifications and local electrical codes.
  • Test fire alarm systems; make necessary repairs, cleaning and replacement of system devices.
  • Install, test and maintain low voltage systems and cabling such as data, voice, camera and card access.
  • Coordinate and execute repair on all indoor facility lighting, including lighting and lighting control systems used in theatrical productions.
  • Coordinate and execute repair on all outdoor facility lighting including signs, parking areas, security lighting, stadium and ball field lighting.
  • Locate and mark underground wiring and other related buried utilities for various projects.
  • Carries out other limited trade tasks such as plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, and appliance repair as required.
  • Complete work, time and material usage automated work order system.
  • Completes permits such as hot work, confined spaces, etc., as required; follows applicable permit protocol.
  • Uses computer to access e-mail, receive work instructions and other administrative information to include electronic payroll forms.
  • Communicates daily using a two-way radio and/or mobile phone in order to respond to work related routine and emergency information.
  • Ensures shop equipment is in proper working condition.
  • Maintain appropriate service and repair records.
  • Responds to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.
  • Establish, assign and evaluate predicative, preventative and emergency repairs and procedures to meet schedules using knowledge of capacities and capabilities of personnel and equipment.
  • Initiates measures to improve methods, equipment performance and quality of work.
  • Assists other staff members as required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities. Cross-trains other technicians in the department and receives training in their discipline.
  • Team player required.  Must be able to interact with peers, management, and administration in a constantly evolving environment for the purpose of completing projects/work orders in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to perform the duties typically associated with a project manager for electrical and non-electrical projects and improvements to the campus and centers.
  • Ability to develop request for proposals, project specifications, review proposals and bids and make recommendations that are in the best interest of the college.
  • Transports various items (e.g. tools, equipment, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.
  • Inspect work done by others, such as mechanics and outside vendors. Oversee the work of student workers in performing regularly scheduled maintenance.
  • Keep records of changes with electrical systems as related to remodeling projects.
  • Recommend changes that are needed for safe operation related to electrical.
  • Maintain Institution sidewalks, pathways and roads free of snow and ice. Apply deicers as necessary during icy conditions.
  • Shovels and removes snow and ice from designated areas such as roofs, sidewalks, and entryways as required.
  • Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to complete the following training as required but not limited to: hazardous communication, forklift  and aerial lift operation, lock out tag out, fall arrest, confined space, MSDS, asbestos and lead identification, ladder safety, emergency evacuation, respirator training.
  • Ability to mentor fellow staff to enhance their performance, development and productivity.
  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing environment and a STRONG work ethic and desire to learn.
  • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping and lifting up to seventy (70) pounds.
  • May be required to work in locations that involve hazardous environments requiring protective equipment that conforms to OSHA regulations and some physical discomfort due to temperature, dust and noise.
  • May be required to work in confined spaces, on ladders and rooftops, and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Normal job schedule is first shift Mon Fri.  Receives after hour's calls to perform needed repairs to plumbing equipment / systems.  Ability to work variable schedules including weekends, nights, and day shifts as required completing the work in a safe, proper and timely manner with little disruption as possible to the campus community.


  • Requires a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. University or vocational school course work with emphasis in electrical or mechanical engineering or any equivalent combination of experience, education or training which provides the appropriate knowledge. 
  • Completion of a union, private (in-house), military, or trade school apprenticeship program that includes theory and on-the-job work.
  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience as a licensed master electrician with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education will be considered.
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin State and National Electrical codes & regulations.
  • Possess certification / license as a Master Electrician as prescribed in the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
  • Possess a valid (Class D) Wisconsin driver's license and an acceptable driving record.


  • Full tuition remission for candidate, spouse, and dependents.
  • Two-week's vacation upon hire.
  • Two-weeks paid sick time.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Life Insurance.
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan.



Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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