Senior Electrician

BGSU Office of Human Resources   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 23, 2023
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Under general supervision from the MEP Superintendent, the Senior Electrician is responsible for maintaining, servicing, and repairing various equipment and electrical infrastructure.


Essential Functions


  • Installs or repairs any of a variety of electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, UPS systems, fire alarm devices, or other electrical equipment.
  • Maintains medium and low electrical power distribution and generation networks by discovering, restoring, and repairing faulty or inoperative system components.
  • Assists with maintaining building electrical distribution systems and electrical equipment by implementing & preforming preventive maintenance programs and schedules for the electrical power distribution network, fire and smoke alarms and sprinkler and other electrical systems.
  • Utilizes thermography to evaluate needed maintenance. Read and interpret sketches, blueprints, and layouts, determine amount of material and time involved; make cost estimates, work orders, inventory lists and project reports/records.
  • May be required to serve as a lead worker and/or supervise, instruct and train semi-skilled and Electrical workers and trades people; assist supervisor in allocating work assignments; reviewing and evaluating work performance in training new personnel; coordinate work with other trades
  • Troubleshoots electrical systems by researching and evaluating conditions, advising supervisor, and recommending actions.
  • Assist in procuring parts and/or services for maintenance or replacement of electrical equipment and demonstrate proficiency in using a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) to enter service request.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies; works during inclement weather; and works to support various events on campus during non-business hours
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need


Minimum Qualifications

 The following Experience is required:

  •  Minimum of five years’ experience as a journeyman level Electrician

The following Education is required:

  •  High school diploma or GED required
  • State of Ohio Fire Alarm License
  • Successful completion of a trades certification or apprenticeship program as a journeyman Electrician
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the University’s insurance


Essential Competencies


  • Knowledge of basic science, math, and scientific methods Knowledge of basic reading skills Ability to carry out verbal and/or written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written Detailed-oriented and highly accurate
  • Ability to work in changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and/or staff or the public and represent BGSU appropriately
  • Ability to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities
  • Knowledge of computer skills such as MS Office, presentations, spreadsheets and/or database entry/query Ability to access and maintain document imaging systems, including scanning and filing documents
  • Ability to draft office correspondence
  • Ability to operate hand and/or power tools appropriate to the trade Ability to read and understand blue prints and schematics


Deadline to apply: The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘June 6, 2023’.




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BGSU Office of Human Resources

1851 N. Research Drive
Bowling Green , OH