Electrician I

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

Bucknell University Facilities is now accepting applications for an entry level Electrician position! The successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity use their skills and gain experience in a collaborative team. This full-time, benefits eligible position which will report to the Electrical Maintenance Supervisor.

Job duties include:
• Apply the fundamentals of basic commercial, industrial, and residential wiring in selection of proper wire size and insulation of conductor for required voltage and amperage.
• Install power and control wiring for motors, and heating and cooling systems.
• Bend, cut and fit metallic conduit and install wiremold and fittings.
• Install, troubleshoot, and repair emergency lighting and generator systems.
• Support dining operations by repairing and maintaining commercial ovens, mixers, griddles, etc.
• Read multi-meters and interpret readings for determining further actions.
• Interpret and apply principles prescribed by the National Electrical Code.
• Use electrical hand tools, furnish and maintain a set of personal tools.
• Design and install electrical projects/tasks according to prints and schematics.
• Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures. Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits.
• Supports and promotes the University’s sustainability efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:
● High School Diploma or equivalent with strong math and shop background.
● A two-year technical degree in an electrical discipline OR four years of hands-on experience in electrical construction/troubleshooting/preventive maintenance.
● Demonstrated ability to become fully competent in 600 volt and 12,470 volt electrical systems.
● A valid driver's license.
● Ability to work independently and as a team member; take initiative; use good judgment; and communicate effectively.
● Ability to understand oral and written instructions and procedures.
● Knowledge of and ability to use computer programs.
● Ability to work evenings and weekends as required, including overtime, and respond to calls outside normal business hours.
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Other Requirements:
● Ability to work evenings and weekends as required, including overtime, and respond to calls outside normal business hours.
● A post offer criminal background and driving history check, drug screening and physical will be conducted.
● This position is classified as part of essential services. The individual reports to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or when there are concerns related to personal safety.

Physical Demands:
● Ability to move around work sites including climb ladders, stairs and scaffolds; enter and exit trenches, crawl spaces and confined areas; work on scaffolds, elevated walkways, roofs and elevated areas.
● Lift and carry up to 75 pounds unassisted.
● Use proper safety equipment for ears, head, eyes, feet, hands and body protection.
● The person in this position indoors and outdoors. There is daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather, and temperature changes.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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