Founded in 1891, Stanford University is among the top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range of fields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences and medicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of San Francisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.
Residential & Dining Enterprises, the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $206 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, and provides housing for over 12,000 students, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 500,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. Additionally, R&DE comprises 660 FTE staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost, Student Housing, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
Students (Customers) First is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE, Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.
SUMMARY OF THIS POSITION:
Student Housing is a division of Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE). It supports the educational mission of the University by providing housing services for 12,000 students and their families and 18,000 summer visitors living in 350 housing facilities on the Stanford campus. This position supports all operations in Residential and Dining Enterprises including Housing, Dining, and Hospitality.
Reporting to the Technical Trades Manager, the Lead Electrician performs and oversees journey level work in all aspects of electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, lighting services, service upgrades and installations for all Residential and Dining Enterprises facilities. Incumbent also serves as the primary coordinator with Project Crew Lighting Maintenance staff in advising, troubleshooting, providing technical guidance.
This position oversees the work of a journey-level Electrician team, currently two FTE's in addition to this Lead position.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Technical Job Activities: Working under general supervision, performs journeyman level Electrical repairs and installations:
Serves as working Lead, performing work of a lead electrician in planning and coordinating projects, trouble-shooting electrical systems, failures, diagnosing causes, identifying solutions, scheduling and assigning work, transmitting orders, explaining tasks to co-workers and maintaining time and material records, performing accurate material takeoffs, specifying, purchasing materials, and estimate required staffing levels for specific projects and project completion times
Develops repair project scopes and specifications, identifies methods and materials to be used in performing projects, develops designs for installations, plans and performs installations and repairs in all aspects of electrical work electrical distribution systems, commercial and residential electrical installations, commercial and residential lighting installations, motor control systems, emergency electrical systems including emergency generators, transfer switches, inverter systems
Operate, calibrate, adjust, clean, service, and repair electrical components and systems
Trains other electricians and lighting maintenance staff in proper methods, techniques, and safety procedures
Correctly and safely performs electrical work using all test equipment, hand, and power tools typical of the trade. Uses machinery and tools to build, repair, and fabricate items in a shop or job site environment.
2. Position Performance Characteristics
Responsible for meeting time and volume requirements in an accurate, reliable and professional manner
Produces high-quality work that meets established standards and assures the efficient use of resources.
Communication Skills/Interpersonal Skills:
Communicates verbally and in writing clearly and effectively with co-workers at all levels as necessary.
Acts as an effective team player.
Participates in maintaining a positive and productive work environment
Coordinates work with building occupants, project managers, and building managers
Communicates clearly over the telephone and radio
Keeps up-to-date, accurate, comprehensive project records including plans, specifications, submittals, schedules, requests, changes, approvals, and costs
Consults supervisor or project managers or superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification of projects
Provides technical assistance related to electrical specifications and installations for department projects
Monitors work backlogs; prioritizes work appropriately to support maintenance and project work assignments
Completes paperwork in a neat and timely manner
Reads information from equipment manufacturers' manuals, service request, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the equipment should perform
Defines and describes materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences
Uses, develops information base to track job status and projected completion schedules
Prioritizes work schedules to meet customer needs
Serves as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or manager
Coordinates with various units, departments, procurement and clients as necessary to specify and obtain timely performance of contracted services
Orders, procures materials and equipment; maintains records
Conducts and attends safety, technical and general meetings
Reports to work in a timely manner as scheduled
Exercise care in use of equipment, material, and capital assets
Demonstrates the ability to originate constructive and appropriate action to achieve desired results
Demonstrates the ability to complete assigned tasks, meets deadlines, thinks and acts effectively and responds to changes in procedures, processes, responsibilities, and assignments in a positive manner
Works from verbal or written instructions, sketches, and plans
Able to work effectively either independently or with others
Carries out service requests in accordance with the standard practices of the department
Accurately performs basic mathematical calculations related to performing projects
Available for holidays, weekends, weekend on call-procedures, emergencies and shift work
Executes all job assignments in a safe and timely manner
Health & Safety Awareness:
Completes job related tasks in a safe manner by adhering to appropriate safety regulations
Aware of potential hazardous operations, and takes appropriate precautions
Immediately stops work in the event of danger to people or property
Proceeds with work only after ensuring that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented
Reports all accidents and/or incidents immediately to supervisor for record keeping.
Attends safety meetings
Complies with all safety protocols and procedures including proper use of PPE as required
Performs all work in conformance with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, university policies and procedures
Works cooperatively with Fire Marshall's Office and related project approval agencies
Utilizes good judgment in interpersonal communications in situations requiring sensitivity and tact.
Treats co-workers, staff, supervisors, and managers with respect and courtesy, and maintains good working relationship with them.
Demonstrates the ability to work in a cooperative manner with co-workers.
Promotes a cooperative team environment.
Demonstrates at all times good communication skills with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel.
Interacts directly with all levels of clients throughout R&DE to develop and achieve project requirements and goals.
Responds to requests for service in a timely manner
Treats customers with respect and courtesy
Supports and achieves organizational goals established to maintain and enhance customer satisfaction
Reports progress or delays and refers major problems to lead or superintendent for resolution and informs customers as needed
Maintain a positive service attitude and approach to students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University
Performs assigned duties in a way that contributes to internal/external customer satisfaction and confidence in the services provided
3. Level of responsibility, including the method and frequency with which the work is reviewed, checked, supervised, or priorities set:
Responsible for safe work habits and identification and reporting of unsafe conditions as required by law
Priorities are determined by the Supervisor; at times, the Lead worker may determine sequence in which work is undertaken. Once assigned, the Lead worker determines work methods and procedures with concurrence of the Supervisor. Supervisor may check work in progress or upon completion
4. Responsibility for planning, scheduling, assigning or overseeing the work of others:
Performs all work in accordance with university standards
Plans, schedules, oversees the work of the Electrician group; functions as primary technical coordinator for Lighting Maintenance staff
Directs other workers in situations calling for additional help
Work closely with all R&DE staff to schedule projects to meet operational requirements
5. Special skills, knowledge, or training required, including tools or equipment used:
Strong technical ability in all aspects of the electrical trade
Ability to develop accurate work scopes, assign work and provide clear direction to Electrician staff
Accurately assess the work of electricians for quality, code compliance, and timelines
Experience with identifying training needs and coordinating staff training programs
Ability to accurately order materials, make material stock recommendations, monitor condition of tools and equipment, arrange for tool and equipment repairs as needed, provide leadership in setting up and organizing a shop
Ability to assess performance of individual staff members and provide input to superintendent on employee performance for use in performance evaluations
Comprehensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code and related building codes.
Familiarity with all hand, power tools, test equipment of the electrical trade, know their proper application, and the ability to properly use them.
Thorough knowledge of construction requirements related to electrical installations including mounting heights, clearance requirements, fire rating requirements, electrical system component specifications, proper applications for components, have ability to accurately purchase and install electrical systems components as part of a code-compliant installation. All installations must meet industry standards with regards to neatness of workmanship
Ability to layout and construct a building electrical system
Ability to work as part of a project team to coordinate and perform the electrical portion of a project scope supporting schedule and workmanship requirements for the project
Thorough knowledge of fasteners and hangers used in the electrical trade, their applications, and correct installation techniques
Ability to plan work including identification of access requirements, equipment, tools needed, assistance that will be required, perform accurate materials take-offs
Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds
Ability to gain access to areas that normally requires stairs, ladders and scaffolding using proper methods to perform job tasks
Ability to write clearly and perform basic calculations related to the electrical trade
Available for holidays, weekends, weekend on call-procedures, emergencies and shift work
Ability to read information from equipment manufacturers' manuals, service request, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the material or equipment should perform
Understanding of preventive maintenance, its role in a comprehensive maintenance program and the ability to perform preventive maintenance work as directed
Assist with the development of a preventive maintenance program where appropriate
Problem Solving Abilities:
Common problems solved by the employee:
Troubleshoot and diagnose system failure issues with a building electrical system
Installing replacement light fixtures
Troubleshooting a breaker that repeatedly trips, correctly diagnosing the problems, implementing a permanent repair
Unusual or complex problems solved by the employee:
Investigate electrical system capacity to handle installation of a new piece of equipment
Troubleshoot an underground feed to a walk-way pole light
Troubleshoot an intermittent short circuit
Problems/situations that are referred to this employee's supervisor:
Need for additional staffing
Need for contractor support on specific projects
Certifications in specialty areas of the electrical trade
Specific experience in developing an electrical preventive maintenance program
Additional craft-related training over and above journey level electrician training
Specific work experience in a large, institutional environment with a preference for university housing experience
Relevant Education and Training for the Position:
Must have worked as journey-level Electrician for a minimum of 5 years with a preferred emphasis in commercial electrical work
Successful completion of an electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent work experience and documented training
6. Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid California driver's license
Possess knowledge of National Electric Codes. May be called upon to assist other trades
Possesses abilities to work effectively in occupied buildings in cooperation with residents and building occupants.
Capable of learning and applying safe work practices and procedures, including but not limited to: Class III asbestos work, proper use and care of respirators, hazardous waste management and handling, lockout tag out procedures, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Confined Space procedures, CPR, and chemical safe practices.
7. Unusual working conditions:
Wears respirators and other protective safety equipment and clothing as needed
Must be able to lift heavy materials frequently each day
Performs work in all type of weather
Must have ability to climb on roofs or crawl under buildings
Responds to emergency calls at night or on weekends. Willing to work variable shifts at nights or weekends.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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