Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the layout, installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, fixtures and related equipment.
Maintain and repair electrical equipment in existing buildings; makes inspections and diagnoses electrical troubles; assigns and oversees work details; performs complicated installations, such as repair of laboratory equipment, including centrifuges, sterilizers, stills and medical equipment; performs electrical work on air-conditioning, motor generator units and compressors.
Maintains and repairs high voltage distribution transformers and makes internal connections to adjust to the required voltage; installs, splices and insulates high voltage underground and overhead cables; locates and repairs trouble in starter and motor windings, fields, armatures, bearings, brush holders or commutators; tests starters for insulation breakdown, open shorts and wrong connections in windings; makes calculations to determine order of winding, size of wire, span, number of coils, number of turns per coil and manner of connection for use in winding and rewinding armatures; overhauls and repairs complex motors; replaces, repairs or rebuilds motor parts as required.
Selects, orders and checks delivered materials for compliance with specifications; advises superiors regarding electrical matters; oversees and instructs electrical apprentices and manual workers; keeps records and prepares reports. Works with consultants, engineers and suppliers on designs, trouble shooting system or equipment and system upgrades.