Electrical Shop

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.

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