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Montana State University Electrician, Maintenance in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24256

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kathy Jahnke


Classification Title Electrician, Trades

Working Title Electrician, Maintenance

Brief Position Overview

Facilities Services at Montana State University is seeking a Maintenance Electrician to perform skilled work in the areas of maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings, and equipment and utilities for all university departments.

Position Number 4N1029

Department Facility Services

Division University Services

Appointment Type Skilled Craft

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Electricians

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $37.68 - $42.34 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Hourly

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The person in this position will perform skilled journeyman electrical work under the supervision of an Electrician Foreman.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs skilled journeyman work as an electrician in maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings, equipment, and utilities for all university departments.

  • Execute preventive maintenance program as per facilities standards.

  • Prepare material lists for assigned tasks including non-stock and/or specialty items.

  • Respond to and take appropriate action to resolve emergency calls during scheduled and non-scheduled working hours, including holidays.

  • Incumbent will attend and participate in required training for the use of personal protective equipment and comply with requirements for use of employer provided equipment.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • High school diploma or G.E.D., plus successful completion of a four-year electrical apprenticeship program or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

  • Must have a valid Journeyman Electricians License. If not licensed in Montana, please refer to the Montana State Electrical Board.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the principles, measures, standards, symbols, materials, tools, and safety practices of the electrical trade.

  • Demonstrated competence in installing, operating, maintaining, and repairing wiring systems, motor controls, equipment and related apparatus with voltages ranging from 120volt to 480volt systems.

  • Demonstrated competence accurately reading blueprints and wiring diagrams and sketching circuits.

  • A demonstrated understanding of basic computer programs similar to Microsoft Office Suite and e-mail.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) journey-level maintenance electrical experience with inside wiring is highly preferred.

  • Experience in buried and overhead high voltage (above 600 volts) maintenance, switching, and terminating.

  • Experience trouble shooting and general knowledge of areas such as motor controls, commercial kitchen equipment, etc.

  • Experience balancing multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines, and exercising adaptability to changing priorities.

  • Experience with interfacing with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

  • Effectively operate work-related equipment and tools, including computers.

  • Accurately follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, and the campus community.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and the public.

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service in a positive, professional, and helpful manner.

  • Be a successful team player; provide excellent customer service; and represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This position can be hired at one of three levels:

Electrician I- $36.18/hour

Staff at this level meet the minimum qualifications listed above.

Electrician II- $38.35/hour

In addition to meeting the position requirements of the Electrician I, Electrician II candidates possess enhanced technical capabilities such as trouble shooting and advanced knowledge of motor controls, lighting controls, commercial kitchen equipment, etc. Skills include general knowledge of a campus/multi facility electrical distribution systems, controls and devices including buried and overhead power from 120V-600V.

Electrician III - $40.65/hour

In addition to meeting the position requirements of the Electrician I and Electrician II, Electrician III candidates have the ability to oversee maintenance programs and complex projects from start-to-finish with minimal supervision for all aspects of a campus electrical system including transformers, switchgear, generators, and distribution panels up to 600V. Skills include demonstrated competence in specialty systems such as emergency battery inverters, medium voltage switching and termination, lighting control systems, and variable frequency drives.

Must also have working experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Must possess a valid driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles. (If successful candidate possesses a valid out-of-state driver’s license, must obtain a valid Montana driver’s license within 60 days of hire.) Do NOT send a copy of the driver’s license.

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • Retirement

  • Tuition waiver

  • Annual and sick leave

  • Holiday pay

    Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • This position works under all weather conditions, with high voltages.

  • Position requires the transport of heavy materials and equipment. Work areas include roofs, poles, manholes and other difficult access locations.

  • This position may transport up to 50lbs while ascending/descending stairs; perform overhead work; safely and effectively operate a wide variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles.

  • Perform regular investigations of facilities systems and equipment which involve accessing confined areas, vaults, tunnels, ascending/descending roofs, catwalks, and ladders; and exposure to temperature extremes, noise, heights, energized/pressurized systems, and research-related activities.

    This position has supervisory duties? No

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    Open Date

    Close Date

    Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on February 26, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Please upload a valid Journeyman Electricians License. If not licensed in Montana, please refer to the Montana State Electrical Board.

EEO Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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