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Requisition ID:  9994

Associate Electronics Technician - Operations & Maintenance

Job Summary

*Updated March 23, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.


Learn/assist and perform installation, testing, troubleshooting and repair of the telecommunication and other electronic systems and equipment. This includes video/TV cable equipment, televisions, two-way radios/pagers, public addresses, security, card readers, fire alarms and various other electronic and control systems.  Also could include fiber-optic cable, data cable, telephone cable and the associated equipment. Learn/assist and perform record keeping and determine the best method of installation of equipment and cable. Relocate existing data and telephone services. Help perform data and voice pics, manhole maintenance, and closet maintenance.

This position could be filled at the next higher level. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Ability to train, learn and perform towards the goal of becoming a level SK2 electronics technician
  • Mechanical aptitude and demonstrated knowledge of hand and power tools/equipment usage
  • Learn to install conduit and cable
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform Mathematical calculations
  • Basic computer skills/familiarity with word processor and spreadsheets
  • Ability to order and track parts in electronic procurement system
  • Ability to climb ladders, scaffolds and work from heights up to 100 feet
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 to 80 lbs. frequently, and up to 100 lbs. or more occasionally
  • Ability to work under a variety of conditions, such as confined space (tunnels, pits), heights and hot/cold conditions
  • Will to work outdoors 30% of the time in temperatures below 32 degrees and above 90 degrees
  • A valid US or Canadian driver’s license


  • Three years of electronic experience in installation, testing and maintenance of electronics systems and/or control systems including video, audio radio and/or television
  • Experience repairing electronic equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair/replace printed circuit boards

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • The hours for this position are Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Occasional overtime required
  • Ability to work some weekends and some evenings for Athletic events
  • This position requires availability for 24-hour call-back; carry a pager on rotation
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply