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Requisition ID:  12484

Industrial Electrician (Wade Utility Plant)

Job Summary

REVISED: 2/10/21

*At this time, this position is actively recruiting and accepting applications.


The successful candidate will perform a large portion of the 480 volt to 2400 volt system electrical maintenance and repairs at the Wade Utility Plant. The position works as part of the Instrumentation and Electrical (I&E) Team and works closely with the I&E Technicians to provide safe and reliable equipment operation and support. This position requires on-going specialized training in the controls, electrical and electronics field. Perform installation, maintenance, repairs and upgrades of electrical equipment, controls and systems. Troubleshoot and repair plant machinery and associated controls, including programmable logic controllers, instrumentation and secondary distribution systems utilizing circuit schematics, blueprints and drawings. Subject to 24 hour callback and overtime as required. This position is on an "on-call" rotation requiring availability during that time and cell phone/pager contact with the Plant. Value diversity by working effectively with people from different viewpoints and backgrounds.


  • High school diploma/GED 
  • Three years of electrical experience in maintenance, construction and repairs in an industrial setting 
  • Knowledge and experience with 3 phase 480 volt, 2400 volt systems, motor controls, starters and associated controls 
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, electrical schematics, and controls diagrams 
  • Ability to operate a variety of electrical test equipment including, but not limited to, digital volt meters and ammeters
  • Ability to properly install, repair and maintain electrical utilization equipment including, but not limited to, conduit, wiring, relays, frequency drives, motors, breakers, transformers and fuses
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment and to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with various types of people
  • Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Code and OSHA Standards for General Industry 
  • Basic computer skills
  • Will be on the I&E on-call schedules
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 60 pounds occasionally
  • Must learn and demonstrate the skills required for progression in the I&E Milestone Program
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license


  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and CMMS programs such as Maximo  
  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controls and plant instrumentation
  • Completion of an industrial electrical apprenticeship or equivalent 

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • This position represents multiple vacancies
  • The hours for this position are Monday through Friday; 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • This position is based on an "on-call" rotation
  • Occasional overtime may be required
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligible: 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

Benefits Eligibility

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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