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Requisition ID:  9632

Electrician - 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.


The successful candidate for this electrician position will perform electrical construction & maintenance on all University secondary electrical systems, lighting systems, control circuits, ets phones, and transformers. Respond to service calls, trouble-shooting & repairs. Perform preventive maintenance as dictated by schedules. Perform scheduled maintenance on Generators, PLC’s, Blvd Lights, Beacon/Windsock, H/C doors. Renovates & modifies existing electrical systems. Refer to blue prints, work with engineering department and serve as interim to crew chief during the Crew Chiefs absence. Required to carry a pager.  Subject to 24 hour callback.

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Three years of experience in electrical construction, electrical maintenance, electrical repair, or electrical trouble shooting
  • Continue education in the electrical field as directed
  • Perform mathematical calculations
  • Possess good oral and written communication
  • Work in adverse conditions such as electrical hazards, extreme cold and heat, confined spaces and working from heights
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 to 80lbs frequently, and up to 100 lbs. or more occasionally 
  • Skills and experience working with secondary electrical systems, lighting systems, and conduit
  • Skills and experience working with transformers
  • Ability to read blue prints and schematics
  • A valid US or Canadian drivers’ license


  • Basic computer skills including familiarity with word processors, spreadsheets, and SAP
  • Experience with control circuits, generators and PLC's

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • Hours for this position are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday
  • This position requires availability for 24-hour call-back
  • 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

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