Electrician, Journeyman at Southern Methodist University Inc

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Dallas, Texas

Job Description:


Hourly Range:

$26 per hour

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University's entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world - and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Journeyman level work in the performance of preventative, proactive and reactive maintenance of electrical equipment to include, but not limited to: indoor/outdoor, lighting, switchgear, transformers, vaults, and generator sets.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform weekly, quarterly and annual preventative and predictive maintenance.

  • Special projects/duties as may be directed.

  • Report findings and update reports.

  • Repairs, installs, replaces and tests electrical circuits, equipment and appliances using the necessary handtools and testing instruments.

  • Inspects and tests electrical lighting, power circuits and equipment.

  • Isolating defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment using suitable testing instruments.

  • Examining and testing all elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, and loose connections.

  • Renewing circuits in the form of isolating and/or cutting out the defective wiring and replacing with new wiring or splicing.


Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Preferably a bachelor's degree.

A minimum of five (5) years of experience with commercial/industrial lighting, and electrical systems to include: generators, switchgear, and transformers is required

Must posses TX Journeyman Electrician license and TX driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must be familiar with electrical infrastructure distribution. Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Basic computer skills is required. Ability to manage CMMS.

This position requires on-call rotation responsibilities for evening and weekend work as well as scheduled and unscheduled work for hours other than normal business hours. Schedules may be adjusted to accommodate coverage for 1st & 2nd shifts during weekdays and/or weekends for temporary or permanent shift changes

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time

  • Bend, crawl, squat and climb

  • Reach above the shoulders

  • Push/Pull

  • Stand

  • Carry/lift over 50 lbs.

Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.
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