Electrician, High Voltage

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Facilities/Skilled Trades
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19001325 Requisition #
Electrician, High Voltage (GG35)
Pay Grade: 13
Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Friday; on-call for 1 week every 5-6 weeks
Department: Facilities Management
Location: Electrical Distribution
Staff Type: Merit
Type of Position: Regular
Salary: Minimum $52,638.48/year; $25.21/hour (possible higher salary depending upon experience and qualifications), paid monthly.


The University of Iowa is seeking an Electrician, High Voltage for Utilities, Electrical Distribution. Under general supervision, applies knowledge, skills and abilities at the journey level to install, maintain, and repair high voltage (over 600 volts) electrical distribution systems, transformers, generators, switchgear, and metering and control systems.

Work is frequently outdoors in all seasons, and indoors in industrial facilities and underground with tight spaces, temperature extremes, noise, dirt, etc.

Characteristic duties and responsibilities include:

1. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, calibrates, repairs and replaces high voltage electric distribution systems and related equipment, including but not limited to switchgear, circuit breakers, relays, substation equipment, solid state control systems, power and distribution class transformers, power generators, capacitor banks, solid state meters, field protection and monitoring systems, cable and conduit. Jobs may require one day to several weeks to complete depending on complexity.

2. Determines jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required, procures materials, coordinates outages, completes work, and places systems back into service. Inspection of work by supervisor may occur up to weekly.

3. Draws layouts, reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, other drawings and instruction books.

4. Assists in directing the work of apprentices and other workers.

5. May perform other electrical duties as required.


Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & the grounds, and provide utilities management.

In addition to a competitive salary and workplace of choice, the University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements
• Four years’ experience in the trade, including apprenticeship, of which two years must be working with high voltage (over 600 volts). Commercial Driver’s License may be required.

Special Qualifications
-Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain University Driving Policy standards

Desirable Qualifications
• State of Iowa Class A or B Journeyman Electrical license preferred.
• Emergency response time to campus within 30-45 minutes preferred.


Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Whitney-bell@uiowa.edu.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of licenses and/or credentials. 5 references will be requested at a later point in the recruitment process.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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