Portland State University | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 6/28/2024
Description Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
Facilities and Property Management ( FPM ) comprises approximately 80 full time and 60 student employees who work together to maintain over 5 million square feet in downtown Portland, and this team is a key element in the department. FPM is pleased to serve all members of the PSU community, and takes a tremendous amount of pride in providing a superior and vibrant learning environment.

FPM is recognized as an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University.
Position Summary
Would you like to apply and expand your electrical knowledge and skills without the hassle of loading all your tools into your truck, traveling to multiple job sites, and worrying about the slow season? At Portland State University, we offer year-round, primarily indoor employment, and there's no more traveling from one job to another across the state. We pay for all of your tools, boots, clothing, and other PPE , as well as continuing education, skills development, and training.

The Electrician position provides journey-level electrical services and assists with planning, installation, and maintenance activities for electrical and low voltage systems at Portland State University. Primary responsibilities include:
  • working on lighting and power systems, plus a variety of special purpose equipment such as switchgear, motors, switches, generators and electrical heating apparatus;
  • installing new wiring, conduit, fixtures, and other associated electrical apparatus; and
  • coordinating with external contractors/vendors on electrical maintenance and repairs.
Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people. They will demonstrate their knowledge of industry best practices in commercial electrical systems, using manual and power tools, to work safely in the presence of the public while maintaining a professional demeanor as well as a safe, orderly and clean worksite. All facilities maintenance personnel are considered essential personnel and may be required to respond to campus emergencies, including inclement weather.

This is a permanent full-time position within an innovative team-oriented environment located in downtown Portland, and includes a comprehensive benefits package with at least 38 days of paid time off each year, 95% employer-funded premium healthcare, 100% employer-funded retirement plans , and 70% off of tuition for the employee, dependent children, and your spouse or domestic partner. This position is represented by SEIU 89. Some of the union benefits include annual eligibility for a salary increase of nearly 5%, access to hardship funds, direct support from Local Stewards, and frequent sponsored activities to strengthen your community at PSU and within your region!
Minimum Qualifications from Classification
Possession of one of the following Oregon Electricians Licenses appropriate to the work to be performed:

-General Supervising Electrician License

-General Journeyman Electrician License

-Limited Journey Manufacturing Plant License

-Limited Supervising Manufacturing Plant License
Additional Minimum Qualifications for this Position
  • Valid Oregon General Journeyman Electrician License
  • Proven ability to perform work in a professional customer service manner and with consideration for the needs of the campus faculty, staff and students
  • Valid driver's license
  • Successful completion of a background check
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a service electrician
  • Experience troubleshooting electrical systems and motor controls
  • Experience with MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms)
Key Cultural Competencies
  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Adheres to all PSU policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.
Work Days/Hours Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, schedule to be determined. Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting salary rate for this position is between $29.08 and $33.44 per hour, plus a recruitment and retention bonus equal to 10% of the base salary which equates to $31.99 to $36.78 per hour.

PSU's excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities : https://www.pdx.edu/human-resources/benefits-psu

Please visit the total compensation calculator website to see the added value of PSU's employee benefits at https://www.pdx.edu/hr/psu-total-compensation-calculator

Application Instructions

Additional Information Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)
Please submit your cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references..
Background Check Required Yes If you have questions
Please contact Stacie Looney, Administrative and Engagement Coordinator, at slooney@pdx.edu.

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