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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

To perform complex electrical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, fixtures and wiring.


Fabricate and install control and distribution apparatus, including switches, relays and circuit breaker panels, fastening them in place with screws or bolts. Connect wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment, using hand tools. Cut, thread, bind and route conduit lines, and pull wire through conduit by means of fish tape. Dismantle and repair equipment, replacing defective wires, motor brushes, condensers and burned out fuses. Test continuity of electrical circuits in installed or repaired equipment, using electrical measuring instruments. Analyze malfunctions of electrical equipment, using ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter drawings and visual inspection. Perform preventive maintenance activities, including periodic visual inspections, taping frayed or exposed wires and securing loose connections. Cut or bore through walls, ceilings or partitions. Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, circuit diagrams and job specifications. Prepare records and service reports of materials and time expended. Install and operate public address equipment and temporary lines for electrical services.

Required Qualifications*

• Graduation from high school or equivalent - and specialized training in electrical work. 

• State of Michigan Journeyman or Master's Electrical license

• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams. 

• Consider knowledge of equipment, methods and materials involved in electrical work. 

• Reasonable knowledge of maintenance requirements of electrical equipment, fixtures and devices. 

• Reasonable manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude. 

• Reasonable experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment devices. 

• Must be able to fulfill the necessary requirements to drive a University vehicle. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • At least five years in healthcare maintenance.
  • Experience in Fire alarm and Suppression system is desired. As well as NICET level 2 certification.
  • At least one year of commercial, industrial and healthcare experience
  • Experience with emergency generators and automatic transfer switches 
  • Experience working with electrical distribution systems 
  • Desired candidates would be able to provide documentation and use approved forms for testing data for the Joint Commission, CMS, Fire Marshal, EH&S, and MDEQ. Any deficiency in the requirements of any inspection group must be communicated to the foreman immediately. 

Desired candidates will have: 

  • Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) certification - journeyman or apprentice level experience maintaining 750-2000 KW diesel generators. Experience maintaining paralleled generator systems. 
  • Motor Generator Institute (CHEPP) training and certificate or similar 
  • NFPA, ASHE, certification/training in EPSS systems
  • Familiarity and advanced troubleshooting skills with electrical technical systems including Variable Frequency Drives, Battery Inverter Power Systems (UPS & IPS) and Motor Controls. 


Licensure & Certification

State of Michigan Journeyman or Master's Electrical license


Work Schedule

Shift:  Tuesday-Saturday, 7am-3:30pm

Please note:  This position may need to work on-call and overtime to respond to afterhours emergencies.

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the U-M Skilled Trades Union, Inc., which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  In addition, this position is based at Michigan Medicine which requires pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer.  Pre-employment drug testing for positions located at Michigan Medicine applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.  Michigan Medicine also requires candidates to complete a new employee health assessment.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.