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1st Shift (Days)
Monday - Friday, 6:55 AM - 3:25 PM
Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Electrician. The individual in this role:
Performs work in all areas of the Medical Center, including areas with limited access, restricted clearances and clean room environments. Understands and takes proper area specific infection control precautions for the assigned task. May work in close proximity to in progress medical procedures.
Performs alteration work, with or without blueprints and detailed specifications, such as: installing and or modifying conduit, wiring, cables, switches, controls, fuse boxes, breakers panels, instrument panels, distribution panels, alarm, buzzer and bell circuits, power circuits and communication circuits. May construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications.
Performs routine corrective maintenance work, adjusts, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs or replaces components on: low voltage and line voltage circuits and systems, individual electrical powered items and equipment such as motors, pumps, clocks, lamps, interior and exterior lighting fixtures, sanitation equipment, electrical timers, fans, air conditioners/HVAC, kitchen equipment, appliances, refrigerators/freezers, power tools and motor controllers.
Inspect electrical systems, communications systems and equipment to detect and correct faulty components or parts. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and repair through the use of manuals and schematic diagrams.
Inspects, troubleshoots, calibrates, and repairs specialized systems and equipment, including: Electrical Distribution system devices, Automatic transfer switches; Nurse call Medical Emergency and status light systems such as Zettler and Executone; electrical components and alarms of the medical gas and medical vacuum systems; Variable Frequency Speed Controllers; 6" Pneumatic tube system and the Point to Point Pneumatic Tube Systems; Surgery lights; warming cabinets; imprinters; and Simplex clock systems including 3510 HZ system correction and the Visiplex GPS clock correction system.
Communicates with all customers to promote successful customer relations. Works with customers, supervisors, electricians, and other trades to make recommendations on the purchase of new equipment, developing preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs, planning and performing preventive maintenance, repairs, and alterations.
Researches Electrical blueprints, panel schedules, and related documents in addition to tracing circuits prior to scheduled shutdowns. Communicates and inquires with affected parties to identify critical needs that must remain in service. Works closely with Project coordinator, customers, contractors, and Supervisor in support of the planning and coordinating of these electrical shutdowns for maintenance, remodel and/or contract construction.
As a team member, works collaboratively with electricians, other trades, departmental staff and supervisors, in support of the department and its values and mission. Requests parts and supplies as required to maintain an inventory of parts commonly used for repair of various medical and building equipment. Participates in the training of new electricians. May lead and instruct helpers as required.
Investigates, verifies, and creates documentation including panel schedules, as built information, and equipment information updates. Provides updates and information, including limited data entry, in a manner that can be used to maintain existing equipment and electrical databases and drawings, for all areas of the Medical Center.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM Electrician positions are eligible for participation in the Employee Referral Program. If you were referred to these positions from a current UW employee, be sure to give them credit. In order for employees to be eligible for the ERP incentive, you must include their name in the assessment you will be asked to take following your application for this position. For more information on the ERP, contact Carrie Hecker, Employment Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an electrician; OR full journey status as an electrician in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as an electrician or electrician's helper; knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of the electrician trades and standard safety precautions; ability to work form blueprints, plans and sketches to estimate material and time required for job completion; and ability to maintain hand and power tools required to the trade.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.