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Tradesperson - Electric Shop

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:


Tradesperson - Electric Shop


Ops Div Facilities Maintenance

Position Description

Safely performs journeyperson level tasks in the fabrication, construction, maintenance, alteration and repair of fixtures, equipment, structures, buildings, and built-in components for Texas Tech facilities. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

About the University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
About Lubbock:Referred to as the "Hub City" because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock's Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Monitors and/or supervises preventive maintenance on electrical equipment assigned to him/her.
  • Advises shop Foreperson or Tradesperson Leader on job or project status and operational problems.
  • Provides after hour overtime work as required; handles all emergency generator callbacks as first call.
  • Conduct automatic and manual transfer tests of simulated power outages to ensure generators are functioning properly. Test batteries, fuel, coolant and oil.
  • Perform load testing on units to identify possible problems and prevent wet stacking. Make electrical and mechanical wiring modifications to diesel control circuits.
  • Assist and participate in routine inspections and make modifications to IC engines, diesel generators, and associated equipment. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) and annunciator panels.
  • Secures vehicle, equipment and areas of operations. Operates vehicles including pickups, trucks, vans, forklifts, trailers, lifts and tanks.
  • Identify, check and replace all filters on all assigned units.
  • Repair and maintain all egress lighting on campus facilities as assigned.
  • Repair, maintain all diesel units including Snorkel lifts and other non-generator equipment.
  • Work with outside vendors for calibration, proprietary parts and computer system adjustments.

    Required Qualifications

    Proficiency in written and mathematical skills as may be reflected in the completion of high school or equivalent. Must have a valid driver's license and must be insurable to operate TTU vehicles.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC), Arc Flash protection and proper use of PPE.

    Safety Information

    Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

    Does this position work in a research laboratory?


    Job Type

    Full Time

    Pay Basis


    Minimum Hire Rate

    Compensation will be based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and defined years of experience to align with the appropriate career levels for the Tradesperson specialty in the Operations Division Facilities Maintenance Career Plan.

    Pay Statement

    Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

    Travel Required




    Grant Funded?


    Job Group

    Skilled Crafts

    EEO Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Texas Tech University, Lubbock , Tradesperson - Electric Shop, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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