Date:  December 16, 2022

Position Available:  Electrical/General Maintenance Technician

Position Reports to:  Manager of Facility Maintenance

Department:  Physical Plant Services

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break.  Occasional overtime is required.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/electrical-general-maintenance-technician/



The Electrical/General Maintenance Technician installs, repairs, troubleshoots and maintains building electrical equipment and distribution systems. The individual in this role also repairs, installs and troubleshoots the campus fire alarm, security, and lighting control systems; installs, re-lamps and maintains the Outdoor Lighting Systems including installation of bases and poles; installs, re-lamps, scheduling and cleaning of Campus Facility Interior Lighting.



Install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain building electrical equipment, distribution systems, circuits and their controls.  Work involves both single and three phase AC systems.  Maximum voltage is 480 volts.
Install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain building security systems, lighting control, cable TV and fire alarm systems.
Installation and maintenance of commercial outdoor lighting systems including poles and bases.
Preventive maintenance of all electrical systems and equipment.
Lighting system relamping and cleaning in all facilities and outdoor areas of campus.  Maintain an up-to-date relamping schedule.
Emergency generator and transfer switch maintenance and activation, as required.
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

A minimum of five years of relevant experience working on the systems described in the “responsibilities” section of this position description.
Experience in developing a material list for installation projects from the associated drawings or sketches.
Experience and sufficient familiarity with the National Electrical Code to effectively use it as an installation guide and to understand what is permissible or not.

Self-motivated: Does not wait to be asked or told to do something that needs to be done.  Acts with minimal supervision.  Capable of taking action without getting bogged down with analysis and explanation.
Customer/Service Focus: Commitment to serving and supporting students, visitors, faculty and staff by creating and maintaining a safe, functional and attractive campus.
Teamwork: A team worker – performs as part of a Physical Plant team that openly shares and receives help from each other so as to increase our strengths, overcome our weaknesses and to develop our opportunities.
Drive for Results:  Welcomes change as an opportunity to grow and learn.  Sets and achieves ambitious personal goals in order to raise own skill level.
Interpersonal Communication: Effectively uses both formal and informal means of communication and is capable of getting a point across quickly.


At a minimum, possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Successful completion of an electrical apprenticeship program or graduated from a two-year electrical vocational training program — or equivalent.
Training in general workplace safety and electrical safety.
Technical Skills

Ability to troubleshoot, find, and diagnose the cause of equipment/system failures and to perform repairs.
Ability to install electrical raceways, conductors and devices of all material types for interior, exterior, and underground locations.
Ability to read and understand electrical drawings and to use them for system installation and troubleshooting.
Ability to work in full compliance with workplace and electrical safety requirements.
Workplace Factors

Ability to work from heights including: ladders, scaffolding and aerial lifts.
Be in good physical condition in order to perform heavy lifting (80 pounds) and to transport equipment and labor materials to various sites.
Ability to work in confined spaces and perform tasks that require bending, stooping, gripping, stretching, and kneeling.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
Must be able to work in inclement weather.
Ability to respond to emergency calls during non-business hours.
Ability to participate in snow removal plan, as needed.
Ability and insurability to drive University vehicles.
Work hours are primarily 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with a half-hour lunch break.  Occasional overtime is required.
Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/electrical-general-maintenance-technician/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.