At the University of Connecticut, Storrs this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the installation, maintenance and repair of the University’s power distribution system.
Works under the general supervision of a Maintenance Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead Qualified Craft Workers (Electrical) or other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly skilled and specialized installation, maintenance and repair work to equipment and machinery used in a power distribution system;
Installs, maintains and performs electrical repair work to both overhead and underground power distribution systems such as utility metering systems, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, power transformers, distribution transformers, switchboard wiring and controls, control circuits, insulators, switchers on substation structures and systems, cutouts, re-closers and wiring;
Utilizes specialized electrical and computerized equipment and instruments to conduct repairs and analyze power plant electrical generation performance such as a thermal infrared imaging, meters, voltmeters, ammeters and monitors software;
Interprets electrical drawings, diagrams and schematics to initiate repairs and verify high voltage switching procedures;
Performs necessary safety testing of electrical equipment, performs Lock Out/Tag Out safety procedures;
Performs pole work and confined space work;
Maintains sub-station and transformers and connections through oil tests and visual inspections;
Maintains required records;
May diagnose power plant electrical failures and recommend adjustments to Power Plant Operators;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of electrical trade;
and ability to utilize specialized equipment such as thermal infrared imagery, metering software;
principles and safety practices used in power distribution systems;
oral and written communication skills;
prepare work order estimates;
organize and maintain accurate records including computerized databases.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience performing highly skilled work in the electrical trade area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included some experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and machinery with an energized voltage over 600 volts.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must complete the Connecticut Light and Power Company TD 800 High Voltage training or hold its equivalent.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain current licenses, permits and/or certifications including an Unlimited Journeyperson's license in the Electrical trade area.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain appropriate specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights, use protective equipment such as high voltage apparatus and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and extreme weather and/or environmental conditions.
The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(7)-Skilled Craft Workers
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Power Distribution Electrician (40 Hour) in Salary Group FM 20 approved effective July 15, 2022. (Revised to adjust salary group as a result of the NP-2 OJE Study Stipulated Agreement, modernize format, and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-203