University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ELECTRICIAN I in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

To provide journeyman level installation, maintenance, and service of electrical/electronic systems skills. Responsible for the prompt performance of assigned electrical/electronic and related duties.

Description of Duties

  • Runs conduit, pulls wire and installs circuits for electrically driven units.

  • Installs, maintains and repairs a wide variety of electrical systems including, but not limited to, electrical motors, generators, circuit breakers, outlets, fixtures, fittings, conduit, wiring, timers, starters and all lighting.

  • Performs electrical work as may related to air-conditioning or refrigeration.

  • May be required to perform manual labor such as digging or heavy lifting or other duties as required.

  • May be required to carry a pager and be on call.

  • Assists other trades in the performance of assigned duties.

  • May be required to make changes and implementation of plans from working drawings.

  • May coordinate efforts of electronic specialists when projects require both skills.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Skill in the use of hand tools common to the electrical trade and the use of meters and other test equipment. Use of refrigeration gauges, leak detectors, etc.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Exposure to outside environments, hot, dry, wet, and cold; some work in restricted spaces, exposure to dust, some duties and working conditions may create bodily strain and discomfort. Duties may involve the lifting and moving of heavy objects, stooping, crawling, climbing, reaching, and other activities requiring physical excretion. Danger of falls, electrical shock and burns, and hazards and conditions inherent to the trade or assignment.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2420

Working Title: Electrician I

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: Campus Facilities Operations

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supervision Received: Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: May supervise assigned staff.

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Vocational school electrical and electronic training.

Licenses/Certifications: Journeyman electrician license.

Required Experience: Three (3) years of experience in electrical maintenance, repair, or installation.

Preferred Experience: More years of the above experience.

Other: This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Entry Level

Posted Salary: Entry Level

Position Available Date: 10/05/2017

Grant Funded Position: No