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

Scope of Job

To provide journeyman level installation, maintenance, and service of electrical/electronic systems. Responsible for the safe and prompt performance of the maintenance, operation, repair and installation of electrical/electronic systems, fixtures, apparatus and equipment and other assigned duties.

Description of Duties

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

  • Installs, maintains and repairs a wide variety of electrical motors, generators, fans, sterilizes, lamps, control panels, switches, circuit breakers, outlets, fixtures, timers, magnetic starters, all lighting, and other electrical/electronic equipment.

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

  • Performs preventative or corrective maintenance tasks and detailed inspection of electrical systems.

  • Keeps current of changes in operating procedures, new equipment, and other related equipment.

  • Informs appropriate personnel of unusual conditions, problems, or deficiencies and takes appropriate action.

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

  • May assist journeymen in other trades or other assigned to preventative maintenance, renovation or minor construction.

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

  • May be responsible for the supervision of semi-skilled or unskilled workers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of skilled/journeyman level experience, including electrical maintenance, repair, and installation including one year under direct supervision of a journeyman or master electrician.


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: SRGV2303

Working Title: Electrician II

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: Campus Facilities Operations

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supervision Received: Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: Frequently supervises from one to five semi-skilled or unskilled workers.

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Vocational school electrical and electronic training.

Licenses/Certifications: Journeyman electrician license.

Preferred Experience: Five (5) or 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