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Electrical Supervisor

University of Alaska

This is a Full-time position in Anchorage, AK posted March 30, 2021.

Electrical Supervisor

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Classification:Facilities Services-Maintenance, Operations & Utilities Supervisor 4
Grade:Grade 80
Work type: Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Facilities & Campus Svcs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Architecture/Construction/Planning

Position Summary:

UAA Facilities Maintenance and Operations (FMO) is responsible for maintenance and operations of over 71 facilities located in Anchorage. Our mission is to provide safe, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable environment and transportation services for our campus users. Our vision is to provide our users with the best service possible promoting a mindset of continuous improvement. All decisions and actions must be made and taken in the best interest of the University, the students, the staff, and our customers. The Facilities Department is entrusted with caring for and safeguarding the physical assets of the campus. Facilities’ has the honor of helping the people of Alaska and others pursue and achieve their goals in higher education. Student success is what drives the day to day function and all initiatives undertaken by Facilities Maintenance and Operations. Stewardship, Integrity, Honesty, being forthright are critical for success. It is important to always do the right thing and make decisions that benefit the wide range of customers. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


10 Administrative Functions: The supervisor shall validate training requests, verify time sheets and leave approvals for assigned staff. Should be able to attend meetings representing Facilities in support of campus sponsored activities. Supervisor should be capable of using the University processes and system to hire new staff and if necessary, conduct discipline consistent with UAA regulations and the current collective bargaining agreement. Supervisor is subject to call after normal working hours to resolve emergency problems and expected to execute other duties as assigned. Essential 10 The supervisor is responsible for worker and workplace safety including job hazard analysis, safety assessments, providing appropriate job-related safety training and assuring staff has available and wears appropriate Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE). Be mindful of the safety condition of campus and take corrective action and or report unsafe conditions or situations. Essential 20 Provide budget development input and performance management: Track performance indicators for the department; assess work methods and processes; develop and maintain cost and productivity metrics, Work towards continuous process improvement and increasing effectiveness of the department; champion customer service and responsiveness, coordinate with Facilities Planning and Construction to refine design and construction standards, facilities upgrades, and space modifications. Essential 20 Technical Oversight: Direct and assist in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems that include a wide range of AC and DC voltage and amperage, lighting, both interior and exterior, power outlets, generator testing and maintenance, ballast replacement, fixture replacement, battery replacement, specialized equipment, and other devices that produce, distribute, or rely on electricity to function. Lead the team and ensure that the proper maintenance of equipment, compliance with electrical codes and adherence to safety regulations is completed. Assist with electrical system installation, troubleshooting and repair as needed. Designing electrical systems and circuits, as well as contributing to improved designs and manufacturing processes Conduct work inspections and monitor quality of work and work practices. Oversee and perform inspections of the facilities to insure compliance with electrical codes, building codes, standards, and regulations and assure follow up actions are completed. Essential 40 Supervise the workforce: Hire, train, assign work, discipline, supervise and lead approximately 5-8 team members some of which are journeyman level personnel assigned to the Electrical Maintenance Department. Assign and manage work using the Integrated Work Management system (IWMS). Create daily work schedules, provide estimates and develop short- and long-term work plans. Work with the Asset and PM Manager to develop and amend the Preventative Maintenance program for Electrical Department responsibilities of campus facilities. Coordinate work with other crafts to insure timely and holistic completion of work. Provide customer interface and verify work has been completed satisfactorily. Essential

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


Extensive experience with Electrical Maintenance in commercial, military or educational environments. Master level experience and training in electrical codes, statutes and standards. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in lighting systems, refrigeration, emergency power generation, electronics, and fire systems. Must have skills and knowledge to lead union journeyman level staff to maintain and care for the electrical systems used by the campus. Must be proficient in reading blueprints and schematics with the ability to interpret construction sketches and drawings. Must be familiar with NEC, state, local, OSHA and codes and regulations. Must have ability to use a computer, be able to utilize an Integrated Work Management System (WMS), review estimates and manage property damage insurance claims. Needs to be energy conscious and safety orientated. Should have experience working in a union environment.
Able to demonstrate a continuous improvement mind-set
Demonstrated communication and relationship building skills
Possess a strong Customer service mindset and ability to understand, meet and champion the Customer’s need while staying within the policies and procedures
Demonstrate a willingness to be coached, showing an openness to feedback and performance improvement opportunities


10 years as a Journeyman Electrician with two years in a supervisory position and 2 years in a maintenance environment. The incumbent in this position should have extensive crafts background and experience leading and coaching crafts personnel in a union environment. Must have a current, valid Alaska driver’s license.


State of Alaska Electrical Journeyman License and completion of a 4 year apprenticeship program (or equivalent) required. Associates degree in a technology or equivalent training required. NICET and/or State of Alaska Fire System Permit required. Docume

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.  University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: 25 Mar 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Apr 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time

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