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Building Electrician Apprentice

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Under the supervision of the Manager of Facility Services, Electrical Team Lead and various Electricians, assists in installing, operating, maintaining, and repairing high voltage electrical supply systems and other electrical systems, including low-voltage wiring for life safety, building automation and communication systems, for the Downtown and Franklin Campuses and other NM facilities to ensure the security and safety of personnel and property. Works with other Electricians to identify, troubleshoot, isolate and repair failures in electrical systems. Assists with special projects as requested. Apprenticeship program requires attending class one day per week and working onsite four days per week.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installation of power distribution and electronic systems (45%). Assists other Electricians in installation of all types of electrical equipment and systems such as feeders, panel boards, disconnects, starters, motor control systems, lighting, fire alarm systems, life safety equipment, kitchen equipment, fiber optics systems and CAT5e/6 voice/data structured wiring communications cabling systems.

  • Participate in state approved program (20%). Attend and participate in class 1 days per week and other programs as needed. Remain in good standing with state approved apprenticeship program.

  • Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair and Testing High-voltage line-voltage systems (15%)

  • Works with other electricians to maintain and repair problems with various systems and components including 13,200 and 24,900 volt main building commercial power feeds and associated switchgear and substation equipment. Assists with maintenance and repairs of the line voltage and plant equipment switchgear, generator operation (including load shedding and/or peak shaving), Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS), risers, panels, motor starters, and lighting. Assists with scheduled preventative maintenance and testing of the equipment. Works with electricians to respond to, investigate and resolve reports of loss of power and lighting.

  • Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair and Testing Low-voltage systems (10%). Works with other electricians to maintain and repair problems with various systems and components including security, fire alarm, public address, CCTV surveillance, kitchen equipment, automatic doors, mail conveyors, low voltage signaling and control circuits and equipment and CAT5e/6 voice/data structured wiring communications systems. Assists with scheduled preventative maintenance and testing of the equipment. Assists in troubleshooting and responding to system failures and related emergencies and rectifies the cause as appropriate. Assists with maintaining and testing fire protection, emergency generators and life safety equipment.

  • Projects Administration (10%). As a member of the Emergency Response Team, assists with routine medical situations, building evacuations and monitoring of severe weather conditions to assure the safety of employees and visitors. Assists with various assigned projects such as flag/banner installations and animal abatement.

  • Maintains prints and documentation relating to related electrical systems. Ensures, proper inventory levels of parts, tools, and materials. Assists in the research of catalogs, Internet, and vendors for parts and supplies necessary for repairs and new installations. Completes requisition forms for parts, tools, and materials necessary for preventative and emergency maintenance.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Candidate in good standing within state indentured electrical apprenticeship program.

  • Proven mechanical aptitude required.

  • Ability to read and understand simple blueprints, control and schematic drawings.

  • Must possess a basic working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other relevant state and local building codes and industry standards.

  • Knowledge of work related OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and Confined Space Entry desirable. OSHA 10 General Industry Certification and motorized lift certification must be obtained within 1 year of employment.

  • Member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), must maintain CPR/1st Aid/AED (defibrillator) certification; may be obtained within first 6 months on the

  • Must have a working knowledge of a PC and be able to demonstrate proficiency in common PC functions and applications, such as Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as Internet Explorer.

  • Strong customer focus, initiative, accuracy and problem solving skills; effective organizational and communication skills along with the ability to work independently or as part of a team and to adapt to changing priorities and meet required timeframes; a proven track record of consistently good attendance.

  • This job is part of a group of jobs considered essential services. All essential services employees are expected to make every reasonable effort possible to report for work or remain working their shift, even during inclement weather conditions and emergency situations.

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends when required and will be placed on the calling tree for emergency call in.


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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