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Journeyman Electrician (2nd shift)

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Hours:  2pm to 10:30pm

Job Description

The Journeyman Electrician installs, operates, maintains and repairs high voltage electrical supply systems and other electrical systems, including low-voltage wiring for life safety, building automation and communication systems, for the Milwaukee and/or Franklin Campus and other NM facilities, to ensure the security and safety of personnel and property. In this role, you will provide coverage to ensure the required environment for critical data center functions by maintaining proper operation of all related electrical systems; work with internal teams and external vendors to identify, troubleshoot, isolate and repair failures in electrical systems; work on special projects, as requested, from design through installation, researching best practices while incorporating safety and regulatory issues; take responsibility for scheduling and monitoring the progress and completion of installation and maintenance work performed by service contractors on various electrical systems.

Installation of power distribution and electronic systems (40%)

Installs or oversees 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. Ensures installations are compliant with all applicable Federal, state local codes and industry standards.

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair and Testing High-voltage line-voltage systems (25%)

Maintains and repairs problems with various systems and components including 13,200 and 24,900 volt main building commercial power feeds and associated switchgear and substation equipment. Additionally, performs 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, lighting. Performs or oversees scheduled preventative maintenance and testing of the equipment. Performs operations to activate emergency power systems in the event of a commercial power failure. Responds to data center fire protection system emergencies and is responsible for ensuring power supplying the data center has been disconnected in the event of fire. Responds to investigate and resolve reports of loss or power, lighting, etc.

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair and Testing Low-voltage systems (20%)

Maintains and repairs 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. Performs or oversees scheduled preventative maintenance and testing of the equipment.

Troubleshoots and responds 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(15%)

Ability to assess service contracts to ensure contractual obligations are fulfilled. Plans, coordinates, schedules and monitors progress of work performed by external vendors and other trades for the installation, revision and maintenance of equipment. Serves on Relocation Team to assess impact and coordinate completion of relocation-related electrical activity. 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 in the training new employees and assigning of jobs or work requests to other peers. Assists with various activities such as flag/banner installations, animal abatement, etc. Maintains prints and documentation relating to related electrical systems and Business Resumption Plans. Ensures, proper inventory levels of parts, tools, and materials. Researches 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.

  • Graduate of state indentured electrical apprenticeship program and possess and maintain a valid State of Wisconsin Journeyman

  • Electrician's certification with 5 or more years of large commercial or industrial journeymen electrician experience in maintaining high voltage (13,200 volt and above) switchgear.

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, control and schematic drawings, updating them as appropriate.

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

  • A comprehensive knowledge of automated building control systems (e.g. Honeywell EBI or Johnson Controls Metasys).

  • Ability to work from a computerized maintenance management system (e.g. ARCHIBUS).

  • Knowledge of work related OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations including SDS (Safety Data Sheets) and Confined Space Entry desirable.

  • Trained in the proper handling and use of hazardous or corrosive chemicals used in battery systems.

  • OSHA 10 General Industry Certification may be required 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 job.

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


  • Lift 10 lb. tool belt frequently from cart to floor 0 to 36

  • Lift up to 20 lb. pipe, conduit, testers from cart to floor to shelf 0 to 36 to 68 frequently

  • Lift up to 50 lb. ladders, mail buckets, electrical equipment from 0 to 36 to 68 frequently

  • Lift 51 to 80 lbs. motors, wire rolls 0 to 36 to 68

  • Lift over 80 lbs. (batteries and motors) by 2 people or with mechanical assist

  • Ability to work at heights up to 55ft.

  • Push small carts (supplies and stock) up to 16 lbs. force on concrete or carpet on/off elevators and on inclines frequently Push heavy carts (batteries, motors) up to 52 lbs. force on concrete or carpet over bump on/off elevator and on inclines infrequently.

  • Pull objects (heavy carts) up to 56 lbs. of force infrequently on concrete or carpet over bump, on/off elevator, on inclines Push/pull man-lift with 2 people



Candidates must successfully complete and pass any required testing.

Required Certifications:

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