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#105916 Alarms Control Electrician

Filing Deadline: Wed 9/30/2020

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Perform journey level electrical work in connection with maintenance testing, troubleshooting, repairing, installing, inspecting, modifying and overhaul of campus alarm, control and electrical systems, including equipment and components such as: fire alarm and sprinkler systems, ventilation and lighting control systems, interior communication and signaling devices and systems, and campus cable system for transmission of associated supervisory data control signals. Performs all required alarm system tests and maintenance and keeps accurate testing and system records. May instruct unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance workers. Assigned to cover campus Housing and Dining Services facilities performing maintenance work dispatched by Customer Service Center, maintenance superintendent or campus police.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $170 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

  • May be required to work scheduled shifts including nights and weekends.
  • May be required to work overtime as needed.
  • Required to respond to off-hour emergencies.
  • Ability to carry tools and walk to various locations.
  • Ability to work on ladders, scaffolds and lifts up to two stories high, as well as in confined spaces, such as vaults, tunnels, manholes and crawl spaces both overhead and underneath floors.

Please click here to see the Housing Dining Hospitality websites - http://hds.ucsd.edu/


  • Journey level experience and thorough and working knowledge of: nominal voltage electrical systems, alarms and electronic control systems, low-voltage and communication systems, fire sprinkler systems, pump systems and controls, signaling systems and signal transmission systems.

  • Proven and working knowledge of: electric motors and motor controllers, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), lighting controllers, metering systems, mechanical and electrical components of ventilation systems and renovations and alterations of electrical systems and voltage distribution systems.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience reading and interpreting blueprints, as-builts, wiring diagrams, shop drawings, schematics diagrams and operating manuals, including knowledge to perform mathematics typically used in the trade.

  • Thorough and working knowledge with experience in maintenance and repair procedures including preventive maintenance, breakdown repair, inspection and troubleshooting, installation and overhauling systems, components, fixtures and equipment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) testing frequencies, procedures, and forms.

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable codes and regulations and experience working with Title 19, Title 8 and National and State Fire Code requirements.

  • Extensive experience planning, scheduling and ordering materials for all types of electrical construction, alarm systems installation, renovations and modifications.

  • Strong skill to communicate effectively to persons at all levels including division supervisors, staff and campus community.

  • Demonstrated skills to read, write and follow verbal, written or electronic instructions.

  • Experience working in a service-oriented environment and nurturing customer relationships through proactive service skills. Knowledge of and ability to use appropriate safety equipment.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • A current state of CA driver's license and clean driving record required to drive university vehicle and participate in DMV Pull Program.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) Life insurance
e) UC Retirement Plan
f) Pet Insurance For more information about UCSD Benefits please click here and visit UCSD Work/Life.

To calculate an approximate value of the UC Total Compensation package, please click here.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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$40.88 /hour
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable